The summer can be a minefield for us ladies and our swimwear. We have to decide what to wear for the occasion, the location, the trends and not to mention our body shapes as well! So we've come up with a helpful guide, over a few weeks that will give you a helping hand in finding the perfect swimwear for you. You may think that your options are limited, but our job is to show you loads of things that will look fabulous on you that you never thought you could wear! First up in the series is the pear shape. You're a pear shape if you're heavier on the bottom than the top. This simply means that your legs and bum are wider than your top half and you've probably got smaller boobs in comparison to your legs and you're not totally in proportion.
A fab celeb example of pear shape and swimwear comes in the lovely package of Beyonce.
Beyonce was seen a month or so ago on holiday with her family wearing a lovely selection of high waisted bikinis. She's rocking a fab pink mix and match bikini below but she was also seen in a more tribal print rainbow number. These are great for pear shaped girls who feel that they need to cover their hips. Embrace your larger bottom half and wear a stripe or a bright bottom half like Beyonce! This creates a focal point and you'll shine with confidence. Get the look with this fab tropical print bikini from Topshop for only £34.
If you'd rather draw the attention to your top half, make sure that you have a more demure bottom half maybe in nude, black or tan and then chuck on a bright bikini top to draw the eye up. Don't be scared of mixing and matching bikini tops and bottoms. Make sure that you wear full coverage bikini bottoms such as high waisted or boy-shorts to make you feel more comfortable.
If you want to rock a one-piece, make sure that there is some detailing on the bust to again draw the eye towards the area that you want more attention. Try this black and cream retro style swimsuit which is also from Topshop. It's great because of the little scallop detailing on the bust and the fact that the bottom half is a dark colour! Another amazing swimsuit for pear shaped ladies is this Ted Baker striped number, it has clever vertical stripes over your heavier area and widening horizontal stripes over your smaller area so it should balance you out perfectly. It also comes with detachable straps so it can be bandeau or halter. Nifty.
Accessories are also a great distraction away from your bottom half so why not try a hat, hair accessory or jewellery to create some interest?