Here at Coco-Boo we love buying new collections for the new season swimwear and although we are a small independent boutique we strive to offer our customers the latest trends, colours and something unique that you won’t find on the high street that offers great quality material that will last you for many holidays to come.
We cater for larger busts with underwire bikinis and swimsuit options, as well as on trend pieces for those pool parties and lunches. We can offer an ordering service if we don’t have your size in store but you need to be quick as the later into the season we go the availability of some items will be limited.
Having a smaller bust means that you will have lots of options and most one-piece and bikini styles will look great on you. If you want to enhance your size and shape then look for tops that have a bit of padding in them or a moulded style with underwire.
Halterneck styles and tops with a centre tie are great for bringing the bust in and creating more cleavage. Bandeau tops are another great option, these can come with thin padding in the cups, offering a rounded enhanced shape.
Material – Anything with extra detailing such as centre ties, buckles, ruffles and frills around the cup edges will enhance the smaller bust. You can also be bold with prints and patterns and make a statement, with attention focusing on these details of your swimwear.
We would always advise that you treat your swimwear shopping the same as you do for your lingerie. If you know you get your best shape from great support and structure then opt for a bikini top or swimsuit that has underwiring and where possible try and find one that caters for specific cup sizes to ensure you get a really comfortable fit and great shape. Some options will also have extra boning on the side or with extra power mesh for support.
When choosing bikini briefs it is worth considering a wider side bottom to balance out your figure and avoid looking too top heavy. Halterneck one-pieces and bikini tops are also flattering for the larger bust and if you can’t find a top that is your exact back and cup size then look for one that has a tie back so you can adjust it to fit you.
Options: Antigel Lavatar and La Cordeliere U/W one piece (cup sizes) / Nuria Ferrer one pieces
Swimwear is a great opportunity to really celebrate your curves and get creative with some fabulous shapes. Ruching or cross stripe pattern in the centre of a one-piece is a great way to bring in the waist and flatter your curves. Going for a higher cut brief or bottom will elongate the legs as well as accentuating the waist. A belted one-piece is another great option and is a big trend for 2020.
To lengthen the legs look for one-piece or bikini bottoms that have a higher cut on the leg, alternatively tie side bottoms or string bikinis are great as they show more skin on the leg and will make them look longer.
There are several great brands on the market that offer Mastectomy Swimwear that will usually have a higher neckline and pockets in the cups to place your breast form inside.
We have the Nuria Ferrer Mastectomy range in store and we offer an ordering service from our specialist post-surgery brands available.
2020 Swimwear Trends
The one shoulder swimsuit is on trend for 2020, the Simone Perele Paloma one shoulder swimsuit (below) with it’s decorative flower detailing is the perfect statement piece this summer, great for swimming, lounging around the pool or pop on a pair of denim shorts and head for lunch! Available in Red and Black.
This line also offers a bikini option with (with 2 straps) but with one shoulder strap covered in the decorative flower detail. With underwires in the cups this bikini is great for the fuller bust, giving great support and shape.
The belted swimsuit is another must have look for 2020, giving an instant waist cinching silhouette.
Option: The Simone Perele LouLou one-piece also adds a stylish Tortoiseshell effect Buckle, giving a chic retro feel to this stunning one-piece.
Shine bright this summer with metallic and bright colours. Taking you from the beach to the bar!
The Nuria Ferrer Coral range is bold, bright and beautiful. With almost mermaid iridescent look to the material, we love the bikini and one-piece option with the under bust belt detail.
Orange, red and tangerine were stand out colours on the SS20 catwalk for fashion and this is definitely transferring into swimwear. Our Simone Perele LouLou and Paloma styles with their one shoulder options and buckle details will have you brightening up any beach or poolside!
However with swimwear and fashion it’s not always about following trend but making your own statement with colours and styles that suit your body shape and skin tone. We are always happy to help with styling tips and our advice is to have fun trying on different styles and being brave with colour until you find the perfect one for you!
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