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Find The Best Swimwear For Your Body Type with Littlewoods Ireland

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Hi ladies,

We’ve teamed up with Littlewoods Ireland to showcase some of their fabulous beach and swimwear. With so many styles and cuts available on the market, we know finding the perfect bikini or swimsuit can be quite the task. Will it flatter your shape? Will you feel confident wearing it?

So today on we styled 5 different swimwear looks to flatter 5 different body shapes: the hourglass, apple, pear, rectangle and strawberry. Of course, we’ve included some accessories and chic cover-ups. Poolside glamour never looked so good! 😉

As you can see from our looks below, we found some absolute gems. Littlewoods Ireland has such an enormous range of brands with on-trend pieces available so you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. If you’re stuck in a style rut for summer, check out and you’re holiday wardrobe will be sorted. Promise.

Hope you like the looks below and find our tips useful. Which type of swimwear do you think suits your shape the best?



You have a full chest, small waist and curvy hips. These high-rise bikini bottoms will cinch in your waist even more and the bustier bikini top will flatter your bust.


River Island bustier bikini top (Buy here)

River Island high-rise eyelet bikini brief (Buy here)

V by Very pom pom & tassel bag (Buy here)

V by Very lace-up sandal (Buy here)

Apple Shape:

You have broad shoulders, large bust, narrower hips and a less defined waist. This control-wear suit will accentuate your assets and show off those great pins.


V By Very control-wear ruched swimsuit (Buy here)

Metal tip cats eye sunglasses (Buy here)

Trilby hat (Buy here)

Pear Shape:

Your top half is smaller than your bottom half – a well defined waist, narrow shoulders and wider hips. This Rochelle Humes swimsuit is perfect as the detailing draws attention to your top half and balances your shape.


Rochelle Hume highneck printed swimsuit (Buy here)

Myleene Klass crochet beach maxi dress (Buy here)

Ray-Ban mirrored aviator sunglasses (Buy here)

Metallic trim floppy hat (Buy here)

Rectangle shape:

You have great arms and legs, a straight body frame and little definition of the waist. This wrap and tie-side detailing of this South Beach bikini set will help create the illusion of curves.


South Beach wrap bikini set (Buy here)

River Island laser cut detail beach bag (Buy here)

River Island embellished flat sandals (Buy here)

Strawberry shape:

You also have great legs, a full bust and broader shoulders. The strawberry shape is like an inverted triangle. It’s best to keep your swimwear very simple, like the Vero Moda set below.


Vero Moda triangle bikini top (Buy here)

Vero Moda tie-side brief (Buy here)

Catseye sunglasses (Buy here)

V by Very knee-high lace-up gladiators (Buy here)

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