· There are swimsuits and bikinis to suit everybody. Halternecks with wider straps are particularly flattering for smaller busted women. Padding can give support and a great shape whatever size the bust.
· Different styles of bottoms suit different shapes. Soft ties or shorts prevent fabric uncomfortably digging in to your hips.
· Tankinis are a great alternative to a bikini if you prefer a more covered up look, and can be particularly comfortable and stylish if you are pregnant.
· On the beach you'll need a hat and flip flops. Don't forget a light kaftan or voile top for a cover up.
Which fabrics are the best?
Look for polyamide/elastane which is comfortable with lots of stretch. It also holds shape after washing. Microfibre is also a great fabric as it is quick drying and holds its colour well. Modal is a wonderful fabric for cover ups and dresses as it has a soft feel and great drape.