Important: Please note that the sizing chart below, should only be used as a guideline. Our range of swimwear is very forgiving & works best with the shape of your body. We cater for size 6 - 18 depending on the shape of your body.
So, do visit our boutique in Kensington (near Eastgate), Johannesburg.
* Find out what your Body Type is below: *
It is important to know which body type you
are before you begin shopping or thinking about which swimsuit you
should wear. Don't judge yourself harshly...Remember there is no better body type than your own!
The following terms have an associative image to help you understand. Remember
the “signs” mean that not all of the given points have to apply to you; it’s
just a guide to help you get the idea.
** Apple: **
You’re top heavy, and smaller from the waist down. The Apple is similar to the
Hour Glass, but you have slightly larger upper body with broad shoulders.
Think of an upside down
triangle with the two corners on the top. That would represent your shoulders.
Celebrities with Apple shape bodies are Tyra Banks and Dolly Parton.
Signs you are an Apple:
-Large chest or breasts for your frame
-Generally your upper body has a larger frame compared to your bottom’s Tip: Avoid wearing low cut tops, instead swimsuits with high neck or
thick straps. Any swimsuit with support particularly at the chest will help.
Tankinis will work wonders for you.
** Pear: **
You are smaller on top, and larger on the bottom. Think of a tear drop shape,
it gets larger at the bottom. If you have a similar body type to Oprah, then
you’re a Pear.
Signs you are a Pear: -Large hips and thighs
-Smaller upper body
-When you gain weight, it tends to show up around your thighs and hips
Tip: Try swimsuits with a skirt or boy shorts. Colours should be a dark solid on
the bottom and lighter for your top (draws the attention to your top).
Colour block swimsuits can
focus the attention to the centre of your body rather than your curves making
you look slimmer at the same time.
** Round: **
Most of your weight is around your tummy, with large breasts. You have an
overall rounded body shape with a wide waist. Many women at one point or
another will fall under this shape due to natural changes in the body.
Signs you are a Round
shape: -You have narrow shoulders and hips.
-You don’t have a well defined waistline
-The centre of your body is largest
-Or you may wear plus sizes.
Tip: Try One Piece swimsuits that have prints and patterns that distract the
eyes away from the swimsuit. Tummy control swimsuits are also a good option to
help flatten your gut. High cut legs will make your entire body appear longer.
A much sought after body, with a curvy body type. Well defined waist and
proportional breasts and hips. If you turn sideways you can visualize an S
shape on your body’s profile. Jessica Simpson’s body is an Hour Glass shape.
Signs you are an Hour
Glass: -When shopping for clothes, your tops’ size always matches your
-You tend to have the most common body size and have trouble buying clothes
during a sale
-People tell you “You should be a model”
Tip: You’re one lucky girl; with your body type you can pretty much wear any
style you want.
** Slim/Athletic: **
You've got a small frame in general, with little or no curves. Slim/Athletic
women have small bone structures, with lower than average body fat percentage.
Slim/Athletic: -You’re an athlete!
-You’ve still got some growing up to do…physically not mentally
-People always tell you “You’re so skinny!”
-You wear tall or petite sizes
-Or you have a small bust size
Tip: Two piece swimsuits will show off your body and will also make you look curvier.
Wear push up or add-a-cup-size bra sized swimsuits. Choose solid colours. And
avoid designs that are too detailed, you want a smooth appearance to make your
boobs and butt pop out.