When it comes to swimwear getting it wrong on the beach can affect not just your sense of fashion and style but also your confidence.
No matter your shape, choosing the right swim wear is essential to ensure you look and feel at your best.
This week local department store Heatons launched its 2015 Swimwear Collection.
Inspired by the catwalks each piece mixes fashion and function. Using a variety of fabrics, styles and designs the whole range is compiled with all body shapes in mind.
With chiffon, mesh and under wire additions to some of the collection the designers have incorporated a whole host of tricks to give body conscious fashionistas a little bit of added beach confidence.
The new collection features three trends: tropical range, paradise range and Ibiza range.
To see the full collection or find your nearest store log onto heatonsstores.com
5 Heatons Swimwear Outfits To Suit Your Body Shape:
1. Compact / Small Framed
Petite ladies will love the Tropical Bikini (top £7, bottom £5) for its bold pattern and special touches which will help them stand out on the beach this summer.
From the interesting U-shaped closure in the front of the suit to the ruffle along the waistline which can help to balance out small hips creating an hourglass silhouette, this suit is the perfect companion for long days in the sun.
And with removable straps, this suit can be worn with criss-cross straps, as a halter, or strapless as a bandeau – the options are limitless.
2. Small Chested
For those of us with petite frames and small chests, bandeau tops are a summertime staple, adding emphasis and interest to the upper half of your body.
This suit (top £7, bottom £5) can be worn both ways, with a detachable halter strap feature which enables you to mix up your beach looks this summer. Layer over a fringe kimono (£13) for a super-cool bohemian vibe.
Who said large chests meant frumpy swimwear?
It’s all about pattern for all sizes this season, and this lovely quintessentially British rose-patterned bikini (top £7, bottom (£5) offers a touch of retro glamour with a moulded cup, rouched top and halter neck support straps as well as feminine bow details reminiscent of vintage lingerie.
4. Shorter Legs Or Torso
When it comes to swimwear, less is definitely more for creating the illusion of height.
Get the supermodel look with high-cut legs, like those on the Ibiza bikini set (top £7, bottom £5) which lengthen the leg line creating a long-legged look, while the triangle cut halter neck opens up the chest and face, lengthening your neck and making your torso appear longer.
Incorporating a bold neon-focused pattern, this suit offers a one-two punch and is guaranteed to have you turning heads on the beach or poolside this summer.
5. Untoned Tummy / Pouch
This one is a saviour for the mums.
Heatons halter control swimsuit (£14) boasts a range of features perfect for those of us who need a bit of extra support on the beach, whether for hitting the surf hard or chasing the little ones across the dunes.
The graphic pattern set against a black backdrop on this suit is both slimming and stylish, while the halter neck adds extra support for the bust and the full-body coverage with asymmetrical rouching helps to camoflague any imperfections on the tummy. Self-conscious about your bottom half?
The black bottom on this suit draws the eye upward, taking the attention away from the bum and thighs.