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Rock Your Shape With Swimwear for Plus-Sized, Curvy Girls

Wendy is a journalist who has been writing online since 2007 on topics such as plus size fashion, learning languages, and traveling.

This halter plus size swim dress has sewn-in soft bra cups, power mesh lining throughout, and a detachable belt.

This halter plus size swim dress has sewn-in soft bra cups, power mesh lining throughout, and a detachable belt.

To find the perfect fitting swimwear for every occasion, the most important thing is to feel comfortable. Here you will find some tips for finding the most flattering swimwear for your curvy body.

How to Start Looking Fab, Not Fat

Looking forward to the summer holidays? I am already taking advantage of every little ray of sunshine popping through the sky to get some color before the full summer is here. Like every year, I am faced with a pile of swimsuits and bikinis that are either too big, too small, too dull, or too showy. So this year, I am throwing away all my existing swimwear and am starting from scratch, determined to find the perfect fitting suit.

Get a Good Look of Yourself

If you are planning to do the same, you should start by taking a good look in the mirror. This might seem obvious, but let's face it—when was the last time that you looked at yourself naked with a critical eye in a full-length mirror?

Looking at yourself from different angles will help you decide what you want to cover and what you want to show off.

Don't worry. We all have something that we are not happy with. Even the supermodels have areas which they are not proud of. Look at yourself carefully, not just at your "embarrassing" areas. Look at the areas you can show off proudly. That is, find your body shape and work with it to its best advantage.

To Minimize Large Hips, Go for a Tankini

If you have large hips and want to conceal them, try a minimiser swimsuit or a tankini that skips over your hips. There are also some fantastic skirts that match your bikinis. Look at slimming dark plain colours and bottoms that fit you snugly, like the one below.

A style between a hipster and a high waist is best for curvaceous hips. Avoid shorts. They will only make you look larger . . . even if they are black! Enhance your bust with frills and brighter colours to offset your wider bottom half.

An interesting neckline, like a halter or this fringed top, draws attention to your bust and away form your hips and waist.

An interesting neckline, like a halter or this fringed top, draws attention to your bust and away form your hips and waist.

Apple-Shaped Girls

If your waist is larger than your shoulders and hips, you should look for swimsuits that emphasize your top area. Look for necklines such as a halter or V-neck to draw the eye upwards and away from your waist.

Princess seaming down the front of the suit and creative accents at the waistline will create a visual waist. V-necks will slenderize your face and minimize your waist area.

Best Plus Size Swimwear Materials

  • Look for a high lycra content. This fabric will really help hold in your stomach. Try to find a "girdle type" hold.
  • Super stretch fabrics will help with tummy control.
  • Try Miratex, a fabric that claims to give three times the control of ordinary swimwear fabrics, without relying on inner linings and constrictive control panels to shape and trim.
  • Before you leave the shop, make sure that your new swimsuit or bikini is not see-through. Some materials became very thin when wet and not only show off nipples but also scars and dimples.

Best Colors for Plus Size Swimwear

  • Most women who want to conceal their curves tend to wear black. But remember that black can look very harsh on pale people. It is true that darker colors have an instant slimming effect which means that brown, dark blue, deep purple, and dark red will work just as good as black to slim you.
  • You can use color to create shape. For example, a black swimsuit with an hourglass-shaped leopard pattern on the front will create the illusion of an hourglass shape. Another example is the black swimsuit below from Curvissa, see how the animal print panels help to create a slimming effect.
Notice how the animal prints on the side distract the eye and give a slimmer effect.

Notice how the animal prints on the side distract the eye and give a slimmer effect.

The most important thing when choosing your swimwear is that you feel comfortable in it. Stop worrying about your shape while you are at the beach or swimming pool. Look for styles that suit your figure, not just whatever is fashionable. Do all the homework when you are buying your swimwear so you can relax and enjoy yourself when you are wearing it.

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How to Look Good in a Bikini

  • First of all, draw attention from your trouble areas, which for most women are the tummy and hips. Enhance your breasts. This will take the attention away from hips and waistline. Look for styles that are cut higher on the leg. Halter-top styles look good on large-busted figures and provide the necessary support. Tankinis work wonders on covering tummies, and boy-cut shorts and skirts can hide less than perfect thighs.
  • If you are pear-shaped, you might benefit from wearing moulded cups as opposed to flattening ones. You might even try adding padding to even your shape and give an illusion of an hourglass silhouette. Look for horizontal striping or printed details at the bust line.

Bikini Top to Support a Big Bust

Ties in the back crisscross or straight with lightly padded cups.

Ties in the back crisscross or straight with lightly padded cups.

Swimwear to Support a Curvaceous Bust

A curvaceous or large bust can be difficult to manage in a bikini unless you wear the right support to make it look stunning. If you wear a C cup or bigger, you might want to consider extra bust support with proper bra cup sizes that fit well. Halter type tops give excellent support.


  • Look for full bra cups.
  • When choosing a bikini top for a large bust look for additional elastic band support all the way around the suit.
  • Go for concealed underwire support to keep the "girls" in place.
  • Always go for adjustable, secure, thick straps rather than string ties, which are less secure. This also provides more coverage at the armhole.
  • Look for special contoured bras and flattering necklines. Choose solid colours for a more slimming effect.

If you have an ample breast and a small bottom, try flashier and brighter bikini bottoms than your top to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.

This vintage-inspired high-waisted bikini with lined in both front and back provides optimal tummy control.

This vintage-inspired high-waisted bikini with lined in both front and back provides optimal tummy control.

Who Can Wear What?

  • High leg bottoms are great for women with short legs.
  • Tankinis are great for covering the tummy area.
  • Hipsters are ideal for women with long legs.
  • Metallic colours, shiny fabrics, and horizontal stripes should be left for the slim and young girls as they add weight and width to the silhouette.
  • Remember: Even full-figured women can look perfect for the beach or pool in a well-fitting plus-size bikini.
  • Never be afraid of revealing your best assets in swimwear. Highlighting your good parts will do wonders for your confidence on the beach, drawing people's attention towards your favourite bits!

Plus Size Swimwear

© 2008 Wendy Iturrizaga


Trsmd from India on February 23, 2012:

Princess's - you have covered nice topic so that the tips very well explained with amazing attractive photos. Thanks for sharing:)

Liana on September 19, 2011:

I love the black and yellow one near the top of the page. Very pretty.

Betsy on September 02, 2011:

Where can I find that bikini with the polka dots and gingham trim!? I've looked for it everywhere!!

Lisa on July 13, 2011:

I don't see any women on those pictures that is fat! The women in your examples all look average and healthy. If that is fat, how does that help women that actually are fat? This article is for women of average weight and a good shape (instead of large guts or other extreme problem areas of overweight women that can cause serious problems in a bathing suit). Where's the article for real FAT LADIES on how to make the best of their bodies in a bathing suit?

Melanie on June 05, 2011:

I was wondering where was that 50s inspired polka dot bikini with gingham trim? I really like that swim suit and really would like to order it if possible!

Vishaaa from Somewhere on this earth.. on May 11, 2011:

This is amazing.. I love the idea of tankinis...

Dominica Gomer on August 13, 2010:

This is great. I love to see people promoting dress of this kind to people who otherwise would not wear it. Those on the "larger" side of life are still entitled to enjoy the same styles clothing as everyone else. Hopefully this will be taken on board by teens that are ashamed of themselves and cannot enjoy themselves whilst on holiday,

Jamie Swimwear Australia on August 09, 2010:

I think curvy girls are sexy and hot!


Swimwear Australia

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on July 24, 2010:

longleeeng and jessica: thank you.

Maria: That's right, having a tan always helps, you feel more confident and you look healthier when you are "sun kissed"

Maria Cole on July 07, 2010:

Great hub here! Going tanning a little bit a couple days prior to the big swimsuit day always helps you feel a little bit more confident in your skin. Tans naturally make you look thinner.

jessica_alias on June 17, 2010:

Hey Princessa,

This looks like a great hub post. Well done.

longleeeng on June 13, 2010:

great job princessa, work:)

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on March 13, 2010:

My Digest: Happy to have helped.

Maxbon: Naturist beaches are hyper-liberating, not only for leaving behing your clothes but any figure related worries. But, like you say, it is not really for everyone. There are a few naturist camping sites near to where I live there are always fully booked for the summer!

Maxvon from U.K. on March 13, 2010:

An excellent hub which should appeal to everyone - since we are talking about feeling good about our figures I think I should mention that on naturist beaches you find all sorts of shapes and sizes but everyone seems happy and comfortable with their own bodies. It would probably save you money too because some swimwear can be quite expensive. I realise that it's not for everyone but you might be surprised if you give it a try. Best wishes Max :)

Dr. Ujjwal on January 02, 2010:

Nice and very informative post. I like the figure of Chloe Marshall though she is a bit curvy than so called typical plus-size models.

My Digest on November 03, 2009:

I've large hips LOL So now I am more aware!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on September 10, 2009:

shewritesonline: that is exactly what sex appeal is all about.

iwhcpanties: Thanks, I am always in the look for great swimwear all year round ever since I discovered my local heated swimming pool.

iwhcpanties on September 10, 2009:

Princessa you have done it again, great hub and advice. I know the weather here in South Carolina is starting to get cooler, but I am going to start looking now for my next suit!

shewritesonline on June 10, 2009:

This is a great hub. I love the picture of Chloe and how confident she looks. When you have the ability to exude confidence in a bikini, regardless of your size, that is the perfect personification of sex appeal.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 07, 2009:

lrowley: that's right, most advertising is done using slim/perfect bodied women when in fact there is only a small minority who fits those standards. Women comen in all shapes and sizes and for me one of the strongest sex appeals is confidence. Thanks for commenting.

lrowley from Columbus, Ohio USA on June 07, 2009:

Great hub! I'm always glad to see people having the confidence to be proud of their bodies. It amazes me how the "standard" set by advertising and modeling agencies only represents a very, very small percentage of real women.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 05, 2009:

Dink96 : Thanks for the tip on buying right after the 4th of July :)

Marianne G: that is very unfortunate. If a woman learns to love her body (regardless of its shape) I think that she will choose the best gartments and make the most out of her looks.

Marianne G from Florida on June 05, 2009:

Great advice here. It's important that a woman feels comfortable in her bathing suit. it amazes me how many women I see that cover up their body instead of showing off their curves. They don't realize that when you cover up in frumpy bathing suits and t-shirts, you actually make yourself look bigger.

Dink96 from Phoenix, AZ on May 31, 2009:

Another very well done hub, Princessa. Good, solid info here. I like a good suit that stands up to the chlorine and allows full range of movement. When I'm in the water, I'm swimming or working out. I like a suit made with Chloroban and a racer back. Best time to buy a swimsuit is right after 4th of July. I think that's when the stores want to move out their inventory to make way for fall clothing. Where I live, we still have another two months to swim! And the brands that you mentioned are not only flattering, but very stylish as well.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on March 02, 2009:

Green bags, wrat666 and sivaji : thanks for stopping to comment.

Raghu9: I’ll check that.

Obxscribe: I would be delighted to go and do some PR work for you and your wife, all expenses paid of course :) In fact it would be nice to make Nashville my next stop for a holiday :)

You are very welcome to put a link to my hub from yours. Thanks for letting me know about it.

obxscribe on March 02, 2009:


My you have a very interesting life. My wife and I are professional singers/songwriters. We are currently making demos to pitch n Nashville. You wanna come and manage us? lol.

This is an awesome Hub and much needed. In fact, I have a question for you. My wife and I published a Hub last week about large breasted women. She is a DD and a lot of it is about what she has gone through dealing with the extra weight. The Hub is called "Climb That Mountain - A Tribute To Women With Large Breasts". I would love to put a link there to this site. I think our readers could benefit from this information. Again, great Hub

Joe Russ

raghu9 on March 02, 2009:

very nice

i think u should chek my hub on this

sivaji ,, on December 23, 2008:


wrat666 from shadows fall on October 29, 2008:

it's so great swimwear very hot and sexy

Green bags on October 20, 2008:

Nice hub! Very sexy women.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on October 06, 2008:

epifanny: the tankini look is great, the first red tankini is just fantastic to make you feel like a summer goddess!

epifanny from AU on October 06, 2008:

very sexy! Your hub has given choices and great info to us curvy women, who make up the majority of the population. I esp love the tankini look !! wow thats hot!! cheers :)

aftab1003 on September 27, 2008:

just say wowowo

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on September 26, 2008:

Profiler: thanks for the hublove

profiler from Currently in this universe on September 26, 2008:

A big kiss to all the curvy girls out there!

Very good hub Princess! Thumbs up!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on September 26, 2008:

Sandilyn: Thanks for commenting. I am just trying to show that it doesn't matter one's shape one can still look and feel good. Confidence and a SMILE are the best "suit" a woman can wear.

Sandilyn from Port Orange, FL on September 25, 2008:

That was an excellent article! You coverered all types of women and I appreciate that. I like the way you showed many shapes of women and suits that fit them well.

The part that you mention that really is right on the money is that you should feel comfortable and enjoy yourself out there!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on August 23, 2008:

AEvans: Well done and cheers for Chloe!

allshookup: maybe you are not too late, you can still find very good bargains on the summer sales :)

Fat Frances: Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I think you are being a bit too harsh as the main point is to feel good with yourself, whatever the rest of the people think about you is their problem and not yours. Everybody has the rigth to "expose" their body in a bathing suit or bikini in a public beach, do not let others intimidate you and stop you from doing things that you would like to do. Good luck. (BTW, I enjoyed your hub)

Fat Frances from on August 23, 2008:

Hello, I am Fat Frances and I know FAT. The women in your photos look great. They have the height to carry a little extra weight. Please, if you are only five feet tall (like I am) and weigh about 300 lbs., don't expose the public to your "figure" in a bathing suit. I thank you in advance.

allshookup from The South, United States on August 17, 2008:

Great hub! I waited too long this summer to buy a new suit. Hint: Don't wait until the week of July 4th to buy if you want to talk into a store to get one! I am kinda curvy and I need one to kinda hold in the tummy and I have a long torso so I need to disguise that. I will be shopping earlier next year! Thanks for the advice! Keep up the good work!

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on August 01, 2008:

Wonderful hub!!! I am proud of Chloe' as she accepts herself for who she is . Your hub is fantastic now I see why you liked mine, Our minds are on the same page. I through out my bating suits as well and started over as I have a sexy one, and a glamorous one as they both depend on my mood.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on August 01, 2008:

New Day: Yes, that is me on my profile pic. not a skinny girl but nevertheless a fashion lover. We all have different body types so why not make the best out of it instead of trying to be someone that we are not? If you are heatlhy and comfortable with the way you look, you are already a winner!

New Day from Western United States on July 31, 2008:

This is such a great hub, and even more so if that is you on your profile pic. Curvy? Hot! :-) And I'm a gal. I have never been a fan of the skinny look.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on July 31, 2008:

mi vida4g and oxymoron: I am glad you found the hub useful.

oxymoron on July 31, 2008:

Thank you Princessa.

mi_vida4g from Philippines on July 23, 2008:

I totally agree :). i'm proud of having a curvy beautiful body :D

Just learn to love your body regardless of it shapes.

Thanks a lot.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on July 04, 2008:

Mommy Fabulous: There is a swimming suit for every girl regardless of her shape :)

Mark Bennet: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You are right, it gets very tiring seeing skinny models advertising swimwear. Women come in all shapes and sizes and we all want to look our best so why do advertisers insist on showing us skinny models?

Dannie12: Me too I am thumbs up for Chloe!

Ripplemaker:Absolutely right, if one feels comfortable, that is more than have the battle gained.

Inspire hub: Curves are beautiful, we were meant to have them. But as you say, thank goodness for the sarong and other fashionable "covers" that make us feel more comfortable.

GeorgioSasso: I am sure this will help you find the right swimwear to help you look at your best.

Barry Wah Le: A big hug from a curvy lady for you :)

Guidebaba: Yes, curvy is beautiful.

guidebaba from India on June 29, 2008:

Beautiful Curves !!!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on June 06, 2008:

Hi Princessa, cool hub. Yes i believe picking the right swimwear and feeling comfortable on it is the way to go. :)

Barry Wah Lee from Auckland on June 05, 2008:

There are a couple of English Girls that go on TV and get people dressed up beautifully.Especially the ladies look fantastic after their makeovers, and they especially do wonders with those whom are not good as regards being on the big side.They are so good, that you feel sorry for slimmer ladies.You do not accentuate size, nor try to hide it.Apart from appearances, there is nothing like the genuine warm hug of a curvier lady.

Inspirepub from Sydney, Australia on June 04, 2008:

Oh, my curves have been the bane of my life when it comes to swimwear! Praise the Lord for the sarong, is all I can say!

Mark Bennett from Citizen of the Globe on June 04, 2008:

Inspired choice of Hubs to promote, Princessa! I'm glad i swung by for a look.

The sickly-looking models they have in the women's magazines these days be damned - give me a real woman any day. And if she's in a swimsuit, even better!

I would give you two thumbs up if I could.

Mommy Fabulous from Cincinnati, Ohio on June 02, 2008:

Thanks for the great hub! So many bathing suits are made for skinny girls, I love to see bathing suits made with curvy women in mind.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 02, 2008:

Erikaks90: you are welcome, I hope you enjoy the long summer days :)

Paul Felix: Another fun of full figure ladies? Thanks for the comment.

Paul Felix on June 02, 2008:

Ilike your hub I think the fuller the figure the finer looking the lady is nice photos great topic~cool~cya

erikaks90 on May 29, 2008:

Thank you very much! I appreciate it since Ive been having problems with things like this!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 29, 2008:

Erikaks90: Hourglass shapes look great in bikinis. I would suggest a bikini style bottom instead of "boyish shorts". A bikini style with a high cut leg or string ties would make your legs look longer.

Do not forget to accesorize, I always wear my swimwear with high heel beach sandals to make my legs look longer and nicer and give a very feminine look.

erikaks90 on May 28, 2008:

oh and also i have this sorta muscular body. when toned i look bigger than i really am and ive been trying to avoid that yet still be fit. can the big muscles in my thighs also take a part in this all? because i still want to look a little feminine.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 27, 2008:

Thanks for your comments.

Riley: I think that if you are slim but curvy designs like the green swimsuit in the picture from "Lenny Swimwear for 2008" would look great on you.

ProCW from South Carolina on May 23, 2008:

That's good to know. I've always wanted to know about swimwear for curvy girls.

fourseasons from Pink City on May 21, 2008:

nice pictures and nice informations of carvy girls..


Riley on May 20, 2008:


I'm curvey but im skinny

I weight about 110

so some of these bathing suits wouldn't look to good on me

have any suggestions?

email me please

miguelalvarez from Cancun, Mexico on May 19, 2008:

Wow... you've really inspired me to sign up and start hubbing too! :)

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 18, 2008:

VioletSun: Thanks for the thumbs up :) It is truth that if we are feeling comfortable and confident with the way we look, we can be much more fun to be with!

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on May 18, 2008:

Princessa: I used to wear bikinis when I was real thin, now with an average weight and being a few years older, I feel more comfortable wearing a tankini which I have... and if I am comfortable, I am a lot of fun! Have given your hub a thumbs up! The advice is great with good common sense.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 17, 2008:

Frank2much and Blackberry9000: thanks for stopping by.

Soni2006: Thanks for the thumbs up!

Isabella: I like that one too. Not only it is sooo cute, but it also offers great support.

Isabella Snow on May 17, 2008:

I love that 50's bikini!! Oohh!! I want one! Great hub. Women with curves are sexy.

Rajinder Soni from New Delhi, India on May 17, 2008:

I love girls in swimwear too much because it denotes freedom in all aspects. I also liked polka dotted bikini as compu-smart did. Well, the most important thing in this hub is that it is welll designed with lot of informative content and snaps to support. Adding a good video from youtube can also add to this hub's glamour. Thumbs up to you Princessa for such a nice piece .

Rajinder Soni from New Delhi, India on May 17, 2008:

I love girls in swimwear too much because it denotes freedom in all aspects. I also liked polka dotted bikini as compu-smart did.  Well, the most important thing in this hub is that it is welll designed with lot of informative content and snaps to support. Adding a good video from youtube can also add to this hub's glamour.  Thumbs up to you Princessa for such a nice piece of original text.

Blackberry9000 on May 15, 2008:

I think there needs to be a hub written about all these women who spend THOUSANDS of dollars on clothes, makeup, nails, hair and everything else to make themselves look prettier but here they are walking around with an innertube around their stomach. Advice from the men who are judging you... if you lost 50 pounds you could go out in public in bum clothes, hair like you slept in the gutter and nails like you've been digging through dirt and still be attractive. Its such a pain in the a&^ to walk around and have such a hard time finding a woman who is in shape.... obviously this applies to men too. We are just a lot less concerned about the way we look.

frank2much on May 15, 2008:

a perfect hub with beautiful photographs and everything else..

funnebone from Philadelphia Pa on May 14, 2008:

ok, I will just keep reading this one a few times a day..thanks

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 13, 2008:

Funnebone: No. I am not preparing a hub on lingerie for curvy girls... not yet. I am working just now on a hub on sexy swimwear :-)

funnebone from Philadelphia Pa on May 13, 2008:

very nice....are you perhaps working on a hub dealing with lingere for large women?

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 13, 2008:

Nice Hub! I am speechless.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 12, 2008:

Jessie D: You are right, wearing the right clothes can really make a big difference on the way you look at yourself.

J_eds: thanks for the comment, I am happy it helped you. I do like the belted swimsuit and bikini. The halter neck bikini I am wearing on the first photo has a matching gold-belt bottom, I love it... the gold belt draws attention away from 'problem' areas.

J_Eds from Blackpool on May 12, 2008:

Brilliant hub, I feel much more confident about what i am going to buy this year. Thankfully the style i think will work have those cute little "James Bond Girl" belts!!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 11, 2008:

lewgard: you are welcome! remember that there are several bikinis that have a very good hold, or as I would call them, you could say that they are "childproof".

Ninaredza: You got it! it is all about confidence :-)

Jason: do not get distracted... maybe I should have a text only option?

Best of the web, Francetales and glycodoc: Thanks for your comments. I am happy you enjoyed this one.

Kathleen Lewis from Southern Michigan on May 10, 2008:

Perfect timing on this Hub! I was just looking through my "old" suits to see what works for me this year. With an active niece and nephew, I think the bikini is out. Thanks for the tips!

ninaredza from Malaysia on May 09, 2008:

If you have it, flaunt.If you ony have self confidence, flaunt it even more!

Jason on May 09, 2008:

Wow! The pictures distract from the text, but Its giving me a broader out look on the word 'Curvy'


glycodoc on May 09, 2008:

Another great Hub! It is always enjoyable to read your Hubs - you also pick great photos.

francetales from Toulouse, France on May 09, 2008:

I don't think the attitude is so much who cares but choosing the right bathing suit, choosing one that is falttering but not trashy. I think your hub was great and the photos too.

best of the web from US on May 09, 2008:

Good one.

Thanks for sharing :)

naresh_19812000 from New Delhi, India on May 08, 2008:

Hi Princessa being a male, it was quite obvious that i will like what the topic was all about, but i feel females often try to avoid wearing bikinis if they have the extra pounds, they feel uncomfortable, but the attitude "who cares" is the thing which most of the females are now developing and njoying there beach session. Great hub.

Jessie D from Southeast US on May 08, 2008:

I think this was a very useful and informative hub. Wearing clothing, whether bikinis or not, that suit body type is so important. It can really improve self-esteem.

Tony Sky from London UK on May 08, 2008:

Thanx for the link princessa..I have already visited and i saw exactly what you mean!! ty;)

ourdatenight on May 08, 2008:

sexy photos, cant wait to try these out for myself actually any recommendations for high hipped skinny legs?

Clive Fagan from South Africa on May 08, 2008:

Although your hub is primarily for females as an older mail I can aprreciate beaty too! although of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder too!

If you are homesick for South Africa or simply want confirmation that not being there is great have a look at my hubs on traffic and electricty problems if you have time

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 08, 2008:

Compusmart: that shows you how important is to choose the right bikini for each person. A better bikini and a more flattering pose and Chloe's photo would be sooo different. Talking about that Tyra Banks shows exactly how this works in a little video I included in this hub:

exinco on May 07, 2008:

i learn new term today curvy girls. anyway they are sexy with that bikini

Tony Sky from London UK on May 07, 2008:

Whoever arranged Chloe Marshalls photo shoot should be sacked! The pose and bikini is very unflattering, unsexy and she certainly looks like she lacks confidence! I saw her on TV just the other day and she looked much prettier! but what do i know!? i do know i love polka dot bikinis!;)

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 07, 2008:

edharris: Exactly, more powerful than just looks are self-confidence and believing in yourself.

edharris from Dingolfing / BMW Factory Town on May 07, 2008:

You done a great work ;-) And I like it. The first thing is you must love yourself and the you look great.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 07, 2008:

Thanks prasadjain!

Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD from Tumkur on May 06, 2008:

Fine article, enjoyable photoes.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 06, 2008:

Just_Rodney: Thanks for your comment. I do believe Self-Confidence plays a big part in looking sexy. We can see it in Chloe, she is confident enough to shoff off her curves and that makes her appealing. The first step to be liked by others is to like yourself.

Rodney Fagan from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City on May 05, 2008:


Great hub I agree with you about the style that Chloe chose, but I do have to admire her self confidence. She has a certain something, that appeals.

My wife as a designer of and maker her own line of clothes as well as lingerie, for the local market in South Africa. She also teaches people the finer arts or techniques of sewing clothes.

I aprreciate your hubs, from both aspects, my wifes business side, and the purely observent male and photographer.

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on May 05, 2008:

That's true for sure. zs

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 05, 2008:

Zsuzsy: Yes Chloe would look much better in some other bikini. But what I really do like about her is her courage to show it off without airbrushing or any other tricks.

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