It’s not news to anyone: women have different body shapes, as well as hair and skin colour. Once you’ve decided which part of your body you want to highlight, it’s really important to choose swimwear which is the right colour and shape. Dysdyl.com is revealing its top tips to help you choose the beachwear of your dreams, whether a bikini, a one-piece swimsuit, a two-piece bikini, or a printed or plain design.

Firstly, you should determine your body shape. Some women have a tiny waist, others have a full bust or wide hips. But here’s the good news: there’s a style to suit every body type.

Triangle body shape, draw attention to your bust
If you have generous hips with a slim waist and relatively narrow shoulders, try experimenting with your sensual side. Opt for a push-up or bandeau bikini top to accentuate your bust. On the bottom, try a high-cut tanga design to lengthen your legs and, most importantly, avoid bikini bottoms that cover up too much as they will flatten your stunning figure.

H body shape, accentuate your hips
Slim women with shoulders and hips of the same width should emphasise their hips with bikini bottoms embellished with knots. High-waisted bikini bottoms will also highlight your waist beautifully. When choosing a bikini top, try a push-up or triangle design for perfectly coordinated beachwear. One final tip: avoid stripes or low-waisted bottoms that will make your hips look wider.

Inverted-triangle shape, make the most of your legs
If you have square shoulders and narrow hips, it's a good idea to draw focus to your lower body. For starters, you may want to treat yourself to a one-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline to minimise the width of your shoulders. Otherwise, opt for a push-up bikini top and low-waisted bottoms in a stripy print to accentuate your hips. Above all, avoid bra tops with wide square straps which will make your shoulders appear wider.

Hourglass shape, accentuate your slim waist
Women with an X-shaped body have a beautiful slim waist, rounded hips and a well-proportioned bust. To show off your perfectly-balanced figure, opt for an asymmetrical one-piece swimsuit, in a soft fabric, to subtly enhance your curves. If you prefer a bikini, mix a triangle top with high-cut tanga-style bottoms.

Fair or dark skin? Choose the right colour bikini for your skin tone
When it comes to choosing the colour of your bikini, your skin and hair type should influence your decision. If you are a blonde or brunette with fair skin, choose darker colours like bright purple, navy blue or forest green. Avoid nude shades and white. However, if you have beautiful red hair, white will enhance the colour even more! Women with beautiful dark or black skin will look great in any print or colour. Whether you love pastel or brighter colours, treat yourself and go for psychedelic or floral prints in line with the latest trends.

As you can see, choosing swimwear is not something to be taken lightly! Now you know how to best show off your figure and you're ready to go break some hearts. You’re all set to be the most beautiful mermaid by the pool this summer.