You are a gorgeous sparkly Diamond if you are a Triangle (Pear) shape with a rounder (often high) tummy and 'out the back' bottom and thicker upper thighs. For many of us in midlife, our tummy area gets bigger. That's why we have included Diamond shape in our shape descriptions. Jacqui and Alison are our sparkly Diamonds. Look for them when you are looking for swimmers and odds on, what works for them will work well for you too.
The styles that both Jacqui and Alison love are:
- The 3 Tier Tankini - both need a smaller top size to bottom so a Tankini is the best option as the one piece in this style doesn't have the length they need. The 3 tiers cover their tummy well and with its diagonal lines, visually elongates rather than add width. It's a brilliant style. The top tier some how sits across the bust area adding visual balance. It works!
- The Zip Up One Piece supports the tummy are really well and the side panels help to create a visual waist. The frilled sleeve also adds width across the shoulders which helps to balance out too.
- The Bandeau- particularly when worn strapless also creates the width across the bust and shoulders. The bust ruching helps to add visual oomph too.
Now, all of the above sounds great but at the end of the day, they are suggestions. We want you to feel fabulous in what ever you choose to wear. No hard and fast rules girls. But if you're confused or overwhelmed or perhaps after a freshen up with what you wear then these 'guidelines' are a place to start. Then as you gain in confidence, create your own.
Embrace your Diamond shape and shine this and every summer. You are beautiful.
Anita & The Girls.
Products suited to Diamond Shape: