Swimsuit shopping can get kind of tricky. You want to wear the cutest prints and designs but need to make sure the fit and style is flattering to your body type. Luckily, we’ve got some tips for you courtesy of Paula Hermanny, designer and founder of ViX by Paula Hermanny.

We asked Hermanny for her insight because she designs the most gorgeous suits. And before she founded ViX, she used to alter and design swimsuits for her friends — so we know she has a good eye.

MAAJ-WX300_V1If you’re a pear shape…try the Maaji Spoil the Driver Bikini $70
It’s all about the bottom here. Pear shaped girls need a bottom that lays comfortably against her body and doesn’t pinch. An embellished triangle top or a great print will draw attention to the top and help balance out the proportions.

zerba-bia-tubeIf you’re busty…try the ViX Zerbia Bia Tube Bikini $99
Triangle bikinis are best for a busty girl. Our DD bikini tops actually have double piping under the bust for added support. Our Bia Bikini is a must-have for a busty body type.

ACAC-WX246_V1If you have an athletic body…try the Acacia Lumahai Bikini $106
A Brazilian or cheeky cut bikini is the best option for an athletic body type. With less coverage, the cut will create a more flattering silhouette. Bandeaus are a great option for small frames, and you don’t have to worry about tan lines!

_12345661If you want to cover your belly…try the Ted Baker London Pearly Petal One Piece $149
A one piece bikini in a beautiful print is a great way to feel feminine and confident in your swimsuit.

30466dd_40347-274_indigo_1If you’re curvy…try the Seafolly Riviera Stripe Bikini $112
In Brazil, we are all about flaunting those curves. Banded bottoms are customizable so that you can adjust whether you want more coverage on the hips or the tummy.

Screen-Shot-2016-04-19-at-10.52.38-AMIf you have a small bust…try The Bikini Fox Dylan Bikini $75
In order to create more fullness up top, always opt for a bikini with details such as loop around ties, beading or underwire. Bandeau tops are always a great fit on a girl with a smaller bust.

And if you’re curious about the newest swim trend this summer, Hermanny noted that “one pieces are having a really big comeback.” Keep an eye out on your favorite swim retailer or check out ViX’s upcoming summer collection which will feature deep backs, leather straps, and beautiful prints on one pieces.

xx, The FabFitFun Team