Our athletic body focus on the ultimate beach babe Cameron Diaz

Nicky's top bikini shopping tips - Bikini lesson 1 - know your shape!

TIP 1. Know your shape – Athletic?


Are you Athletic? Pear shape? Apple or Pear?


Are you rocking an athletic physique? Woo hoo – all those hard hours packed in at the gym have paid off! Hanging out with celebrity bikini icon Cameron Diaz.


Again a perfect physique for bikini dressing – pretty much any style will work for you, however the main aim is to create the illusion of extra curves!


Detailed bikini tops – look for ruffles, gathers or padding to create extra shape. I’d avoid bandeau’s – as they can highlight your athletic figure. Look for bold colours and prints!


Tie side or roll top briefs are spot on – just avoid boy cut briefs, as again they’ll just enhance your athletic shape.


Again totally on trend – try a high cut bikini bottom, this will elongate your legs and as an added bonus this shape is totally hot right now!


A fuller tie side also has the same effect – not only can you wear as high or low as you want, the tie side at the hip, in a print it will create the visual affect we’re looking for!