Searching for that perfectly flattering swimsuit is always difficult, no matter how many articles we read, friend's opinions we get, or hours we spend staring at ourselves in the dressing room. Just as it is with anything else, sometimes all you need is a different perspective, and today, we are turning to a swimwear photographer to find exactly that. As someone who's day-to-day job is spent behind the lens of a camera shooting swimwear, we thought it would be beneficial to pick the brain of Brooke Dombroski, a professional photographer who lives in the land of bikinis (also known as Hawaii).
Take one glance at her eye-catching Instagram account, and you'll quickly see that Brooke is around swimsuits all day long, shooting campaign imagery for brands like Issa De' Mar and Reef, along with being a Reef adventure seeker. Not only did she provide us with the one suit style she thinks is most flattering across the board, but she also broke down which angles it's the most flattering from and why.
Keep reading to find out what this miracle-working swimsuit style is and click through for the best options (plus sizes included)!
Straight on: "Photographing straight on from the front allows you to show off your neck, shoulders, and collarbone area. A sporty bikini top will give you lift and support while providing a nice, natural cleavage."
From behind: "Sporty tops with a detailed back or racer back are great for back shots! A cheeky bottom is always the most flattering on all body types. Don’t forget to stick out your bum a little while posing!"
Profile: "A cheeky bikini bottom that sits on your hips and doesn’t squeeze your sides too much is very flattering from this angle and shows just enough booty when photographed at a profile. When posing, curve your body so that it forms an 'S' shape, or as I like to say, 'Suck it in, stick it out.'"
Underwater: "Although almost every bikini style can look ethereal underwater, this particular suit style works on a much more functional level! It keeps everything secure, allowing you to dive, swim, float, and pose with ease so you don't have to worry about any malfunctions happening under the water!"
Laying on your tummy: "A sporty bikini top will have enough coverage enabling you to lay comfortably on your tummy for photos. Don’t forget to pooch your bum a tad so that we can really see the shape of the cheeky bottom!"
— Brooke Dombroski
Keep reading to shop variations of this extremely flattering swimsuit style!
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