Marisota Swimwear Infographic

A blog post about swimwear might seem a little unusual at this time of year, but when the team at Marisota recently asked me to share their new infographic with my readers I wanted to do so straight away. Also, I know that I am not alone in considering taking a holiday over the Christmas break, so swimwear is something that we could potentially be purchasing at any time of year.

Marisota’s latest infographic – found here – helps customers find swimwear that fits and flatters their figure.

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Now, I know there is an ever-growing movement within the plus size fashion industry – and particularly amongst ‘rad fat’ plus size bloggers – to ‘F*** Flattering’ and encourage women to wear what the heck they want, and I support that wholeheartedly. However, for me personally, I do like to wear clothing and swimwear that flatters my figure, highlighting the good bits and helping to draw attention away from those areas I am less comfortable with. Doing this makes me feel good and more confident. So when an infographic such as this one from Marisota comes along I think there is definitely a need for it as there are many women who will find it of great help to them when deciding which swimwear they should try.

The infographic starts off by listing the most common parts of the body that women have issues with: tummy, boobs, legs, and bum. It also gives a few general pointers, such as using panelling and ruching to draw attention to the areas of the body you love. For instance, this Bespoke Fit Swimsuit is cleverly designed with ruching on one side so a tummy can be partially disguised if wished. On top of this, the placement of the snake print has been carefully chosen to create a flattering illusion to your silhouette.

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I think it’s great that Marisota have backed up their claims with some facts and figures to help explain the need for infographics such as this; for instance, Marisota state that 77% of women agree that they like to wear clothes designed to enhance their best feature, and a whopping 80% also agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that they are interested in clothes designed to hide their worst bits. For anyone conscious of their tummy, a ‘swimdress’, such as this Sea by Melissa Odabash one, can be a good choice. The skirt covers the tummy and the hips and upper thighs, all of which are common gripe areas for women, and the garment is both stylish and supportive at the same time.

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I am pleased to see Marisota using their helpful ‘Shapeology’ system in their swimwear as well as in their clothing ranges – if you go to the swimwear home page on the website you can choose from three options at the top of the page. These are: Shapeology for your boobs, Shapeology for your bum, and Shapeology for your tummy. Clicking one of these links takes you to a selection of swimwear that can help address each of these ‘problem’ areas, or of course you can simply browse the entire swimwear range and choose items for yourself instead if wished.

Here’s a great example of a swimsuit that is a good option for anyone wishing to draw attention away from their tummy and/or hips: the Santa Maria Tummy Control Swimsuit. Its horizontal stripes across the bust area make the model’s boobs look bigger, and attention is drawn to this and the underbust area – very often the smallest part of a woman’s torso – as the lower half of the swimsuit is left plain and is therefore minimising.

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This swimsuit comes in a range of different colourways and options, and I am also rather taken with the Tuscany Stripe Tummy Control Swimsuit:

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This time, the vertical stripes give a somewhat minimising effect on the bust, and the horizontal stripes on the lower half of the swimsuit add the illusion of curviness, thus making this swimsuit perfect for anyone who is top-heavy. The underbust area is highlighted with a contrasting blue ruched waistband, which helps to give the model’s figure a real hourglassy appearance. Isn’t it clever how small features that many of us often overlook can really make a difference to someone’s appearance?

I applaud Marisota for giving women useful pointers if they need them, and they have some really lovely swimwear on offer to suit pretty much every taste. I have to say that my favourite so far is the Magisculpt Bandeau Swimsuit, as it creates an amazing silhouette, whilst also flattering the bust and smoothing the tummy:

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Awesome, right? It’s such a simple piece of swimwear but it really has the wow factor! I honestly don’t think anyone should feel obliged to hide their curves or to keep their wobbly bits covered, but this swimsuit really is stunning and very cleverly designed.

So, next time you’re thinking of shopping for a new bikini or swimsuit, don’t forget to take a look at Marisota’s swimwear range (especially the Shapeology sections) and to check out the tips on their simple infographic. Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

This blog post was written in association with Marisota, but the words and opinions are all my own.



  1. Charli Stewart-Russon
    29 October 2014 / 18:40

    I also love the shapeology links at Marisota and their new info graphic is great – I bought new swimwear last week ready for my honeymoon, but will definitely play with shapeology when it's next time to splash about in the tropics!C x Ps. I just reviewed my latest swimsuit on my blog!

  2. Anna Banana
    29 October 2014 / 20:58

    This is SO useful thank you! Im always telling my mum that there are fashion 'tricks' you can use to look slimmer/curvier/less top heavy ect, but she never believes me. I will be showing her this info-graphic for sure and also telling her about Shape ology. I have shopped at Marisota for years and think they do a great range for us plus size women. Keep up the great work! xx

  3. Anonymous
    31 October 2014 / 11:57

    I ordered a swimsuit from Marisota two week's ago but I didn't use the infographic thingy. The suit looked ok but I ordered another one two day's ago after reading the infographic and Shapeology. I think it will look alot better! I wish more company's used thing's like this to help us work out what work's best for our shape.

  4. Tina Bettles
    31 October 2014 / 13:20

    Wow I didn't know Marisota had such lovely swimming costumes! I thought they were all frumpy clothes for old fat ladies but this has really opened my eyes, thank you. That Shapeology idea is good too but some of the items I was recomended are not suitable for me. I know we don't have to follow it by the letter as it's only recomendations to give you a starting point of what might work for you. I like how choices for us plus size girls keep getting better and better. T x

  5. Joanne Doddington
    31 October 2014 / 14:20

    Like Tina, I never would of thought of shopping at Marisota for swimwear so this has helped make me aware of what nice clothes and swimsuits they sell. I like the two stripey ones as they have the wow factor for me. But halter neck swim suits are no good for me as they hurt my neck, can you recommend anything with normal straps? x

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