Summer is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means…
It’s time to put on a bikini or swimsuit!
Even if you aren’t ready to hit the beach en femme, a bathing suit should be part of every girl’s wardrobe. Wear one for sunbathing, lounging by the pool, or posing in a beach babe photoshoot.
But how can you look your best when there’s so little left to the imagination?
This post contains my top trans / crossdressing bikini and swimsuit tips for looking sexy and feminine in swimwear. Read on to learn more!
1. Enhance Your Hips and Bust
To maximize the look of female curves, try these tips:
- Go for ruffles and ruching. These style details are great for adding volume where you might lack curves.
- Wear a padded bikini top. Fortunately, many bikinis and swimsuits come with built-in padding for added oomph.
- Try a skirted bikini bottom. A skirt that flares out at the hips is an easy way to add inches. It’s also great for covering areas you may not feel comfortable displaying.
2. Downplay Your Shoulders
Balanced proportions are the key to a sexy figure. By minimizing your shoulders, you can achieve a more feminine balance between your upper and lower body.
Here are some tricks for making broad shoulders appear more delicate:
- Avoid string bikinis unless you are truly tiny. Instead, select a bikini top with wide straps to balance the proportion of your shoulders.
- Try a halter top. Halter tops draw the eye in, creating a slimming effect. They’re also great for showing off cleavage.
- Avoid bandeau tops. Bandeau tops create a strong horizontal line across the chest, making your upper body look even wider.
3. Slim Your Middle
Here are 3 strategies to help create the illusion of an hourglass shape:
- Wear a shaping swimsuit. There are a lot of swimsuits (like MiracleSuit) with built-in control panels to hold in and slenderize your torso.
- Look for suits with side panels in a contrasting color. A color blocked swimsuit is a great trick for slimming your torso. The eye is drawn towards the middle of your body and the sides are minimized, creating the look of a slimmer torso.
- Wear a monokini. A monokini is a sexy swimwear style that has cutout sides. It’s less revealing than a bikini and the cutout side panels create the visual illusion of an hourglass figure.
4. Smooth Your Silhouette
It’s not just about shape and size, but about creating a sleek and smooth silhouette, too. Keep these tips in mind:
- Make sure your swimsuit fits well. A suit that is too small will dig in and create unattractive bulges and belly rolls. A suit that is too big will droop.
- Master the art of the “tuck.” Bikini bottoms leave nothing to the imagination, so you’ll want to ensure a smooth look. There are lots of forums and websites that can give pointers on how to do this comfortably. (Or take my first tip and wear a skirted bikini bottom.)
5. Pose Pretty
Posture is always important, but it’s especially crucial when your entire body is on full display.
You should always be aware of the way you hold your body when you’re in a bikini. Think about your posture whether you’re sitting around a pool chatting with friends or posing for the camera.
Keep your tummy in and avoid slouching at all times. The more long and lifted your posture, the slimmer you will appear.
Ready for your own beach babe moment?
Follow these tips and I promise you’ll look sizzling on the beach or poolside.
For inspiration, I’ve compiled a gallery of 8 stunning transgender bikini models below.
Who is your favorite? Vote below and – if you’re feeling brave – share your own beach babe photo in the comments!
8 Stunning Transgender Bikini Models
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I have felt comfortable wearing a swim dress style. It helps with coverage and has a skirt that flares a bit at the bottom to help with hip curves.
What a wonderful topic! I went to the beach in femme last fall, when there weren’t many people around. But at least I was able to walk on the beach for the first time as a girl and it was absolutely wonderful! Although I wasn’t in a swimsuit, I wore short shorts and a tee. I did get a few looks and it felt amazing!
I will be utilizing these tips. After reading this article I feel confidant enough to go out and buy a swimsuit for the first time, And I am actually looking forward to it.
Thank you so much for the many tips you share. They have greatly improved the quality of my life!
Just one of swimwear that I use when I hit the beaches Just wish I can get a better color from tanning myself
You look amazing…. Love it
What do you think?
You look fantastic. A real beach babe.
Virginia, that’s quite a “view”. Go Girl
The only beaches around where I live are either along a river or at the gravel pits. Not my scene as lots of drinking and other “stuff” goes on there.
I do, however, drive out to a county park, get my lounge chair out and cover with a big towel, and take off my shorts and tank top. Underneath is an electric blue bikini that fits very well.
Now keep in mind, I am 68 years old, wear size 18W-20W clothes and have a six inch scar on my stomach from gall bladder surgery two years ago. I park the car at an angle, away from the few park goers there that day, and stretch out. Today, the 29th, I hit 25 minutes on both my back and tummy.
I have gone to a friend’s house and we both laid out in our bikinis. Yeah, I’m overweight, but if someone doesn’t want to see me this way, then they shouldn’t look!
Once, some time back, I did lay out on a beach in New England. But these $*@#() “Save The Whales” idiots kept trying to push me back into the ocean. Sheesh! Some people…
It’s 90* here this afternoon and feels like 101*. Glad I went out earlier to get my sun time in.
Have a great day, Ladies!
I have two slimming suits and monokini that flatter my shape and help me feel comfortable at the beach. I often think the other people there are looking to “out” me, but my wife assures me they are just there for the beach, same as we are. It is natural to look at others showing a lot of skin in the outdoors. I just be me, and be careful.
That tip about posture is very important. It has saved me from embarrassing moments more than once. Guys have looked, then did a double take. Between the first and second look, the shoulders went back and tummy went in, and the guys just smiled and walked on. Nice!
Really wish I could wear swimwear. Have slowly been losing weight working my way there. Hopefully by next summer. Just loving all your tips Lucille…
Well I’m sure not quite ready yet to jump in a bikini don’t get me wrong I love them and want to I’m just not ready yet I don’t care too much what people say their going to say it anyway but when I’m ready maybe just maybe you’ll see me there en femme may have to go with a swimsuit at first but I’d love to tan en femme next year maybe love the pics girls