How to choose the right swimsuit

stella asteria how to chose the right swimsuit

This month was… saving the best for last, perhaps the most fun and relaxing boat day trip ever. Although I have visited Delos & Rhenia islands many times, yesterday was by far the best one. Now let’s talk fashion!

These days it’s so hard to find a swimsuit you can rely on.

But this is not the case with my Eres one-piece swimsuit. I could tell that this was perfect for me the moment I tried it on! I prefer once piece swimsuits because they are sexier while hiding more and they are ideal for my body type. I tried five or six of them before buying the specific one (ok and another one in salmon pink 🙂 ), and all of them felt like an instant, miraculous body lift thanks to their excellent quality of fabric & design. It also has a high-cut which makes my legs look even longer!

As fashion critic Hilary Alexander said, “Eres makes the best little black swimsuits in the world”, explaining the sophisticated appeal of the brand. “They are the Coco Chanel of swimsuits.”

I am a strong believer that you get what you pay for! I would probably have bought five or ten non-branded swimwear on the same price, but quality is better than quantity right?

Even if you have a flawless body (congratulations!), you probably wouldn’t say not to a little bit of help in the swimsuit area. So scroll down because I am giving you all the tips you need to choose the right swimsuit!

How to chose the right swimsuit:

Body Type

Your body shape determines which swimsuit will look best on you. So selecting the right cut is the most important thing when choosing swimsuits. For example, I prefer once-piece swimsuits because they compliment my waist area. A high waist 40’s style can also make a wide waist look smaller.

Choose the right store

I prefer shopping swimsuits from stores that specialize in swimsuits, so do the necessary research to find which one will work for you, and don’t be shy asking for advise from the salespeople. Online shopping is another option but it works only if you are sure about the swimsuit type that fits you the best or if you just need a few extras of a swimsuit you already have.

Color counts!

The right color can make or break a beach look, so make sure to try a great variety of colors to see which ones work best with your skin tone.

Look yourself in the mirror from the back

The backside view counts as much as the front especially when it comes to swimwear.

Mix & match

Don’t be afraid to buy swimsuit separates that don’t match perfectly. If for example you want to add volume in your bust but hide some at the hips area, you can choose a ruffled top and a solid monochrome bottom of shirred or ruched fabric.

Select the suitable swimsuit for its primary use

You might want to chose a specific swimsuit if you are a surfer, a lifeguard, a professional swimmer etc. So keep that in mind.

Add/hide volume

Ruffles are not only so on trend right now, but they can help you to add some volume to your bust or hips (check out this lovely pink ruffled bottom on my instagram). Choose solid colors in order to hide something you don’t like.

So what’s your favorite swimsuit type? Any favourite brands? And do you have any extra tips on how to chose the right swimsuit? Please feel free to let me know in the comments.

PS: I need to get rid of this tattoo asap haha!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week! 🙂



I was wearing:

Eres Swimsuit (similar here and here)

Parthenis Beach Towel

Raybann Sunnies

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis


Photos were taken on board the Scorpion Seafarer Super Rib. We cruised to Rhenia for a relaxed swim in the waters of this remote island (crystal blue green waters) and returned to Mykonos at Little Venice enjoying the magical sunset with our friends. Every Sunday should be like this 🙂

eres one piece swimsuit

scorpion rib

stella asteria beach look

how to choose the right swimsuit

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how to choose the right swimsuit

one piece errs swimsuit by eres


mykonos delos rhenia

scorpion platform

delos sunset

Watching the sun go down while cruising back to Mykonos

mykonos little venice

Little Venice, Mykonos

mykonos windmills

Mykonos Windmills

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Mykonos Seashore

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Magical sunset at Rhenia


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    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:07


    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:07

      Thank you! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:09

      Thank you Kathrine, I am still searching for it online to provide you all with the link but it is a brand new piece from Eres and I can’t find it anywhere but their instagram account! Glad you like it 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:09

      Thank you so much Tatjana 🙂

  1. 31/05/2016 / 12:57

    Great bathing suit discovery tips hun. I have always preferred the one-piece suit over bikins. Even before I had my babies. So I’m crushing on this one you’ve chosen to showcase. Beautiful

    Have a great day

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:10

      Thank you so much, I am very glad you like it! I am into on-piece suits too and Eres is by far the best one I have ever tried! 😀

  2. 31/05/2016 / 15:30

    Can’t go wrong with a black one-piece!!!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m so sure you’ll love it!


    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:10

      Thanks Rebecca

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:11

      Thank you Sasha, I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:10

      Thank you Ann-Marie!

  3. MJ Obazuaye
    31/05/2016 / 17:44

    I love the swn suit you are wearing and I adore the photos.
    Great TIPS, very helpful.

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:10

      Thank you Mojisola 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      31/05/2016 / 18:15

      Glad you like it Violette!

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:45

      Thank you Nina!

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:45

      Thank you Carina, glad you like it!

  4. 31/05/2016 / 20:10

    I never paid much attention to sticking with stores who specialize in swimsuits, but that’s such a smart idea. THANK YOU for the tip, and just in time cuz beach season is coming up soon!

    Danielle =]

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:46

      Thank you Stella 😀

  5. 31/05/2016 / 20:17

    Beautiful photographs Stella, you really are beautiful 🙂 Your tips are very helpful indeed, and really useful to have to hand when it comes to choosing the perfect swimwear.

    The swimwear you’ve opted for here suits you perfectly, very chic indeed.

    For me I’m slight, so I tend to opt for Triangle shaped swimwear to add some shape 🙂 Last year I really went to town with swimwear on SheHearts and just loved playing around with shapes and also colour too.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely post with us all 🙂

    Laura xo

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:47

      Thank you so much Laura, I am really glad you like it! Have a wonderful day! <3

  6. 31/05/2016 / 21:52

    Aaw I love these tips. Luckily I read this post before I was buying my swim suits for summer holidays 🙂 I planned to do this on Saturday!
    I love these pictures and the positive beach vibes you spread <3
    xx, Carmen –

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:47

      Thank you so much babe, I am very glad you like it! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:48

      Thank you so much my girl! Have a great day <3

  7. 01/06/2016 / 06:06

    These are some great tips Stella! You’re looking absolutely stunning in these pictures by the way, makes me miss Greece 🙂


    Anjelique | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:49

      Thank you Anjelique, I think you need to visit one day soon! 🙂 Have great day! xx

  8. 01/06/2016 / 09:28

    These photos are incredible!!
    You look great my dear!?
    Love your swimsuit and also that kind of swimwear,but I rather prefer two piece swimsuit only because I want to get tan equally.??

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:55

      Thank you Maja, I am very glad you like it! Photos are thanks to my love (aren’t we so lucky?) 🙂
      The tan is a thing with one piece swimsuits, you are so right! Thankfully we have many nudist beaches here in Mykonos so I guess it would be easy to correct an uneven suntan haha! Plus I don’t have time to go to the beach more than 2-3 times per month, (quite a torture when living in Mykonos right?), so a one piece, two piece or a burqini wouldn’t make any difference! 😀 Have a great day and wish you a wonderful time in Dubai my friend! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:55

      Thank you Yvonne! Trust me you will love it, definitely worths the investment!

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:55

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. 01/06/2016 / 14:28

    Great advice and loving the pictures, you look amazing!

  10. Tamara
    01/06/2016 / 18:33

    Great tips and amazing pics!Your swimsuit is absolutely stunning!


    Tamara –

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:56

      Glad you like it Tamara! 🙂

  11. 01/06/2016 / 18:37

    Stella, this images are all breathtaking and I love your swimsuit! Plus, I agree with you: You get what you pay for indeed! Knowing your body is super important before buying swim wear, totally agree! Great post!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:56

      Thank you Vanessa! Glad you like it! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:58

      Thanks Chiara!

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:58

      Thank you Filipa!

  12. 02/06/2016 / 04:50

    these are great ideas! I need to trying mix and matching mine, though a classic black one piece like yours is super chic too!! Great post! xo~ Lena

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:58

      Thank you Lena! 🙂

  13. 02/06/2016 / 10:50

    You are very sexy and beautiful girl, love your swimsuit

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:58

      Thank you!

  14. 02/06/2016 / 19:23

    Your photos are amazing! I just found your blog and I love it! I like to mix and match and I always wear different colours and patterns whilst in the beach! 🙂 Cannot wait for my vacation at the end of the month! 🙂 kisses from Cyprus!


    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:59

      Thank you Yiota, I am so glad you stopped by! Kisses from Mykonos and wish you a beautiful vacation 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 10:59

      Thank you my dear!

  15. 03/06/2016 / 01:22

    Excellent tips! Your bathing suit is lovely, I especially love the detail in the back, very chic. These photos are absolutely gorgeous, such a beautiful backdrop.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Keisha xo

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:00

      Thank you so much Keisha, I hope you are having a great week so far! xx

  16. 03/06/2016 / 11:22

    **wolf whistles** oh my gosh could you be anymore gorgeous! Your body is incredible and this swimsuit fits you perfectly- quality is totally worth the price! These photos are incredible, the contrast of the very blue sea against the houses is so dreamy. I tend to opt for separates as I find that they fit my body type better but maybe I should invest in some ruffles?

    Rachel xx

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:02

      Thank you my friend! I need to invest in some ruffles too, especially for the top haha 🙂 By the way, how amazing are your looks from MBAFW? And love your shorter and wavy hair style, looks amazing on you! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by! Kisses xx

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:12

      Thank you! 🙂

  17. 04/06/2016 / 01:45

    Looks like a fabulous day on the boat! That swimsuit looks amazing on you. I love when the suit has ruching to help hide any problem areas haha.

    xx Yasmin

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:12

      Thank you Yasmin 😀

  18. 05/06/2016 / 14:34

    Love your swimsuit! Perfectly fits to your figure Thanx for tips x Photos are stunning! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:14

      Thank you Wioletta! 😀

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:14

      Thank you Bukky, I am glad I’ve helped! I hope find what you are looking for! Hugs xx

    • Stella Asteria
      07/06/2016 / 11:13

      Thank you my dear, indeed I was so relaxed finally after a long week! It was really great going to Rhenia with our friends! Glad you stopped by and liked my tips 🙂 Have a great day! xx

      • 07/06/2016 / 13:53

        You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed yourself! You deserve it! #WorkHardPlayHarder Xx

    • Stella Asteria
      11/06/2016 / 17:37

      Thank you so much my dear! xx

  19. 21/06/2016 / 13:14

    Not just the swimsuit, the way you capture the moment looks so cool. I love the color scheme

    Khanh | Best shoes 2016

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:06

      Thank you Khanh 🙂

  20. 22/06/2016 / 12:42

    This looks beautiful, wonderful photos, beautiful look.

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:06

      Thank you Christopher!

  21. 23/06/2016 / 20:18

    You look phenomenal, and that swimsuit is so perfect on you! Gorgeous photos, and great tips!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:06

      Thank you so much my gorgeous!! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      01/07/2016 / 13:13

      Thank you Elisa, I am so happy to have inspired you! 😀

  22. 03/07/2016 / 12:25

    I’m so in love with all the photos! The views are really breathtaking!
    When it comes to swimwear I never know what to go for. I’m still looking for the perfekt bikini for this summer but I am also cosindering buying a swimsuit because they just look so interesting I think! They are not the best for tanning but they just look so nice with shorts or a skirt on and if it’s not too sunny they are great!

    • Stella Asteria
      04/07/2016 / 09:45

      Thank you for pointing this out Olivia, indeed one piece swimsuits are not the best option for an even tan. I do choose them cause I go rarely to the beach and when I do I do not stay long under the sun, but if you are looking for an even and tropical suntan then a bikini is the best option! xx

  23. 12/07/2016 / 18:59

    This post is amazing, so fresh and joyous. And you darling look so stunning. This year I also chose a one piece swimsuit!!!

  24. Stella Asteria
    16/07/2016 / 19:33

    Thank you my dearest, I am very glad you like it! Looking forward to your new website 😀 Kisses!

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