How to Pick the Best Cover-Up for Your Body Type

Learn how to pick the bathing suit cover-up that best flatters your body type from swimsuit expert Candace Draper in this Howcast video.


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You don't have to have the perfect body to look great in a bathing suit -- just the perfect swimsuit! Let swimwear expert Candace Draper show you which style best flatters every kind of figure -- including women built like Kim Kardashian -- in these videos. Candace also advises how to pick a monokini, tankini, one-piece swimsuit, or bandeau bikini; what to look for in a bikini top; how not to look fat in a bathing suit; how to choose the best size swimsuit; and much more.



Hello, My name is Candance Draper and I'm a fit expert here at Canyon Beachwear. Everyone that works here at Canyon Beachwear is a fit expert. We know everything there is to know about bikinis. It's kinda eat, breath, sleep bikinis. So we're like the girlfriend you forgot to bring into the store. You can also find us online or at you can find us on Facebook and twitter as well under canyonbeachwear and today we're gonna be talking about swimwear. Ashley and Maria are wearing two of my personal favorites. Ashley has on our vitamin a crocheted diamond pattern cover up. It is a poncho and it's absolutely gorgeous. It's white and gold and it has the cutest little hood. She looks like she's ready to go to the beach and just relax all day long, go by the bonfire and just really cuddle up in her cute little poncho. It can really fit any size, any body type. So cute, so lightweight, so functional. So it's great coverup for even more than just a coverup. Great buy all around. Maria has on our full length ViX. Leopard print wonder. It is a full length dress that can be a dress, a coverup, anything you want it to be but the pattern and the material are just like butter. It's so soft, so versatile. It's got the poncho weave sleeves. So she puts her arm out, it's got the full length of the poncho style. It has a tie back so you can kind of adjust it and make it more fitted. It also ties up here so it's not gonna fall off your shoulders. With the black piping and the little gold ViX emblem. It's just perfect for poolside, beach, you know, getting on the plane and going to the Bahamas, wherever you're gonna go. And the hat she has, is a Scala hat that we offer in many different colors. It's a wide brim so it's really gonna get the sun out of your face. And the best part about it is it's UPF protected so the sun can't get through. It's got about fifty UPF. So protect those faces, no wrinkles.


  • Canyon Beachwear

    Canyon Beachwear, which opened its first shop in Santa Monica in 1979, understands that swimsuits can be a very big deal. Now in our third decade, we have the experience, selection, customer service and prestige to be recognized year after year by prominent fashion publications like Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Women’s Wear Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, InStyle and Los Angeles Magazine. We have the largest year-round selection of ladies’ designer swimwear and resort wear, with pieces from over 50 manufacturers. On trend, we consistently provide unique, fashionable styles from the most current swimwear lines.