Shopping for a new swimsuit can be a tough process. There are so many different cuts, styles, prints, and colors to choose from and so shopping for a suit can be a difficult task for many women. Finding a swimsuit for your body shape does not have to be difficult if you follow these tips.
First, determine your body shape. Understand which areas you would like to emphasize and those that you would like to blend or disguise. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes and all can and should feel beautiful in a swimsuit. You may have an hourglass figure, a pear shape, an apple shape, or a straight figure. Also your body could be a combination or variation of several of these shapes. No body is exactly like another. Embrace this. You don’t need to fit into a skimpy bikini like a Victoria’s Secret model to look fantastic in a suit. Find a suit that will allow you to feel comfortable, covered, and beautiful all in one–it IS possible!
First, you should try to shop for a bathing suit at a swimsuit boutique or shop. These stores are ideal because the salespeople who work there are experts on finding swim suits to fit different bodies. They will be able to recommend suits that they believe will look best on you better than a salesperson at a larger store that sells items outside of swimwear. They can also take your bra measurements to ensure you are trying on swimsuits that will fit you appropriately and offer the most coverage. Be open to the different styles they may suggest, even if you didn’t think it was something you would like, it may surprise you!
Next, consider your body type when choosing suits on your own to try on. If you are large chested you should consider a suit that offers a lot of coverage on top. Make sure this top is very supportive so you that you will feel absolutely secure while moving or swimming in your swimsuit. Also, two-piece bathing suits are ideal for women with large chests since your top and bottom are likely different sizes. You may need a medium bottom and a large top, which is totally okay!
If you are small busted, you may consider a swimsuit top that offers some added push up or padding to enhance your bust line. Also, try to choose a bottom with a higher waistline. This can help draw attention to your petite figure and even give the effect of lengthening your legs significantly.
If you are self-conscious about your hips, try an option that will sit loosely on this area. A cut away suit is a helpful idea. Another option is to buy a suit with a sarong that can gently tie around your hips or waist to add some coverage.
These are just some examples of suits to look for depending on your body type. All in all, don’t shy away from trying to a wide variety of styles to find one that works best with your body’s shape and curves.
Whether you are shopping at Victoria’s Secret, a boutique, Target, or Camo Trading swimwear, taking the time to consider your shape and the suits that will flatter it most. This will help you feel beautiful, comfortable, and ready to strut your stuff all summer long!