Summer is upon us and it is time to go shopping for a swimsuit. Many women dread this shopping trip. Buying a swimsuit that looks good on you can be a trying experience. Regardless of your body type, there are a few tips and tricks to help you pick out the perfect swimsuit.
If your waistline is what you desire to camouflage, you should shop for a swimsuit that has gathers on one side, draping fabric, or meshing on the sides. This draws the eye away from your trouble spot and creates an illusion of a thinner waist. Choose tight fabric, but make sure you purchase the right size.
If your desire is to make your bust line look larger, you should make sure that the swimsuit you choose offers either under-wire or some other form of support. The push-up effect will make your bust appear larger. A sweetheart neckline will frame the face and give the illusion that the bust line is larger. Horizontal stripes will draw the eye toward the bust line; this combined with the above suggestions will give the appearance of a larger bust area.
Many women wish to make their bust line appear smaller. Solid color suits will minimize the bust line appearance. Suits with square necklines and high necklines will also camouflage the appearance of large breasts. It is important that you choose a suit with a cup size that matches your breast size; otherwise, you will find yourself spilling out of the suit. Suits with ruffles and bows around the waist area will draw the eye away from the bust line giving the appearance of smaller breasts.
Camouflaging your butt and hips can be a little tricky. Black is widely known as a slimming color. If your goal is to make these areas appear smaller, your swimsuit should be black, or at least have a black lower half. Be sure that you choose a suit that provides ample coverage for your bottom. If you are concerned about this area, you will not want spillage. Avoid swimsuits that have a pattern or detail on the hip area, this will draw the eye toward this area.
Making your legs appear longer is a goal for many women. Swimsuits with high cut legs make your legs appear longer; however, be aware that if you are self-conscious about your thighs, this type of suit will bear them. If you choose this option, you may want to purchase a matching swim skirt to compliment and camouflage the trouble areas.
Suits with higher contents of Lycra can help with those embarrassing bulges that sometimes spill over and out of your swimsuit. Being certain to choose a suit the right size for you is important, though this is not always the only thing you should consider. Swimsuits with lower Lycra content can look great, but have the tendency to lift and tighten while pushing bulges out the sides.
If you have the body type that allows you to wear a two-piece swimsuit, you probably know it. If you question whether a two-piece is for you, you should opt for the tankini. This is a two-piece swimsuit that has many style options. The tankini has a tank-top style top with a matching bottom. The top is pretty much standard, as far as tankini’s go, however you can choose from bikini type bottoms for less coverage, boy short type bottoms for maximum coverage, or short bottoms which give the appearance of wearing a pair of shorts.
Swimsuit shopping can be a headache and cause undue stress. If you follow the guidelines outlined above, you will take some of the guesswork out of picking out your suit and have the ability to choose the swimsuit that flatters your body the best. Swimsuit shopping does not have to be the most dreaded part of your summer. Allow yourself plenty of time to try on many swimsuits so that you can choose the one that is right for you.