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3 Tips for Selecting a Flattering Swimsuit

Let’s be honest, when it comes to getting ready for a nice and balmy vacation in a highly Instagrammable tropical beach town or resort, one of the first things that’ll pop into your mind if you’re like most women is finding a swimsuit that suits your figure perfectly.

Of course, it’s important to remember that everyone is built very differently and that no one needs to push themselves to be the perfect vogue cover girl. However, there are so many different types of swimsuits out there that you would be remiss if you didn’t know all your options and went for the perfect one. That said if you’re in the market for a new swimsuit, we highly recommend that you check out ladies swim wear because they have some killer designs and accessories. So, let’s get on to our top three tips for choosing the best swimsuit for you!

  1. Find something that covers up “problem areas

Let’s be honest, we’re all works in progress and its common to feel like certain areas on our bodies are “problem areas”. Being self-conscious about these areas that we’re still working on is absolutely not the ideal situation, because come on you’re at a beach, sipping on an ice-cold mojito, watching a delicious sunset, letting the powdery sand play between your toes, last thing you need is a nagging thought wondering if people are looking at your tummy. Either which way we always promote body positivity, so if you’re ready to throw caution to the wind and say to hell with what people think, go for it. Whatever helps you feel like the boss you are.

  • Looking for the perfect fit

Ok now this one’s super important. When looking for a swimsuit the first thing that you should be concerned about is whether it fits, especially around the bust. You don’t want a swimsuit so tight that you feel like you’re literally bursting out of it, and you don’t want something that feels like you’re wearing two curtains. Find something that fits properly, or God forbid, you’ll be adjusting yourself constantly. Not fun! So, what is the perfect fit?

If your girls are a little on the larger side, make sure you find something that has some thick, adjustable straps and some high quality double stitched bands (think tankinis or one pieces). Also make sure that you find specific cup sizes rather than the generic small, medium, or large to help get the perfect fit.

If the girls are on the smaller side and you want them to look a little bigger, go for embellishments and ruffles. Padding, vibrant colors and patterns also help.

  • Look for something that helps with your proportions

If you aren’t satisfied with your proportions, (don’t worry you’re in the majority) go for a swimsuit that will counteract it. For example, if your shoulders feel too broad, you can select swimwear with asymmetrical necklines, if you have a pear-shaped body, look for a cutaway style that will accentuate your narrow waist.

At the end of the day, all we want is for you to feel comfortable, there’s nothing worse than feeling really insecure by revealing too much skin or holding yourself back by covering up too much, so make sure you’re comfortable and have a great time.

Carma Gatson
the authorCarma Gatson