For many women, swimwear is a tender topic, and with fair reason. It is one of the pieces of clothing that will leave you feeling vulnerable more than most others, due to the fact that it leaves very little to the imagination. But just because you’ll be wearing little, doesn’t mean that it has to be unflattering. In fact, if you use some of the lessons to follow in this article, you will be well on your way to create a classy, streamlined look, no matter what your body type is.
Know your body
The perfect piece of swimwear is not about the cut, colour or design of the individual piece. Rather, what you should be considering, is how the piece you are interested in, can function to help you make the best of your body type.
If you thought that shopping for underwear was tough, you should probably mentally prepare yourself for swimsuit shopping! While it is true in both cases that the perfect fit is crucial, but while your underwear is very seldom on display, the unavoidable part of swimwear is that it puts your body on display. The good news is – there’s no reason for this to leave you feeling panicked. There are several options available so that you can dress for your particular shape, whatever that may be.
These little guys are excellent for creating a bit of extra coverage for those who are not quite ready to give up on the idea of a two-piece suit, but who are not ready to bare a lot of skin. The added bonus of the ability to mix and match makes the tankini a popular choice for many people.
A traditional favourite, bikinis offer the least coverage, but are amazingly comfortable swimsuits for women to wear, as they are the least restrictive of all the designs.
These pieces offer the most coverage, and is a wonderful solution about those who are insecure about their tummy area. Cover up all stretch marks and wobble bits with a well-cut one piece, and feel your confidence soaring!
I’m very sporty – what’s best for me?
Women who participate in local or international swimming competitions need something that provides enough support, but which can withstand the onslaught of multiple exposures to chlorine and other chemicals, without losing its structural integrity or fading. Even in the case of athletic swimsuits, you will be best advised to make your selection based on your body type, as this is a sure fire way of ensuring both your comfort while wearing the piece, and your freedom of movement.
Investigate the design, material and cut when you are looking for a sporty swimsuit, as athletic swimsuits in particular can be very awkward when worn a size too big. Not only will extra bagginess affect your performance, it can also leave you at risk of accidentally exposing yourself, as bagginess will leave you less securely covered than a well-fitting suit would have!