The first thing to consider when on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit, is where you plan on shopping. Try to stick to shops or boutiques that specialize in plus size clothing and bathing suits, as the staff members tend to have the most knowledge about various materials, designers, brands and styles. Because they deal strictly with plus-size attire, they have helped clients of all ages, sizes and taste, and can usually give worthy advice about the right fit for you.
While it may seem ridiculous to spend a lot of money on something you only plan on wearing in hot weather or in the pool, you will get what you pay for. Just as a good-quality bra offers the support that cheap ones often lack, a well-made bathing suit will do wonders for your figure. Quality fabric and design will flatter your body and make you feel secure, whereas some of the inexpensive options may feel like a thin piece of material that could fall off at any moment. And while a good quality bathing suit may be a big expense initially, it will likely save you money in the long run, as it will last longer and eliminate the need to purchase a new one every season. Additionally, quality suits will usually come with care instructions to help the colour stay vibrant and the material strong.
A hot new bathing suit trend this summer is one that flatters every body type. Retro-style bikinis with high-waisted bottoms are all the rage, and have even been spotted on celebrities. The bottoms tend to go up above the belly button, covering most of the stomach area while accentuating – or creating – the classic female hourglass shape. Have fun with the top by sticking to a retro pattern such as polka dots, or try the vintage look of a ruffled mermaid halter. Bikinis don’t have to be skimpy or exposing – by choosing this style of two-piece, you’re sure to feel secure and stylish.
One-piece bathing suits continue to evolve from the streamlined sporty look to something much more trendy – and enviable. This summer, look for one-pieces that provide stomach and back coverage while exposing small windows of skin on the side. Whether it’s a suit with slits or strings on the side, this option is a great way to show a bit of skin without giving away the whole show.
If you’d prefer to stay mostly covered up, but still want the feel of some exposure, go for a sheer look. Try a one-piece suit with areas of sheer fabric around the midline, or look for one that has windows of sheer material at the hips. Whatever the design, this fabric option adds a sexy element to more conservative swimwear.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to bathing suits, which means you may need to try on a variety of styles and patterns before finding the right for you. Whatever style you decide on, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your pick – otherwise, your new suit is more likely to stay in your closet than to be soaking up some rays poolside.
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