Selecting the Right Swimsuit

If the results of my informal poll the other day are any indication, there are few things, when it comes to clothing, that give women more anxiety than swimsuit shopping. First, there is the process of weeding through the multitudes of possibilities, and then there is the actual wearing of it. Finding the right swimsuit that is designed for your figure can go a long way toward quieting that anxiety. When looking for the ideal swimwear, what you are going for is something that makes you look good proportionally, that creates an hourglass figure, and will disguise what you consider to be your trouble spots. If you want to camouflage your tummy, look for a suit that flatters and firms. Shirring should be good, color blocking, and asymmetrical patterns are ideal. If you want to minimize your hips, you need to find a suit that flatters the leg. You should look for a suit that is cut up higher on the leg, because it makes your hips look smaller. Dark bottoms are good. Also try to find a swimsuit with visual interest across the top to take your eye away from the hip area. Tankinis and two-piece suits are great if you have a long torso. The emphasis at the waist takes the focus off the length of your torso. If you have a full bust, do not despair. There are many swimsuits that come in D-F cups. These suits provide support and coverage, yet are still very much in fashion. Retailers have come to realize that there are many full busted ladies out there who want great looking swimsuits. You can find them with and without wires and with tummy control if you desire. If you have the opposite issue with a small bust, there are swimsuits that will provide cleavage and fullness. To start, look for suits that have push-up cups or pads inside. Shirring, ruffles and embellishments across the bust also add some fullness. My best tip is to shop for a swimsuit on a day you are feeling confident and are in good spirits. Now hit the beach and let the sun shine!!


My favorite website for swimwear, including plus size, is

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