5 Tips To Get Your Ideal Swimsuit Fit
While all of us are hot to trot on the idea of wooing the man of our dreams while wearing the sexiest of bikinis, our reality may be a little more, well... complicated.
Regardless of how sexy you may actually be, chances are you are petrified of the world seeing you in a swimsuit. So nervous, in fact, that you may even not ownone – and have no plans of remedying the situation.
You aren't alone.
Fashion expert Cyla Weiner, says that in more than 30 years in the swimsuit industry, she has never met a woman who thinks picking out swimwear is actually enjoyable. "One thing that is consistent is that women hate shopping for swimsuits," Weiner says. "People always scrutinize their own bodies."
Fortunately, help exists as designers create swimwear with different body types in mind -- and because of this, Weiner says the perfect suit does exist.
If you want to camouflage your tummy, look for a suit that flatters and firms. Shirring, color blocking, asymmetrical patterns and surplice suits are good to take control of the mid-section. This season's monokini is another choice that can provide a slimming illusion with a sexy appearance. (And if you want some tummy-toning tips, look here!)
Don't despair, ladies! There are many suits -- both one piece and two piece styles -- that come in D-F cups. These suits provide support and coverage and are very much in fashion. Vendors have come to realize that there are many full busted gals out there who want great looking suits that provide support and are attractive. You can find them with and without wires and with tummy control if you desire.
Many swimsuits -- both one-piece and bikini styles -- are available that will provide cleavage and fullness. Look for suits that have push up cups or pads inside. Shirring across the bust is also good and embellishments on the upper area also add some fullness. Find one with ruffles or a big and busy design to add emphasis to that area. (Psst: Want to make your breasts look bigger? Learn how to enhance your cleavage with makeup.)
Have thighs that are a little bit larger than you'd like? You should try to find a swimsuit that takes the eye away from that area. Skirted tankinis are a great option, as are swimdress suits or boy short suits (jogger style).
For the hippy girls among us, you need to find a suit that flatters the leg. Look for a suit that is cut up higher on the leg, because the it will make your hips look smaller (particularly because of the steep angle). Dark bottoms are good. For more hip-minimizing tricks, try to find a swimsuit that has an interesting design or pattern across the top to take the eye away from the hip area.
Suits are available in long lengths, while tankinis and two-piece suits are great for long torsos, too. Why? Emphasis at the waist deemphasizes the length of your torso.
One last rule
While fashionistas don't always completely agree on "rules" like those above, there is one thing they all do say: everyone's a little bit different, and you need to find what youthink most flatters you -- and, above all, what makes you feel comfortable.
For more tips on finding your fit, check out SheKnows' Ultimate Swimwear Guide!