5 Tips to Find the Perfect Swimsuit
When selecting any form of clothing, always keep in mind people come in diverse figures and sizes. It is also important to understand the purpose of buying swimwear and to take a close look at the material or fabric used in making it.
While selecting swimwear for women, keep these three things in mind:
- Swimwear fabric
- Swimwear purpose
- Wearers’ figure
For frequent swimmers, their swimwear will be exposed to a lot of chemicals used in the pools. Chlorine is a widely used chemical and a bleaching agent. Chances are that the swimsuit will bleach with the passage of time, which will make it loose. Swimwear that resist chlorine and retain their shape, mostly dry quickly.
It is important for everyone to find swimwear that can resist ultra violet rays at the pool and also makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.
- Colors are used to flaunt the figure. Use bright colors to focus on a full figure. Otherwise, use compact colors.
- Dark purples and navy blues are good colors for light skin. Perky colors are better for darker skin.
- Select frilled fabric to hide a broader waistline and ruffles for those who want to add a little volume.
The time spent in the pool and the level of activity dictate what design and style of swimwear is required. If you are a leisurely swimmer, a string bikini can work best. But if you are into more serious swimming, you will need something extra.
When selecting swimwear for women, swimwear intended for sports activities will provide structure and backing.
Swimmer’s body shape
A swimmer’s figure is important when choosing the correct swimwear. It is imperative to be truthful and keep the body shape of the swimmer in focus.
Small upper body or chest: If the body is small in ratio to the legs, choose a bathing suit that stretches the imprint of muscularity. A bikini with a halter-top and bottoms that stand short on the hips highlight the bust and shoulders.
Long upper body: Go for one-piece bathing suit or bikinis with high-cut legs to offer the hint of long legs. High-cut legs curtail the trunk and increase the legs.
Pear shaped bodies have existed as the bane of women. To elevate a pear shape, try combining an eye-catching bikini or tank top with passive bottoms in a dark color. This kind of swimsuit will attract focus to the more tempting features.
For all bust sizes, designers now feature one piece swimsuits and bikini tops with a built in bra. If you have a large bust, look for traditional swimwear transversely cut at the top with wide set straps to diminish the bust. Also, try a bikini top with a concealed underwire for further support. If you have a small bust, enhance your curves and elusive cleavage with a bikini top with triangle-shaped cups and a tie-front. These will enhance the shape of your small bust.
Find a swimsuit in darker colors in a plus size to get a slimming effect. But it is not necessary to depend exclusively on black swimsuits. Deep reds and blues will have the identical result and are a little more suitable for summer entertainment.
To emphasize curves, choose a snug swimsuit with a distinct waist and a high percentage of lycra–spandex fabrics. A high-cut leg can help trim the legs and hips.
Select a tankini in place of a bikini or single cut. Bikinis completely uncover a wiggly tummy, and trying to squeeze into a bodysuit will not slim the belly, but in fact highlight it.
Article by Sherry Chiang