Listen up Ladies! With our days getting warmer and Summer literally just around the corner, our attention is already looking at ways to keep cool and as such, the thought of heading to the beach is in the forefront of of our minds, along with the dread of baring flesh.
However, you needn’t panic!
Instead, embrace your curves and get excited as ladies plus size swimsuits are light years ahead of what they used to be and are now offering more choices and styles than ever before. Stripes, solid colours, exotic and subtle prints are among the favourites.
So, if you are looking for a new cossie for this Summer, then here are 10 tips to keep in mind when shopping for beach wear that flatters your body type.
10 Quick Tips For Helping You Choose Your Next Swim Outfit
Do you consider yourself to be vertically challenged, then you can add the illusion of length by opting for some vertical stripes.
Think that your legs are your most flattering feature? If so, check out some high-cut thigh options to play up your pins.
Are you like me and sporting more than a C-cup, then you will want to look for swimwear that offers support in the form of padding or my personal favourite, under-wire.
Overall, dark colours such as black offer a slimming effect.
Wide shoulder straps offer more support and comfort.
For apple shapes or women with a larger tummies, try a tankini as they accentuate the smaller part of the waist. They are also fashionable and fun and you can mix and match the colours.
Another great tip is to look for swimsuits that offer tummy control. Kinda like wearing your favourite pair of Spanks to the beach.
If donning a one-piece is more your style, then pay attention to the body length, you are looking for something that is comfortable and won’t ride up your butt or dig into your shoulders.
My personal favourite is a skirted bottom. This helps to camouflages the tops of your thighs and your buns.
If lounging around the pool is more your style, then consider a sarong or pareo wrap, super stylish and can be worn a few different ways.
Here’s a quick roundup of a few of my favourite styles to help you hit the beach this weekend.
- Target Shape Your Body Crossover One Piece Swimsuit
- Taking Shape Oasis One Piece
- Taking Shape Tropics Tankini & Tropics Swim Brief – sold separately
- Taking Shape Aquatic One Piece
- Taking Shape Summer Shade Cover Up
- Kmart Cross Front One Piece Swimsuit
Whatever style you choose, ensure that comfort is your number one priority, that way you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in, on or by the water a lot more and you’ll feel and look confident.
I hope that this post was helpful for you and if you have any more tips on how to choose a great pair of togs, then let me know in the comments section below.
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