I know, I know. It’s only April. But summer will be here before you know it. (I swear!)
In my part of the country, our spring is usually a very short season. We basically go from winter to summer with only a week or two of mild spring-like temperatures and weather in between. So while I don’t want to rush though my short spring season, I do want to talk a little bit about swimming suits with you today.
The reason I think now is the best time to start thinking about swimming suits is because they’ve already started showing up in stores!
But before you go out and buy a cute new swimming suit (or 10, I won’t judge!), please keep these tips in mind for finding the suit that fits your body best.
Athletic or Bigger on the Top
If you have an athletic build with broad shoulders and/or a bigger chest, you definitely need to find a swimming suit with lots of support for your full-figured top half. But this doesn’t mean that you can have a cute one-piece or even a sexy two-piece suit. Support doesn’t always mean thick straps or something your grandma would wear. Halter straps offer great support. Here are a couple of examples of great suits with support that are still cute!
Straight or Petite
When you don’t have many curves you can either try to fake some more curves by wearing suit bottoms with ruffles on the booty of your suit and/or a top with padding to enhance your figure. The other option is to take advantage of your slim figure with some skimpier suits that other body types can’t generally wear, like a string bikini. Just make sure you avoid flat bandeau tops that make your already small figure appear even flatter. Here are some cute options for your body type.
Pear or Bigger on the Bottom
Just the opposite of the athletic body type we talked about earlier, you have a bigger bottom half and smaller top half. If you are bigger on the bottom and you want to conceal your booty, avoid suits with loud prints on the bottoms. This is a great reason to mix and match. By wearing a printed top and solid bottom you can draw attention away from your larger bottom half. You should also avoid skimpy bottoms and go for suits with more coverage, like boy shorts, hipsters, or briefs. Here are some cute suits for the pear shape.
Summertime and swimming is a fun time of year. It would be a shame to let your body image or insecurities about swimming suits affect your summer fun. The key to feeling confident in your suit is to buy one that fits your body type and makes you feel confident!
What’s your favorite style of swim suit?