To those of you who have let yourself go, I bet you hating on bikini season now. To those of you who have worked every single day so far just to show of your toned-ness (Yes, I just made that word up. It is my blog after all), you might possibly have OCD. And to those who like me, tend to eat too much, exercise too little, but know when it’s time to reverse those two, than I have put a little swimwear i.d. system in place. Okay that was kind of just for laughs. Some of us are blessed with even proportions (I am so not one of those) and some of us aren’t, but it doesn’t mean you should avoid the beach or dress like an Eskimo for the occasion. I say play up your best asset’s and divert attention from your not so awesome sides
So here are my finest tips when shopping for swimwear:
1. Don’t try your swimwear in the changing rooms. Why? Cheap lighting and the tiny space can play Jedi-mind tricks on you. It’ll have you looking frumpy. I suggest you take it home, try it on and if it isn’t working for you, return it. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE SLIPS, SINCERELY EVERYONE.
2. When buying bright colours, like say red or fuchsia pink. Test a small patch to see it doesn’t run colour. Nothing scares people more (besides a shark sighting) than period blood floating around.
3. Who doesn’t love monokini’s? But can you really deal with you patterned tan lines. Choose wisely.
4. Don’t purchase swimwear if it’s too small, thinking “Oh I’ll lose the extras by the time I need to use it”. Even if it’s on sale. Don’t.
5. Be open minded when shopping, because it doesn’t look great on the rack, doesn’t mean it won’t look smoking on you.
Before you invade the beach, take note:
If you feel you fall into the flat-chested category; than details like horizontal stripes, fringing, ruffles and triangle tops will add that extra volume you want. I don’t know about boob-tubes because to me it emphasises the lack of bust and whenever I have seen some one wearing this look, they had to keep pulling it up. Loving these:
If you have a bit of a tummy; look for pieces that have coverage. Details towards your bust draw attention there and a cami-top style is great too, but make sure it’s long enough. Also buying black is great because it does all the work for you but too me it is a bit boring, so if you do find a great find spice it up with accessories. Look for items, like so:
If you’ve been blessed with an extra busty bust, than you should keep in mind the support and structure of the swimsuit. V-necks are great because they show the right amount of cleavage but still keep you together. Try a thick-strapped halter or a supportive band top to keep you from spilling. Keep these in mind: