Buying Swimwear: A Girl’s Guide to Rocking a Cute and Classy Swimsuit

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You hear the sound of waves crashing, the sun bathes your face, and the scent of ocean water infiltrates your nostrils.

It’s no wonder that beach season rivals Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year.

Well, if you’ve got the perfect swimsuit to go along with it.

Research shows that the market for swimwear is expected to surpass $20 billion by the year 2020. Clearly, a lot of people can’t wait for their beach and pool days each summer.

However, buying swimwear is one of the most stressful shopping trips a girl can make. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a guide for buying swimwear so that you can choose the most flattering style during your next shopping trip.

Let’s get started!

Buying Swimwear with Your Waist in Mind

Let’s talk about your waist for a second.

If you’re not crazy about how your waist looks, the good news is that you’ve got a couple of options for hiding it in a classy way.

First, look for one piece swimwear online. Feel free to select one that has shirred panels on the stomach area. Alternatively, you can pick one that comes in a solid, dark color.

Second, 1940s-style suits with high waists are also a great option. Again, stick with shirring or a dark hue.

If you’d prefer to show off your waist, then go with a tankini. This type of suit draws people’s eyes to the skin area that’s showing. So, it’s a perfect suit if you like your waist more than your bust or hips.

Your Bust

Let’s say you have a large bust. Your best swimwear option is boyshorts, as these will make the hips look a lot wider, no matter what color they are. As a result, your hips will match your bust, thus giving you that coveted hourglass shape.

Keep in mind, though, that boyshorts might not be completely comfortable for some ladies. So, make sure that your desired shorts will fit you appropriately before you buy them.

You may also want to go with a swimsuit that has wide straps and whose top part is a straight line. This will help to minimize the bust.

In addition, you could choose a bikini swimsuit top featuring an underwire as well as a strong chest band, as this will give you extra support. The right chest band will keep your boobs from jiggling. As a result, your bra will stay put, and you won’t have to worry about your boobs falling out.

Meanwhile, if your bust is smaller, you can’t go wrong with a halter top. A halter top draws attention to your bust, as does a triangle top.

A bikini top that ties in the front can likewise draw people’s eyes to your bust area and also pull your boobs closer together, thus making them appear larger.

Finally, a bandeau top is a great choice for making your bust look wider. If you have a pear-shaped figure and would like to achieve an hourglass look, select a top that has busy details, like ruffles.

Your Legs

If you want your legs to look longer, a high-cut bikini bottom is an excellent choice.

These bottoms are perfect for those who are short or who have long torsos.

How We Can Help

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