May
24

Swimsuit Shopping Tips

Summer is here which means its time to go swimsuit shopping!
I am not going to lie but buying a swimsuit is the most PAINFUL experience, one that I don't look forward to at all but my family and I love beach vacations so its something I just can't avoid.

I try to have a glass of wine before swimsuit shopping, it takes the edge off plus I take a pair of wedges as it just helps ūüôā
Before you go shopping, the best thing you can do is to be honest with yourself so ask these questions -
1. What is my least favorite body part?
2. What is my best asset?
3. What is my style?
Once you have figured out what you absolutely want to camouflage and what you'd like to show off then picking a bathing suit to match your style will be easier.

Here are the most common ways to pick a swimsuit -
If you want to.......

Enhance a small bust - then add volume to your top and balance your bottom. 
Suits that suit you best:
- Padded tops- Frills, ruffles or ruching along bustline- Horizontal lines- Patterns (big or small)- Solid bikini bottoms
Detract from wide hips - then keep the focus on the top area.
Suits that will suit you best:
- Solid-color bottom with a printed top
- Skirted bottoms with a sexy tankini or bikini
- 
a low-cut suit with a plunging neckline


Camouflage a belly - then cinch your waist, draw your eyes away from your stomach, or camouflage it. 
Suits that will suit you best:
- Solid black or black color blocks- Belted or have a faux wrap- Bold florals or patterns, primarily in darker colors- Details on the bust- Tankinis that cover stomach
Minimize a big chest - then camouflage your top and balance your shape. 
Suits that suit you best:
- Those that support your bust- Customized bikini tops in your bra size
- Halter tops
- Underwire or wider straps- Dark tops, brighter or patterned bottoms
Appear Curvaceous - then give your body some curves. Suits that suit you best:- Cut outs around the mid-section- One shoulder suits- Suits with small patterns- Halter or sweetheart necklines- Color blocks
Here are some of my favorite swimsuits for this summer:
These swimsuits are good for many different types of figures.It could work for bustier women because of the support and halter neckline. But it could also would work for a small bust because of the padding and lift as well as the print. And because of the high waisted bottom, it could work for a woman who wants to camouflage some lower belly fat too. I love the retro prints and polka dots pattern.
JCrew Hot  dot Underwire Halter top and bottom
$ 52 each





Cote D'Azur Cherry Stargazer top & bottom
$88 each

This swimsuit is perfect for camouflaging a belly because of the blouson shape on top. I love the elegant look and color and would look really nice against a tanned skin tone. 
This swimsuit emsemble is good for women with wider hips and heavier thighs. The skirted bottom provides good coverage for all the areas that need it. If you have a heavier mid-section area then opt for a tankini otherwise choose a nice bikini!

Profile by Gottex Ruffle Tankini & Skirted Bottom
$78 each
Profile by Gottex Top & Bottom
$78 each

This gorgeous swimsuit by Spanx is flattering overall. It is made with the signature Spanx body contouring technology which will give the wearer a gorgeous hourglass waist enhanced even more by geometric patterns in gray and black. The beautiful and sexy style on the upper body would be a beautiful top worn with high waisted jeans or a pencil skirt making it the perfect two-in-one item.  


Spanx
$142
I love swimwear by Pucci! Its vibrant, sexy and so JLO ūüôā Its perfect for women who are petite built.
Pucci Green Bandean Bikini & Bottom
$395
Pucci Yellow Asymmetrical Bandeau One Piece
$420

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