How to Buy Great Fitting Swimwear

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Going to the beach can be a lot of fun, but if you don't have the best fitting swimsuit, you may feel very self-conscious.  Often, it seems like everyone on the beach looks amazing but you.  However, all you need is great fitting swimwear and you'll look just as amazing as all the other people frolicking in the waves.  Here are some tips on finding the best swimwear.

Measure Yourself

Before you start looking, know your measurements.  Buying great fitting swimwear is like buying a wedding dress-you want it to fit perfectly.  You may even want to ask about alterations after trying something on.

Pick Swimwear that Fits Your Body

People have different shaped and different sized bodies, and the same look or style will not look the same on everyone.  It's very important to figure out which type of body you have and buy swimwear designed to flatter it.  For those who are small and thin, you may want to go with a halter bikini top that helps to emphasise your body's shape.  Swimwear that is done in bold, contrasting colours or features a strong pattern is also a good idea since it draws attention to you.

Those with a more pear-shaped body may want to hide behind large, one-piece swimsuits, but that's not always the best idea.  Instead, you should show off your legs and hips more.  Pants that tie at the side can help make your legs look longer and more streamlined.  A wrap or skirt that matches your top or coordinates with it is also a great idea. 

For athletes, go with a bikini and a pair of drawstring pants.  The pants can help make your hips look wider and complement your muscular build.  Swimwear with horizontal stripes also works well for those with an athletic build.

For the plus-sized swimmer, a one-piece with a V-neck works very well.  The neck both shows off your bust and will help to make your body look longer.  You can also wear a swim skirt or wrap to achieve this effect.  Swimwear with vertical stripes may also work well for you.

For those of you with a big bust, support is important.  Tops that tie in the back and at the neck are good for this.  In addition to providing support, they also make your cleavage look amazing and provide all the coverage you need.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02