How to find the right swimsuit for you!

No matter what your body type, there are suits out there that will flatter you. The secret is knowing what to look for. Here are some tricks for finding a swimsuit.

Swimsuit season is upon us! And while many women cower at the thought of shopping for a new suit, it doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. No matter what your body type is, there are suits out there that will flatter you. You just need to know what to look for. Here are some tips on finding the right swimsuit.

Shop For Your Body Type

If you have a small bust: Look for a suit with light colors on top and dark on the bottom. The top should have molded bra cups or a push-up bra. Also try a top with ruffles, shirring, or horizontal stripes.

If you have a large bust: Look for tops with wide or adjustable straps, underwire support, boning, seamed cups, and/or sturdy linings. Tops with vertical stripes or patterns work well for large-chested women. Other great features are high necklines, full coverage at the armholes, and full bands under the chest. Avoid skimpy styles that gape open or lack structure, such as triangle tops.

If you have a long torso: Suits with larger patterns or high-cut legs will make your torso look shorter. Tankinis and two-piece styles with high-waisted bottoms work best for your shape.

If you have large hips and thighs: Try a dark, solid suit with a skirted bottom or with shorts attached. If you want a pattern, make it a smaller print. A higher-cut leg can make your thighs look slimmer, while wide shoulder straps that crisscross in the back bring attention away from the lower body. Suits with bright colors, deep necklines, and hardware above the waist will also focus attention on your upper half. Stay away from boy shorts, one-pieces with side cutouts, and embellished bottoms.

If you have a thick waist and tummy bulge: Look for suits with tummy-control panels or with gathers, pleats, or shirring at the waist.  V stripes at the waist and hips or a dark color around the middle will create an hourglass shape. If you prefer a two-piece, pick one with a high waistband that’s shirred or folded. Avoid tight-fitting tankinis, belt detailing, and string bottoms.

If you have a straight figure: Ruffles, rings, shirring, padding, and bold prints can all make a straight body look more curvaceous. Embellished bottoms bring attention to the hips and create the appearance of a waistline. Steer clear of vertical stripes, square necklines, and suits that are completely solid and free of accents or texture.

Find The Right Fit

Size up: Swimsuits tend to run small, and tight suits make you look heavier. So try on suits that are one size larger than your dress size.

Look for separates: Few bodies are perfectly proportionate. So, if you’re buying a two-piece, look for tops and bottoms you can buy separately (i.e., in different sizes).

Test the top: Slip your finger under the strap and lift it off your shoulder. There should be less than one inch of “give” between your shoulder and the strap. Straps should not bulge out or dig in. Don’t forget to lean over and make sure you’re not spilling out of the suit!

Assess the middle: The torso of a one-piece should lie flat against the body, with no puckering.

Check out the bottom: Sit down to make sure the suit does not ride up. The bottom should not be saggy or pinchy. Leg openings should not bulge or dig in to your skin. And there should be no pulling in the crotch.

 

STAY HOT IN 2016; MAKING SUMMER'S SWIMWEAR TRENDS WORK FOR YOU

Most Popular are Vintage Inspired, Digital Prints, Classis Style - and the most popular CLASHING PRINTS....Whether you’re headed to a resort in Mexico, your local beach or pool on your next trip, we’re betting the perfect swimsuit is pretty high up on your wish list this year. The sun has seemingly gone into hibernation this spring, especially in the Northeast (sorry guys), so you’re going to want to soak up as much sunny vitamin D as possible while you can. 

It’s really important when picking out your bikini that you bear in mind not only what cuts, styles and prints are in fashion this summer – although we will keep you up to speed, don’t worry – but also how this year’s trends will work for you and your body shape.

Watch for Vintage inspired swimwear which is absolutely huge for 2016 and so flattering for hourglass figures, so it’s time to channel your inner pin-up girl. Don’t go overboard though, the trick to keeping this look current is to go for a modern cut with a playful print or, conversely, a vintage style executed in a contemporary geometric print. You could even update an old swimsuit or bikini top by pairing it with high waisted bikini briefs, to add a touch of glamour to an otherwise modern look. For 2016 read more....digital prints have taken on a whole new level. Everything from tees to evening-wear are emblazoned with enhanced photography this season and bikinis are no exception. You’ve got to be pretty confident to pull this trend off but when it works, it looks amazing. Check out our swimwear brands.

If you’re more of a classic kind of girl then you can’t go wrong with Calvin Klein swimwear whose clean lines and sculpted silhouettes turn us green with envy. Particularly perfect for petite girls, since their sizes, alas, stop at a D cup.

Clashing prints have taken the fashion world by storm lately and it’s seeped into our swimwear this summer. Mismatching tops and bottoms creates a really interesting look and oozes a sense of fun. Emphasize the area you love the most with a bold print and draw attention away from problem areas whilst giving off the air that you’re simply too cool to properly match.

This also means we can get varied wears out of different bikinis, which definitely means you can spend more, right?

So, no matter what your body type, there are swimsuits out there that WILL flatter you. The secret is knowing what to look for.... Here are some tricks for finding a swimsuit.