Buying a swimsuit can be both a daunting and exciting experience. When summer comes around, most people are likely already looking for the latest collections and styles to purchase and show off at the beach. While most people are drooling over all the latest designer collections and working out to get their bodies beach ready; there’s a small group of people who are content with the swimsuit they’ve been wearing for the past couple of years.
The reason for this is not because they’re frugal or because they don’t enjoy the newest designs, but because they understand the value of a good swimsuit. Most people tell themselves they have nothing new to wear, but other people know what it’s like to wear something new and feel uncomfortable with their new clothing. Clothes should fit your body and feel comfortable, and swimsuits are no exception.
First, body shape has to be taken into consideration when purchasing a swimsuit. There are several different body shapes and you need to learn what your body shape is before you purchase a swimsuit; especially if it’s an expensive designer brand that you want to keep for a long time. The most common body shapes are Boyish, Apple, Hourglass and Pear.
People with Apple bodies have similar bust and waist sizes that are slightly larger than their hips. The best swimsuit for an Apple body would be a one-piece because it offers plenty of support for the bust and provides support to flatten the stomach area.
Hourglass figure means that your bust and hips are similar in size but smaller than your waist. Halter swimsuits are recommended if you have an Hourglass figure.
Pear-shaped bodies are when your waist and bust are similar in size but smaller than hips. Swimsuits with adjustable bottoms are the perfect match for pear-shaped bodies.
If you have no significant differences between your bust, hips and waist; then you are considered to have a slender and boyish figure. Women with boyish figures can wear layered swimsuits, and frill swimsuits are also an option.
Of course, there are always exceptions to these rules and you should try out a variety of differing swimsuits before you ultimately make up your mind. Use this as a guideline and take this advice with a grain of salt, but do keep in mind your body shape and the importance of wearing a well-fitting swimsuit.
Colours and patterns should also be considered when picking a swimsuit. If you arrive at the beach with a pair of Hawaiian sandals, then you want colours that match your sandals and don’t contrast too much especially if you want to stand out or make a fashion statement. Use bright colours and unique patterns if you want to draw attention to certain parts of your body, and use dull or solid colours without patterns if you want to avoid pointing out a certain quality.
Choosing the perfect swimsuit can make you feel a hundred times more comfortable, but it’s important to take time when picking. Visit multiple stores, ask for advice and never rush the decision.