Need New Swimwear? Here’s How to Find Your Style
Spring isn’t the only time to find some new swimwear. There’s deals and bargains to be found as most retailers focus on winter clothing. Can’t wait for next summer? Are you thinking about your next visit to the beach, but worrying about not having a beach body? Rest assured, if you can get your body to the beach, you can consider it a beach body. We’ll take care of the rest in this handy guide to help you look your best in a swimsuit, no matter what build you are, or whether you prefer wearing a bikini, a full-piece swimsuit, or a tankini. What’s a tankini, anyway? Keep reading for this, and other handy tips!
It’s not an age thing.
Society teaches many bad habits and beliefs, one of which is that bikinis are inappropriate after a certain age, or if you have a certain body type. This outdated thinking is thankfully moving aside, in favour of an “anything goes” mentality. The bottom line? If you want to wear a bikini and if you feel good wearing one, you should! However, regardless of age and build, there is another group of people who are not comfortable in bikinis, regardless of any of the above. If this sounds like you, head straight for that comfy one-piece that makes you feel safe and covered, and don’t let anyone tell you why you shouldn’t. It’s all about feeling good in what you’re wearing, and if you feel good, you look good!
The practicality of each piece
A wide range of cuts, shapes, designs, and even different levels of technological intervention when it comes to providing support, performance and coverage are available for swimsuits for women. However, we do need to look at the very obvious fact that, regardless of what piece you choose, no swimsuit is going to give you 100% coverage. So, when you choose, you will need to make all the right decisions around what you would like to underplay or emphasize when you strut your stuff in your new swimsuit.
If you are heavy-chested, which is to say a D-cup and above, you will greatly benefit from buying your swimwear like you would buy your lingerie – by actual measurement and not by department store sizes, like small, medium, and large.
What is a tankini, though?
Offering more coverage than a regular bikini, on account of having a longer, tank-style top, a tankini offers all the benefits of better coverage, with all the comfort of a two-piece. As with a bikini, the ground rule is to pick colours that make you happy and which look good on you.
Even if you find a piece you really like in a store, make sure that it can withstand everything you intend to use it for – a dainty, detailed, beaded piece is unlikely to hold up to intensive fitness training. A sturdy, chlorine-resistant training suit would be a far better option under these circumstances!
Also bear in mind that items displayed in a store environment are carefully curated to appear at their best, and how the item performs in real life might be different to what the store display might have led you to believe.