Shopping for the right swimsuit can be a daunting and futile task if improperly done. It is however possible to find one that suits your body if you are equipped with the right information. As such, this article explores a few tips that will help you find the perfect swimsuit for your body shape. Continue reading to know what you should bear in mind as you comb the market for the right swimwear.
First, you should know your body type. The parts of your body where you distribute weight should help you choose the most suitable swimwear. You should measure your hips at their widest point, your bust at its fullest point, and waist at the smallest point as it is these ratios that determine what looks best on you. People have different body shapes and you should precisely know yours in order to choose the best swimming suit. If your hips are markedly larger than your bust and hips, then you have a pear-shaped body. If both your bust and hips are about the same size but your waist is far smaller, then yours is the rare hourglass figure and you should settle for a bikini that matches that figure. Then there is the straight shape. This is when your bust, hips, and waist do not have any significant difference. Choose your swimming cloth according to your body shape. Avoid going for a certain swimwear simply because you saw it look great on another person.
Secondly, there are some preparations that you need to undertake before you purchase your swimming costume. To begin with, you should get any necessary hair removed before you embark on the shopping process. Removing any hair that you do not want to show as you test your swimsuit is an advisable preparatory tip. And you should remember to have your undergarments on because most stores will have the facility to test the swimwear. This is for your privacy and hygiene. You do not want to feel shy as you test the garment or contract a disease in the process!
Again, you should settle for the right store when buying your swimming clothes. Although there are many shops that sell general clothing including bathing suits, you are advised to go for a boutique that specializes in swimming and beach wear as they are bound to have better deals. Another exciting option would be purchasing your swimming clothing online. In both cases, you should choose reputable stores. Ask your friends, relatives, and colleagues to give you their opinion on where to purchase the best swimwear. If you opt to buy online, look at the reviews posted by past clients to make sure that you are buying from a legit store. Since you may make a mistake when choosing your swimwear online, make sure that the stores allow customers to return the swimsuits for replacements or money. This will cushion you against losses should you spend money on the wrong swimming attire.
Finally, you should settle for fabrics and colors that accentuate your strengths and downplay your less gorgeous body parts. The real secret for choosing the right swimsuit that will look excellent on you is going for colors and fabrics that strongly highlight the most flattering parts and those that shift attention from your less-loved ones. To highlight a feature that you like a lot, use bright color patterns and to hide something you do not like, using a dull solid color will do. If your skin is pale, go for deep jewel tones to create a nice contrast. A dark skin will go well with colorful patterns, and you should wear a suit that ruffles at the hips or bust to add volume to them if they are small. In same vein, a ruched or shirred fabric would be a good option for hiding hips or bust volume if too large. Remember that you may go for pieces that do not match as long as you want to accentuate strengths and weaknesses at the same time. For instance, you may go for a bright bikini top and a dark or brown bottom. They key is to highlight excellent parts and draw attention away from the less desirable ones. No one is perfect – the trick is flaunting your best and hiding your not-so-good.