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How to Find a Flattering Swim Suit

How to Find a Flattering Swim Suit

When you hit the pool, the last thing you want to worry about is your swimsuit. Hiding under an oversized t-shirt or grandma’s trunks can get sloppy. A swimsuit is the most difficult garment to shop for, as it confronts our body shape like no other garment does. It might seem that swimsuits do not allow you to hide anything. On the other hand, with the right kind of swimsuits, you can enhance or camouflage a lot.

But how do you find the right kind of swimsuit?

First do a body assessment. Find out your best features and understand what you need to highlight or hide. It isn’t about how much skin you show but its all about how you show. The key is to create an illusion of a balanced figure.

Check it from all angles. Note the straps and the elastics in the legs – be especially choosy and fussy while selecting a swimsuit. The straps or the elastics should not dig into the skin. Generally suits with high necklines, built-in-bras or thick straps offer support and reduce digging in. Concealed under wires give a flawless and smooth appearance.

Lift your arms up to check that the stretch is comfortable enough. The bottom of the swimsuit should not ride up. Try a size larger than you generally wear for a better fit. While trying, bend over, stand, sit, walk and assure that it is comfortable from all angles. Matte fabrics and dark hues are the most slimming.

What you wear on top of your swimsuit talks so much about your style as the swimsuit itself. A crisp, white unbuttoned shirt and a sarong at the waist is quite chic and cool. Wear your sarong low on the hip and opt for floral patterns. Accessorize it with a large, trendy bag or a pair of cool sandals. Just remember, your overall look should make you feel comfortable and sexy.