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Smarter Fashion: Three Tips To Find Your Best Swimsuit

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I don't care who you are, what size that tag on your pants says...no one likes to try on bathing suits. Even if you think your body is fantastic and totally rockin', those fluorescent lights and three-way mirrors can make even Heidi Klum think twice about going bathing suit shopping.

But we have to, right? We have to try on those suits to find one we like so we can go have some fun in the pool. Whether you are trying them on at the store or in the comfort of your own home, here are some tips to remember when selecting which ones you may want to try first for the best results.

-- Create balance with illusion. You want your top and bottom and everything in between to be proportional. Many of us aren't built that way, so the suit needs to help with that illusion. If you have a triangle body, with your lower half a little wider than your top, pick a suit with more colors on top and dark solids on the bottom. It gives the illusion of a larger top half, which creates balance. Same goes for the reverse.

-- Separates are your friend. As I just mentioned, rarely is a body proportional. Forget the one-piece. Take advantage of the strides suitmakers have made with selling separate tops and bottoms.

-- Don't try to hide a larger tummy or a wider tush with a flowy tank or a skirt that may add fabric in a place that doesn't need anything else there. Instead, pick a suit with shirring on the sides. It creates a slim, elongated line that works wonders for both problem areas.

What is your best swimsuit look? How do you feel in your suit? 

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by on Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Saille717
by on Jun. 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I absolutely can not do seperates.  I've got flabby c-section cellulite tummy and it's not something I would want ANYbody to see.  Hell, I hate to see it!  lol 

I go for one piece suites...30+ pounds ago I would buy one that had the little skirt attachment to help hide the tops of my thighs just that little bit, but I've come down a few sizes since then.  Still the one piece, I prefer a dark background and some kind of bright pattern -- no stripes, no polka dots, maybe large flowers or some kind of tropical pattern.  I like bra style straps over my shoulders, the back as low as possible, the front as low as possible, but NOT high cut on the hips.  I want to draw attention TO my upper body and away from my middle area.  


lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Jun. 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I love my swimsuit...It's dark blue with a flouncy skirt attached..I have lost some weight (not where I want to be yet) So we'll see how it fits this year..

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Jun. 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

 I love my suit =)

wandep
by Pam on Jun. 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I have a one piece...love it.

lesliegail22
by on Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I have a one piece dark blue with rueshing(spell?) on the belly to make it appear smaller.  and I LOVE it

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I have a maternity swimsuit right now. Looks cute! Don't even want to think about how I will look next year in a regular swimsuit!
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lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:49 PM

 my best swimsuit look?  not wearing one! ;o)  i hate swimsuits

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Jun. 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM
I have a cute tankini I just bought.
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amy7243
by on Jun. 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

 I like suits that hide my thunder thighs.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Jun. 26, 2012 at 3:52 PM

One piece.And then I wear a shirt or a pair of shorts

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