By Rachel Comish
It’s swimming season again! Here come the long afternoons by the pool and, if you’re lucky, trips to the beach. Now is the time we usually worry about tan lines and stretch marks, and the best way to focus on having fun is to get the perfect swimsuit.
Swimsuits can be uncomfortable. They don’t always fit right and often show more skin than we are willing to share with the world. So I’ve accumulated a list of different bathing suits for different body types so we can all enjoy our summer.
High waist bottoms
Wearing bottoms that come up a little higher is a new trend that lets you wear a bikini without feeling like you’re falling out of it. If you want to show off your legs but not necessarily your tummy, this is a good way to go.
Throwing a sarong over your swimsuit is great, especially if you don’t want to walk around with bare legs. It’s also good for girls who want to accentuate their hips, just tie it a little higher to get that hip swinging walk.
One piece suits are a little more difficult to find, but they look fantastic on girls with hourglass figures. I like getting them with halter tops, it keeps everything a little more under control.
Let’s be honest. Girls get stretch marks. Girls get cellulite. And there ain’t nothing wrong with that. But if you have one of those days when you’re not feeling like showing them off, a swimsuit with skirt bottoms is a good way to go.
This suit is great, because you have the convenience of a two piece, but the coverage of a one piece. These suits usually have little ruffles at the bottom of the top piece that can make your hips look fuller.
If you have a smaller figure, a strapless one piece is a good way to give you curves. They should come with a more fitted top to make sure everything stays where it should.
I have a swim dress, and it’s so cute. I can walk to and form the pool without feeling like I’m in my underwear and it’s basically a sundress that you can swim in.
If you are a lot bigger on top than on bottom, you have to get some kind of two piece swimsuit in order for it to fit right. You can find bikini tops now that are basically bras, so it gives you the support you need. That way, you can get a large top and small bottoms or vise versa if you’re hips are bigger than your top.
Have fun shopping for the perfect swimsuit and showing off your beautiful body! No matter what you wear, you're going to totally slay at the beach. Because you are fabulous.
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