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Tips for Swimsuit Shopping

It’s that time of year again! Summer!!! And time for the dreaded swimsuit-shopping trip. Make that trip a little easier with a few simple tips to find the best swimsuit for your body shape.

Shirring does wonders to hide a large tummy.  So do diagonal lines, prints, and dark colors. Look for textured fabrics and suits with built in control panels. Avoid shiny fabrics.

If you have a large bust, look for swimsuits with underwire or molded cups. Also, halter tops with wide straps and a band underneath the bust gives great support.  Look for suits that are sized like bras are and two piece suits where you can mix and match top and bottom sizes.

If you have a small bust, look for shirring or ruffles across the bust. Also, a little padding doesn’t hurt. Avoid bandeaus.

Don’t like your bottom half?  Look for darker colors on the bottom. Ombre suits are great. Keep bright colors and embellishments up next to the face. Avoid boy shorts. Look for a higher leg opening that lengthens the leg.

To give some curves to a boyish shape, look for details, such as ruffles and other embellishments, across the bust and hips. Keep the waistline simple.