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If you dread hitting the beach, these tips to help you choose the right swimsuit will put an end to your groans. So before you pick up that itsy bitsy bikini, here are 7 simple tips to help cut the stress out of finding the right suit.
1. PHONE A FRIEND
They saved me from acid wash jeans and midriff-baring tube tops. With that said, I know I can trust my girls to give me some helpful swimsuit tipsor a reality check. Just be prepared to bid adieu to that barely there bikini.
2. FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD
If you just devoured a pint of ice cream and feel totally bloated/insecure/slightly ill, nows probably not the time to try on bikinis. But its the perfect time to splurge on summer shoes.
3. TAKE CARE OF THINGS DOWN UNDER
As in, wear a thong, even if you usually stick to briefs. Because chances are, youll be asked to don undies when trying on swimsuitsand no one wants to see your panties in a bunch.
4. GO FOR THE FABRIC GOLD
A nylon/spandex blend is swimsuit royalty. Nylon is super slimming, dries in a flash, and holds its shape after continued wear. A bit of spandex will provide extra hold. I feel like a sea queen already!
5. EMBELLISHMENTS MATTER
As someone who wants a little oomph on top, I always head straight for the sequins, buttons, and prints. These will add to your chest in a cinch. Or if you happen to be a busty gal, go for a darker halter top, minus the trappings. Itll hold you in without adding extra baggage. The same rules apply for bottoms: accents and side ties will help you fake curves while plain-Jane ones will work wonders at hiding problem areas.
6. LENGTHEN YOUR LEGS
If youre like most of us, you can afford to stand taller. So, ditch the boy shorts in favor of high-cut bottoms. Now thats a swimsuit tip we can raise our legs to!
7. IF YOUVE GOT IT, FLAUNT IT!
Calling all curvy girls: dont hide in a suit that looks like one of your grandmothers castaways. Instead, choose to highlight one of your major assets with a plunging neckline or high-cut leg on a ruched one piece. Ruching will camouflage belly fat, making you look even more fabulous!
With these tips, youll find the right swimsuit for your body in no time.