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perfect swimsuit for your body type

It’s that season once again. Summer is well and truly here, which means that it’s 100% time to up your swimsuit game. If you’re still wearing that pretty little number from three years ago, it’s time to change your ways. There are loads of absolutely beautiful designs and styles out there from which you can choose the perfect swimsuit for you.

But wait, where should you start? Is there such a thing as too much choice? If it all seems a little overwhelming, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered.

Here are just seven little things you should look for in your ideal swimsuit:

1.  Look for a style that flatters your body

First things first, you need to think about your body shape. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that different types of swimsuit suit different types of bodies. Be realistic about what it is that suits you and what makes you look your best. This may be a case of trial and error. Take some time to try out different styles of suit in a bid to work out what’s best. You never know – you might just find that an unexpected style is a perfect fit.

2.  Think about how practical it is

Whether you’re a pro swimmer or simply someone who likes to relax by the pool, you need to think about practicality. Your swimsuit doesn’t only have to look good, it should serve a purpose as well. Consider what you will be doing when you wear your swimsuit. You need to make sure that it will give you what you need from it. Getting a skimpy little number may look awesome, for example, but it won’t work for long swims.

3.  Show off your body’s best features

What are your body’s best features? Come on. Don’t be shy. There has to be a part of your body that you love showing off. Whether you have gorgeous legs or a wonderful curvy shape, you need to consider how best to highlight them. Looking for a style of swimsuit that does that is the best way to go. That doesn’t mean that you need to bare all. Simply look for a swimsuit that flatters these aspects of your body.

Related: How To Find The Most Flattering Swimsuit For Your Body

4.  Make sure it measures up well

Do you know your measurements? Much of the time, when women choose to get a new swimsuit, they overlook the fact that they should get measured, especially if they’re shopping for a bra-sized swimsuit top or one-piece. Making sure that you get the piece properly fitted is essential. You need to make sure that the suit fits you and looks right for your size and shape. Taking the time to do this extra step could make all the difference to how the piece looks on you.

5.  Feel free to experiment with styles

Do you always stick to the same style of swimsuit? Many people get stuck in a rut when it comes to their swimwear. If that’s the case, it could be time to shake things up a little. Trying out different styles of swimsuit may seem like hassle, but it could be just the thing that helps you to find what works. Go ahead and look at things that you may never have tried before now. Be creative and see what you find!

6.  Look at the latest trends right now

Whether you’re an absolute trendsetter or just like to dabble in the world of fashion, it could be worth looking at what’s en vogue right now. Swimsuit fashion comes and goes. Looking at the pieces that are out there will mean that you have an idea of what you like. You might want to look at magazines and online blogs to see what’s out there. It won’t take you all that long and means that you’ll have a great idea of what you like.

7.  Search for the ‘wow’ factor!

Finally, the main thing that you need to look for is that certain je ne sai quois. It’s that ‘wow’ factor and, often enough, it’s something that you can’t really put your finger on. When you try on that special piece, you will see it right away. For that reason, it’s worth trying on as many different swimsuits as you can. Head out to a boutique store and find what you need.

Related: How To Buy A Supportive Swimsuit

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If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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