Beauty & Style
Eliminate Summertime Stress: Find a Swimsuit That Flatters
Okay, ladies. It's officially summer. Here in Florida, it feels like summer arrived forever and a day ago. Le sigh. And what’s something we all need to have at least one of in the summertime? A flattering swimsuit of course!
Either I will have had my lil’ lady bean by the time you read this or she is overdue. So, I’ll be dealing with my post baby body very soon, thus the prospect of swimsuit shopping doesn’t exactly have me jumping up and down with joy. Nevertheless, I have a three year old who’s eager to hit the pool and the beach this summer and it wouldn’t be very cool of me to tell him we can’t go because mama doesn’t want to go out in public in a swimsuit. Haha!
I know I can’t be the only gal out there who’s less than enthusiastic about swimsuit shopping, so I decided to go in search of a few sublimely flattering suits for different body types.
This type of shopping can be, in a word, traumatic. Most of us struggle with some form of a body issue and purchasing a piece of clothing that could put that issue on display is a daunting task. Never fear. We CAN do this ladies! Let’s OWN our shapes, find the best suits for our body and get out there and enjoy ourselves this summer.
1. Tummy Trouble: Since I'm about about to give birth any day now, my tummy is what I’ll be attempting to draw the focus away from this season. Ever since I had my little dude, I’ve felt more comfortable in maillots or one-pieces, even after I got back in shape. Luckily, there is no shortage of fabulous maillots out there that are just as sexy as a bikini! If you want to cover up your midsection, but still look super hot, a swimsuit like this ruched number will do the trick! The ruching also helps camouflage any “rolls” you’d rather not highlight. I’m pretty sure I’ll be hiding les rolls shortly…Not that I’m complaining…TOO much. Having my baby girl is totally worth a little jelly belly right?
Ruched one piece swimsuit [$98.00]
2. Curvelicious: If you have bombshell worthy curves, there’s no reason to hide them! A curve hugging, vintage style suit can help disguise problem areas while bringing out your inner vamp! I have friends who try to cover up their oh so fabulous curves instead of flaunting them. What a shame! Viva la hourglass! Who’s with me?
Vintage style swimsuit [$89.99]
3. Athletic Gals: Go ahead and rock that bikini girl! You work hard for your bod and there’s no reason you can’t showcase that hard work while also flaunting your feminine side. Ruffles help add the illusion of curves for even the straightest of figures.
So, are you struggling with the prospect of swimsuit shopping too or are you ready to seize the day?