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Best tips for avoiding unflattering plus size swimsuits

28 November 2016

I am sure many of us have bought swimsuits that looked gorgeous in the store, only to get home and do an about-face from the mirror. We have all done it and there is no shame in returning those pieces. So before you get stuck in that customer service line, here are some tips to avoid unflattering plus size swimsuits, and ensure that no mishaps happen when you step out the door.

Use Colours to Your Advantage

In our business, we can’t stress enough the importance of using bold colours to highlight your best assets, and having darker tones to conceal flaws. While we are not keen on the idea of hiding our bodies, we understand that we all have a problem area. Use bright tones such as white, neon pinks, even light tan for the areas you are most proud of, and use darker colors where your body flaws would be. If you wear a swimsuit style that has wrong colors on the wrong parts, it would give you an unflattering appearance. Opt for flowing colors and ensure your whole energy is positive.

Avoid Strapless Swimsuits

There is an increasing trend where women’s swimwear does not have straps and kind of bandeau style. Yes, it shows your bust most wonderfully, and you will have tan on your shoulders. The downside is that when you are getting out of water, that part of the fabric tends to fall under the pressure and give you a lumpy chest. Or worse yet, the swimsuit will start to slouch as there is nothing holding it up.

Styling in Moderation

If ruffles and laces are your favourite, go for it! If you have small to medium sized bust, the ruffles on the swimsuit neckline will make the bust appear larger but if you’re busty type, they will make it look bigger so you should avoid the style unless you want attention to the area.

However, some designers have designed women’s plus size swimsuits that have the ruffles diagonally which not only make you look trimmer; they cover some of the main tummy problems as most of us face! When it comes to swimsuits with belts, it is the same concept. Make sure that when you wear the swimsuit, the belt sits properly and doesn’t sag or become twisted.

Skip Swim Shorts in Bright Colours

I love them just as much as anyone, but actually, they make our thighs look wider. Undesirable, I know! So opt for plus size swimsuit styles with boy-leg cut in dark colour as they would make our hips and upper thighs look slimmer. It would be flattering if the top part of the swimsuit has beautiful print or bright colour.

Avoiding unflattering plus size swimsuits sounds harder than what it really is. The bottom line is you need to know what your body looks like, and accept that while yes you may have flaws, you are beautiful. Have confidence in what you wear and it will radiate out and make you look even better. Next time when you visit a swimwear store (online or offline), keep in mind the above tips to make sure you’d choose a swimsuit that will make you look good and feel fabulous!

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