You either love them or hate them, but either way we have to wear them. If you show up at the lake or pool wearing jeans and a tee you will feel more self-conscious and uncomfortable than if you were in a swimsuit. So, let’s talk fit & style, color and needed extras.
First off, accept the shape you have and choose a style that flatters it. Using the BOD-X system, here are my recommendations for finding your suit. Check out this blog to find out where you are in the BOD-X system.
B: Shearing and rushing work wonders! Choose a suit with pattern so that the eye has a lot to look at. A halter top style is very flattering for you.
O: The top requirements are Lycra for support and a well-fitting bra. V-neck styles will work well to accommodate your bust, just be sure it isn’t too revealing
D: Choose a pattern on top (horizontal stripes would be great) and wide straps on your suit to broaden the look of your shoulders. A skirted suit is a good option, just be sure the skirt doesn’t fall on the widest part of your thigh.
X: With your balanced body shape, anything goes. Pick something that matches your style and fits well.
Before you go shopping for your new suit, it’s a good idea to try on your current swimsuit and see what you like and what you don’t. When you’re at the store, be sure to go to the dressing room with as many options as possible so that you don’t have to keep getting dressed to get more. Bend over and move around a lot to see how the suit moves and feels. Remember, when working with swimsuits you generally need to go up a size.
One of the best things you can find in your new suit is a stunning color. It brings life to your face and brings the focus to the gorgeous YOU! Here are the colors that work best for each Color Code:
- Warm: Orange, Gray, Leopard Print
- Cool: Bright Pink, Blue
- Deep: Black, Leopard, Plum, Deep Green
- Light: Yellow, Light Pink
- Clear: Black/White, Red/White
- Soft: Medium Teal, Medium Blue, Medium Peach
Your swimsuit is only the first part of looking your best for a day in the sun. You also want a cover-up that makes you feel pretty and confident, a great sun hat in a color that coordinates with your hair color, sunglasses that fit your face shape and personality, and a fun beach bag and towel.
Now go out there and have the time of your life this summer!