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How to feel good in a Swimsuit

Updated on February 7, 2019
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I'm Julia Markle from Florida and I'm a professional writer.

In a list of the most popular activities in the US, swimming stands at the fourth position. The water-based exercise doesn’t only have professionals participating in it but amateurs and exercisers as well. For some, swimming is as crucial as a healthy diet. For others, it is a fun activity to refresh their senses. Non-professionals may not know but the swimming season has segments. First comes the pre-meet season, then the meet season, followed by the mid-season meet and finally comes the championship season. These four seasons are wrapped up by the last one called post-season.

Focusing on the time you should take a dip into the pool for swimming, that depends entirely on your preference. Each time comes with its pros and cons. You see, while swimming in the morning leaves you more energized for the day, it can be difficult for those who aren’t morning people. In the same way, swimming at night can relieve you of the day’s stress but it can make it hard to fall asleep.

Know that you can pick the most suitable time for yourself because the benefits of swimming will remain a constant regardless of when you go for it. However, don’t forget to invest in swimwear that fits you, is functional, and makes you feel good.

Wondering how to go about that? Let’s dive into the details of how you can choose the best swimsuit for yourself.

How to find the best swimsuit

Unlike in the case of a summer dress, you cannot just fetch any swimsuit for yourself. There’s a process of picking the right swimwear which starts with deciding the purpose you need it for.

Do you want a swimsuit for swimming or for flaunting it on the beach while you soak the rays of the sun? A professional swimmer would go for a leg-suit, a non-professional swimmer can go for a one-piece suit while someone who is aiming for the aesthetic aspects of a suit is likely to choose a bikini.

Here’s a dip into other factors that you should consider when choosing a swimsuit:

1 - Fabric

When it comes to swimwear fabrics, there are majorly two types - nylon blends and polyester blends. Nylon blends are comfortable, soft, and quick to dry. However, they are rarely chlorine and UV resistant. Then there are polyester blends, these are soft and strong fabrics which also happen to be resistant to chlorine and UV. These also dry more quickly than nylon blends.

Other fabric types that can be found on the market include textured, ribbed, and velvet fabrics. You can also find cotton blends, however, note that these get damaged by the elements easily. Neoprene is a fabric type commonly used in the making of scuba diving suits as it provides insulation. When choosing a fabric, be sure to take a look at its composition, sustainability and whether or not it is environmentally friendly.

2 - Body Type

Next, you should take your body shape into account when you are selecting a swimsuit to rock at the beach. If you want to impress onlookers, focus on enhancing your best features. Here’s a brief take on what type of swimwear you should go for based on your shape:

  • If you are pear shaped: go for a revealing top. Choose bottoms that give a slimming effect
  • If you have a straight shape: go for a ruched or ruffled suit with bust padding
  • If you are an hourglass shape: most swimsuits will suit you. However, go for ones that enhance your curves
  • If you have an inverted triangle body shape: go for bulky bottoms and tops that minimize the bust size
  • If you are an oval shape: your goal should be to make your waist appear smaller. For this, go for belted suits

3 - Complexion

The third step of the swimwear selecting process requires you to judge which colors would compliment your skin tone best. For this, firstly, you need to figure out your exact complexion. Then, go ahead and use a color wheel to determine which colors would work best for you. Don’t forget to try out printed swimsuits and two-piece swimwear of differing colors.

Know that a high-quality swimsuit from a popular brand is likely to cost you between $250 to $300. You can, however, make the most of coupons and promo codes to purchase a swimsuit at a slashed down price. Be sure to invest in products that last and are to your liking as well.

Wrap Up Thoughts

To sum up, to find the right swimsuit for yourself, you have to mainly focus on five factors apart from your preference. These include your body type, the purpose of buying a swimsuit, a perfect fit, your skin tone, and the fabric of the suit. Know that there are several brands and loads of variety out there but be sure to invest in quality. If the price is too high, you can always use discount codes to your benefit.


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