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Swimwear: Bathing Suits for All Sizes
I know every woman in this country, in this world for that matter are many different shapes and sizes. Considering this, wouldn't it make sense for bathing suits to accommodate to all sizes and shapes as well? If bathing suit designers/manufacturers/stores ONLY sell petite sizes or only sell large size bathing suits, isn't that discrimination?
Why should these companies/people dictate whether or not you choose to go to the beach? Shouldn't we all be allowed to comfortably shop in any store for any size or shape? Although, in theory 'equal opportunity shopping' would be fantastic, in reality, it hardly exists. So, here is a 'guide' of sorts to help everyone shop for what suits them!
Starting today, we need to empower ourselves and tackle swimsuit season head on. Lets make it our mission to find the perfect suit and enjoy ourselves in the sun embracing our small breasts, big thighs, tiny torso, muscular arms, large stature or whatever shape you may be!
For all small busted women, this is your time to shine! You have the freedom to wear almost any type of bathing suit top! You can reach for any bold patterns, sequins, ruffles or bows. Be sure to buy a top that has adjustable straps, which will help with fit in accordance to your size. You also have the freedom to wear bandeau tops which are only recommended for small busts!
If you'd like to look 'fuller', opt for bright colors and large prints. You can also buy a top with 'padding', which will look completely natural with the right fit. Another nifty trick is to wear solid bottoms with a printed top as that will draw attention to the top.
For big-busted women (any cup size above a C), a halter top or a top with thick straps is recommended. With such 'ample breastage', support is a MUST for jumping around in water. For women larger than a 'D' cup, I'd highly recommend a top with an underwire, which will provide extra support and beautify your cleavage.
If you'd like to flaunt what you have, go for any color/pattern you'd like, but try to avoid teeny tiny straps because you don't want to look like your falling out, or even worse, actually fall out!
If you'd like to minimize your bust, stick to muted colors, avoid busy patterns and stripes, and find a suit that will 'lie flat' across the chest. So make sure the actual fabric covering the area is thick and not too sheer. Also look for a suit that is not too 'long', meaning the breasts should be supported high up, to avoid collision with your mid-section area.
For women with a wide shoulder span no need to fret! Its easy to balance out wide shoulders. Choose a suit bottom with lots of colors or patterns to focus the attention away from the broadness. Also opt for tops that have adjustable straps so that you can cater to your exact measurements.
Try to avoid any shapes, colors that will make your bottom seem smaller. If you want to flaunt your goddess-like stature (which you should), try a squared neck-line which doesn't really minimize shoulders but will create a great 'upper-body' shape!
'No Waist' is semi-harsh so lets go with slim hips. For slim hips its quite simple to create an illusion of curves. Try to create curves with a bottom that sits 'high.' (Aka wear a bottom that is not low-rise and place the straps above your hip bones)
Bikini bottoms that have lots of detailing is perfect. Try to search for bottoms with side ties, bows on the sides, rings, etc. Do not wear solid colored bottoms that lie completely flat.
Naturally, with age (and babies), it's going to be more difficult to control this area! Try any of these streamlined but still sexy bathing suits. Its not wrong to wear color or patterns if that's what you like! Obviously those, there are certain things you could avoid such as extra patterns, colors or 'whistles' along the tummy. Try not to wear a dark color on top and then a bright color on bottom.
If you love to flaunt what you have wear that bright pink bathing suit. Try to keep the sides streamlined, try to avoid patterns, and make sure the material is fairly thick and supporting. If you would really like to minimize the tummy, go for a specifically banded tummy suit. There are so many around these days! It will give you the protection while being completely discrete.
Thick Thighs/Short Legs
If you have thick thighs, contrary to popular belief I do not support boy shorts or skirts. It does 'cover' the area theoretically, but it adds bulk and honestly people will assume you are larger. I recommend a dark and neutral color with no patterns. Also, something that has full coverage and is made of thick material. The material must lie flat. Surprisingly, I also recommend a bottom that is cut very high, but with full coverage. This may sound dangerous but in fact, will lengthen your legs and make you appear slimmer if the sides are streamlined. After all, this is about body shape acceptance!
For petite girls with thin but very short legs, the same rules apply except with pattern and color. If you are slim in the thighs go crazy in choosing any color, pattern, and detailing. The only rule that applies is the cut. To elongate the leg once again, go for focus on the top and a high-cut bottom preferably with side ties to help lengthen even further.
Are you voluptuous and sexy? For women who are curvy all around, it is natural for swimsuit shopping to be a bit more tricky. (so unfair!) Do not wear all black- its so sad and drab and why not reach for color when going to the beach. Definitely choose a suit that has a deep V neckline it will elongate the torso and body overall plus it'll enhance your cleavage.
Go for suits that have panels of inserts in strategic places such as the sides or the front, that is where your shape shines. You can try bursts of color, sweeping lines, detailing etc. Avoid extra or baggy fabric, it'll just make you look droopy, and won't hide a thing. Always add on something you love in an area where you are most confidant. There is nothing wrong with having a bow on your shoulder!
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