Bikini season is upon us and we could not be more excited! As we run around in mad mayhem to find the perfect designer swimwear for the summer, we have realized that shopping for underwater attire can drive even the calmest of ladies insane (like bikini waxes and melting make up). Here are five tips to make your swimwear shopping less stressful and more enjoyable:
The only one who knows your body is you. You are aware of your flaws, your best assets, what you love and what you don’t love quite as much. Before you embark on your journey to sexy swimwear, think about which assets you would like to play up and which you would like to conceal. Do you have a fabulous booty but a small bust which you want to emphasize? Great thighs but some tummy flab? Once you have prioritized your assets, learn how to find the sexiest swimsuit for your body shape. Knowing what you are looking for will make the whole experience much more fun.
2. Understand What You Need
By now, you should know what kind of lingerie you feel the most comfortable in. The trick to picking the right swimsuit is to model it along the inner wear which you love to wear. For example, if you have a small bust and are used to wearing padding bras, you should look for padding in the top as well as ruffles on the bikini tops that add some extra fullness to your chest. If boy shorts are your go to undies, then that is what you should look for in bikini bottoms as well. Do you catch our drift? Remember girls, the key to feeling like a goddess is to be comfortable in your own skin.
3. Consider Sizing Up
A lot of beautiful babes constantly worry about sizing issues when shopping for designer swimwear online. Throw those worries out the window, girl! Many swimwear brands tend to run smaller to size when compared to the norm. When it comes to these particular brands, it is always a good idea to size up if you are stuck between two sizes. Have a read of our perfect size guide for all brands to get a better idea of which brands run true, smaller and larger to size and make an informed decision. After all, you will practically be living in your swimsuit all summer!
4. Ask a Friend
When taking decisions as big as finalizing your summer swimwear ensemble, it is always a good idea to take a second opinion from someone you trust – a girlfriend, your sister or your mum, who will be completely, 100% honest. Chances are that they will be able to see it like it is and tell you if you are looking freakin’ fabulous or a tad bit frumpy. Listen to them and consider their opinion, but always remember that the final decision is yours.
5. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
When it comes to swimwear shopping (or any other aspect of life, for that matter), never, ever, ever compare yourself to others. You are unique in your body shape, style preferences and personality, so using others as a benchmark is pointless and does no good at all. It only creates negative energy. If you don’t want to show your midriff, you don’t have to. If you don’t like floral prints, don’t wear them. Stick with the swimsuit which makes you feel comfortable, happy and good about yourself. Babe, you are beautiful.
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