As someone who hates being seen in a swimming costume, I dread the onset of summer, not because I wish it were cold all year round because that is easily achieved by moving to a land where houses are made out of ice and look like igloos from the movies, but there never seems to be a decent swimwear to suit my fruit salad shaped figure.
I understand there are ‘pear’ shapes or ‘apple’ physics, but I have no doubt in my mind I have to be a combination of all the fruits imaginable, nothing seems to fit. See the shapes I’m talking about here https://www.stitchfix.com/women/blog/fashion-tips/find-fit-for-your-body-type/ and find what best suits the shape society tries to portray us as.
I have tried on thousands of different versions of bikinis, full suits, to half cups, even shaping synching-in styles and all with no luck.
When I do eventually find something that looks half decent, I end up buying a cover-up for those in case moments which always seem to present themselves and I pray all summer to get some colour through a cotton dress. Needless to say, I’m not a fan of the season.
What I needed was a good old moan session with the girls and a stiff drink, and this lunch changed my life. I was enlightened by what a friend suggested for me, and why had she not read my mind earlier to help a sister out! Thankfully, the help came sooner rather than later.
She was explaining about a brand she had recently stumbled upon on a tipsy late-night online shopping escapade, and it was one of the many purchases that didn’t end up being returned in shame or hidden in the back of the wardrobe to hopefully be forgotten about.
There was a work team-building long weekend vacation coming up and she wanted to look ‘acceptable’ around the pool amongst the younger staff members, not to compete but rather to prevent being shunned from the sun loungers. If you want to look your best which in turn makes you feel your best then designer swimwear for women is the answer to your prayers. Tailored with the female form in mind, you can walk with confidence in knowing you have the quality of clothing you deserve to make the statement you want, effortlessly.
3 Tips for a well-fitting bathing suit.
For me, this is as simple as not having it ‘ride up’ all day with me wriggling in different positions to retrieve it, and unlike some ‘put together ‘ woman out there, I cannot just walk around with it doing its own thing.
I also think that if you like the way you look or feel in an outfit then you should go with it, you don’t need society or social media platforms making you feel less than adequate or stereotyped to one specific design, be yourself and if they don’t like it, that’s their problem.
· Ruching. I love this style on everything and everyone, and the great thing is it works for so many people, all shapes and sizes. It hides the lumps and bumps while adding a certain flair to the overall look. Win-win.
· Fit. This is a pet peeve of mine when pool-side, the woman who hasn’t taken a minute to get a decent fitting and there is spillage everywhere you look. The straps shouldn’t be too tight or leave any red lines, this isn’t a good look, trust me, and 1 finger between the material and your body all around makes for a good judgment call on comfort.
See some great tips in this article for an interesting read and a handy guide on what to look for and some dos and don’ts when shopping for the upcoming summer heat.
· Measurement. Working on your bra size and cup is a good start, you want a fuller, deeper cup if you’ve been ‘blessed in the chest’ as my granny used to say, and it will also provide needed support for the day.
The main objective is to be comfortable when things are sticking into you or digging in your back the day can easily end up being a nightmare, and life is too short to not be enjoyed.