As beach season is in full swing, the idea of shopping for a new bathing suit can give some people instant anxiety. But there's no need to feel overwhelmed. There are some great tips to help you find the perfect bathing suit this summer. It's true, there are a lot of choices out there. Right now, you may not know if you're looking for a one-piece, a bikini, or something in between. But believe it or not, there is a suit out there that is absolutely perfect for you.
When you're finally ready to hit the fitting room, remember to look for suits that help you play up your best features. And don't be shy about looking for bright colors and bold prints that are guaranteed to turn all sorts of heads. Finding the right color, pattern, and cut can make all of the difference in the way you look and feel when you make your debut at the beach.
Use these tips as a guide as you set off on your quest for the perfect summer suit. Take a positive attitude, a lot of patience, and a good friend who will give it to you straight, and you're sure to be the Queen of The Sand and Surf this summer.
1. A Padded Top Will Fill Out Your Bikini
There's nothing wrong with having small boobs, but if you're looking for a little help filling out your top, Real Simple suggested girls look for a padded top.
TRY: Ted Baker Scuba Padded Bikini Top ($38)
2. Cutouts Can Create Curves
If you want to create a few more curves, Real Simple recommended finding a suit with cutouts to create the illusion of curves.
TRY: Aeries K Ti Per Te One-Piece ($45)
3. Camouflage The Tummy With Ruching
According to Health magazine's website, a one-piece with ruching across the mid-section is the best at minimizing the tummy.
TRY: La Blanca's Sweetheart One-Piece ($119)
5. Go Dark On The Bottom
If you're looking to minimize your backside, Health's website suggested you opt for a suit with darker colors on the bottom.
TRY: Magicsuit Colorblock Yves ($148)
6. Protect Your Neck With Shoulder Straps
Glamour suggested girls with fuller boobs stay away from halter tops, to protect their necks. Look for a suit with shoulder straps instead.
7. Cinch The Waist To Create Shape
Glamour advised girls to look for a suit with a belt or band around the mid-section to create an hourglass shape.
TRY: Beach House Spliced High Neck Tankini ($46)
8. Color-Blocking Is Your Friend
Redbook's website suggested a suit with color-blocking to create the illusion of a more well-defined waistline.
TRY: Tory Burch Lipsi One-Piece ($158)
9. Try High Waists For Slimmer Hips
For girls with wider hips, Redbook suggested a high-waisted bikini.
10. Add Length With One Shoulder Suits
Good Housekeeping's website told girls who want to create a longer leg to look for an asymmetrical suit.
TRY: Araks One-Piece Elmar Asymmetrical Suit ($195)