The sunny weather always calls for outdoor adventures in good old summer places like the beach, pool, camp or cottage. Where there’s a nice bright sun and refreshing body of water, there’s definitely a slot for swimming, snorkeling, boating or sailing and most of these activities call out the swimsuits that have been hiding in the closet. Swimwear doesn’t have to be worn only if swimming or taking a dip. Some people just love to have a glowing tanned skin and these swimsuits are their way of lying on the beach in style. Whatever use or mood one has intended for her swimwear, there is definitely one style that will match it perfectly considering the wide array of choices there are. Throw in the accessories and you have one chic summer escapade to cherish.
* Size doesn’t matter, really
Many girls fear the summer season mainly because they worry about some imperfections that they believe they have. An extra pound or two and a few lines more on the waist shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the sun. But this is always the case so it is really fortunate that a lot of swimsuits now could fit whatever build, shape, size or make-believe imperfection there is.
Now that we’re talking about it, size only matters when you are wearing a totally disastrous or unflattering swimsuit. There are some factors to consider in choosing the best one for you. There’s the fabric, which contributes a lot to the stretchiness one requires of her swimsuit. The most common and most reliable swimwear fabrics are Nylon, Lycra and Faille. These types of fabrics could stand elements like UV rays and saltwater, making them resistant to fading and possible wear and tear. Since Nylon and Lycra score high in being stretchy, they are the best choices in making the standard swimwear that offer control and comfort to the user.
* Find the perfect match
As long as you know what your body shape is and how relatively small or big you are, you won’t really find it difficult to find a matching swimsuit. There are designs or styles that are intended for each body type and some accentuating treats are also included to completely give women the confidence to wear them.
For those classified as rectangular shaped, there are suits that create the illusion of curves in the areas where they are needed. Hips and waistlines can magically be minimized depending on the style, color or print of the swimwear. Dark colors, particularly black, help slim down a body size. Vertical lines can minimize hips or elongate the body. Horizontal lines provide accents on parts that need some enhancements. Height isn’t an issue either because there are styles intended for the petite as well as the really tall ones.
* Types of swimwear to choose from
Swimsuits come in different cuts. There’s the tankini, which is similar to a tank top and comes with a matching shorts or panty-like bottom. The length of the tankini top also varies depending on the preference of the user. Another type is the bandeau, which is usually a piece of horizontal top that has no straps. The halter-top usually has strings that are tied around the neck creating a V-shaped neckline. Other tops include the bra type and the triangle-shaped.
The right fit is relative. It is best to go to your favorite store and try on every style so you’ll see for yourself which really matches your size, shape, and preference. Be sure to consider comfort and control too so you won’t get into unnecessary accidents while sporting them.
The swimsuit top also comes in a variety of cups. A soft-cup bra offers full breast support – some have underwires for the needed chest lift. There are swimsuit covers too that help flatter the silhouette by providing accents or teasers on areas that need them. Shirring and overlaps are additional features in the swimsuit that could shape a body accordingly. Swim dresses that offer full coverage are best recommended to those who are more or less shy about revealing skin. The basic styles could be used to create a fusion of style like a tankini with a bandeau style top, for instance. This is sexy without revealing the abdomen.
Women are lucky to have a lot of choices for swimwear. The number of styles available in the market for women is greater than those available for men. While women could get confused with what to purchase, men are limited to the standard underwear-style, racing-style, or short designs. It could get very predictable and boring for the men but they can instead opt to stand out with their choice of print or color.
* Don’t be scared to accessorize
We often times watch celebrities flaunt their curvy bodies in their revealing bikinis. Since we can get a little distracted by their firm abdomens we fail to see the accessories they wear. These accessories come in different forms – hat, bag, earrings, necklaces, bangles, cover-ups, or beach towels. If you think you have some flaws you wish to hide, use the recommended swimwear style for your body and have fun accessorizing. Summer is all about fun so don’t be afraid that you might be using too many at the same time – during this season, there is no such things as over accessorizing.
* Summer is for the kids at heart and the real kids
For the little ones who are just starting to learn how to swim, there are comfortable and protective swimsuits that are specifically designed for them. These suits are made from special neoprene materials that keep the children nice and warm. The thermal wear suits protect their delicate skin form the ultra-violet rays of the sun or UV to make them enjoy the outdoors more. Aside from the neoprene, the swimsuits for little girls also vary like the ones for the women. There are two-piece designs too that make them as stylish as their moms. The boys’ suits come in the usual trunks or shorts designs.
The sunscreen is an added protection that should be used not only by kids but by adults too. The protection factor of the sunscreen should be at least thirty. Outdoor activities will be a lot more fun without the sunburn. To avoid excessive exposure to the sun, it is best to go outdoors early morning or mid afternoon.