Spring break is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about swimwear shopping. Finding the perfect swimsuit can be a daunting task, but with a few tips and tricks, you'll be ready to hit the beach in style.
1. Determine your wants
The first step in finding the perfect swimsuit is to determine what you want in a swimsuit. Are you looking for tummy taming? Bust support? Polyester swimsuits? Once you know, you can choose a swimsuit that will flatter your figure.
If you are looking for tummy taming, look for swimsuits with ruching or shirring to help slim your waistline. A-line styles will also create an hour-glass shape. If you have a larger bust, look for swimsuits with built-in bras or underwire. If you have a smaller bust, look for swimsuits with padding or ruffles to add volume. If you’ll be in chlorine often opt for a polyester swimsuit for durability.
2. Consider your activities
When choosing a swimsuit, consider what activities you'll be doing. If you plan on swimming laps, look for a one piece swimsuit with a racerback for support that is made from polyester. If you plan on lounging by the pool to tan, look for a two piece swimsuit with a bandeau top for minimal tan lines. Remember a two piece options allows for easier bathroom breaks as well!
If you plan on doing water sports, look for a swimsuit with a secure fit and no loose straps or ties that could get caught in equipment. If you plan on paddle boarding or surfing, look for a swimsuit with a high neck and long sleeves to protect your skin from the sun.
3. Choose the right material
Swimsuits come in a variety of materials, but not all materials are created equal. Look for swimsuits made from a blend of nylon and spandex for a comfortable and stretchy fit. Avoid swimsuits made from cotton or other materials that won't hold their shape when wet.
If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun, look for a swimsuit made from UPF-rated fabric to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.
If you plan to spend the majority of your time in chlorine or the hot tub consider a polyester swimsuit. Polyester is built to last.
4. Try on different styles
Once you have an idea of what type of swimsuit you're looking for, try on different styles to find the perfect fit. Don't be afraid to try on different sizes or styles until you find the one that looks and feels the best.
Remember, swimsuits are supposed to make you feel confident and comfortable, so choose the one that makes you feel your best.
5. Shop early
Finally, don't wait until the last minute to go swimsuit shopping. Our swimwear stores in Calgary and Edmonton can get busy during spring break season, so it's best to shop early to avoid the crowds and ensure you have a good selection to choose from. Or shop online to avoid the crowds all together.
Finding the perfect swimsuit for spring break doesn't have to be a stressful experience. By considering your wants, activities, material, and trying on different styles, you'll be able to find a swimsuit that makes you Feel Good Half Naked. So go ahead and hit the beach in style!