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Beach-Ready Beauty: Your Ultimate Guide to Flawless Swimwear Selection

As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to sun, sea, and sand. But for many, the mere mention of swimwear can induce panic. Finding that perfect swimsuit—one that not only fits well but also makes you feel confident and comfortable—can seem like an impossible task, especially if you're grappling with a changing body. Whether you're blessed with a fuller bust, struggle with a short waist, or simply want to enhance your beach look, I’ve put together a comprehensive guide to swimwear to help you with style and confidence.

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1. Support for the Bust:

For those with larger busts, support is paramount. Opt for swimsuits with wide straps rather than thin spaghetti ones, as they offer better support and distribute weight more evenly. Avoid halter neck styles, which can strain the neck and shoulders. Look for designs that incorporate underwire or built-in cups for added support and shape.

2. Short Waist Solutions:

Short-waisted women often find traditional swimsuits to be too long in the body, leading to awkward bunching. (Consider shortening the shoulder straps for a better fit)

Another option is a tankini—a versatile alternative that allows for customisation. Consider shortening the shoulder straps for a better fit. Tankinis provide the coverage of a one-piece with the flexibility of a two-piece, making them an ideal choice for those with shorter torsos.

3. Lengthening the Legs:

Achieve the illusion of longer legs with high-leg styles. These swimsuits have higher-cut leg openings, which elongate the silhouette and create a  more flattering look. 

4. Flattering Colours for Fair Skin:

If you have fair skin, be mindful of colour choices. While black swimsuits are chic and timeless, they can create a stark contrast against lighter skin tones. Instead, opt for lighter colours such as pastels or soft neutrals. These colours complement fair skin tones beautifully and exude a fresh, summery vibe.

5. Petite-Friendly Options:

Petite women often struggle to find swimwear that fits their proportions correctly. Fortunately, brands like Boo Hoo and ASOS offer petite swimwear ranges tailored to the shorter body. While some styles may lean towards a younger demographic, there are plenty of options available for all ages and tastes.

6. Explore Diverse Retailers:

Expand your search beyond traditional swimwear stores. Explore retailers like Swimwear365, Next, and lingerie companies, which often offer a wider range of sizes and styles to accommodate different body types. Don't be afraid to experiment with different brands and designs until you find the perfect fit for you.

7. Stylish Cover-Ups:

Look for stylish cover-ups that transition seamlessly from the beach to the bar. From sarongs to floaty dresses, there's a myriad of options to suit every taste and occasion. Consider oversized linen shirts as a versatile cover-up option that provides both coverage and comfort. 

Embrace Your Beach Style

Enjoy your swimsuit shopping with confidence. Remember, swimwear should make you feel comfortable with your body. Whether you're lounging by the pool or frolicking on the beach, let your swimsuit be a reflection of your style and personality. So go ahead, dive into summer with flair and confidence—enjoy it !

Chris x

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