Ladies, let’s be honest. Not many women would dub their bikinis their best friends. In fact, it is all too often that we find the two-piece intimidating, even downright uncomfortable. With such a revealing style of fashion separating us from the rest of the world, this reality is understandable. Although it is completely normal to feel a little bashful when stripping down to your swim-time skivvies, and putting your body on display to the world, there is no good reason to let shyness overwhelm you from trying this outgoing fashion piece. And just because summer is almost over doesn't mean you will be putting your swimsuit away any time soon. (Hello, hot tubs and spas!)
Here are a few tips for finding the right bikini for you!
It’s all about color. Most of us know which shades flatter our figures most based on the way we feel when we try certain clothes on and from the compliments we receive from other people. While it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind and go for wild patterns and glitzy designs, these are usually best left to the teenagers. Solid colors have a more sophisticated appearance, and they flatter the figure without drawing too much attention. Neutrals like navy, white, grey, black, and brown are universally flattering to a variety of skin tones, and they never go out of style.
Be mindful of the cut. Trying to fit into a smaller size might feel like an accomplishment with some effort, but it’s really not when everyone can tell. Your size is your size; wear it with confidence. The most flattering way to wear a bikini and look great is to choose the appropriate fit. Bikinis come in accommodating cuts for most body types. If you happen to choose items based on comfort, it is also important to be mindful of not buying a two-piece that is too big. Guess who looks great in a saggy, bunched-up, bikini bottom. No one. Don’t be afraid to customize the style of your bottoms for a fit that makes you feel comfortable.
Wear it with confidence. When heading to the store to pick out a style, take a close friend who can help guide you in the right direction. It’s always beneficial to have another set of eyes to check things out and suggest other items you might not choose for yourself. Keep in mind that the mirrors and lighting in fitting rooms can be unreliable, and it’s possible that you may look much better in person than they make it appear. With a few more weeks of summer underway, now is a great time to get out there and try a bold new look. The bikini doesn’t have to be your best friend, but it can be a most pleasant acquaintance.
Go ahead, take the plunge!