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How to Pick a Swimsuit for the Beach?

Most people want their clothing to look nice and fit them well. This statement certainly applies to swimsuits as well. Choosing a bathing suit that looks good on your body can be easier said than done, however. There are some that can accentuate what you have. There are others that don’t do you any favours.

Selecting a Swimsuit

There is something exciting about picking out a new swimsuit online on sites such as Cocobay. Maybe its the fact that it is a reminder that warm weather is looming on the horizon. Maybe it’s because doing so makes you think about vacation and time off with your family. Whatever it is, picking out a swimsuit can be a very enjoyable process if you know what you are doing.

There are four kinds of swimsuits to choose from. There are tankinis, trikinis, bikinis and one-piece suits. As you think about what is right for you, consider these four important points.

1. Material

You likely want your swimsuit to last all season long (at the very least). Check to see what material it is made out of. You want your swimsuit to hold up well over time, maintaining both its shape and colour.

2. Colour

Bright colours look best on people with fair skin. Light colours look great on those that have a tan. That is because the light contrasts with the dark, making you stand out.

3. Function

Think about what you are using your bathing suit for. Are you single and just want to lay out at the beach? You probably want a suit with less material that allows you to show off your body. Are you a mother and have children to chase after? You probably want a suit that covers you well and keeps you covered even in rough water. You should base your bathing suit selection, in part, on your needs.

4. Shape

The shape of your body should be factored in when you are buying a swimsuit. This is probably the most important point to consider. If your body is shaped like an inverted triangle, you want to purchase a high waisted two piece suit. It should also be high cut. This is for people who have shoulders that extend past their hips.

If you are pear shaped, it means that your hips extend past your shoulders. It is best if you go with a two-piece suit as well, but you want low waisted briefs and a padded top.

If your waist is slim, but you have curves throughout the rest of your body, you likely have an apple shape. Go with a one piece, but select something that is low cut. You could go with a two-piece, but you want to find something that has a high waist.

Women with an hourglass figure have great proportions. Their waists are slim. Their shoulders and hips line up. They have a lot of choices when it comes to swimsuits because they can wear just about anything. Go with an old-fashioned bikini, if you can. It will look fabulous on you.

If your figure looks a lot like an hourglass, but you have more muscles than normal, most bathing suits will work for you as well. If you really want to look your best, though, choose something with low waisted boy shorts. A high cut swimsuit works great too.

If you are tall, and everything on your body (waist, hips, shoulders) is basically the same width, get a triangular bikini with ties. A top with a halter neck is also a good idea; it makes you look even curvier than you are. Finally, you can’t go wrong with boy shorts. They draw attention to one of your best features!