Every woman on earth even women in good shape with great self-esteem has agonized, at least at some point in her life, over choosing the right swimwear for the upcoming summer season or trip to the beach. The choices in women’s swimwear are practically endless, and we’re told that selecting the correct style of swimwear for our particular body type will make us look thinner, curvier, more voluptuous…well, you get the point.
There are few things in the world that can make a woman scrutinize herself more than the dreaded selection of a swim suit.
You can try on hundreds and still walk out of the store experiencing a slight case of buyer’s remorse. It’s like shopping for anything – whether you’re in the swimear department or your local retail swimwear store – it can be tough to choose with so many amazing choices. So how do you narrow down your choices in women’s swimwear and make a swimsuit selection with confidence? How do you take that trip to the beach or lake or pool in style and comfort? Here are a few things to consider when making that swimwear purchase to help you make a fun and flattering, yet practical choice.
Let’s face it…not one of us is actually built like Barbie. And while women tend to be overly critical of themselves and their perceived imperfections (as ridiculously compared to Barbie!), we each have physical attributes that are worth showing off. In addition, we definitely deserve the freedom to have some fun in the sun without worrying about how we look in our swimwear. To achieve this, it is important to be honest with yourself about your body type.
If you have an area of your body that you are particularly self conscious about, then choose a swim suit that will comfortably cover that portion up. Similarly, if you have identified a portion of your body of which you are particularly proud, feel free to accent it! Women’s swimwear these days is about much, much more than just bearing it all in a skimpy bikini. Now we have choices—cute and comfortable choices—in a wide array of styles to suit just about any body type. You can even mix & match swim suit pieces to create your own custom style!
Your personal values and attitude also play an important role in choosing women’s swimwear that’s just right for you. Even if you are pretty confident with your physical features, you may simply be too conservative for that little Brazilian number—and that’s nothing to worry about.
If you are more comfortable being a bit more covered up, then simply select a less revealing swimsuit. Or if you want to get maximum sun exposure for that great all-over tan, but are shy walking around in a tiny suit around people, simply get a cute cover-up which you can slip on over your swim suit whenever that seems to be the appropriate thing to do.
It is extremely important when choosing women’s swimwear that you consider the activities in which you will be participating while wearing your swimsuit. You don’t want to play a game of beach volleyball, for example, in a string bikini. Use common sense with regard to your planned activities when selecting swimwear for any occasion.
When you take time to consider your personal body type and comfort zone, along with any planned activities, you can be confident in selecting women’s swimwear that you will feel good about wearing—and enjoy your day at the beach…or wherever!