Oh how I love this time of year. The stores are slashing prices to move out summer inventory to make room for fall shipments and shoppers.
This is the perfect time to buy a bathing suit so that when a trip or the next summer rolls around, you will not have to frantically look for a new suit and pay top dollar as well.
Keep in mind that bathing suits do not keep their shape after a few years of wear. The sun, salt water and chlorine break down the fabric and elastic, leaving behind a droopy and pilled looking suit. Not a pretty sight.
These are some of the tips I posted back in the early spring, so use them now to save yourself money, time and dignity.
Six Tips on How To Pick The Best Bathing Suit:
Do not try on suits that are the same size as your clothes. Don’t ask me why, but swimwear sizes do not correspond with clothing sizes. Women need to try one to two sizes up for a flattering and comfortable fit.
Choose a suit in a color that compliments you. And FYI: Avoid white, especially if you plan on getting wet. White suits will always become see-through.
Highlight your smaller parts with lighter colors and camouflage your somewhat larger parts with darker colors. I use this trick to minimize what I consume at the all you can eat at buffet tables and the few too many Pina Coladas.
Watch your back. No, really take a look and see if the shape of your back is pushing over the edge of your bathing suit. If it is, then go for a style that has a higher back so more of you is held in.
Of course you wish you had a smaller waistline, so look for suits that have shirring at the middle. The fabric gathering is a great way to disguise muffin tops and tummy poufs.
Tuck, lift and suck. Tuck, lift and suck. Repeat this mantra each time you put on your suit. Tuck in your breasts, lift up your rear so it is in the bathing suit versus hanging out around the edges, and suck in your stomach when you walk to or get up from your lounge chair.
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