Plus Size Womens Swimwear
Choosing a swimsuit is without a doubt a challenge for most plus-sized women. There was a time when plus size swimsuits were nothing but drab and shapeless bathing suits that looked more like they were designed for grandmothers. Fortunately, today’s plus size womens swimwear has come a long way. Fashion houses and trendy designers are now creating whole lines of swimsuits that are exclusive designed for the full-figured woman. Read on to learn how to choose the best swimsuit for your body type and get ready to flaunt your curves by the beach or poolside.
- Determine your figure’s strengths and weaknesses.
Assessing your body type’s strengths and weaknesses is a general rule that every woman must abide by before shopping for any type of clothes, whether they are buying regular-sized or plus-sized clothing. Decide which parts of your body you wish to conceal and which ones you want to emphasise. Are you quite heavy around the mid-section but you have slim and shapely legs? Is your upper torso small in proportion to your hips and thighs? Determining your figure’s strengths and weaknesses is an indispensable step in shopping for a plus size swimsuit.
- Choose a skirtini if you have a pear-shaped body type.
If your problem areas are your hips, buttocks and thighs then you have a pear-shaped body type. In this case, choose a skirtini-style swimsit. A skirtini is a two-piece swimsuit that has a short skirt as the bottom. You can pair this skirt with a standard bikini top or a tankini. A tankini is a top that extends until the bottom of your navel so it conceals your stomach as well. Since a skirtini provides extra fabric, it is able to conceal your hips and thighs. To further draw the eye away from your problem area, pair a brightly colored top with a darker skirtini.
- Choose a swim dress if you have an apple-shaped body type.
Apple-shaped women tend to be heavy around the mid-section so this is the area that you would want to downplay. A swim dress will help you do just that. As implied by the name, a swim dress is a type of swimwear that resembles a mini dress. There are now quite many designs of mini dresses that are designed for plus-sized women—from halter and solid-coloured styles to strapless floral ones. A swim dress will show off your arms and legs and draw attention away from your mid-section.