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How to Choose a Flattering Plus Size Swimsuit

How to Choose a Flattering Plus Size Swimsuit

Plus-size swimsuits are available in many ranges and styles. When looking for swimsuits that flatter, you’ll need to consider what style you like best and what will help you to feel the most comfortable.

1. Find a style that fits you well

Nothing will flatter you if you feel uncomfortable or the swimsuit sags on you and fails to make the most of your figure. Remind yourself while shopping for a swimsuit that you deserve something of quality that you feel good in. DO NOT settle for less.


2. Look for styles made for curvier figures

For example, the 50s style one-piece swimsuits were made to accentuate and celebrate curves and are very flattering. They have lower hip rises, higher waists and provide plenty of upper body support.

Look online for seamstresses who specialize in making swimsuits based on earlier era styles. This has become a speciality niche that allows for the seamstress to enjoy their art and lets you get hold of a great, unique piece that is tailored to you and your precise measurements.


3. Shop for your body type

Not all plus-size bodies are alike—your figure may be an apple, pear, hourglass, etc. Figure out which part of your body you want to accent most.

Try wearing brighter colours on areas you want to emphasize, and darker colours on areas you want to de-emphasize.

4. Find your body accent

Strut your stuff and show off your favourite parts of your body. If you want to show off your chest more, wear a lower cut swimsuit with a longer hip side. If you want to cover your chest, find a high-necked swimsuit.

Avoid wearing a high-necked swimsuit. This style can look (and may even feel) rather confining and is not particularly flattering. Instead, try something with a sheerer fabric and cut above a normal neckline.


5. Consider your colour palette

Which colours look good on you, and which ones make you look sickly? Figure out whether you are a winter, summer, spring, or autumn. Choose colours that complement your skin tone and make you look healthy.


6. Try ruched fabrics and wraps.

Ruched side panels can enhance your silhouette, and ruched fabric and wraps, in general, can be flattering and more adjustable in size.




7. Find something that supports your chest and feels comfortable

You want to be able to swim, walk, and play comfortably in your swimsuit, without constantly pausing to adjust. In the dressing room, stretch and try lightly jogging in place. Will you feel comfortable?

Check to make sure that the straps are comfortable and the bottom doesn’t ride up.




8. Look or fun patterns.

Bold, bright patterns look flattering and festive. Choose a print with shapes and colours that make you feel happy. If you’re a little pattern-shy, try swimsuits with solid panels on the sides.

9. An experiment in the
dressing room

If you aren’t sure about a swimsuit on the rack, try it on, just in case, it looks awesome on you. You may be surprised at what you can pull off!





10. Remember that different brands size differently

You may be a size 16 in one brand and a size 18 in another. Don’t worry, this is okay. Be willing to go a size up or a size down from your general size, in case one particular swimsuit is cut differently.



11. Do not fear the bikini

New styles such as fatkinis and more bikinis geared towards plus-size women are hitting the market. They include flattering high-waisted bottoms and plenty of support for your chest. Your body is beautiful and you are not required to cover it up.

You can also buy the top and bottom of your bikini in different sizes if needed.




12. Find swimsuits that you personally love

What are your favourite colours, silhouettes, and patterns? What sort of swimsuit makes you smile and look forward to wearing it? Search for swimsuits with details you like, so that when you go out to swim, you feel confident and beautiful.


Can I wash My Swimsuit in the Washing Machine?

In an ideal world, we would all rinse out our chlorine or saltwater-soaked swimsuits immediately after coming back from the pool or beach. But that is not always the case. With a limited amount of time in a busy world, we have come up with a few tips before you start…

Do Not Use Detergent

Harsh detergents can damage the colour of delicate spandex swimwear. Instead, use a little bit of mild dish soap or opt for a speciality detergent or you can simply use some plain old white vinegar which is known to deodorize, lock in colour and fight mildew.

The Towel Trick

If you machine-wash your swimsuit, you can also add towels into the load to fill it out. The towels will provide extra padding, protecting your suit in the process. Plus, you might as well get your pool or beach towels clean at the same time!

Skip the Spin

It goes without saying that if you do choose to machine-wash your swimsuit, you should stick with a cold, gentle wash cycle. But some washing machines also allow you to go a step further and skip the spin cycle altogether. If you put your swimsuit in a mesh bag and skip the spin, this will be practically as gentle as hand washing it in the sink would have been.

Always Hang Dry!

While machine-washing your suit may be okay, do not put it in the dryer. Excessive heat is the quickest way to ruin your swimsuit, as it weakens the elasticity of the spandex. Twisting or wringing out a swimsuit can stretch out the material as well, so be patient and let it drip-dry. If you hang it outside, do not hang it in direct sunlight as the colour fades. So keep it out od direct sunlight.

It is advised to hand wash your swimsuit however, it may be okay to put it in the washing machine. Nevertheless, please check your label carefully before you do this.