It’s almost that time of year again: bathing suit season! No matter how much they weigh, women of all shapes and sizes usually dread the day they go bathing suit shopping. There is nothing worse than trying on a bathing suit under fluorescent lights with your underwear still on your body. If it were up to us, most women would probably have one great bathing suit that never goes out of style and always fits. Unfortunately, those suits are hard to come by. There are some bathing suit do’s and don’ts to make sure the bathing suit you wear fits just right and lasts as long as it possibly can.
The Perfect Size
Two piece bathing suits are very popular now-a-days. You no longer have to buy a skimpy two piece to partake in the movement. There are sporty bikinis and tankinis that show much less skin. When choosing a two piece bathing suit some women have difficulty finding a top that fits just right with it’s designated bottom. Keep this in mind: You don’t have to have the same size bikini top as your bikini bottom. If you find a larger size top to fit a smaller size bottom, switch the sizes. The store clerk will never know when you are checking out your items to buy. Believe me, you are not hurting their merchandise either. Most women need a different size top than bottom in bikinis. The piece you leave behind may be just perfect for the next customer.
The bathing suit you decide to buy must be a suit that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Make sure you pose in front of the mirror according to different scenarios. For instance, reach up, bend over, and turn from side to side. This will let you know if your bathing suit is going to show too much skin when you do these simple moves. Also, mimic swimming motions and jump up and down. Your bathing suit must be able to stand up to these physical movements. You don’t want to lose your top in the water just because you failed to audition your suit in the dressing room.
Bathing suits are subjected to harsh conditions: sun, sand, chlorine, and salt water. The best way to protect your suit from these harsh conditions is to thoroughly rise it in cold water after a day’s wear. This will wash away any chemicals that could potentially ruin and eat through the fibers.
Washing Your Suit
If you think of your bathing suit as a piece of underwear or a bra, you will be on your way to correct washing. You should always wash your suit by hand or in the gentle cycle. Also, like underwear, you should limit the amount of time your bathing suit spends in the dryer. Clothes dryers tend to wear out elastic. Unfortunately, bathing suits are made almost entirely of elastic material.
Try not to dread bathing suit season this year. Just try to find the best bathing suit to fit your body and than carefully take care of it. That is all any bathing suit can ask from it’s owner.