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It’s just a little bit depressing that all winter long we hope and pine for warmer weather and when it finally comes we dread breaking out the attire that goes along with the summer season.
I’m sure I don’t even have to mention the particular piece of attire that causes women of all ages to swoon in distress, but for those who are still in the dark, I am talking about the ever-fearful bathing suit.
It may be a combination of 11 letters, but I know several four letter ones that come to mind when having to try one on.
However, as I endeavor to tackle this season’s bathing suit dilemma I am comforted by the old saying that “with age comes wisdom.”
By that I mean at this time in my life not only am I a little bit more confident in my body but I also know what is and is not flattering.
I don’t fret over every single flaw; instead I focus on a suit that hides the biggest ones while allowing me to both breath and have some form of style.
Thanks to those lovely designers out there who have heard the female cry over “itty-bitty teeny weenie” bikinis, unflattering skirt numbers, and full-bodied meat casings in disguise, the bathing suit has undergone a dramatic change and is now “user friendly.”
There are a number of styles for a number of body types, some of which I will be providing below. Fashion experts say two of the most important things to remember when bathing suit shopping is try it on and be OK with spending a little extra cash. Remember what Mom says. “Sometimes you get what you pay for.”
Although it can feel like it, bathing suit shopping isn’t rocket science and with the following styles, here is to finding your perfect and enjoying a season of fun in the sun.
BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Two-Piece
To buy: Top, $72; bottoms, $38
For a Tummy
Eco Swim by Aqua Green One-Piece
Made of recycled nylon-and-spandex, this one-piece design has a bowed band placed jus
To buy: $98t under the bust to draw the eyes up from the middle.
For Full Hips and Thighs
This vibrant tankini’s scrunched sides rest forgivingly on the hips. Goes up to a DD cup.
To buy: Top, $72; Sporty Shirred bottoms, $44
Bisou Bisou Two-Piece
A cinched neckline and a bright pop of color bolster this nylon-and-spandex tankini top and its matching side-shirred hipster bottoms.
To buy: Top, $20 to $25; bottoms, $18