With the mercury set to soar this summer, you’ll certainly want to make sure you have a swimsuit or two. However before you hit the beach or swimming pool, our handy guide will help you prevent wasting money on swimmers that won’t see the light of day once you’ve worn them once.
Too low cut with no support
Unless you plan to only stretch out on the beach and soak up your daily dose of vitamin D, you’re going to need decent support, especially if you are big busted. Bathing suits that are low cut or don’t offer support, put you at risk for having an escapee. While you are in the dressing room, jump around, wiggle your bum and swing your arms around. You may think this sounds a little crazy, but this will give you a good idea about whether your swimmers are up to the task. Double heck to make sure they don’t ride up at the back, there’s no spillage and offer you plenty of support.
The price tag might be too good to resist, but check the swimwear you are about to purchase has an inner lining. Lighter colours without an inner lining can become transparent once wet, showing off a little more than you bargained for.
Thinking you have to wear a bikini to look good
Don’t be fooled thinking you need to wear a bikini to look on trend. Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have all been seen sporting one pieces. Not only will you feel sportier, full body bathers are more suitable for swimming, particularly if you are doing laps to burn calories.
Baggy board shorts
Lightweight super baggy boardies, (and this applies to you too, guys!) can make it appear like you are wearing a parachute with chicken legs or bulkier than what you really are. Either way, they’re not flattering. The solution is to opt for a slimmer fit.
Choosing a fabric without UPF
More and more swimsuits are being manufactured with Ultra-violet Protection Factor. The label will normally indicate how much UPF your swimsuit has. Of course, the higher the number the better. Also check the label for chlorine resistance. This is will prevent your swimwear from fading and the material from deteriorating.
If it’s not a good fit, forget it! Don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion. You don’t want shoulder straps to be digging in or constantly tugging at your swimmers. Be sure to try, before you buy.