By Lauren, age 19, California
Sweet Advice Featured Columnist
Guess what? It's that time of year again ... Swimsuit Season!! The time to have fun in the sun, but also the time of year when many girls have self-esteem issues in trying to find the swimsuit they look good in. So I am here to help you find the suit to fit your body type, fashion style, and budget!
Let me start by explaining something about girls' shapes. Each girl is a little different, but just like buying jeans, certain styles of swimsuits fit better on certain body shapes. So in order to help you find your best suit type read these tips.
If you have...
An hour-glass figure ...Try: Halter tops or triangle bikinis
Why? They show off your best body features, both your lovely legs and your lovely upper half.
Not a lot of curve ...Try: A one-piece that dips low in the front with straps in the back, looking like a bikini in the back.
Why? The shape of these suits curves at your waist causing curves to form or be emphasized which weren't really noticeable before.
A full, round figure ...Try: A one-piece bandeau.
Why? This suit gives you a slimmer look and still allows you to show off a bit of butt for a balanced look and a little bit of sexiness.
A full bust ...Try: A two-piece with a one color top and a different color bottom, or a tankini
Why? These styles make your bust look a tad bit smaller, allowing you to not look like you're flaunting yourself. Also make sure you find a suit with good support.
A fuller bottom ...Try: A one-piece skirted suit, or a skirted bikini, or boy shorts with a stylish bikini top.
Why? They allow you to reduce the look and size of your behind, making you feel not as self-conscious, and still look amazing!
Cover UpsNow that you have picked out your swimsuit, but you would like to be a little more covered up, I have a simple solution ... and a cheap one! Target has some amazingly cute cover dresses made just for going over your swimsuit. Check them out. You will love them!!
I have this White Halter Cover Dress and I love it!!
It's cute and looks great at the beach.