Swimwear 2008!!

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 Ups

Now 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.

So Many Styles & Patterns

Now that you have found the type of swimsuit that works for you, here are some additional suits to take a look at:

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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