Truth is -SURPRISE- I am actually looking forward to shopping for swimsuits this year. I've been on Nutrisystem for about 5 months now and last year's swimsuit is too big. *tosses confetti and tosses old swimsuit in donation box*
Here are some tips sure to make your swimsuit shopping experience less of a headache.
SHOP YOUR SHAPE
Be honest with yourself. String bikinis are NOT for everyone. I am a work in progress. Nutrisystem is helping me shed the excess weight but I would rather wear a comfortable swimsuit than spend my day at the beach adjusting wedgies. If you're a plus size diva like me, you may want to opt for a suit with wider straps to keep the girls supported and a full coverage bottom.
Click here to check out an article on How to Pick Your Body's Best Swimsuit.
Disclosure: I am an Nutrisystem Blogger and I received a complimentary subscription to Nutrisystem in exchange for this post. Follow #NutrisystemSnaps for more on my weight loss journey and that of other #NSNation bloggers.
TIP: Wide straps and suits with high backs tend to hide problem areas.
1 PIECE OR 2
In the words of the 90s chart topping music group Digital Underground "DoWutChaLike". Nothing looks better on a person than confidence. If your mind, body and soul say "Hunty that 2-piece is all you", go for it. If you're not quite there yet or prefer a more modest 2-piece tankini or boy short or a 1 piece swimsuit.
TRY IT ON
Before you buy that swimsuit, try it on. Make sure the suit fits to your liking. Look in the mirror to make sure everything you want covered is covered. Be mindful some fabrics expand when wet so you may be able to shop a size down. Check your top and bottom. Check it again. Have a shopping buddy check it. Make sure the suit comfortably fits your top, bottom and sides.
COVER IT UP
A good cover up is a swimsuit essential. Some cover ups can do double duty going from the beach / pool to the after party. Find a cover up that compliments your swimsuit and maybe some accessories to compliment your swimsuit fit.
Oh, and remember everyone can't rock every thang so before you purchase that purple leopard print, TRY IT ON. Who knows you just may be able to rock that!