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My Nutrisystem Journey Week 13 + Tips to Finding the PERFECT Swimsuit #ad #NutrisystemSnaps

We are beach bound and it's time for the annual swimsuit shopping hunt, I mean shopping trip, shopping trip. 

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.

   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.

   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.   


   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.  

  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! 


Masshole Mommy said…
I totally agree that bathing suits need to be tried on! You HAVE to make sure they are going to fit and you will be comfortable in them.
Lisa said…
Im thrilled to be able to wear a two piece now after loosing 50 lbs with nutrisystem. I still have to try on several to get one that looks right. I ended up getting a couple with a skirt bottom but they have a short skirt almost like a long ruffle. They are still cute without looking old. But of course I am old. Ha
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Jeannette said…
I have been exercising since January but I have not had any success as far as fitting into smaller clothes. I'm going to work harder at it because I would love to be able to buy a smaller wardrobe than what I have now.
This is such a great post, buying a swimming costume can be a nightmare, I'm a larger lady but have found tankinis are great - they don't show anymore than a swimming costume but really flatter my shape.
Christy Maurer said…
I need to go swimsuit shopping soon! I do love tankinis which I have now, but the bottoms are too big and the top isn't comfortable for long periods.
Zwitsal said…
Summer just officially ended here! But it still too hot! Gonna get new swimsuits next week!
Sarah Honey said…
Bathing suit shopping is the worst! I never find anything when I'm looking for one. It's when I'm not looking I find one!
Angelic Sinova said…
I completely agree that swimsuits could be tired on before yo9u purchase them. It's all about being comfortable and getting the swimsuit that YOU feel best it!
Anosa said…
Wow I don't think I have ever known anyone that is looking forward to going shopping for a swimming costume! Its amazing that you feel confident and ready to buy a new one and well done on the weight loss
Andrew said…
Congrats on dropping down in sizes so much that you need to buy a new swimsuit! And that you're looking forward to it! Definitely go for comfort first and keep going with your journey. You're a true inspiration!
Maurene Cab said…
I’m agree that you need to try a swimsuit before buying. You never know when a wardrobe malfunction may happen.
Lieutenant Neha said…
Since summer is here. And since so long I was trying to get my self into shape for wearing the swimsuit. :) This is really nice article to read before buying a swimsuit. Even the reviews of the people is also good to read.
Anonymous said…
Exercising is hard! Especially with all the rain we have been having! Who said eating healthy was so hard! 😂😂
I am not quite sure a swimsuit will suit me ;) but great tips for the ladies who need to buy one :)
Rebecca Swenor said…
These are great tips for finding the right swimsuit for you. I have always favored the one piece swimsuit. The cover ups I have always loved too. It is so important to get the right suit for your body shape. Thanks for sharing the information.
It is so difficult to buy swim wear! It looks good on those online magazines but it does not look the same once you've purchased it.
Dogvills said…
I always go for one piece suits but I never buy them from online stores no matter how pretty they look. I have to get a feel of the material and have a chance to try it on before I buy.
Amanda Love said…
Still not sure about how to properly shop for my body's shape so this is awesome. I lean towards one pieces these days. I just like the style!
I have to go swimsuit shopping soon and I really like some of the options you shares. Will have to check out Target for sure.

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