Let’s face it—swimwear shopping can be a grueling process. As mothers, we often have to pick and choose to try and find something that offers great support and fit and at the same time, doesn’t scream grandma. Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to settle. Follow these tips and find designer swimwear styles that are both stylish and supportive.
Why a designer swimwear?
When it comes to support, the key is to find something that keeps all your, ahem, assets in their rightful place. The last thing you want is for your girls to come flying out when chasing after your kids! Look for designer swimwear styles with straps; think halters, traditional bra-style shoulder straps or even a chic one-shoulder style! Also, many strapless designer swimwear styles often come with removable straps so you can slip ‘em on whenever you please. In addition, look for swimwear that will give your bust the support and lift they need. Underwire swimsuits offer the best bust support, but you shouldn’t feel restricted to wearing only this type. Both halter tops with thicker fixed underbands as well as bandeau tops with thick neck straps and molded cups offer great bust support.
If you want to conceal a not-so-toned tummy, look for designer swimwear with body control and/or certain designer details that instantly slim the torso area. Swimsuits with higher Lycra Spandex or Elastane counts create an overall slimming effect (look for anything 28% and above). Similarly, swimsuits with ruching or shirred fabric detail along the torso area are very flattering for your tummy.
In terms of style,you don’t have to settle for a classic one-piece to get substantial support and coverage. Monokini designer swimwear styles are great alternatives to traditional one-pieces and many provide great front coverage. Although they’re technically one-pieces, monokinis feature side cut-outs so they look like two-pieces from behind. In addition, tankini designer swimwear styles are great for those who are tired of one-pieces but don’t want to bear all in a skimpy bikini. Tankinis come in a variety of styles that vary in both coverage and fit; some are high-cut while others are low, some have loose A-line designs while others hug your curves.
Finally, I’ll leave you with one last style tip:When choosing designer swimwear this season, the key is to balance out your look so your look proportionate from head to toe. If you’re bottom-heavy or triangle shaped, look for designer swimwear with busy prints/embellishments on top. If you’re top-heavy or inverted triangle shaped, look for swimsuits with busy prints and embellishments on bottom. Happy shopping!
Susan is a fashion and swimwear blogger for InStyleSwimwear.com
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