bathing suit shoppingFinally, winter is over and soon you will be at the beach or pool. All you need to do to is to buy a new bathing suit.

Cue the music for “Jaws” when the young woman is swimming in the ocean, as the thought of finding and wearing a bathing suit may cause equal amounts of dread and fear, as well as some blood curdling screams.

Relax a while and let me give you a few tips on how to pick the best bathing suit for you and get you back in the water, or at least be able to lie down on a lounge chair. I want you to enjoy your time in the sun in style and comfort.

Seven Tips on How To Pick The Best Bathing Suit:

  • Do not try on suits that are the same size as your clothes. Don’t ask me why, but swimwear sizes do not correspond with clothing sizes.  Women need to try one to two sizes up for a flattering and comfortable fit.
  • Choose a suit in a color that compliments you. And FYI: Avoid white, especially if you plan on getting wet.  White suits will always become see-through.
  • Highlight your smaller parts with lighter colors and camouflage your somewhat larger parts with darker colors. I use this trick to minimize what I consume at the all you can eat at buffet tables and the few too many Pina Coladas.


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  • Watch your back. No, really take a look and see if the shape of your back is pushing over the edge of your bathing suit. If it is, then go for a style that has a higher back so more of you is held in.
  • Of course you wish you had a smaller waistline, so look for suits that have shirring at the middle. The fabric gathering is a great way to disguise muffin tops and tummy poufs.
  • Tuck, lift and suck. Tuck, lift and suck.  Repeat this mantra each time you put on your suit. Tuck in your breasts, lift up your rear so it is in the bathing suit versus hanging out around the edges, and suck in your stomach when you walk to or get up from your lounge chair.
  • Never underestimate or abuse the power of the cover-up. A simple lightweight tank dress or oversized shirt is far more flattering than shorts and a t-shirt and fits so well with pool or beach surroundings.



An Afterthought: If the mere idea of wearing a bathing suit still causes you flashes of terror, you could spend your American summer in Australia, which is when they have their winter.

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