As the weather warms we want to shed our winter clothing and pull out the lighter garments. We think of going to the beach and swimming. Then we remember the condition of our swimsuit and groan. Sound familiar?
As a fitter and as a department store clerk, I realized that most women hate shopping for swimsuits as much or more than shopping for a bra. They hate this shopping, because they can’t find the size that they need.
Swimsuits are active-wear. You need proper bust support to be comfortable and to protect your delicate breast tissue. Fitting the bust of the suit requires the same care as fitting a bra. The band must fit snug to your body. This is extremely important, because most fabrics stretch a bit when wet. Some suits have an inner band that allows you to fasten with a three-hook option, just like your bra.
Try to find a suit that properly covers the tissue. A sexy, revealing suit is great for sunning, but could expose tissue when you dive in and swim.
Note, that many suits use under-wire to support a larger cup. Take care with the fit, if you choose this option. A poorly fitting wire will provide very little support and could damage your breast tissue. Molded cup suits are not as readily available as a wire cup, but they are becoming easier and easier to find.
Consider torso length, too. Suits are designed for a long or a short torso. If you are taller or have a long torso, be certain to choose that option for the best fit and support. The same goes for petites. A longer suit will have straps that are too long, putting the bust support in the wrong place. Choose a petite suit, whenever possible.
Sadly, most of the suits available in department stores are either small in the cup, or not supportive. It’s embarrassing to jump into the pool and realize that things are not staying in place. You want a suit that fits. It must cover essential areas, just as your bra does. Most suits fail at this job, because they are designed for an A or a B cup.
Take heart. There is a swimsuit waiting for you. Need a Size 8 with a D cup? No problem. They do exist. Looking for Designer Swimwear in a plus size with proper bust coverage? Flattering sizes are available.
For the past couple of years, I have been assessing what women have been telling me about swimsuit needs. I have searched for products that would be helpful for a wide variety of sizes and tastes. The task has been taking some time. There really is a lot to choose from.
I don’t want you to miss out while I compile my own swimsuit collection, so I have contracted with a few major online sellers to promote their products on this site. Go to the swimsuit page of this site for some links and special Spring offers. The links will take you away from this site, or will open a new tab, to allow you to shop the new sites.
Please review these sites. You may enjoy shopping for Plus Size Swimwear at Junonia. They sell swimwear and active-wear. Check out the Swimsuits For All Clearance – Up to 80% off You may also want to Shop SwimSpot.com Today! Find great brands like Reef, Guess, St.John and more! Try Always for Me for Plus Size Tankini’s And one more. Maidenform suggests that you can find the right bathing suit to flatter your body type with the New Control Swimsuit Collection with fabric that shapes and slims.