If you’re a woman, buying or even wearing a swimsuit might be extremely intimidating.
It can be difficult to be completely naked in front of a group of people at the beach or in a pool.
I’d like to share with you some swimsuit mistakes that I occasionally see women make.
Hopefully, this article can provide you with some advice before purchasing your next swimming suit, such as which type to purchase and which to avoid.
Buying For Your Future Body
The first mistake is buying a swimsuit for the body you’ll have in three or six months after losing weight, or after doing the 30-day detox, or whatever it is.
That’s not a good idea!
Either buy the swimsuit that suits your body right now, or wait till you’ve completed the thing, detox, or whatever you were planning to do, and then buy the swimsuit.
I simply do not recommend buying any item of apparel if it does not fit you now in the way you desire.
Bottom with Full Coverage
The second mistake is buying swimmer bottoms.
If you buy full coverage bottoms with the hopes of covering up your bottom and making it look smaller, you’ll be disappointed.
There are bottoms with full coverage that will cover your entire booty. When you think about it, your eye is drawn to the fabric when you’re gazing at a full coverage swim bottom.
As a result, your buttocks may appear to be larger and flatter.
I’m not opposed to huge or flat boots, but here’s my recommendation.
Look for a bottom with a decent amount of coverage. It gives your butt some form if you get one that comes up just a wee bit and displays a little bit of cheek. As a thing, rather than covering the entire area, it makes your butt look a little perkier.
Also, if you’re wearing a tankini or some other long swimsuit and want to cover up everything, I prefer the full coverage bottoms because your swim top will be hanging over the majority of your bottom anyway.
Bottom is Pinching
The next swimsuit purchase or wear mistake is if the bottom you’re wearing pinches you on the sides.
It either doesn’t fit you properly or is made of a flimsy fabric with little stretch. What they did was utilize a large, thick elastic in the band, which would pinch you no matter what.
If you try on a swimsuit and it pinches you, take it off right away. Get a second one. There is one out there that will be a better fit for you.
Seamless ones are always going to lay a lot nicer on your body, and if they’re too tight, they’ll pinch as well.
Not Experimenting With Enough Styles
The next mistake is being hooked on a swimwear style and simply deciding that’s what you’ll wear rather than trying on different styles.
I’ve seen a lot of ladies who wore the triangle top in college or before they had kids and it always worked, and now ten years later or two kids later, they’re angry because the swimsuit no longer looks good on them.
Most of the time, all they need to do is try a different style. Even the tip of the triangle. A triangular top can be made in a variety of ways.
There are bra-sized ones, ones with more padding, ones with a little bit of push-up, ones with more structure.
Trying out different styles will help you find something you enjoy on yourself rather than forcing yourself into something that isn’t working for you anymore.
If you have a larger cup size, try a bra size, a crossback top, or a top with underwire.
Instead of a typical bikini bottom, you’ll need a higher leg, a lower leg, a high waist bottom, or a V bottom for the bottoms.
There are a plethora of swimsuit styles to choose from. If you go swimsuit shopping with an open mind, you’re bound to find a style you like and one you hadn’t considered.
Not Experimenting Enough With Swimsuits
The next mistake is failing to try on enough swimsuits. It doesn’t make sense to walk into a store and try on one bathing suit before deciding it’s not for you.
Simply walk in with an open mind and a willingness to try on a variety of styles. If you don’t like the swimsuit you’re wearing, you should experiment with alternative styles and different types of swimming suits, including ones you don’t believe will work. Give them a chance.
So far, one-pieces and tankinis have come a long way. If there are portions of your body that you don’t want to show off at the beach, there are many one-piece swimsuits that are still extremely cute, very on style, and very fashionable, and that might be just what you’re looking for.
Not Looking For a Quality Swimsuit
The next swimwear mistake is to believe that buying swimwear should be extremely inexpensive and low-cost, and as a result, you only keep adding these extremely low-cost swimsuits.
Now you may get a fantastic swimsuit that is well-made for a very low price. Some of the more affordable ones are quite adorable.
However, if you require any kind of support, have a larger chest, or require tummy control, you may need to consider something that costs a little more.
The ones that are bra-sized or have a lot of underwire, as well as a lot of bells and whistles, cost a little more.
Basically, you’re buying a bra that can withstand chemicals and chlorine, as well as hot tubs, the sun, and salt water, and still look great.
Another thing to consider is how frequently you’ll be wearing this swimsuit. If you’re only going on vacation for a week out of the year and won’t be wearing your swimsuit again, you may not want to spend a lot of money on your swimsuit.
However, if you want to wear it a few times or want a swimsuit that will last you for years, you should buy in a higher-quality swimsuit.
If you buy a great, well-made swimsuit and take care of it, it should last you for years and years, or until you no longer wish to wear it.
Not Taking Care of Your Swimsuit
This leads me to the next mistake: failing to care for your swimsuit. It doesn’t matter if you bought $5 for it or $200 for it; you must take care of it if you want it to endure a long time.
The basic principles for caring for your swimsuit are that if you get into a pool with chlorine or even salt water at the beach, you must immediately shower and rinse it off.
When you arrive home, you should at the very least go ahead and rinse that thing in cold water before pressing it to dry. It’s not necessary to ring it or anything, just lay it flat on a towel.
When you need to wash it, don’t ever put it in the washing machine, don’t ever put it in the dryer. You must hand wash it in a bowl with cold water. Put a little Woolite in there and let it soak for five or ten minutes before rinsing and drying it.
The last and most important suggestion is to find a swimsuit that makes you feel great.
You’ll look fantastic if you wear a swimming suit that makes you feel amazing.
Just keep in mind that we’re all self-conscious in a swimming suit to some extent. I’m referring to everyone.
If you’re comparing yourself to Instagram’s photoshopped people, keep in mind that they don’t even look like that. You can’t compare yourself to those people.