So, you've put in the prerequisite gym time; you've tanned, exfoliated and waxed. Think you're ready to hit the beach? Not until you brush up on two piece bathing suit terminology! With so many new varieties available, you want to make sure you choose the style and fit that best accentuates your fabulous self. Here are some basics to get you started:
Think all bikini tops are created equal? Not a chance. Today, women's two pieces come in more choices than ever before. Sure, traditional string and triangle bikini tops are available, but why be boring? If you've got a smaller bust or frame, flaunt it in a bandeau top, or something embellished with frills and ruffles. If your cups runneth over, pack all of your sexiness into a halter bikini top, which offers support while accentuating all that cleavage. For a choice in two piece bathing suit that is friendly to almost all shapes, try a tankini. A snug tank goes a long way towards covering a multitude of sins while retaining all the sexiness of a bikini.
Suit Up! Women's Two Piece Bathing Suits Decoded
The best part about choosing a two piece swimsuit is that you have the option to mix and match- meaning you can create exactly the look you want. Once you've decided on a flattering top, it's time to decide on what you want to showcase down south. If you are broad shouldered, avoid teeny tiny bottoms. Instead, go with a boy short or a brief. Accents at the hips, like ties or belts can be your best friends. If you've got plenty of booty, then you'd look great in one of the new ultra sexy skirt-tinis, which have a built in mini skirt. If you've been blessed with an hourglass figure, remember that (1) the rest of us hate you, and (2) you can rock any style you choose.
When choosing a two piece bathing suit, remember that beach wear is all about mind over matter. So pack up the coolers, grab the umbrellas, and let's hit the beach, 'cuz honey, you look great.