The Pattie Byrnes Guide to Stress Free Plus Size Swimsuit Shopping

Who doesn’t approach swimwear selection with at least a bit of apprehension? We asked Pattie Brynes, the President of Fit4U swimwear, to share her tips for stress free plus size swimsuit shopping. With a little help from Pattie, we can all find the suit to make us look our best at the beach.

Sea Glass Swimdress IO735

Who doesn’t approach swimwear selection with at least a bit of apprehension?   We asked Pattie Brynes, the President of Fit4U swimwear, to share her tips for stress free plus size swimsuit shopping.

Pattie is well known in the industry, being a key player in the design, manufacturing and sales of swimwear since 1985. She has established herself as a “fit” expert, innovative designer and one of the most successful marketers of swimwear specifically designed by body type for women of every age, size and shape.

With a little help from Pattie, we can all find the suit to make us look our best at the beach.

Sea Glass Plus Size Swim dress - Always For Me
Sea Glass Swimdress 

Challenge: You are heavier on the bottom than on top

Solutions:

  • Draw the eye up away from your lower level with clever designs and bright colors on top.
  • Try a skirtini or a swimdress to camouflage heavier bottoms and accentuate your best assets.
  • Balance proportions by choosing a halter, H back or a style that comes around the neck to give the illusion of broader shoulders.
Origami High Neck Plus Size Tankini
Origami High Neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Piece Plus Size Swimsuit with Tummy Control bottom
Salem Two Piece

Challenge: Tummy bumps and bulges you would like to hide

Solutions:

    • Look for designs with strategic shirring and draping over the stomach area, which conceal bumps or bulges
  • Flatten the tummy by investing in swimwear that has control fabrics designed to flatten your stomach
Provence Slimming One Piece Plus Size Swimsuit
Provence One Piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fit 4 U Plus Size Romper Swimsuit
Bandeau Romper

Challenge: Fat around the hips and thighs leaving cellulite bumps and saddlebags.

Solutions:

  • Look for cute skirted bottoms to hide problem areas.
  • Try a plus size swimsuit romper. Rompers are right on trend this summer and a stylish way to cover up problem areas. Look for shorts cut on an angle to slim thighs.

 

 

 

 

 

Zipper Front Plus Size Swimsuit - Always for Me
Harbor Point One Piece

Challenge: Droopy breasts that need a lift

Solutions:

  • Big breasted? Look for designs with thick straps which offer more lift and support.
  • Swimsuits with adjustable straps are a girl’s best friend. As these allow you to control lift and fit.
  • Lift breasts with underwire. Buy swimsuits with similar features to your favorite bra.
  • For a boost try a design with pads to add shape.

 

 

Fit 4 U Mesh Plus Size Tankini Top
Mesh Swim Top

 

Challenge: A Long Torso that makes buying one-pieces difficult.

Solutions:

  • Try a plus size swimsuit design with adjustable straps to reduce any pull on shoulders
  • Finding a regular fit uncomfortable? Try some of the long torso ranges now available-specially constructed to fit longer stomachs
  • Look for a design with colors or clever patterns that cut across the torso and break up the length.

 

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