Shopping for the perfect swimsuit can be difficult and stressful. If youâ€™re a lady with curves, this can be especially true. To help guide your journey to the perfect bathing suit, weâ€™ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Plus Size Bathing Suit. All of the plus size swim styles featured below
- Not knowing your body shape and what feature(s) to flaunt
We all have curves, and carry them in different ways.Â When youâ€™re shopping for a plus size bathing suit, itâ€™s crucial to know how you carry yours.Â Just like when you shop for ready-to-wear, knowing your body type will help you to select the most flattering styles. Itâ€™s important to pick at least one feature about yourself that you love so you can flaunt it. If youâ€™re uncomfortable with your tummy but like your hips, look for styles with power-mesh tummy tamers, or a higher cut leg. If you like your arm, shoulders, or neckline, choose a swimsuit that is off the shoulder or strapless.
Available in sizes 14W-24W
2. Not choosing a style with enough support
A common mistake made by women of any size, is not having enough support.Â This can be especially true when you have curves so itâ€™s important to choose styles that are flattering as well as functional. If you have a larger bust, try styles with supportive straps and underwires. For tummy control, look for styles with power-mesh lining at the torso. We all need a little support in life, and a swim suit should be no exception.
Susie had this to say about our Fatale Underwire Plus Size Swimdress:
â€œJust received this suit and tried it on – cutest suit I have ever owned. Fits really well and will be great for my upcoming trip to Cuba. True to size and underwire is perfect”
3. Not buying tops and bottoms separately
Itâ€™s rare to be the same size on top as you are bottom, if youâ€™re one of the lucky few, congrats!Â For many of us, this just isnâ€™t the case so why do we still shop as if were? Whether youâ€™re busty with narrow hips or curvy on the bottom with a smaller chest, itâ€™s important to know your size(s). Trying on different sized tops and bottoms will ensure you feel and look your very best this swim season.
4. Not looking at product ratings or reading product reviews
Thereâ€™s a reason so many online sites, including ours, allow guests to leave reviews and comments. It allows customers a chance to share their experiences and retailers almost instant feedback for products. While friends are great to give you an honest opinion, reviews from fellow shoppers can be a close second. Itâ€™s important, especially when shopping online, to look at ratings and reviews. Check out what some of our customers are saying about one of our best sellers below.
â€œThis is probably my 5th suit in this style over several years…it is just an awesome suit! I like being able to wear it with no straps and all one piece…yet still hides the upper thigh area.â€
â€œLove this suit. Bought it for our first family vacation and hardly ever took it off. I am a size 18 jeans, I ordered the size 18 after measuring myself and it fit true to size. Will definitely order in more colors!â€
â€œLove it! Hangs just right in all the right places. Very slimming. It’s perfect for what I need.â€
Style# 67164W-CORAL (Note: This style comes in additional colors)
5. Not buying a bathing suit out of fear
Yes, the struggle is real. We know finding a bathing suit for a fuller bust or plus size bodies is not always fun or easy, but thatâ€™s no reason to forgo the swim season all together. There are a growing number of stores and sites, including Always for Me, offering functional and fashionable swimwear options in plus sizes. Go ahead, embrace the warm weather and enjoy flaunting your curves this season! Youâ€™ve earned it!
Style # PP40X8D
Look what Lori had to say about our Bettie Fringe Plus Size One Piece:
â€œJust received my bathing suit today..Love it !! Best bathing suit I’ve had in years !! Fits perfectly and looks Great !! Thank you !!â€