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The Pattie Byrnes Guide to Stress Free Plus Size Swimsuit Shopping

The Pattie Byrnes Guide to Stress Free Plus Size Swimsuit Shopping

September 15, 2018

The Pattie Byrnes Guide to 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 an innovative designer and one of the most successful marketers of swimwear specifically designed by body type for women of every age, size and shape. We asked Pattie Brynes, the President of Fit4U swimwear, to share her tips for stress free plus size swimsuit shopping.

Challenge: You are heavier on the bottom than on top

Solutions:

  • Draw attention up away from your lower level with clever designs and bright colors on top
  • Try a skirtini or a swim dress 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.

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 tighten and contour your belly


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

Solutions:

  • A wrap from neckline will draw the eye upward, accentuating your bust area
  • A black and white print with a pop of color will create visual interest
  • A swim dress always provides dependable coverage with a classic style

Challenge: Things heading south?

Solutions:

  • Large Busted? 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 support your bust.
  • Lift bust line with underwire. Buy swimsuits with similar features to your favorite bra.
  • For a boost try a design with pads to add shape.

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 mid sections.
  • Look for a design with colors or clever patterns that cut across the torso and break up the length.

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

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