Love ’em or Hate ’em the Tankini is here to stay.
One of the most horrifying experiences regardless of a woman’s size is swimsuit shopping. It is the thing most women hate shopping for, for a number of reasons both obvious and not-so. Fashion is used to accentuate our figures and to help us camouflage our “flaws,” but swimwear seems to highlight our flaws and there is nowhere to hide while wearing one. Coupled with the standard
Coupled with the standard rigors of fitting room anxiety (including unflattering lights and crook-eyed sales
associates), swimsuit shopping can be a downright panic-ridden experience. If you happen to be a plus-size woman, the shopping experience horror is infinitely higher. Going to the department store, digging through racks trying and praying there will be — by some miracle — a swimsuit in your size that is flattering and trendy generally ends in disappointment.
One way to avoid the discomfort of brick-and-mortar plus-size swimwear shopping is by shopping online. By shopping at specialty sites, you can find the hottest trends, such as the popular tankini with a selection of bottom options from the high-cut brief, to the boy-short or swim skirt.
You can find the style that best fits your body-type and makes you feel most comfortable. Also, online
shopping retailers often offer a body type calculator to help you narrow down the style that will best suit you. The reality is this: online shopping has made it easier to find your size, instead of digging through racks that most likely only have one or two items in your size in stock to begin with. Another bonus for shopping online is reading the reviews from other shoppers, and perusing testimonials of other shoppers who will inform you about fit, comfort, and of course quality.
The key to feeling comfortable in swimwear is all about fit. As mentioned before the tankini has been a popular style for years in plus-sized swimwear, not least of all because it is flattering on many body types, yet is still trendy and best of all it allows plus size women to hide some of their problem areas they are not so comfortable with. Another trend that has become more popular this year has been the high-waisted bikini, this style is a super trendy option in plus-sized swimwear for those that aren’t afraid to show a little skin. This style also has a great retro feel to it that takes us back in time, to the halcyon days of the ‘50s pinup girls like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, when curves were appreciated and very much in style.
Plus-sized women know how difficult it can be to find trendy, flattering clothing and swimwear, but there are great websites that are designed to keep up on the trends for us more curvy gals and share with us where we can find them. TheCurveyFashionista.com is all about keeping the curvy, fashion-savvy lady up to day on the latest fashions, while Refinery29.com also discusses fashion in a more general sense, offering tips, tricks, and trend info to plus size gals looking to score some points in the style department. Both sites offer great content, advice, and ideas, if you’re looking for some.
Of course, the only way to actually browse for swimsuits online is to visit a retailer. Why not start your search at Southbeach Swimsuits, a site that caters exclusively to plus size beauties. Their 2017 styles are already in store and we have a price match guarantee!
The lesson to take away is that plus-sized swimsuit shopping doesn’t have to be the painfully agonizing experience of the past. Shop from the comfort of your home, from companies that understand your unique form, and you’ll be much happier and more relaxed about the whole process. Trust an online retailer, or better yet visit one directly here: southbeachswimsuits.com . Don’t just let your inner beauty shine, but let your curvaceous outer beauty shine as well.