I am owning my love for one-piece swimsuits in this post! There is something about getting older that makes me feel bad about wearing a one-piece, like I’m turning into a fuddy-duddy or something, but I absolutely love one-pieces! I have since I was in high school, so what’s my deal?! I can wear them anywhere because I feel comfortable in them! Plus, swimsuit designers are getting so creative with one-piece designs with cut outs, ruffles, bows, mesh and scalloped edges that it makes me WANT to wear a cute one-piece even more!
As you all know, shopping for a swimsuit is about the worst thing EVER! They really should fix the lighting in those darn dressing rooms, or maybe it was the crab mac and cheese I had right before my recent swimsuit shopping trip with my friend. Either way, I found myself wanting to go home and never go back to a store. I guess I’ve gotten pretty used to ordering swimsuits to the house… Anyway, we walked in that dressing room in good moods, and we walked out both feeling a bit deflated. My friend went to go work out, I finished my mac and cheese…
That’s why I felt determined to put on my helpful stylist hat and do a swimsuit post.
As a stylist, I know how important it is to get the right cut and fit for your swimsuit, so I decided to categorize the swimsuits by “attributes” (yup, that’s my glass half full approach to the word “issue”). You may roll your eyes, but we must correct that voice. Say it, attribute NOT issue. And, just in case you are wondering if I have an attribute I worry about or a little voice I hear, you can read about it here.
Attribute- Large Chest:
What is most important is that you own your waste line, so your boobs don’t overtake you and make you look heavy. A perfectly placed ruffle distracts the eye. For a large chest, my main focus is coverage and support and all theses swimsuits fit the bill.
Attribute- Small Chest:
I basically picked out all the swimsuits I really want but can’t wear because my boobs are too big. HA! That’s a long way to say, I picked out these swimsuits because they accentuate your lovely smaller chests instead of covering them up.
What is most important with an athletic attribute is to own a waistline or give an illusion of a waistline.
If your bottom is your attribute, it’s important that you try to elongate your figure. V’s create a long line going down your front, but they also keep the eye at the top.
I chose swimsuits that cover the tummy and are really cute that have fun little distractions elsewhere.
Most of the swimsuits could go in multiple attributes. In the end, you know your body best, so go with your gut. I do realize a lot of these swimsuits cost a pretty penny. I tried to find a mix but it seemed that the really cool swimsuit were on the more expensive side. I bought an expensive one piece swimsuit two years ago. I wore the snot out of it and felt great. To me, it was worth it.
My white swimsuit:
Photos by: Traci Ling