8 Steps to Choosing the Best Swimsuit

8 Steps to Choosing the Best Swimsuit

There are few things that give women more anxiety that shopping for a swimsuit. The process of swimsuit shopping oftentimes means dressing and undressing in numerous fitting rooms across multiple stores and then going home empty handed and frustrated. Finding the perfect swimsuit shouldn’t be that hard to find! 


In this Fitness magazine article, it was reported that 36% of women would turn down Justin Timberlake if he invited them to a beach party. Why? Because they don’t feel they’re in good enough shape! What do we have to say about that? Take the invite and come in to see us because we have the perfect swimsuit for you!


At Confidentially Yours we’ve done the weeding for you and carry a wide variety of swimsuits that flatter any body type. Furthermore, we carry only high-quality, supportive, and figure-flattering swimsuits that, when properly cared for, will look great and last for quite some time.


The professionals at Confidentially Yours break down choosing the best swimsuit for your body type in these 8 steps:


  1. Identify your body type
    The professionals at Confidentially Yours are here to help you find the right swimsuit for your body type. By identifying your body type you can then start looking towards swimsuits that will flatter you in all of the right places. For example, a smaller busted woman may choose a swimsuit that adds volume to her top. Alternatively, someone looking to minimize their lower-half may choose a darker color for their bottoms.

  2. Find a swimsuit that fits you well
    Find a swimsuit that makes you feel confident! Looking beyond style and color, choose a swimsuit that is tight (but not uncomfortable) in all the right places. You want to make sure that when you run after your child, go down a waterslide, or jump onto a floatie in the pool, that you’re not constantly pulling up, moving over, and adjusting parts of your swimsuit. When you try on your swimsuit don’t be afraid to jump, squat, and move around. You need to make sure that the swim moves (or doesn’t move) as your body moves!

  3. Don’t worry about the size - it’s all about the fit.
    Try on a million different sizes and types of swimsuits! We carry multiple brands of swimsuits and sizes may slightly vary between brands. Additionally, sizes of swimsuits may not be exactly consistent with other undergarments or shapewear that you’re used to wearing. Don’t worry about the size on the tag - it’s all about how the swimsuit fits and feels on YOUR body.

  4. Try on multiple styles
    Don’t be afraid to try various styles of swimsuits. If you’ve always worn a one-piece swimsuit try a tankini. Never thought you could wear a bikini? Try one one! There are so many new bikini bottom styles and top styles that you may find that a bikini actually is more comfortable and flattering than you think! Moral of the story is this: don’t just skim over what could be the perfect swimsuit. Try on a variety of styles, be open-minded, and you just might find that something new works perfect for you.

  5. Colors really help!
    Choose a swimsuit that flatters your skin tone. There are so many gorgeous swimsuits colors, prints, and patterns available at Confidentially Yours. It is easy to choose a bright color, a basic black, and even something in the browns and tans. They can all be chic!

  6. Think beyond the swimsuit
    Finding a really great swimsuit doesn’t stop at the swimsuit...it also means finding a great cover-up as well! You’ll feel even more confident when you have a whole swim outfit that is pool and beach-ready. Confidentially Yours offers a variety of coordinating cover-ups and wraps to help bring your entire swim outfit together. You can even go one step further by adding on a cute pair of sunglasses or fun sun hat. All of these things will help you feel confident, prepared, and ready to hit the water!

  7. Stop judging!
    We’ve all been guilty of hurting our own confidence (and sometimes that of others) for wearing something that we think is not flattering. Instead, think of a compliment to turn that negativity around. Open your eyes and take a real look at the beauty and confidence in the people around you. And while you’re at it, really look a good look at yourself. You deserve to see yourself in a positive light as well! We don’t have to look like models in magazines to feel happy and beautiful!

  1. Post-mastectomy swimwear
    After your breast procedures, you deserve to go out, have fun, and live your life! That’s why at Confidentially Yours we offer a variety of post-surgery swimwear options. We have swimsuits to work for any type of breasts, or none at all. Whatever your style, our professionals will help you pull together your best swim look this season.


We Are Here For You

Still not sure which swimsuit is the best choice for you? No need to worry! The staff at Confidentially Yours is trained to provide you with the best possible fit for an everyday bra, sports bra, shapewear or swimsuit. Walk-ins are always welcome, or, schedule an appointment at (217) 366-0244.

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