The New Wardrobe Necessity – A Slimming Swimsuit
Most women have something they love about their bodies, and well, something they are not so crazy about. During the summer months, or on those tropical vacations, swimwear becomes a wardrobe staple, whether women like it or not. Now, however, bathing suit shopping does not have to be the dreaded undertaking many women fear, because with a slimming swimsuit, a woman can accentuate the parts she likes on her body and have a little help with the parts she does not. Just as slimming undergarments can be found in almost every woman’s lingerie drawer, swimsuits are following this slimming trend and becoming a wardrobe necessity.
Most of the slimming swimsuits target the tummy area and use panels, usually made of spandex or other sculpting material, to hold in the tummy. They come in both one piece suits and tankinis, and they can have a very current, fashionable look, not the old skirted suit our grandmothers wore. Pieces can be combined for an optimum look; maybe slimming is needed on the bottom, but a bikini top can still work with it. Some women, especially those with a longer torso, prefer a tankini as it can break up the area around the tummy. Others like the one piece as it eliminates extra lines and bulges. The best thing about the tummy control panels is they take away a woman’s constant effort of holding in her stomach in a bathing suit.
Not only does a slimming swimsuit work on the tummy area, but these suits also target other areas, including the hips, thighs, bust, and that annoying back fat. Slimming swimsuits can support the bust much better than other suits and also enhance or minimize it at the same time. The current skirts can minimize hips and thighs while also providing more coverage of the bikini area.
It is not just the material that makes a slimming swimsuit effective, but also the style and the colors often used. Shirring or gathered pleats of fabric is a great tool for minimizing that’s often seen in these suits. This is very flattering on almost any figure and can enhance some areas while minimizing others. The colors will often be darker monochrome for a slenderizing look, especially on the bottoms. Skirts are still used, but these may have some type of monotone pattern within the fabric. Even a short skirt can be a cute, sassy piece while adding the extra coverage and minimization.
A slimming swimsuit does cost a bit more than non-slimming suits, but can be absolutely worth it. Some lingerie stores, swimsuit manufacturers, and department stores sell these suits. Though some like to buy swimsuits online, most women prefer trying them on before purchasing. Remember to think about personal target areas when trying on a swimsuit. What looks great on a hanger may not look so great on the body, and this can go the other way, too. Do not be afraid to try something just because it does not catch the eye on the hanger. It may look amazing on the body.
Swimsuits have constantly evolved since people started wearing them. They have come a long way since the swim dresses of the 1800’s and the woolen suits of the early 20th century. Though the bikini did not make its start until the mid 1900’s, culture is still seeing transitions in swimwear. The modern suit can now incorporate the slimming material which began around 1990. Now women can breathe a sigh of relief come summer and swimsuit season.
In the hot summer months, Candy Schmidt is always writing about slimming swimsuit trends and fashions. She is a fashion designer and blogger.