I have curves for days and I’ll be damned if I’ll let ridiculous standards of beauty keep me from living my best life at the beach. Since the fashion industry is still catching up with reality, finding perfect fitting swimsuits is still a challenge but you can totally overcome them. Use these tips for curves of all sizes and get ready to shop.
Find stores where you can order tops and bottoms in different sizes.
Bikinis are for everyone and being smaller on top and larger on the bottom or vice versa is no longer a shopping nightmare if you know where to go. Old Navy, Target, Forever 21, Asos, and Swimsuits for All give you the option to shop separates. They also offer extended sizes!
Take advantage of free return shipping.
You may not know your size or cut that you feel enhances your figure the best straight out of the gate. Websites with free return shipping will allow you to experiment with a variety of choices in the comfort of your own home without losing a cent. My personal favorite is Asos because you don’t even have to bother with the post office. Use their packaging to send back items that don’t work and drop them in a mailbox. So easy!
Exploring rules for your body shape can make shopping easier.
I am of the #fuckflattering mentality and feel that you should wear whatever you want. However, rules for buying swimsuits based on body shapes can be a good jumping off point if you don’t know where to start. Swimsuits for All has a comprehensive guide that you can use anywhere. Halter tops are recommended for my hourglass shape and even though I ironically don’t gravitate towards the style, I have to admit it does look great on me. V-necks and one-pieces with side panels are also spot-on but I’ve still found other options that don’t fit into those boxes that I love.
Look for underwire options if you have a fuller chest.
Shopping for a top perfectly made for your bra size with the support of an underwire will have you feeling more confident and secure. Your boobs deserve it!