Remember growing up and hearing your mom or your aunt telling you that “you can’t swim for 30 minutes after eating” or “you can’t wear a white bathing suit”. I can’t tell you to not swim after eating (although it has been proven it’s a myth) however I can tell you to wear that adorable white bikini you found at Victoria’s Secret. Read on to find out why you can wear a white bathing suit and more myth busting advice.
Myth: Never wear a white bathing suit.
Fact: A white suit in a textured fabric with a thick nude lining will block any show-through and prevent any awkward situations. Check out Victoria’s Secret for a super cute white bikini that won’t show and tell.
Myth: Athletic body types should choose suits with ruffles and patterns for a feminine look.
Fact: There’s no need to force yourself into frills. You can wear a sleek suit—just look for curve-enhancing details like cutouts and seaming but most importantly wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
Myth: All small-busted women need padding for an extra boost.
Fact: Smaller-chested women can wear deep necklines and bustier tops that would look risqué on other body types. Voda Swim has a variety of bathing suit options (including a swim top that has padding – up to two cup sizes)!
Myth: Big-busted women should wear only one-pieces.
Reality: A big bust doesn’t mean the rest of you needs to be covered up. Be sure to look for tops with extra support and adjustable straps, such as a bandeau or a halter.
Myth: A classic midrise bikini is most flattering for plus sizes.
Reality: Bikini bottoms with side strings are your friend. You can easily adjust these to avoid unsightly lumps and bumps. If you want to wear a one-piece make sure to find one with rouching to smooth over problem areas.
Myth: Black is the most slimming color option.
Fact: How many times have you heard it said that “black is slimming?” That’s not necessarily true. Gray is just as complimentary. Grey looks better on blondes compared to black.
Be sure to remember these tips when searching for the perfect swimsuit this season. When shopping remember to buy whatever makes you feel most comfortable.