Most women with voluptuous, curvy bodies have a difficult time finding stylish plus size swimwear. Most major swimwear manufacturers don't have designs that graciously accommodate the average plus size figure. Thankfully, designers are increasingly offering options more favorable to extra large womens swimwear. Now, even larger women can find trendy swimsuits, wraps and sarongs in their size.
Do not wait until the last minute to search for your plus size swimwear. If you have enough time and patience, this additional time will be rewarded with something that holds you well and may boost your self-confidence.
You can easily find the perfect over-size swimwear in online stores. In addition, some online department stores can have over-size designer bathing suites. You can find the best selection in online specialty boutiques, where you can also find the swimsuits that fit you the best. Some local designer outlets and stores can also have plus size swimsuits on sale. If you are making long-term plans, seasonal sales can sometimes reduce the cost of the products of your favorite designer by up to 50%.
When fitting for a swimsuit, measure the bust, waist and hip. The bust is around the chest, under the arms to the biggest part. The waist is nice and loosely around the middle. Let's be comfortable here girls - no sucking in that gut! And the hip measurement is right smack dab around the curviest part. Also, remember that most swimwear styles include a choice of leg height: the French cut (not the most flattering style on most women); traditional bikini cut; grandma's cut, all the way down to the boy-shorts length - my personal favorite.
Plus size swimwear often include matching wraps or sarongs to help conceal the hip and thigh area. You can also purchase your own separately to complement any suit. Choose one that is snug enough that it stays in place easily, but loose enough to provide he coverage you want and flutter in the breeze.
And never let the size of your body determine the fun you can have at the beach! There is more to the summer vacation with your kids than just the swimwear! But, as I know too well, a poorly fitting swimsuit can put a damper on any beach day. So find yourself some great stylish plus size swimwear and enjoy!