We all have areas of our body that we like and those that we would rather not think about. Those unmentionable areas are the ones Tankini swimwear works the best on. The areas we don't like are typically our hips and our stomachs. Well the Tankini is the answer. The top portion will cover your midsection but also allow you to sunbath that area when comfortable doing so.
Other options if your looking for two piece swimwear include the bikini. Bikinis traditionally are purchased as a set. However, taking the time to purchase your swimwear as two separate pieces will allow for the best suited swimwear. When purchasing as a set it seems inevitably either the top or the bottoms will fit but not both. And it seems you never get the style top you want with the style of bottoms you want on the same hanger.
Tankinis are not age specific. If you are comfortable in the suit, it fits you properly and flatters your body type, those things are what matters most. For those that are smaller chested, choose a halter type top. For the larger chested a V cut top is more flattering. The area beneath the chest and down to the waist should be loose fitting. The length is determined by the wearer, do you want your midriff covered? Then choose a longer top.
When choosing the bottoms of your swimwear, think of your comfort first. Do you want to show everything or do you want most covered up? Or is your comfort some where in the middle of the two extremes? There are traditional bottoms with high waists and low waists. There are surf shorts and boy shorts. There are attached skirts and detachable skirts. What are you going to be doing in your suit? If you are playing a sport you may want something more durable such as the shorts. If you are sunbathing maybe the low waisted traditional bottoms are more appropriate.
Not only are the cut and style of suit important so is the color or pattern of a suit. The golden rule: Try the suit on before purchasing it! Make sure the pattern or the color works with your skin tone. But remember your skin tone will change so is the suit going to continue to work with your skin tone?
These suggestions are great for when you are going on vacation but they also are appropriate for the everyday life in your own hometown. Whether its a pool, pond or lake be prepared. Don't wait until that first beautiful day to go buy your swimwear get it early. Or purchase it at the end of last season if you are looking for a good sale.