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swim suit body type guide

swim suit guide

When I got pregnant with Benson and realized that I would be having him just before summer started, I was suuuuuuper excited because being pregnant during a hot Utah Summer is the worst!  But, my excitement quickly faded because I then remembered that I would be having a baby just before swim suit season began.  Insert OMG emoji.  Haha!  As much as I would love to have one of those bodies that barely looks like I had a baby right after pregnancy, that is not my body type.  It usually takes my body a good full year to get back to "normal" and that's totally O.K. for me.  


swim suit guide


swim suit guide
Sure, I would love to loose the baby weight a lot quicker, and definitely could if I spent a lot of time at the gym and put heavy restrictions on my diet.  But, I'm one of those people who would much rather be spending my time enjoying my sweet little newborn instead of stressing over how many pounds I lost.   So, I make sure to eat healthy, keep my postpartum body moving, and educate myself on the clothing that flatter my body type the best.  And swim suits are definitely one of them.


swim suit guide


swim suit guide

swim suit guide for women
Luckily for myself, and all you other mamas out there, swim suits come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns.  Which means our options really are endless when it comes to finding the best best swim suit for our body types.  And, since there are so many different body types out there, I teamed up with my good friends Emily and Keara to talk about how we select the perfect swim suit for our bodies and learn to love ourselves in it.  So make sure to visit Emily and Keara's websites to see what they have to share too!

As for myself, here's a guide to how I select the best bathing suit for my body type.



swim suit guide for women



Finding the Best Swim Suit for Your Body Type


1) Find a store that gives you swim suits options.

Thanks to motherhood, jobs, and just life in general, us gals are always on-the-go these days.  And since our time is precious, the last thing we want to do is spend it running around from store to store to find the perfect swim suit.  Sure, you could save yourself some gas mileage and just order online.  But then you miss out on the opportunity to try things on.  Which I think is a crucial step when it comes to finding the best swim suit for your body type.  My favorite go-to store for swim suits is Lime Ricki.  This shop really does have everything under the sun when it comes to swim suit options. So no matter what your body type may be, you will leave their store with a swim suit that you absolutely love!  
swim suit guide for women

2) Do your research.
When it comes to finding the best swim suit for your body type, it's important to know what type of body you have.  And, if you aren't quite sure what your body type is, you can easily look up a body chart in your search engine to figure that out.  Once you figure that out, you can then begin to look up the best styles of swim suits to wear for your body type.  

For me personally, I have learned that my body is a definite pear shape.  So when it comes to choosing a swim suit, I go for the tankini style; choosing a top that has some sort of ruffle or ruche detail that flares out from my mid section and a complimentary pattern that help keeps the focus off of any areas I'd rather not have any attention on.


swim suit guide for women


3) Be patient.
Finding the best swim suit for you body type takes time.  So be patient and don't give up!  I usually have to try on 5 or 6 swim suits until I find one that I know I can wear with confidence.

4) Invest in yourself.
Being a mom to four little kids, I am constantly looking for different ways I can save money and make my dollar stretch the furthest it possibly can.  But, every now and again I throw my money saving rules out the window and splurge a little because I believe there are certain things in life that you just shouldn't buy at the cheapest price possible.  Swimming suits are one of these things.  There are few other body hugging and body revealing items many of us are willing to wear out in public.  So don't feel bad about spending the extra money on swim suit that is going to make you feel your absolute best when you step out to soak up some sun and flaunt your stuff!


swim suit guide for women


5) Love the skin you're in!
I simply can't say this enough!  It took me a long time to get to this point myself.  And there are still days, especially right now, where I find myself looking in the mirror and wishing certain things on my body were different.  It is something I think we are all guilty of.  I mean, we're only human...right?  But, when you learn to accept and love your body just the way it is you are able to let go of any stress, sadness, anger, etc. that comes with this and just enjoy the summer!  Plus, you gain a whole lot of confidence which is also ah-mazing!

And there you go!


swim suit guide for women

swim suit guide for women




Finding the perfect swim suit for your body type can be hard, but it can be done!  And to help you out in this process...I have teamed up to do a HUGE giveaway with Lime Ricki and Seven Peaks (my favorite water park!) so make sure to stop by my Instagram TONIGHT at 7 pm MST to enter!

XX 



2 comments

  1. OMG! Love those huge flamingos! They are so fun!

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    1. Thanks so much C'est Ca! I think they are too! XX

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