Suit Up for Summer! How to Find the Most Flattering Swimsuit for Your Body Type
Finding a swimsuit that flatters your figure doesn’t have to feel like you’re hunting for buried treasure. No matter what your body type, there’s a swimsuit for you. Read on to find a suit that makes the most of your best assets.
If you’re wider at the hips and narrower up top, avoid suits with extra fabric at the bottom like boy shorts. Suits with unembellished skirts can help balance out your frame, or try a one-piece with a plunging neckline or other eye-catching features to draw the eye up. The key to the perfect swimsuit is balancing your proportions and getting the coverage you need for your bottom half.
Bold prints, ruffles and other detailing are your friends. Ditto bows and patterns. You might also try tops with padding or a push-up effect to give the illusion of a bigger bust. Strapless bandeaus are another great option – choose ones with horizontal stripes or other embellishments.
If you’re large busted you need support- string bikinis won’t give it to you. Look for underwire or molded cups and avoid ruffles, loud prints and patterns. Suits with a high back and thicker, adjustable straps are also important to hold everything up and in place whether you’re lounging or taking a swim.
High cut and other revealing bikini bottoms can show more skin than you want to. Find a suit with a good amount of fabic in the seat to give you the coverage you need. Stay with solid colors and leave the prints for your upper half.
High-waisted suits that come up over the belly button will help disguise excess belly fat and muffin top. Tankinis are also a great choice with looser fabric that comes down over the stomach. A one piece with fabric gathered at the middle can also conceal the stomach. With a two-piece, you might want to try a more eye catching top to keep the focus on your upper half.
Do you have stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to respond to diet and exercise? That can make it particularly tough to get a good fit in a swimsuit. If you’re looking to reduce fat in your problem areas, SculpSure, an innovative non-surgical body contouring system, may be an option. SculpSure can help you achieve a slimmer appearance with a 25 minute treatment. The procedure works by raising the temperature of body fat in problem areas, like love handles, that seem resistant to diet and exercise. The treated fat cells are naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body over time. There is no bruising or damage to the surrounding skin with SculpSure, and results are typically seen in six to 12 weeks.
Whatever option you choose to put your best body forward this summer, be sure to get all the information you need to make the best choice for you.
Fighting the battle of the belly bulge? You’re not alone. The stubborn muffin top – a roll of fat that’s visible when wearing tight-fitting, low-waisted pants – can happen at any age, but tends to become more of a problem as we get older. Changing hormone levels are often to blame, as they can cause an increased storage of fat in the stomach area.
To get rid of it, you have to do more than the standard treadmill and sit-ups. A combination of diet, strength training and cardio tends to work best. High intensity workouts are a good option for reducing both the fat you can pinch and the fat that covers internal organs in the abdomen. Interval training, also known as HIIT (high intensity interval training), alternates short spurts of intense activity with brief recovery periods. This can help you burn overall fat, while exercises like kickboxing, jumping side to side, squats and lunges can tighten your midsection
As for food intake, avoid fast and processed foods. Muffin tops also love sugar, as excess sugar is easily converted into fat. Go for balanced meals with a lot of plant foods instead – vegetables, legumes and lean proteins like fish or poultry (not fried!). High-fiber veggies, in particular, will help fill you up on fewer calories.
Make sure you get enough sleep and manage stress, too. When you’re stressed out or don’t sleep enough, stress hormones cause your body to store more excess fat. Skipping meals can also stress your system, so try to eat small meals every three to four hours.
Still dealing with that stubborn fat that won’t budge even with diet and exercise? SculpSure, the world’s first FDA-cleared treatment for non-surgical body contouring of the love handles and abdomen, may be an option for you. SculpSure can treat those remaining trouble spots in just 25 minutes with no surgery or downtime. Results are typically seen in six to 12 weeks, with up to 24 percent reduction in stubborn fat1.
However you choose to fight the battle of the belly bulge, make sure you get all of the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you. 1. Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.