Plus Size Fashion

4 Tips To Make Shopping for Plus Size Swimwear A Snap

You are checking things off your wedding checklist like a champ… guest list – check, vendors – check, wedding dress – check, check.

But then you start getting to the bottom and realize that you are getting closer and closer to the dreaded one that people don’t speak about, honeymoon attire.

And if you are going anywhere warm, you will need swimwear! Yep, I said it! This one item runs a close second as things that plus size brides hate looking for, behind the wedding dress.

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Well, I’m here to help turn that around with some amazing tips to make you feel fierce and fabulous on your honeymoon with your boo!

Embrace Color and Prints

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Girl, forget that drab black swimsuit. We are going to turn up with some color, designs and textures.

Don’t be afraid to branch out and try some bold and fun patterns. Plus, patterns keep the eye moving — so people don’t focus on one particular area but rather focus on the whole body.

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Yes, most curvy women gravitate toward one-piece suits but there are so many more options. Try bikinis. (Yes, bikinis! You heard me, YOU CAN DO IT!)

If you opt for a high waist bottom it will give you a bit more coverage and
support. If a bikini, isn’t your thing and you like one-pieces, try ones with mesh over the bust area.

This is a great way to show off some skin without exposing everything. Cutouts below the bust are also a sexy (and flattering) way to explore different styles.

I need to see you WERK!

Look for Support

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Now this is a very important one because support is always key for larger bathing suits especially if we are dealing with a larger bust.

A well-constructed bathing suit can make any woman look amazing. Look for underwire, plus chest support and mid-section support.

Often times women don’t have the same size on the top as the bottom, so buying pieces that are sold separately is a smart way to make sure that your bust and bottom area are both
adequately supported.

Try It On!

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This should go with out mentioning because ladies we need to be trying things on to see how they look on us, but with that said, I have definitely not tried something on because I KNEW it wasn’t going to look good on me.

I get it, I feel you, but this is also when I’ve found some of my best outfits because I did decide to step out and try something on that wasn’t my norm. Who knows….you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find!

Once again I need to see you WERK!

So I’ve given you some powerful tips to help you, my fellow plus size sista, find an amazing swimsuit. Now, it’s up to you to embrace your inner beauty and show everyone how amazing you look!

Photo via Ashley Graham for Swimsuits for All

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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