What tips make the experience easier?

I recommend the following tips when looking to ease your swimwear shopping this summer;

Invest in pieces you are familiar with or that match your body- I suggest you use your lingerie options as the best guide when shopping for any swimwear. Consider the tiny things like underwire bras, thongs, or stylish cuts based on what you prefer and feel comfortable to boost your confidence levels.

Size matters- for greater shopping experiences, go for swimwear that matches your body size or larger options before picking smaller ones to avoid getting shocked or embarrassed in tiny clothes.

Shop in stores you like and opt to go in less trafficked hours to avoid intimidation when people are full.

Put on a thong or skimpy panties to avoid distractions or attracting unnecessary attention when changing the swimwear. Thongs deliver the perfect cleaner line in any swimsuit.

What key features should women look for based on their body type?

When shopping for any swimwear, I recommend you check on the shoulders, neck, busts, belly or waist, hips, butt cheeks, and color to ensure the attire accurately fits your body type and areas you would like to hide or expose.

What styles are trending?

Sparkle and shine swimwear is made of glimmering fabrics that make your body glow in the summer sun. Pick from various colors from yellow, silver, blue, gold, etc., to don the beach in style.

Funky florals- are common this summer as women are ready to try the Prada design ranging from bright, topical to traditional pieces. These stunning swimwear are available in lingerie and a half or full-body suit.

Other stylish trends include; knitted fabrics, micro glitter, floral suits, bold ruffle, the tankini, pink pops, and string sets. 

Is it better to shop online or in a physical store

I highly recommend you buy your swimwear in physical stores rather than online as you get a better chance to try on and pick an item that matches your body or other factors you prefer. You can enjoy the experience better and learn more about the different styles than in online shops.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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