Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Swimsuit Season Summer

The summer is here and people are getting ready for swimsuit season. There are plenty of reasons to get ready for swimsuit season, most notably its fun to go to the beach, or spend a lazy day by the pool with friends. When looking for your plus size swimsuits there will be plenty of options and the plus size swimwear that you chose to buy can make or break your summer seasons.

The plus size swimsuits on sale at most stores are frumpy one piece getups that look more like they were made for your grandmother then your frame. The good news that in the recent years plus size swimwear has been transformed into high fashion pieces that will make you look as cosmopolitan as a Brazilian g-string does.

When shopping for plus size swimsuits keep in mind 3 important rules, size, cut, and fit.

The size of the plus size swimwear should be what fits you, not necessarily what you usually wear in regular clothing. Many plus size swimsuits are made for full figured women, and actually will run a size or two larger then a typical garment. This is why it's very important to try swimsuits on at the store, and make sure the size is just to your liking. Plus size swimsuits like most swimwear and intimates usually is non returnable for sanitary reasons, thus it's imperative you have the suit on your body before you purchase it to confirm it does indeed fit.

When dealing with the cut of the suit, remember what you are looking for, style, comfort, and coverage. You don't want that plus size bikini that looks so nice on the not really plus sized model that is wearing it in the store. You will be better off with a tank bikini or a trendy one piece. There are more options now then ever before for trendy plus size swimsuits, and the selection is only going to get bigger. This is important to understand so that you don't end up settling for plus size swimsuits that aren't your fancy. Only buy a plus size swimsuit that you are totally in love with, because there is such a wide variety these days you don't have to settle for a suit you don't like.

The fit of your suit should be loose enough so that you can breathe properly and tight enough to show your features. The plus size swimsuits of yesteryear that made you look like a big ball of lycra are long gone, and now you can look great with your plus size swimsuits every day of the summer. The fit should hug your chest, and accent your behind in a way that makes you feel sexy. Remember there is no reason plus size swimsuits can not be sexy, so feel free to go for it, get something that will catch all the men's eyes as you walk by.

A full figured woman is every bit entitled to look sexy as any other shape of women. Find a plus size bathing suit that meets your needs, and wear it with the confidence that you know you have deep inside of you.

Monday, May 5, 2008

One-piece and Two-piece swimsuits swimsuits

* Tank suit, leotard or simply one-piece: Probably the most common form of one-piece swimsuit, the tank suit form is inspiration for the subsequent creation of the tank top as a mainstream article of clothing. The name "tank suit" is derived from the term "swimming tank", an obsolete term for what is now called a swimming pool.
* Monokini: a term used for different styles of one-piece swimsuits inspired by the bikini style. Most commonly, a monokini is a bikini bottom without the corresponding top, worn by women, that leaves the breasts bare. Sling bikinis are sometimes, though not often, referred to as monokinis.
* Thong swimsuit: One-piece swimsuit with thong back, buttocks exposed, otherwise ordinary

A woman in bikini
A woman in bikini

* Sling bikini: also known as a "suspender bikini", "suspender thong", "slingshot bikini" or just "slingshot". The slingshot is a one-piece suit which provides as little, or even less, coverage (or as much exposure) as a bikini. Usually, a slingshot resembles a bikini bottom, but rather than the straps going around the hips or waist, the side straps extend upwards to cover the breasts and go over the shoulders, leaving the entire sides of the torso uncovered, but the nipples and pubic area covered. Behind the neck, the straps join and reach down the back to become a thong.[citation needed]
* Pretzel suit: a one-piece suit similar to a sling bikini, but the straps encircle the torso around the bottom of the ribcage, forming a very high-sided bikini bottom; instead of the straps passing over the neck and down the back, they simply encircle the neck, joining the straps which pass around the midriff.


Swimsuits are designed to cover at least the genitals and in most cultures women's breasts. Men's swimsuit styles are swimming trunks such as boardshorts, jammers, speedo-style briefs, thongs, g-strings or bikini. Women's swimsuits are generally either one-pieces, bikinis or thongs. The most recent innovation is the burqini, a more modest garment designed for Muslim women; it covers the whole body and head (but not face) in a manner similar to a diver's wetsuit.

The monokini, a style of swimsuit that most often takes the form of a bikini bottom without the corresponding top, leaves a woman's breasts uncovered. Monokinis are quite common in many places throughout South America[citation needed] and Europe, though due to particularly stringent taboos they are almost never seen in the United States, except in places with a strong European tourist influence. For pre-pubescent girls leaving the chest uncovered is sometimes considered acceptable.
A U.S. Marine in Jammers
A U.S. Marine in Jammers

Special swimsuits for competitive swimming, designed to reduce skin drag, can resemble unitards. For some kinds of swimming and diving, special bodysuits called diveskins are worn. These suits are made from spandex and provide little thermal protection, but they do protect the skin from stings and abrasion. Most competitive swimmers also wear special swimsuits including partial and full bodysuits, racerback styles, jammers and racing briefs to assist their glide through the water and gain speed advantages (see competitive swimwear).

Swimming without a bathing suit is a form of social nudity. Special nude beaches may be reserved for nude sunbathing and swimming. Swimming in the nude is also known by the slang term "skinny-dipping". As an alternative to a bathing suit, some people use their trousers, underpants or T-shirt as a make-shift swimsuit. At beaches, norms for this tend to be more relaxed than at swimming pools, which tend not to permit this because underwear is unlined, may become translucent, and may be perceived as unclean.

Swimsuits are also worn for the purpose of body display in beauty pageants. Magazines like Sports Illustrated's annual "swimsuit issue" feature models and sports personalities in swimsuits.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

swimming suits


A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. In New Zealand English and some areas of Australian English, swimsuits are usually called togs. This term is less common in other parts of the Commonwealth where it can also refer to clothes in general. Swimsuits can be skin-tight or loosely fitting and range from garments designed to preserve as much modesty as possible to garments designed to reveal as much of the body as possible without actual nudity. They are often lined with a fabric that prevents them from becoming transparent when wet.