Finding the Perfect Swimsuit This Summer - Believe me, it does exist!

Author: administrator  Date Posted:3 October 2013 

As the weather continues to heat up, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the Christmas decorations appear in the supermarkets. We start to shake off the winter blues and commence the search for the Holy Grail, the perfect swimsuit. Now if you like me, buying a swimsuit that’s perfect, and it must be perfect, is wrought with anxiety and bridezilla like moments. But not this year! This year I found the secret.  So ladies, hold onto your hats, this is it!


Step 1: Measure your body

To do this you need a tape measure, calculator, pen and paper and a friend or loved one so help with some of the trickier areas.
With the tape measure you need to measure:
  1. Shoulders around the widest part
  2. Bust around the middle of the breast, don’t squash the ladies
  3. Waist around the thinnest part or just above the belly button
  4. Hips at the widest part which covers the top of your bottom
Make sure you write down all of your dimensions.

Step 2: Identify your body type

Now some math comes into play here

You are a pear:
If your hip measurement is more than 5% bigger than your shoulder or bust measurements.

You are a strawberry:
If your shoulders are at least 5% bigger then your hips

You are a column:
If your shoulder, bust and hip measurements are within 5% of each other. Your waist is less than 25 percent smaller than your shoulder or bust measurements

You are an hourglass:
If your shoulders and hips are around the same size, with a very defined waistline.

You are a diamond:
If your shoulders and waist are about the same or within 5 %

You are an apple:
If your shoulders, bust and hips are within 5% of each other and your waist is about the same measurement or greater.
The thing to remember is that sometimes you might be a bit of 2 different body shapes, you might not be a definite one or another. If this is the case the idea is to be aware of what you’ve got, flaunt the good and take the focus away from the undesirable bits.
Next week, will be a blog on what swimwear is best for a pear shaped body. However, if you would like a sneak peak, you can find it HERE. by Monica Bugno

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