Beyond Traditional Bathing Suits

In this modern era, swimwear is available in different designs, cuts and sizes, created for bodies of varying shapes and proportions. This year, if you are planning to go on a beach vacation, for sure you are on the lookout for fresh and chic bathing suits, because you definitely do not want to find yourself wearing your yoga pants at the beach, as you play with your DS and everyone else gets to have fun in the sun. Below are the different kinds of swimwear available in the market. You can take your pick from the following:

Traditional – these one piece bathing suits are famous the world over. They are a classic and often chosen by those who are modest, or those who choose to hide problem areas. They are available in a huge variety of cuts, designs and colors, so one need not worry about looking like she is wearing ‘grannywear’ to the beach, in donning a traditional style bathing suit.

Two-piece Bikinis – these are very popular and are also available in various styles, as well as cuts and designs. There are some cuts that are definitely for the very, very bold (micro bikinis, string bodies, Brazilian swimwear), while other cuts are somewhat more reserved. Many opt for bikinis because they are sold as separates. These mostly work best for those making an effort to create an illusion of proportion in their bodies, like those with an apple-shaped body, where the upper body appears larger or wider in appearance, as well as those with a pear-shaped body type, where the lower body or hip area appears wider than the upper body.

Monokinis – these are basically a cross between the abovementioned one piece bikini and two piece bikini. They are cut out along the sides, further emphasizing the natural contours of the female form. They do not look good on those with a boxy or straight frame, though.