Seriously, do I really have to?
Wear a swimsuit.
I should have planned better, been more disciplined, shed ten kilos then all I would need is an “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”.
There will be nothing teenie, weenie about my swimming attire this summer and as long as it is comfortable, looks good and allows me to swim and swim I will be very happy.
I have missed swimming and lazing in the sun; I am ready for a good extra strength dose.
What to wear seems obvious but there are swimsuits and then there are swimsuits.
First off there is the shape to work with each of our body types; short waisted, long waisted, shorter legs and taller ones. The shorter the body the higher the neckline and the reverse works for those with a longer body. Legs skyward can wear a more retro style with a longer leg; high cuts for the less leggy.
Fabric means everything. At this stage in my swimming career, I am all about the strongest lycra. I can’t fool myself; the soft fabrics do me no favours. Around the midriff and through the bust line looks so much better with a fabric that not only supports but also stays in place.
Colour is important. Black and white together is a good solution as are jewel tones and all black. When in doubt an all-black costume is my fall-back.
Naturally a cover-up/caftan plus a pair of cute espadrilles make it all come together.
Are swimsuits worth an investment?
Yes, I believe they are. I have had suits for many years and when looked after the fit is as good today as it was when I bought them. I might be the only variable in the equation.
I’ve put together a selection of my top 3 best brands and their “one piece wonders”. See what you think. xv