Summer is here, which means it's officially swimsuit season. Whether you’re shopping for men’s swimwear or women’s swimwear, this can be a nerve-wracking task. Whatever your summer swimwear goals, it's important to find a suit that's a good fit both for your body and the type of activity you'll be doing.
Picking the suit for you
The first question to ask yourself is what you're going to be doing in this swimsuit. If you're planning on lounging in the sun by the pool, you're probably going to be on the lookout for style over practicality. However, if you're planning on swimming, surfing, or doing any other physical activity, you're going to want to look for a sport-friendly suit with a good fit. Swimmers will want to look for quality sports brand like Speedo or Nike, which are known for a comfortable fit that stays in place.
The downside of sports swimwear is a lack of style options — while sporty suits have more color and pattern options than they used to, they still don't offer the variety of cuts and colors you'll find in fashion brands. The varieties available are neigh endless, so with some searching you should be able to find a suit that fits your taste.
Whether fashion or function are your goal, you definitely want a suit that's a good fit — it shouldn't be too baggy or pinch. Women having trouble finding the perfect fit might look at separates where they can mix and match tops and bottoms to get a perfect fit — and, if they like, a totally unique look with pieces that mix up colors or styles.
Summer tends to involve showing some skin, which can be bad news if you're concerned about sunburn and skin cancer. Sunscreen is always a good option, though it will wear off over time — and there's always that one spot that you miss.
A broad-brimmed hat can be a good addition to any summer wardrobe, protecting your head and shading your face from the direct rays of the sun — and there's a hat for every style, from causal baseball caps to broad-brimmed hats that have an air of old Hollywood glamor to them. Lightweight shirts, sarongs, and scarves can also help keep the sun off without weighing you down. If you're particularly worried about the sun, look for sun-protective clothing with a high UPF rating, which blocks more ultraviolet radiation.
There’s summer swimwear out there to suit every taste — and with the ease of browsing online, there’s no reason to settle for anything less than your perfect summer match. Happy shopping!
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