Finding Your Perfectly Fitting Swimsuit – Guest Post

Note: This is a guest post, and looking for images to use I realized that I do have some in bathing suits for pinup poses, but not one on the actual beach. Available for hire to go somewhere warm- wink wink.

Finding Your Perfectly Fitting Swimsuit

Dreaming of warmer days, sandy beaches, and tropical getaways? You aren’t the only one. The best part about escaping to warmer weather is shopping for new clothes. However, most women don’t exactly get excited over the idea of swimsuit shopping. No matter what size, shape or age you are, it can be a little defeating trying to find a swimsuit you feel comfortable. Which is exactly why this little guide was created. Now you can find that perfectly fitting swimsuit that gives you the confidence you deserve. It really is possible to do so without having to try on 20 others before you finally just end up settling on the one you feel the least uncomfortable in.

1.    Figuring it Out 

You’re probably familiar with the body type guide: apple, pear, hourglass, and straight. Of course, it’s very unlikely you are one specific shape to a T. However, narrowing down your body type will help you figure out which swimsuit is going to be right for you. Women with smaller busts should look for ruffles, stripes, or padded style tops. If you’re a bit on the bustier side, look for supportive styles like halter tops or a top with a built-in underwire. You can even find d-cup swimsuits from designers and brands who create swimwear for women with larger busts. If you’re a little bottom heavy, go for a lower-rise cut. Don’t be afraid of revealing some skin. A lower-rise cut or rings on the side can give the illusion of smaller hips. Darker colored bottoms can also help to minimize your lower torso, too.

2.    Show off your Assets 

The best bikini body is your bikini body. So, don’t be afraid to show off and show out a little. Patterns, colors, and embellishments can make your best features shine. Things like jewels, tassels, fringe, and any other eye-catching addition can help draw the eyes away from any place you feel self-conscious about. Look for interchangeable pieces like a fun, embellished top and a darker bottom. Or a supportive top or  women’s tankini swimwear, and fun, flirty bottoms.

3.    Get Outside your Comfort Zone 

Swimsuits are like shoes; you can never have too many. Unlike shoes, you can mix and match the suits for endless options. Experimenting with new styles, colors, prints, and patterns can be fun. So don’t be afraid to get a little outside your comfort zone. Why not trade that tankini for a supportive halter style? Or switch up the two-piece for a fun and flirty one piece.

4.    Create an illusion 

Did you know that detailing like ruching or shirring can create a slimming effect? Shirring refers to the tightly woven gathers in the fabric. This tight weaving not only holds you in but it’s basically magic for all figures and body types. It can hide any bulging and is very forgiving on your waist and curves. Ruching can be characterized by draped and gathered fabric. Ruching along the midsection can hide your tummy and keep you looking cute. Surprisingly, all over prints can actually hide a full bust or conceal a bulging tummy. So, seriously, don’t be afraid to try a swimsuit in a color other than navy or black.

Finding Your Perfect Fit 

Whatever you’re looking for, finding the perfect swimsuit is all about highlighting your best assets, and identifying an effortless fit and cut. Be mindful and honest with yourself about which cuts and silhouettes work, colors that highlight the best of your summer complexion, and fabrics that work no matter where you are. No matter what, be true to yourself and be 100% confident!

Author Bio: Andrew Hoffman is a freelance writer and journalist from Los Angeles, CA, who has written on behalf of wide range of clients including the Demand Media and Livestrong Network. In addition to writing about a range of topics, he loves to travel and is a pet lover. He enjoys working out at gym in his spare time.

5 Types of Lingerie That Fascinate Women – Guest Post

Because I haven’t been writing much!  This blog is now a monster, in a good way, lot’s of hits, thank you! And a little bit intimidating! So here is someone that has something to say that works for me 🙂 It is nice to get a guys view sometimes, welcome Andrew!


5 Types of Lingerie That Fascinate Women


While there’s plenty of hard evidence to support the appeal of lingerie for men, the right lingerie can be just as fascinating – if not more so – for women. Designed to bring out one’s inner goddess, temptress, or pin-up girl, the perfect piece can appeal to one’s playfully powerful, wild and seductive sensibilities. Here’s a brief guide to five types of lingerie that hold a special fascination for women.


Baby Dolls


A truly classic style, seductive baby doll lingerie first gained popularity during World War II, when fabric shortages prompted traditional nightgowns to take a very sexy turn. Since that time, baby dolls have held a special appeal for both men and women, and contemporary versions often range from playfully flirtatious to jawdroppingly seductive. Best yet, baby dolls tend to be universally flattering, and are ideal for every body type.



Teddies


Many women harbor a secret curiosity about this versatile and multifaceted style. Designed as a single piece, teddies are an ideal choice for reflecting the personality and desires of the wearer. Employing a diverse array of fabrics, textures, and creative configurations, some iterations are revealingly risque, while others are dramatically elegant.





Bustiers


With variations in leather, lace, mesh, and more, bustiers can vary widely, but a few core elements make this a favored lingerie style. Elegant Bustiers tend to create a lengthening, slimming effect through the torso, drawing attention upward toward the bust and downward to the curvature of the hips. Often paired with thigh-high stockings and heels, the bustier can be a striking component of a fierce look.



Camisole Sets


At once playful and sensual, camisole sets are among the most natural and flattering types of lingerie. To choose the perfect sexy camisole sets for a relaxed and luxurious fit, aim for soft textures and simple, high quality details, such as scalloped edging and deep-cut necklines. When it comes to this style, bold colors and delicate detailing are a must.



Corsets


Similar to the bustier but traditionally strapless, corsets highlight a cinched waist and help create a classic hourglass figure. Whether one’s fantasies tend toward the classically romantic or the edgily empowered, corsets are an endlessly appealing style reflecting confidence, voluptuousness, and the intrinsic beauty of the wearer. Darker colors help create a sense of high drama and rich sensuality associated with this seductive style of lingerie.



Finding Your Ideal Style


Ultimately, one’s selection of lingerie should reveal both outward style and internal desire to pose a fascinating appeal for men and women alike. Whatever your personality and aesthetic, the most crucial element to alluring lingerie is discovering what piques your interest and inspires you to be your most creative and alluring self. Browsing for exciting lingerie styles is easier than ever before. When you shop online, you can truly find your personal style from well curated boutiques, like Smitten Lingerie, which stocks a tightly edited collection of intimates for women who love to take charge of their look and style.


Author Bio: Andrew Hoffman is a freelance writer and journalist from Los Angeles, CA, who has written on behalf of a range of clients including the Livestrong Network and Demand Media. In addition to writing about a range of topics, he enjoys surfing in Santa Monica and collecting classic, first-edition novels. You can reach out to him over here.
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