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Flattering swimwear
Make it no. 1 on your list!

Whether it's a vacation, staycation or the local splash pool, flattering swimwear is a MUST when you're older!

Swimwear is always top of my list when packing for holiday/vacation. Not that I'm a swim junkie (completely the opposite) but, like most of us, I am at my most vulnerable when I'm baring or nearly baring all. 

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Flattering swimwear should be top of your list

Whether you're lucky enough to be holidaying this year, sharing a pool with friends or just using your local facility, spend your money on the best swimwear to flatter your figure. Once you feel confident with your look you can relax and enjoy! 

Forget what's in fashion - it's important to work with your body shape to accentuate your assets and draw the eye away from any part of your figure that concerns you. 

Fun and fashion can follow as you dress up your swimwear with a pretty coverup and fabulous accessories so you can sashay elegantly after your dip! 

Miraclesuit Swimwear and me!

In the past I've worn tummy control swimsuits from M & S but my figure needs more help!

I looked at Miraclesuit Swimwear for ages (available both sides of the Atlantic) and I have to say I eventually succumbed. The slogan and the amazing reviews worked for me:

Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds! 

I would slightly change the logo to read '20 seconds" because it took a bit of wriggling into. Yes they're expensive but my word do they work!!! I love my swimsuit!   

They say the exclusive fabric plus an innovative bra support delivers 3 times the control of other swimwear.

These miracle swimsuits disappear fast - so shop early if you're looking for a bargain. 

I got a bargain from AMAZON where if you're lucky you can find odd sizes.

MIRACLESUIT SWIMWEAR from Nordstrom will give you a wide selection of styles.

SIMPLY BEACH in the UK stocks Miraclesuit as part of a huge range of designer swimwear.  

Don't need extra support choose the BEST SHAPE!

Even if you don't need super support, make the most of your figure by always choosing flattering swimwear. You can easily accentuate your best points and disguise any feature you're less than happy with. 

Small Bust / Pear Shape

Draw attention to the top of your body.

Accentuate the bustline with pre-shaped or padded cups and wide apart shoulder straps for a pretty cleavage. If you need additional padding choose under-wired.

Tummy control will help to control your hips/tummy and the cross-over style accentuates your more slender waist.   

Avoid halter necks which will narrow your shoulder line and accentuate your hips.

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Midriff bulge / Muffin top

A swimsuit with detachable straps is usually cut much higher at the back which controls any back fat and completely eliminate a muffin top.

The centre panel in this one-piece creates a slimming optical illusion.

Don't forget you can easily add the straps for more confidence.  

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Straight body little waist

Add some feminine curves and softness to a straight figure - rounded patterns and prints mould the figure and accentuate shape.

This swimsuit adds shape and enhances the bust area and the waist is gently sculpted. 

You're likely to have very good legs, show them off with a high leg line.

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Broad Shoulders

Broad shoulders, good legs and an athletic looking figure - perfect for showing off in a swimsuit.

Wider and more widely spaced shoulder straps are in balance with the wider shoulders. Thin spaghetti straps would make them look wider still!

Avoid halter necks which will accentuate the shoulders.

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Support a Full Bust

A heavy bust doesn't always go with a full figure but needs good support. Choose a swimsuit that comes with an innovative bra support system.

This pretty printed swimsuit is specifically designed with a fuller cup and wider shoulder straps for comfort and confidence.

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Full figure

This pretty design boasts full figure control with high back coverage. 

Wide shoulder straps create a wide neckline to visually slim and trim the figure with good waist definition and full tummy control. 

For a more relaxed fit choose one size up. 

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Long body

If your top and bottom are different sizes then a tankini gives the same kind of flexibility as a bikini but with more coverage.

If you find swimsuits too short in the body this is a comfortable solution. 

This surplice tankini top has undewired 'sized' cups, a swingy shape and smooth fabric that beautifully flatters the figure with less restriction. 

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Tankini Bottoms

Tankini bottoms comes in various styles for whatever amount of coverage that makes you feel comfortable - from a basic waist high bikini bottom to a swimskirt.  

Smoothes out the stomach and provides a solid base for any type of top with tummy control spandex to lengthen your torso.  

One pair of bottoms, which are extremely quick-drying, could team with a couple of different colored tops allowing you to mix and match

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What to consider for YOU!

  • Identify the figure spots you're happy with and those you want to minimize
  • Know what you're looking for it saves a mammoth trying-on session
  • A good bustline is youthful; support to minimize, pre-formed cups to enhance.
  • Check your flattering swimwear stays put when you're playing with the kids 
  • Bright/light colors accentuate; plain/darker colors help you to look slimmer 
  • Is your swimsuit going to get wet? Choose practicality or glamor  
  • Attractive all-in-one is sexier/more elegant than a less-than-perfect 2-piece
  • View yourself from all angles - happy with how you look, go for it!
  • A pretty coverup always gives confidence - beach to bar!

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