Flattering Swimwear for Everyone ó Yes, Even YOU!Written by Valerie Giles
"There are so many styles of swimwear to choose from, especially if you are a women. With more options than ever, all women regardless of size or shape, can feel stylish wearing swimwear at pool or on beach this season."
Summertime is inevitably a season when we all at some time or another bring out swimwear. Whether it is at beach, camping or cottage, warm weather and tantalizing water encourages a refreshing swim. There are some on other hand who may not even use their swimwear for water but who like to sit in sunís rays and give their skin glow of summer. Whatever use you have for your bikini or swimwear wonderful assortment of fabrics, styles and accessories will have you out and about enjoying fine weather.
There are some of us who donít exactly look forward to this time of year when we have to bring out swimwear and bikinis in hopes that those couple of extra pounds gained over year wonít have us bulging out of seams. Not to fret though as swimwear today offers great stretch fabrics for easy mobility and plenty of style options that might just minimize or hide any imperfections.
The fabric, body shape, design and color are all factors when choosing most flattering swimwear for you. When selecting a swimsuit quality of fabric is important as you want a suit that will stand up to seasons of wear, sun and saltwater. Nylon, Lycra and Faille are popular fabrics used for swimsuits, they resist fading and hold their stretchiness. Nylon and Lycra used together offer more stretch then standard swimwear along with shaping, control and comfort for wearer.
The design of swimsuit is probably most important factor when women are out shopping for swimwear and bikinis. You will find plenty of suggestions on flattering suits for all sorts of body types. There are suits to create curves where needed, suits to minimize hips, suits to whittle waistlines, others to add shape to specific areas and then there are standard all purpose suits that may look great on a variety of shapes. Lines and colors are very important in minimizing or accentuating particular parts of body. Black and darker colors are often used to minimize, while stripes depending on whether they are vertical or horizontal are used for same minimizing (vertical) or accentuating (horizontal) effects. There are several special sizes of swimsuits available to accommodate women from petite, tall and plus sizes.
Bikinis alone come in several popular designs that may include; tankinis which are similar to a tank top (with matching bottom, there are different variations of tankini from short (above navel) to tops that touch bottom piece; bandeau tops are designed as a strip usually with no straps; halter tops are just as name implies similar to a halter with possibly a string that goes around neck connecting bodice; lastly there are bra-tops (similar to bra designs) and triangle tops (triangle designs). The bikini that works best will vary from person to person, you want a top that offers support if needed, it is always best to try on a few different tops and see what works best.
Womenís swimsuits offer features such as; soft-cup bras which give full support, built-in shelf bras with underwire, sarongs that add gentle shaping to midsection, gentle tummy wraps that accentuates shape, side shirring adding gentle shaping, and overlapping tops with bottoms for gentle coverage. There are also swimsuits available in swim dress designs which offer additional coverage of hips if needed for some, and bandeau style one pieces with no straps.
Helpful Suggestions for Purchasing SunglassesWritten by Valerie Giles
There are so many styles to choose from, just how do you pick best sunglasses for you? Following are some important points to consider.
Sunglasses are a necessary form of protection for anyone venturing outdoors. Sunglasses protect our eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays while reducing glare and protecting eyes from sun-related eye problems. That said there have never been more sunglasses options, designs, technology and styles to choose from.
Whether your sunglasses needs are in a designer pair of sunglasses, sunglasses for your children, performance and sport sunglasses, prescription or non-prescription sunglasses it will be difficult to select just one pair.
There are a few helpful suggestions to aid you when purchasing sunglasses. It is important that frame fits comfortably on your face, if you do select a frame that is too large keep in mind it can often be adjusted. If metal frames are chosen they can sometimes be slightly bent for a better fit, plastic frames can often be heated for a better fit. There are recommendations for finding sunglass shapes and colors that will complement your own face shape and coloring, ask your salesperson for ideas. It might be noted that sunglasses in general are taking on larger sizes, as wearers want ultimate protection from sunís harmful rays.
It is also important to only purchase sunglasses with ninety nine to one hundred percent UVA and UVB protection, labels should be attached to lenses. It is a good idea to wear sunglasses that block sun from all angles by wearing a large framed pair of glasses that wrap around face. A wide brimmed hat may also be worn for further protection.
Designer sunglasses have never been more abundant or popular. The sunglasses usually keep in step with particular image that designer has already created with their clothing, advertising and accessory designs. Most often if you like clothing from a designer you will appreciate their sunglasses lines. The only way to know for sure is to try glasses on and find what looks best on you. Along with designer sunglasses celebrities are bringing out designs Like designers they try to stay consistent with image they have created through their music, movies, television and modeling.
Sunglasses are just as important for children as they are for adults, probably even more so considering most children spend more time playing outdoors in direct sunlight then do adults. It may however be a bit difficult to get your children to wear sunglasses when outdoors. Fortunately options in childrenís sunglasses prove to be quite appealing for children, and hopefully designs available will keep them wearing shades on a regular basis. Childrenís sunglasses are available for purchase at specialty sunglasses stores, optical shops, and optical chain stores and from your optician. It should be noted that sunglass lenses are impact resistant (this is required by FDA) but not shatterproof, which is why many parents prefer polycarbonate (shatterproof) lenses for their childrenís sunglasses since they are strong and durable. Sports sunglasses and sports eyewear are another option for children instead of regular sunglasses, as sports sunglasses will be more durable. Sunglass clip-ons for childrenís prescription eyeglasses can also be purchased.