How to Know if Your Swimsuit Fits

How to Know if Your Swimsuit Fits

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How to Know if Your Swimsuit Fits. PERFECTLY.

Written by: Brit B. (Founder & Designer at BeachCandy Swimwear)

I have BeachCandied women from all walks of life. From celebs and the RHOC to mothers of six children and great grandmothers.

What is it with swimwear and the compromised fit we accept as women? Do we not think we deserve better or can have better? Well I’ve decided to write a blog based on the difference between complete compromise and a well-fit swimsuit. While we are featuring the MOST COMMON ISSUES. We will be offering problem-solving design solutions that we create at BeachCandy Swimwear.


How to Know if a Swimsuit Fits Your Body Type

THE 5 BIGGEST COMPROMISES WOMEN MAKE WITH SWIMWEAR:

how to fix bad fit swimsuit top

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#1) SUPPORT IN BUST

The #1 compromise I see on a daily basis is the lack of expectation of support with a swimsuit. Your top should NEVER make your breasts look “long” or “saggy” that is a BAD top. DO NOT BLAME YOUR BREASTS BABES. Do you own swimsuits that make you feel uncomfortable like your breasts are not lifted and fabulous? Then you are a victim of the flimsy, “made in china” ill fit swimsuit industry. There IS a solution to this epidemic.

Each and every BeachCandy Bikini Top is double-lined and engineered through fabrication and construction to feel thick and mega-supportive. In fact, our ALEXA Triangle Top featured above sells out in our E-Cup size because our naturally larger busted clients feel incredible in a triangle top perhaps for the first time ever. See our previous blog with all of our recommendations for Swimsuits for Big Busts.

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bottom swimsuit issues with fit

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#2) COVERAGE/SECURE BACKSIDE

The other looming issue I see unresolved is in the back of our bottoms or one pieces. There are so many ways the fit goes wrong in this area. All women are not created equally in body size, shape, or simply weight distribution. And when we go to the store we have 5 choices: XS, S, M, L, or XL. What if you are in between sizes??

This is where I see the largest compromising storm brewing. Do you go with the small that is snug? But at least won’t move around when you walk or fall off in the water. Or do you go with the medium that is loose but doesn’t give you muffin top? I cannot stress enough the empowering fit and feel of all our bottoms. Every single style is designed to choose your coverage with any style.

swimsuit tummy control issues

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#3) TUMMY CONTROL/SUPPORT

This is an overlooked problem when swimsuit shopping because we blame ourselves not our swimsuit for any tummy issues. Yes as women we are are trained to think that we all need to loose the weight. If you feel held in and supported in your swimsuit you will feel a world of difference.

The RISE in a swimsuit (where it hits on your tummy and back) is very important when swimsuit shopping. Does your bottom feel too low in the front? Warning, you will never be comfortable when you wear that swimsuit. I watch women when I am poolside constantly fiddle with their swimsuit to feel more comfortable. A well-fit swimsuit you put on and never touch again.

Read our Blog on Swimsuits for Tummy Control

muffin top issues with swimwear

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#4) HIPS/”MUFFIN TOP”

 Numbers 2 and 3 above give you a good idea of what we are talking about here. Muffin top is a result of a badly fit swimsuit and it is not your body’s fault. Women are meant to have curves. And I am happy to see more and more the popularity of a curvaceous woman for I am one myself!

Here at BeachCandy, with several of our bikini bottoms we mention the “no squeeze” factor for example the SKYLER bottom is a magnificent solution. I know I might sound like a broken record but this is important…. if you still can’t find what you are looking for in our incredible selection of bottoms we can make you one by custom-order, made to fit YOU perfectly.

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Swimsuit Fit Issues

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#5) THE ABILITY TO BE ACTIVE IN YOUR SWIMSUIT

Last but certainly not least, is the ability to be active in your bathing suit. Want to paddle-board, snorkle, play with your children, and simply enjoy yourself in a swimsuit?? We all do! Are constantly re-tying, adjusting, or not moving in your swimsuit due to fear of a wardrobe malfunction? You are in the wrong swimsuit for you. Each and every style at BeachCandy is engineered for fit and function, don’t let our Swarovski Candy fool you.


We know there are so many other issues we face as women when it comes to wearing swimwear. But these top 5 above cover the basics we problem solve everyday. For example, have thigh concerns? Read our recent blog on Best Skirted Swimsuit Options.

It is our passion to make perfectly fit swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes.

Thank you for reading!

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