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Fitting for all Areas of the Body

Bust: When trying on a swimsuit lift your arms to make sure you are getting adequate coverage and nothing is popping out. Adjustable straps help you feel more comfortable and secure. When looking for a top with underwires follow the same rule as with a bra. The underwire should fit comfortably and it should not rest on breast tissue. Make sure to swoop and scoop so that your breasts fill the cups completely without spilling out. If there is any spillage then you need a larger cup size.

Manufacturers who offer bra sizing offer the best top sizing. If you don't want a swimsuit top with underwires then look for a style with adjustable straps or tie straps at the back and neck.

Tip: The straps should always lie comfortably on your shoulders without digging or slipping. If the straps dig in then you need a bigger size. If they slip off you may want to try a smaller size.

Leg Opening and Waistband: The leg openings and waistband should not pucker or dig into the skin. If this is the case then you may want to try a larger size or different style.

If you are not getting enough coverage then you may want to try a different style.

Tip: For most people the most flattering leg opening falls an inch below the hipbone.

Torso: When trying on a tankini make sure that the torso section of the suit lies well against the body.

Tip: You are looking for a good, streamlined fit.

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