And then choose your bikini top – the perfect fit!
When choosing a bikini top, as with the bottoms, there are again various factors to take into consideration. Most importantly is the size and form of the breasts. For a smaller bust the bikini top can also be smaller, and lighter, as its primary function will simply be keeping you decently covered. Larger breasts however need more support, and the bikini top should be more like a regular bra offering adequate support and lift, for both comfort, health and decency!
You should also bear in mind what you will be doing while wearing your bikini. If sunbathing is your prime objective then obviously you will be looking for a style which minimalizes the tan lines, but if you are planning on swimming, playing beach sports or being more active, you might want to consider a style which offers more support, cover and control.
Remember that bikini fabrics tend to stretch when wet so you should look for a close but comfortable fit. Make sure that you do not have any unsightly bulges under the arms, and that you feel adequately covered and comfortable when moving about. Knowing and loving your body, just how it is, will allow you to find the perfect, flattering and comfortable bikini. No matter what your figure is, there is the perfect bikini available for you and when you find it you will feel at ease, confident and ready to enjoy summer.
The Bandeau style of bikini top is particularly suited for smaller busts as it is basically a tube which is held up by the breast. It is a perfect style for sunbathing as it has no straps and so minimalizes tan lines. However it does not offer any real support, lift or control, and for larger breasted ladies this style can over-exaggerate the cleavage, distort the breasts and present the fuller figure in a not so flattering manner.
ViX Women’s Yellow Padded Front Ring Bandeau Top
The Triangle style offers more scope for personal adjustment as both the neck and body straps can be tied as tightly or loosely as required. As the straps are generally quite thin this is a good sunbathing style and have the added advantage that while lying face down one or both ties can be gently released revealing the entire back for bronzing. The triangle of fabric which cover the breasts can be accommodated where comfortable, and the tie which passes under the bust to tie behind the back offers some support. Larger busted ladies might look for triangle styles which have 2 straps passing under the breasts, and which offer more support. Remember to buy a size so the triangles adequately cover the breasts, to avoid embarrassing accidents!! This style also works for beach sports and swimming, as in the correct size and well tied, it should keep you decently covered in any situation.
ViX Women’s Multi Embroidered Triangle Bikini Top
The Classic style bikini top is exactly as its name suggests, a garment with all the features of a regular bra but made from a colourful fabric which will stand up to sun and water. This style offers adjustable shoulder straps and the back fastening normally has 2 or 3 hooking options. The cups have an underwire which helps to lift and support the breasts. Correct fitting of this style is equally important as with your regular bra, to ensure maximum comfort and to avoid any unsightly bulges. While covering more than other styles it is still a good sunbathing option as the tan lines will coincide with your regular bra and hence will not be noticed.
The Halter bikini top has all the same advantages as the classic version including the underwire support. However the halter straps, which pass behind the neck instead of over the shoulders, makes this style particularly suitable for swimming or active beach sports, as you do not have the annoying habit of the strap sliding off you shoulder which can sometimes happen with the classic style.
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