Tips for Choosing Your Ideal Swimwear

With just a few days of summer left, we all want to make the most of it. This means frequently visiting pools and nearby beaches to enjoy the warm weather. This brings us to an important question- what to wear while making a splash?

Choosing your beachwear requires immense thought. It is important because you don’t want to take a chance with your body and risk injuring it. And, you would definitely want to avoid any embarrassing slip-up or any fashion faux pas’ while enjoying the sun.

Hence, it is always better to remember all the parameters of swimwear selection before zeroing in on one.

Body Type

When it comes to beachwear, the adage “one size fits all” doesn’t hold good. Swimwear comes in several shapes and sizes. They are highly customized so that they can suit wide-ranging figures of men and women. To choose the perfect beachwear, you must determine your body-type.

Categorize yourself as skinny, slender, toned, healthy, plump, fat, etc. This is a basic exercise because certain types of beachwear don’t look good on everyone. A blouson swimsuit might look good on a plump lady, but the same will be completely hideous on a well-toned girl. Similarly, a bandeau on a plump lady would be a worst-case scenario.


Size matters a lot when it comes to beachwear, so choose the size that offers the best fit. Remember that beachwear companies use different scales for measuring the size. So, always try the outfit before buying it.

Fabric Type

Health is Wealth. Your swimwear will not only increase your style quotient but will also protect your sensitive organs. So, exercise full caution in choosing your beachwear fabric.

Generally, fabrics like nylon, spandex and velvet don’t suit everyone. Such fabrics may cause skin rashes and other allergies. So, don’t buy beachwear if it doesn’t suit your skin type.


While the basic purpose behind beachwear is the same, there are different subordinate purposes. Some of the more popular ones being swimsuit modeling, water-surfing, swimming or playing other water sports, tanning or just having a leisure time at the pool.

Swimwear outfits differ vastly from one activity to the other. E.g. Women prefer high-tech one-piece costume (preferably by Speedo) for swimming because it reduces the inherent traction and improves their overall performance. A guy might opt for board shorts, made of quick-drying synthetic material, for water-surfing. So, understand the exact purpose of your swimwear and only then take the plunge.

Certain body shaping swimming costumes are available for women. With the figure-conscious populace constantly on the rise, these body shaping bikinis and swimsuits have assumed top position on women’s priority list.

There are some beachwear designs that are made to suit the sensibilities of a particular clique or people of a certain region. These variations are mostly found in women’s beachwear. Camkini(camisole + bikini), burqini (burqa + bikini) and tankini( tank top + bikini) are few examples of it.

If the beachwear is only supposed to add more glamour, increase the oomph factor. If it only meant for the purpose of flaunting, accessorize it with sarongs, tunics, kaftans, short cover-ups long cover-ups, etc.

Everyone has different body proportions. So, what suits someone else may not look good on you. Keep this in mind while choosing your swim wear. Take your time, but buy what looks good on you.

Have a great time at the beach in fashionable yet comfortable beachwear!