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Fit and Fabulous in Beachwear

Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette

On the shimmering sea, in the sunshine, or topside on a boat or yacht, appear chic and stunning. Do so by choosing the right swim or beachwear for your body. Sure, we've all seen those ethnic beauties who catch every eye and turn many heads, no matter her size and shape. Well you can also, and with confidence, because you can know, undoubtedly, what will flatter the skin that you live in. Based on the following beachwear descriptions, choose what will best fit you. Then go, shimmy into it…and be fabulous.

If you want coverage, then why not try a:

One Piece - Like a body suit / leotard this covers the torso, breasts, and bottom. It hides a multitude of flaws. Often its sewn-in boning adds curvature where needed.
Bandeau – This one piece bodice has a swath of cloth across the chest, which fashionably covers the 'girlz.' The swath can be twisted or tied, and is often strapless.
Competition Swimsuit - An exclusively created one-piece for those who swim competitively. Sleek, it provides little water resistance to hamper one's performance.
Maillot - The French term for a woman's one piece swimsuit. Often chic, these are emblazoned with gold foil detail, and are preferred by the elegant or the mature.
Monokini - An American term from back in the day; a one piece swimsuit. Previously, these exposed the 'girlz' however, now, this one piece often has cutouts, perhaps on the sides or strategically placed in front.
Cut Away - Similar to the above, this highly sought after swimsuit's cutouts give the illusion of adding curves to a boyish body. Quite enhancing, the cutouts draw the
eye to specific areas, thus allowing others to go virtually unnoticed. Though sexy, this type of swimwear offers the wearer a feeling of modesty.
One Shoulder - Asymmetrically crafted, this swimsuit has one shoulder strap.
Tank Suit - This sleeveless one piece has straps to cover each shoulder.

If you want more exposure, perhaps you'll choose the two piece:

Bikini - Consists of a bra-like top and a bottom that is similar to a sexy panty.
Brazilian Bikini - Scant swimwear made famous by bronze beauties. The bottom is normally cut small, for displaying the derriere.
Tankini - A cross between a bikini and a one piece swimsuit, its brassiere-like top covers the bosom, and the ribs.

Did you know that coverups - can be dresses, filmy pants, or a tunic? They can also be a sarong, a sari, or even a colorful pareo. All come in lovely fabrics -- some mesh, or sheer, while others may be hand painted, printed, or embroidered. Often a coverup can be as -- or more -- sensual and appealing than an ethnic beauty's choice of swimwear! Did you also know that embellishments are added detail, inclusive of but not limited to: beads, sequins, seashells, metallic threading, and a host of other eye-catching materials. And for ethnic beauties who need, swimsuits come in long torso, and mastectomy; these have pockets on both sides for breast forms or enhancers so that one may look and feel both natural and comfortable.

If needed, there is also: plus size swimwear, with your cup size of choice, underwire, and back and neck hooks. Remember too that separates- are swimwear bottoms and tops which are sold separately, and that separate sizing happens to be a top and a bottom which, though sold together, are offered in different sizes. For example: a small top may be offered with a medium or large bottom. If something has ruching or shirring, there is simply pleating, gathering, or the fluting of fabric. Decorative, it all gives swimwear design and detail.

Now that you know, or have been refreshed, go swimming, toe-tipping, skinny-dipping, or sun worshipping -- and look fit and fabulous doing so!
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