And then, quite honestly, there's the rest of us. Those who, despite confidence in our charm, full-figured beauty and everyday pizzazz, honestly wish that swimsuit season would be reduced to three days on a deserted tropical island. Why? Because quite simply, it's hard to accent your best features and delicately hide your frailties and flaws when clad in only a one piece sheath, or worse, that itsy bitsy polka dot bikini model.
But like it or not, those dog days of summer are coming; and though it may not be your favorite season, there are certainly more than a few plus size swimsuits to help you smooth your lines, flatter your curves, and bring out your million-dollar smile. Here's a few great tips to help you find one (and I promise I won't tell you to avoid horizontal stripes!).
Take an honest look at yourself in a full-length mirror. Now listen, you're body is your home, like it or not. It carries you around every day, and it's probably far more beautiful than you may feel comfortable to admit. Don't worry about the parts that you DON'T like (you know those). Just for a few moments, have the courage to take stock of what you admire about your body. Do you have great curvy legs? A bodacious cleavage? Strong arms? A great derriere? Remember that accenting those assets is your number one priority when swimsuit shopping.