Yesterday was getting to the beach in style, and now today is all about style at the beach! I’ll be frank – when it comes to swimsuit shopping, I have a bit of a unique obstacle (or obstacles, I guess) to overcome: sitting between a 30F-G (from what I can tell it’s an oft-searched Google query so there you go), my somewhat abnormal proportions mean I pretty much can’t ever buy a full top-and-bottom set. I have about a 4-size difference between my top and bottom and as a result of that, separates are really the only way to go for me.
My first and foremost rule when looking for pieces is to buy any styles that suit me in multiple colours/prints – especially important if you face any body-related challenges like I do, but even for girls with pretty uniform proportions, it just makes life easier in the long run. I’ve found these styles that suit are hard to come by so it’s worth the while to stock up!
Thanks to O’Neill, I’ve found a ton of separates that completely fit the bill, including the Escape triangle top and cinched bottom. I love the bright pops of colours in this geo print (all it needs is a little accessorizing via some layered jewelry) and best of all, the top is a dream: it offers support without looking like you’re strapped in for take-off (an unfortunate effect of tops that are “intended” for big-chested girls), the tie top and back mean you can adjust to any band length and it offers just enough coverage to keep things PG. It’s easy to tiptoe into over-the-top, Heidi Montag-esque territory when you’re top-heavy, and this top definitely keep it on the safer side of that fine line.
Do you have any swimsuit challenges, and if so, how do you overcome them?