Rocking the Swimsuit that Suits You.

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Unlike Pee Wee Herman or the cartoon characters we used to watch on TV, we don’t dress in the same uniform everyday, although there may be times when we think this kind of simplicity would be nice.  We don’t wear uniforms everyday because, not only is it boring, it’s impractical.  Different activities require different attire, and bathing suits are no different.

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We’ve all seen the girl that goes for a big dive and comes up without her swimsuit top.  Let’s get real and learn when fashion over function is not a good choice.  Life is about compromise, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t be sexy while you surf the wake.  Just take some precautions and make sure you have chosen the correct uniform for the activity.  Wearing a one-piece bathing suit can be sexy, and also shows your wit and understanding for the sport you are engaging in.  Save the string bikinis for tanning day.

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There are two-piece bathing suits that are well suited for active water sports as well.  Any kind of halter-top style with thick straps is usually not going anywhere.  Avoid the styles that are comprised of two fabric triangles joined together by a couple of strings that you tie around your neck and torso.  The margin of error for boob slips is far too high in these styles.

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Whatever style you choose; make sure you feel comfortable in it.  Forget what the trends are, consider your body type and the activities you enjoy doing.  Exposing all that skin can be very uncomfortable for even those with the trimmest physiques.  Grab a couple of styles that make you feel good.

If you worry about looking flat chested, consider a bathing suit with some ruffles on the top or a thick band below the bust.  The added frills will give some boost in that area.  Worried about having too much junk in the trunk?  Wear solid colored bottoms in darker colors.  The eye is attracted to light; so wearing darker colors on your bottom is almost like camouflage.  Want a one piece, but don’t want to look like you’re at a swim meet?  There are so many options out there right now that are fun, stylish, and classy.

The important thing to remember is that fashion is a “me too” mentality, and style is a “me only.”  Embrace your personal style and showcase your unique and beautiful body in a way that suits you.

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One more thing: Don’t forget your Snowbunny snap-back hat.  This is a must-have to manage your summer locks and to protect your pretty face.

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About Dalene Scheloske

Dalene studied Sociology and Communication at Boise State University, and graduated with a degree in Social Science December 2013. She currently works in sales and marketing, and writes for Snowbunnymag.com.