Follow 4 C’s For Summer Swimwear Shopping

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Swimsuit expert Tara Stewart shares some easy tips to remember the next time you go shopping for a bathing suit.

    Tara Stewart: Swimsuit shopping is right around the corner, and there are solutions for every woman of every size and shape. Consider following the 4 C's when shopping, coverage, comfort, color and confidence. Here are four options by Lands' End.

    First up is coverage; what I love is this tankini swimsuit. It looks like a two-piece, but it's really a one piece. It has side adjustable straps that can give you extra coverage by moving it up or down and a huge trend right now is the Bandeau top, these straps are removable.

    The second C is comfort. When shopping, be sure to twist, bend so your suit isn't riding up or digging into your shoulders. Black is a safe go to, and I love that and it's a skirt, and the halter top is flattering, where you can feel comfortable and confident. It's a great option.

    The third C is color. While neutral colors may be a mainstay in most swimwear lines, color is making a huge splash from turquoise, to limes, to lemon sorbet. I love the ruffle detail on this. On the neckline it is flattering and fun, also color helps to accentuate and to conceal.

    The fourth C is confidence. The key to swimsuit confidence is a swimsuit that both fits and flatters. I love this bikini, because it has a little bit extra coverage. The all over pattern is flattering. Also the neckline is beautiful, because it draws the eye upward.

    If you're hoping to perform some swimsuit magic this season, remember the 4 C's - Coverage, Color, Comfort and Confidence.