Swimwear – Choose Your Swimsuit

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Swimwear expert Krista Landgraf discusses how to choose swimwear for your body.

    Krista Landgraf

    Krista Landgraf is the Swimwear Buyer for South Moon Under. Krista has been a swimwear buyer for 6 years. She frequently travels to New York and Miami in search of the hottest new swimwear trends. She is passionate about not only finding fashionable swimwear, but swimwear that FITS real women. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Villa Julie College in Stevenson, Maryland. South Moon Under began as a surf shop in Ocean City, Maryland in the 1960’s and now has 11 East Coast stores and an ecommerce site. South Moon Under has evolved into an eclectic retailer of clothing and swimwear for women and men that is in front of the fashion curve. The stores also offers a large selection of jewelry and unique home décor collections. In short, South Moon Under is a place where the breeziness of the beach life meets the sophistication of the city. Serious fashion. No pretense.

    Hi, my name is Krista Landgraf and I am the swimwear buyer for South Moon Under. I have been the swimwear buyer for six years and I search the country for the hottest designer swimwear. South Moon Under was founded in Ocean City, Maryland in 1968 and we have 11 locations up and down the East Coast including an Internet store. Today, I am going to show you how to find the hottest designer swimsuit for your body and we have three models to help us. First, we have Amanda, second, we have Meyer, and finally, we have Lilly. I will also show you how to care for your designer swimwear as well. Let's get started.

    The first thing you need to decide is whether you would like a one-piece or two-piece swimsuit or a tankini. Recently, the one-piece has taken a sexier approach. If you are looking for a one-piece bathing suit, go for something that's a monokini, which is cut out on the sides or go for a plunging neckline. If you are looking for something with a little bit more coverage and something maybe you could with your kids to the pool, opt for a tankini. This is a meet-and-greet tankini, where the top meets the bottom, so you don't have any tummy showing, but it also gives a little bit more coverage to women that would like to camouflage the tummy area. Also, opt for something with a little bit of hardware interest at the top or different neckline to give it a little bit more interest or maybe just a little bit more sex appeal. Another thing to think about is the style of your swimsuit. There are many myths out there and one of them being the myth of the boy short. Many women think that boy shorts work well for camouflaging hip and thigh issues. This is not the case. If you have any hip or thigh issues, I would suggest wearing either a skirted bottom with an A-line shape or you could do a higher leg line that actually makes your leg appear slimmer and longer. Boy shorts work the best for someone with a boyish figure because they tend to give you a little bit more curve on your bottom half.

    Another myth is the Brazilian bottom. Brazilian bottoms tend to scare women because they feel like they are over exposed, but actually Brazilian bottoms work really well for making the rear appear smaller. Brazilian bottom tends to cut in a little bit on the cheek and it gives you a little bit of a cheekier feeling on the bottom. This actually makes your rear appear smaller because if you stretch a ton of fabric across your bottom, it actually makes it appear bigger. Now, I am going to take you to show you how to find the best swimwear for your body and we have a few models to help us with this process.