Swimwear for the Average Figure

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Swimwear expert Krista Landgraf discusses how to choose swimwear for the average figure.

    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 at South Moon Under. Today, we are showing you how to find the perfect swimsuit for your figure. Right now, we have Meyer to help us find the perfect swimwear for a woman with an average figure. Meyer doesn't really have any body issues, but just like any woman there is always something that she would like to camouflage and something she would like to play up. We love these bottoms for any body type, because they have elastic stretch between the rings, which enables it to pull out a little bit and then you don't have that bulge over that most women hate when they are wearing a swimsuit. As far as her top, it's a classic triangle top. It works well for tanning because you don't get many tan lines with it, and it also has both the back tie and a neck tie, which gives her perfect support and she can also wear this top in the water without any problems. We also liked this swimsuit, because it has a four-way Crochet stretch, overtop of Lycra. The Crochet when it stretches four-ways prohibits the bathing suit from fagging or losing its shape when it gets into water. Next, we are going to have Meyer put on this bikini for us and we don't think it's flattering for the average body type. Okay, we have Meyer back with us to show us a swimsuit that doesn t really work for the average body type. Every woman loves the classic black two piece, but this one isn't working well for her body. We do like the ring side bottom, it has a little bit of hardware interest on the side, and the ring helps to elongate the leg. However, the top isn't really giving Meyer the silhouette that she would like on her top. It tends to splat her out a little bit, and the strap is detachable which is great for tanning, but I don't know how comfortable Meyer would feel swimming in this bikini, if she removes the strap. So, overall I don't think this is a great swimsuit for her figure.

    Next, we are going to talk about covers and accessories and one-piece swimsuits that work for every body type.