How to Fit a Swimsuit

Every staff member of the Glenwood Hot Springs Sport Shop is a swimsuit fit expert. They can help you find a suit that flatters your figure and that you feel fantastic wearing. Here are their top tips.


General tips

  • Swimwear runs small. Don’t be afraid to go up a size or even two from your normal dress size.
  • If buying separates, shop for your top first which is often harder to fit.


Fitting Bikini Tops

  • For added support. Try bikini tops with an underwire, adjustable shoulder straps or built-in cups to add shape and support without extra padding.
  • To enhance curves. To add some oomph to your shape try looks that add extra interest at your bust line, details like molded cups, ruffles and removable pushup padding.

Fitting Bikini Bottoms

  • To minimize curves. Slenderizing options that draw attention away from hips include darker colors on bottom and skirts that offer comfort and coverage.
  • To add curves. Low-rise bikini bottoms highlight the hips, as do patterns, bright colors, side ties, belts or other details at the hips.


Fitting the classic one piece.

  • Decide what you want to emphasize: a pretty bustline, curvy hips or shapely legs, and use the same tips as above. Tankinis flow away from the body and can be great for deemphasizing a tummy. Look for strategic details like thicker straps, princess seaming and paneling that can highlight or detract from certain areas.


While these guidelines will help you get started in finding the perfect swimsuit, we highly recommend checking in with the Sport Shop staff experts.

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