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  Ready for Bikini Season? (Doll Article)

(April 20, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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It may be cold outside (even in April), but summer and the bathing suits it brings are right around the corner. Some neighborhood pools open in May and schools may even take a field trip or two to the beach or water park as the end of the school year approaches. Are you ready to start showing some skin and braving the store mirrors while you find the perfect suit?

The Fit that Flatters

The number one rule to swimsuits is to find the most flattering fit and print. If you have very little fat on your body, the string bikini may work for you, but many of us just have a little too much figure for all of those strings. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a sexy one piece or tankini. The girls in the Vickie's Secret catalog are almost always wearing a sexy one piece (that may even have a bit of extra help in the tummy or chest area.)

Find something that makes you feel good and confident. A tankini is the best of both worlds. It looks young and carefree, but offers a lot more coverage than a regular bikini. With so many styles and so many cute board shorts or skirt cover-ups it should be pretty easy to find the fit that works best for your body shape. Take a look at our summer beauties here on the Doll Palace to get fresh ideas for water fun.

The Fit that Matters

Fit matters a lot depending on what activity you are pursuing. If you are trying out for the local swim team, I sincerely hope you don't show up in three triangles of fabric. Racing suits are designed a certain way for a reason and if you plan on doing some serious swimming versus serious sunning it makes all the difference.

Bathing suits can draw a lot of attention from the opposite sex, but be sure it's the type of attention you want. I myself have been subjected to Bikini Top Drama at a water park. Apparently water currents in a wave pool can move your top even when you're unaware of it. And yes, a friend told me about my indecent exposure and I fixed it in a millisecond. It was still very embarrassing.

Bikini tops are not the only area that can give you more exposure than you want, however. A good jump off the diving board or a trip down a slide can make things not only uncomfortable with the bottom of your suit, but difficult to fix correctly in mixed company. Find a suit with nice, full coverage of the back end or go for a pair of shorts over your suit if you have a clue about where things might be headed...

One last consideration is the occasion of your suit. If you are fortunate enough to have a school outing or a camp function planned for this summer, you may want to tone down the suit. A basic suit will not earn you the adult disapproval that a little one will. Adults, especially teachers, find bikinis rather unwelcome on school field trips, so when you're shopping you might want to buy one suit for the beach with friends and another for any church, school, or community outings. There is no sense in making anyone more upset than necessary. Leave that job to the girls who just don't have a clue.


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I_will_be_your

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 22, 2007
Um I just wanted to add that VS models rarely wear one pieces an when they do its the extremly skimpy cut out oe pieces...
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I_will_be_your

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 22, 2007
I love to wear bikinis ( I have an awesome bikini bod, not trying to sound conceited!) but I hate it when heavy people wear bikinis. No one wants to see fat rolls.
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Fallen_Angel41

21/Female
Indianapolis, IN
Posted On: April 22, 2007
That is a GREAT article!

I have a one piece for Church Camp,and for school things.

I am also bringing a Tankinee to Camp though!

When I was out shopping for a swimming suit,I made sure that it wouldn't 'slip' while I was swimming!

I loved the article!
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Italian_Shorti

107/Female
Claymont, DE
Posted On: April 22, 2007
omg, this article is really cool....i love to wear bikinis becuase, and im not tyring to sound conceited, but i hvae a nice body and can wear one. i got two new cute ones recently, but have a tankini for those school functions!
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kay409

20/Female
Zion, IL
Posted On: April 22, 2007
I think that sounds like a good idea.
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tell_the_truth

21/Female
Australia
Posted On: April 22, 2007
kool but in my country its sweater season

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element_wind91

23/Female
Bowling Green, OH
Posted On: April 22, 2007
i WISH i could wear a bikini....*sigh* but i'd scare everyone off if i did, lol.
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PiNk_aNd_bLaCk

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 21, 2007
i wear mainly one pieces but i do now & agen i wear tankiinis
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delly1

24/Female
Germany
Posted On: April 21, 2007
I love them they are my favourite thing to bug
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stinkyjojo

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: April 21, 2007
I wear a one piece

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MermaidGem76

18/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: April 21, 2007
Aye,I have really stubborn belly fat,but not much.It's really hard to lose. I wear one-peices.Hopefully by the time I'm 15 it'll be gone
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RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 21, 2007
i could NEVER wear a bikini.

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marchbaby11

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: April 21, 2007
I love Tankinis!!! They are so much more comfortableand makeme a lot more confident! Thanx for the tips

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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: April 20, 2007
i wear a tankini thingy it has a it starts off like a bikini but ig goes down to cover some of my stomach but it has bikini bottoms but i wear bordies when i go swiming but since its fall i cant go swiming till spring/summer which starts just before my b'day in sept ^_^
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crazykiek

45/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: April 20, 2007
its hard if u ahve a larg chest to find a good bikini top that holds you in. i used to noly get a sweim suit from victoria secret cus i nedeeded a wire to hold evrything in but theyare expensive. banded halters are a litel ebtter if u dont like a wire. and belive it or not a tie at te neck adn back is much more secure than a hook.
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