24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

We all want to stand out at the pool  or beach with our swimsuits. Sadly, they don't always have the effect we would have imagined.

Most females are quick to reach for bikini swimsuits, undermining their body shapes that could range from flabby a tummy to being overweight. It’s possible to have a less than flattering body shape and still look sexy in a bathing suit.

Enough of randomly choosing swimsuits based on our fantasies. We have all heard different stories about swimsuits and most of us actually adhere to these opinions. It’s time to separate facts from myths.

Here are four tips to shopping for swimsuits that suit our body type and discovering the truth about them.

Myth: The more coverage, the better.

Fact: Extra fabric can emphasize the thing you want to hide. Boy shorts, for example, can squeeze and exaggerate excess flesh, whereas a string bikini adjusts to lay flat on the skin.

Myth: With swim wear, buy the same size as you do in clothing.

Fact: Swimsuits are typically sized smaller than clothes because they are meant to fit snugly. You may have to go up a size or two, especially with brands targeted to juniors, such as Roxy.Myth: Never wear a white bathing suit.

Fact: A white suit in a textured fabric with a thick nude lining will block any show-through.
 
Myth: Wear black to look slimmer.

Fact: Navy, plum, brown, and dark green do the trick, too. Vertical and diagonal stripes and tiny prints can also make the body look leaner.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.