7/17/14


Summer time is meant for fun. I, like many mothers out there, enjoy taking my kids to the pool for some water fun. One thing I have been reading more and more as each summer passes is how self concious we women can be when it comes to wearing a swim suit. 

It doesn't matter what body type you have either, the average woman doesn't feel great in a bathing suit. A recent survey revealed that Canadian women are most uncomfortable when wearing a bathing suit. I can vouch for being one of those women. 

To help women like you and I feel great about ourselves, Toronto based stylist Alexis Honce has partnered with Special K to share some great tips and advice on how to pick the perfect bathing suit for you. 


Alexis Honce
Top 5 bathingsuit shopping tips from Alexis Honce:

- Get in the mood! Bathing suit shopping can be stressful and you will want to feel and look your best when you head out to shop. Shave your legs, do your hair & makeup, as this will give you a boost when checking out yourself in the mirror. 

- Think about what looks good on your body shape. Do halter-tops flatter your figure or does a wider neckline? The clothes you wear can give you tips to what style of bathing suit you should buy. Find out your body shape first and what cut of suit will flatter it and then head out to the stores to find the perfect one! 

-  Pat attention to the trends. Every season there are new colours and patterns that are in fashion and it helps give a modern and fashionable spin to your beach look. 

- Don't forget to accessorize. A beautiful cover up, sunglasses , and a sun protecting hat can add flare to your beachwear and also show a little personality. Love big hats - now is your chance to show them how to wear it! Cover-ups are always best in bright colours and prints. Make a statement!

- Have fun in the sun! 

I like the final tip from Alexis - Have fun in the sun! She's right, don't worry so much about what everybody else thinks and love your body as beautiful as you are! :) 

For more information about Special K products and more healthy living tips and tricks please visit the Special K website

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35 comments:

  1. I don t enjoy bathing suits. I take an aqua fit class 3 times a week so I have to wear one but I am not comfortable in them. Even when I was younger I felt self conscious in them even thought I didnt need to be. Luckily I didnt pass that on to my daughter who loves bathing suits

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  2. I don't enjoy them. I did when I was young and had a decent body, now, I'm going to be 44 in November.. I am severely underweight and I avoid swim suits & swimming.

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  3. I don't mind bathing suits, as long is it fits well and I feel comfortable in one.

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  4. I don't mind them, but it takes me a long time to find one I like

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  5. I like bathing suits that have lots of coverage and have a boy short bottom to give greater coverage on the legs.

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  6. I don't mind them once I find the right one. I often go with swim shorts and a tankini top because it suits me better. (Judy Cowan)

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  7. I like bathing suits now that I have a BF, I love it when he compliments me :)

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  8. I love a cute bathing suit providing that it covers up well.

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  9. I love bathing suits because I like the beach and the water. Victoria Ess

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  10. I'm not real crazy about bathing suits. I liked them much more when I was younger and Skinner. After having 5 kids I don't really like wearing bathing suits to much anymore.

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  11. They're fun and practical. You can't go swimming in a 3 piece

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  12. I like bathing suits. More of the tankini than the bikini :)

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  13. I like bathing suits, they are great for swimming at the beach

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  14. No, but still wear one. I enjoy my cover ups though lol

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  15. I don't really have an opinion on them...they are just a garment...which becomes necessary when I want to go into the water...I don't really feel strongly about them either way.

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  16. No I don't because I haven't lost all my baby weight!

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  17. No I hate bathing sutis. But I wore one for the first time in about 8 years just a few weeks ago when I took the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge.

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  18. I enjoy bathing suits as they mean beach time, but I am not comfortable in one.

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  19. I do not hate the world seeing too much of me

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  20. I don't enjoy them because they never fit me properly - I am 6 feet tall, so 1-pieces are usually too short, and I have almost no bust, so the tops from 2-piece suits never fit well either.

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  21. Not crazy about wearing a bathing suit because of my weight

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  22. I do but only because I love to swim!

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  23. I enjoy wearing bathing suits, but of course only when the situation calls for it. The key is to find something that flatters and works for you.

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  24. No, I don't enjoy bathing suits. I used to wear a t-shirt over my bathing suit but now I just don't worry about it as much.

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  25. alright about bathing suits but not when it is time that time of the month though. =P

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  26. my weight stops me from wearing a bathing suit

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  27. I don't mind, in fact I just wore one today!

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  28. Yes I enjoy wearing bathing suits. I love that there are so many varieties to choose from.

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  29. I don't mind bathing suits but I am not crazy about bikinis.

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  30. I love bikinis - great for hot weather and allows for a fab tan!

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  31. Nope, can't say I enjoy bathing suits.

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  32. I do because there's so many cute ones but...I don't show much of my body.

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  33. I don't like them. I always feel self conscious.

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  34. I enjoy bathing suits, it means water! :-)

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