Choosing  the perfect swimsuit doesn't have to be
Most women find shopping for a bathing suit about as much
fun as cleaning out the fridge. The bright lights of the
dressing room do little to flatter winter white skin. And every
bump and jiggly bit is out there for the world to see!
Sears Canada's apparel trend manager Sarah Chrystman offers
advice on how to choose a bathing suit-one piece or two -that
looks great, feels comfortable and enhances your best features
while minimizing those trouble areas -waist, hips, tummy and
"Knowing your own body shape can help you narrow down what looks best on you and takes away a lot of the stress associated with buying a new swimsuit," says Chrystman. It's just a matter of knowing what to look for to enhance your best features.
Shopping for the hottest and best fitting swimsuit is as
easy as 1,2,3:
1. Look for styles that flatter your body type.
Sears fashion experts have classified swimsuits into body
type categories and have assigned each body type an icon.
A-Shape: These suits draw attention away from your hips.
I-Shape : These suits give you the illusion of a waistline,
often with tummy control.
V-Shape: These suits play up your bust area.
X-Shape:  These suits have a balanced effect whether
due to pattern or cut.
Specialty Suits :These suits provide support and shaping for
those with special requirements (e.g. long torso,
2. Measure your bust, waist, hips and torso correctly.
3. Look for construction details that appeal to you.
Hottest swimsuit trends for 2006:
Colour, mix and match separates, belts and buckles, and
Sears offers a wide variety of swimsuits. Visit your local
Sears store or visit
to find the perfect one for you.