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How to Pick the Correct Size Bathing Suit

Learn how to pick the correct size bathing suit from swimsuit expert Candace Draper in this Howcast video.


Hello, My name is Candace Draper and I'm a fit expert here at Canyon Beachwear. Everyone that works here at Canyon Beachwear is a fit expert. We know everything there is to know about bikinis. It's kinda eat, breath, sleep bikinis. So we're like the girlfriend you forgot to bring into the store. You can also find us online or at you can find us on Facebook and twitter as well under canyonbeachwear and today we're gonna be talking about swimwear. How to choose the correct size swimsuit is actually a difficult task. Most women make the mistake of choosing a suit they think fits in the fitting room and as soon as they get into the water it falls off. Lycra which is the main material in swimsuits expands a half an inch as soon as it get wet. So its very important to make sure that your suit is a little snug in the fitting room. I have Marie and Ashley here who both have swimsuits on and one of them has the suit thats a little to big and one has one that fits perfect. So I will show you the difference between each. As you see on Ashley it is snug. On her you get a little bit of puckerings, which is perfect. If it was digging to deep like so, you would not want to go with that. You would want to go one size up but the fact that its a little bit deep on the back and on the butt is what your looking for. As soon as that it expands a half an inch its going to fit perfect. You always want to make sure you can fit two fingers in it. If you can fit two fingers and pull and theres still a gap, Like I can't really on Ashley, but if you can do it that means its too big. You'll see on Maria. Her swimsuit is way to loose. See how theres to much material here and shes got a little too much material down here. It's also not puckering, you want it to pucker. I know we all hate the puckering but if I were to take this. As soon as the swimsuit gets wet its going to sag and the bottoms are going to become those droopy drawers that we all hate. So definitely don't go for this look. If you try this on, try it on a smaller size thats my advice for the bottoms. For the tops, Marias top and Ashleys top are the same. You'll notice there a little bit different busts, but the tops still look great on each one. You'll want to find a top that going to not puncture you. Its not going to be to loose to fall off. both of these are very sturdy, they're also different sizes. So make sure you get the right size in. I always recommend trying on tops first, finding one that fits you like a glove. Almost like your bra at home, then go for the bottoms. And shroomery would think that this is perfect and she could go out in the water and be fine, right?

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