“Black bikinis are always slimming!” “I’m a DD-E bra cup, so I need underwire.” “I’m so flat chested…I need padding!” “Bandeaus can be a hard fit.” “I don’t want a white bikini, they’re always see through!”
Some of the most notable bikini legends, debunked! Whether its color or style, padding or underwire, we took a look at swimsuit myths passed down since the dawn of swimsuit time that we still hear countless times in the fitting room!
- Black is always slimming- Faux: Contrary to what you hear, black isn’t the only thing to make you look like a skinny mini! Darker neutrals and even prints can give you that streamlined look.
- Bandeaus can be a tough fit- Fact: Finding the right bandeau can be challenging, but don’t let that discourage you! Swimwear is constantly evolving so that a bandeau isn’t just your average bandeau! With corset tie backs, neck straps, sweetheart shapes, straight across styles…etc! If at first you don’t succeed, try try on again.
- Large chests need underwire- Faux: Often times bikini tops with underwire can make for a hard fit! If you’re in between sizes, you may end up spilling out of the top or not filling it out enough. A top without underwire tends to form to you, not you trying to form to it.
- White bikinis are see through- Faux: Sure, according to any white T-shirt contest, white becomes see through once wet. Most white bikinis come double or triple lined, and keep an eye out for perforated or textured styles!
- All swimwear stretches- Fact: When buying a swimsuit, you are going to want it to be a little snug on the first wear! As swim material gets wet, the fabric stretches a quarter of an inch. Since you want to get the most of your bikini, keep this fact in mind!
- Small chests need more padding or ruffles- Faux: Embrace what you got!
You get to fit into tops that larger chests wish they could! Excess padding can become troublesome and if ruffles aren’t your thing, why start now?!