The perfect swimsuit is kind of like the perfect pair of jeans—it just looks so good and feels so comfy that you forget what you’re wearing and focus on the fun. This is how it should be! If you're looking for a tall swimsuit, look no further. Lands’ End has you covered. Let’s look at some tips to get you started.
The great news is that retailers now know that beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes. Shopping for tall fashion starts with knowing your current measurements, so get out a measuring tape and jot down your bust, waist, and hip measurements. Also include your inseam to floor measurement, waist to floor measurement, collar bone to waist measurement, and arm length. To measure your arm length, bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center back of your neck. With a friend's help, measure across your shoulder to your elbow, and down to your wrist. The total length in inches is your sleeve length. Woohoo!
Once you have all of this data, congratulate yourself for knowing your current measurements (many of us don't) and then store them in your smartphone for handy access. When you're shopping for clothing online, always check the size charts. This will ensure that you get the best fit for your beautiful body.
When buying a swimsuit, you're focused on a garment that needs to fit at most from your shoulders to the middle of your thighs. Many tall women find that a long torso swimsuit is just the ticket for style and comfort. Many long-waisted women can benefit from a tall-sized swimsuit unless they opt for a two-piece, regardless of their height. You should never have to tug on a swimsuit to get the coverage you need. The right suit will do the job by being cut to fit your lovely curves.
A tall one-piece swimsuit is a classic look for many reasons. In addition to staying in place well for swimming and sunning, you can throw a pair of shorts or a skirt over a one-piece and look casually dressed and as modest as you prefer at the same time. The simplicity of a one-piece is lovely, too. Just throw it on with some sunscreen and you're ready for swimming or lounging.
When choosing a one-piece swimsuit, a sophisticated option is a suit that's all black or all one color that's flattering to you. You can always choose a design or a pop color to wear with it or over it. Just be careful if you combine patterns. Although stripes will usually go with other patterns, it can be tricky to look and feel put together with more than one pattern in an outfit, and you should consider both your swimsuit by itself and your swimsuit with a cover-up as individual outfits.
Two-piece swimsuits are a great option for tall women. Especially with a long torso tankini that create a graceful silhouette, they can be both pretty and comfy. Continue to keep fit in mind here, too. Does the top of your tankini reach the tankini bottom with enough length for comfortable coverage not just when you're standing still in front of a mirror but when you will be swimming, reaching up, or bending over to pick up your beach bag? If not, the top is too short. Opt for a longer one.
Anytime you're shopping for a tall swimsuit, make sure to try out candidates in front of a full-length mirror and try out the “action shots” that will come with real life. Your suit should do all of the work to make you look and feel great. One of the fun parts of buying a two-piece swimsuit is that you can mix and match bottoms and tops. An easy strategy is to buy bottoms in black or another neutral color and then tops in a pop color or fun design.
When you choose a beach cover-up keep your measurements in mind to look and feel your best. In addition to cute shortie cover-ups or the ever-easy shorts and T-shirt over a swimsuit, why not go for a bit more drama with a caftan or a casual maxi dress that would work as a cover-up? This will give you both a great cover-up and another outfit to wear for anything from lounging to a casual dinner out.
White is a classic for a beach cover-up because it looks cool and sophisticated, but you can always use your imagination on this one (especially if you have chosen a neutral color swimsuit). Pop colors and jewel tones can look striking in any skirt or dress-styled cover-up whether it's a sarong, hippie skirt, or full-length caftan.
Don’t forget the summer sandals when planning a beach cover-up! Anything from easy slides to a new little pair of strappy numbers can work depending upon your outfit and how much walking you will be doing. Avoid buying sandals made from materials that will get easily damaged from either water or sand.
The right suit will make you look and feel your best. Now get out there and enjoy that beautiful weather, too!