Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Summer is here, the holidays have started for some of you, they are coming for others… The heatwave has been in its prime lately, forcing us to live in the dark, to die of heat, to sweat like never, to explode the number of daily showers to maintain an almost acceptable body temperature!
Who says summer, holiday’s, heat, also says to dress accordingly! Reveal your body a little more, and even a lot when you come out with the famous swimsuit! 1 piece, 2 pieces, bikini, headband, triangle, scarf, balconettes, Brazilian, trikini, tankini ... they are all there ready to fire and sublimate you!
When it comes to going to the beach, or just going to the swimming pool of your city, you want to feel good and, by "good", we mean obviously beautiful! You want to turn heads for a lot of good reasons. You want others to be envious of you in your woman's push up swimsuit, admire you for what you are and represent, and most of all, you want to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Well, unfortunately, most women admit that they are not really comfortable with their appearance when they wear a swimsuit or a bikini, and we think that it is really a shame, especially in an era when clothes can flatter the female body as with a push-up swimsuit.
All women are equally beautiful, we just wish they could see it for themselves. The sad thing is that they can't, and that's why it's up to us to show them how beautiful they can be. You may not realize it, but something as simple as choosing the perfect bikini or swimsuit could work wonders not only for your body shape but also for your self-esteem and self-confidence. Finding the right swimsuit is difficult, which is why it is essential in the first place that you do some work on yourself and that you know exactly what you are looking for. For example, if we put you on the spot and ask you if you know the difference between swimwear and bikinis, would you be able to give us an answer? If not, you need our help, then check out this handy guide.
Swimwear vs Bikinis - What You Need to Know
To start, we’ll first look at swimwear. When people think of conventional swimwear, swimsuits immediately come to mind. To trace the origins of the humble swimsuit, we need to go back in time to the 1800s. In the early 1800s, countries around the world experienced a sudden increase in the popularity of beaches during the summer. During the summer, when the sun was shining at its peak, men and women flocked to the nearest beaches. As the train trip was established, days at sea were more easily within reach, and people were keen to have a good time in the sun. For women, swimwear was very different. At the time, women had to be fit and clean, which meant hiding their modesty and keeping a large part of their bodies covered. In the early 1800s, swimsuits looked more like nightgowns and covered almost the entire woman from neck to ankles. At the time, fashion and style were far less of a concern than modesty. The styles remained the same for almost the next 100 years. In fact, it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that people began to realize that heavy swimsuits were a burden and the need for something more practical was felt.
From 1910 to 1915, the swimsuits became a little tighter and smaller, showing more flesh as more women started swimming and therefore needed something simpler. In 1920, swimsuits were one-piece garments that were sleeveless, high collar, and had leg shorts. Since then, these one-piece swimsuits haven't really changed, but now they've eliminated shorts, and they're cut lower, revealing more cleavage.
For those of you looking to reveal more flesh, the bikini may be the best choice. Back in the early 1900s, a two-piece swimsuit was created for women. It was not for recreational reasons, but to allow female athletes to participate in the Olympic Games. The idea was that the two pieces would make them more hydrodynamic and allow more freedom of movement. Basically, it was a pair of tight shorts and a t-shirt. In the 1940s, women wore bikinis for leisure, and they began to wear them to reveal more of the waist, as well as the legs and upper chest. After the Second World War, the smallest bikini in the world was developed in Paris, and the world went crazy. Over the years, bikinis have become smaller, they have been cut differently, with thongs, G and V strings, they have become the ultimate sexy swimsuit.
Different styles - Bikinis come in a wide range of different styles. Some are strapless, some have thin straps, others have thick straps, or are high cut, some are low cut to reveal more cleavage, and much more. What's more, bikinis use less material, they come in a wide range of colours, patterns, styles and designs, and they look really fantastic. You can find a bikini with a high waist or a sexy bikini with a low waist, and the best, as they are made up of two separate pieces, so you can alternate, mix and match styles and patterns.
The tankini is perhaps considered to be the modest sister of the bikini. Tankinis are made up of two parts, but rather than a small bra-shaped top like a bikini, it is a tank top-like garment that covers the upper body. Unlike swimwear and bikinis, which date back over a hundred years, the tankini is a baby by comparison. It wasn't until the 1980s that the world finally discovered tankinis. However, they only gained popularity in the late 1990s. Tankinis were seen as a great way for women to flaunt their sexuality without revealing too much skin. They were also fantastic for the women who were bothered by their canister. Because tankinis cover the belly but reveal a lot of cleavages, women can still feel sexy, without revealing their stomachs and the parts of their body which they were not happy with.
So, now that we have looked at the differences between swimwear, bikinis and tankinis, as well as the origin of each and how they have evolved, we will now take a look at what you can do to find your perfect style.
Know your exact size - When ordering a bikini, tankini, classic swimsuit or any other type of swimsuit, it is essential that you know your exact size. Don't assume that because you had a size 36 two years ago, you still have size 36, because a lot can change in two years. Although you are probably not very keen on knowing exactly what size you are making, it is important that you take your measurements so that you can order a perfect fit. A swimsuit that is too big, or too small, will not only be uncomfortable or even unusable, it will also probably be ridiculous.
Go with your favourite colours and designs - If you feel good inside, it will be reflected outside. This basically means that if you present well, you will feel good, and vice versa. Therefore, to make sure that your whole body is perfect and that you feel good in the process, when you order your swimsuit, be sure to choose the colours, styles, models and designs that you like. Okay, from time to time it doesn't hurt to try something new, but in general, if something is tried and tested, you know you’ll be a winner on arrival.
Hide your flaws and flaunt your strengths -If you have a great butt, don't hide it with big bikini bottoms that cover it, choose something a little smaller and more revealing. You have a good backside, so why not display it in a chic and sophisticated way. On the other hand, if you are bothered by your stomach and your abs are not quite "ready for the beach", you can opt for a tankini that will reveal a little cleavage, while hiding the parts of your bodies you're not comfortable with.
“The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart; the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.” – Audrey Hepburn