How should you choose a tankini?

Tankinis are versatile with their appearance of a one-piece swimsuit but serving the functionality of a two-piece. These provide high coverage to the waist and the midsection, are best suited for those not comfortable showing off too much skin and are found in sizes appropriate to every body type and age. So, whether you need a scoop-neck style, a V-neck style or a slimming tankini, you get them all. Before choosing a tankini, consider a few things mentioned in the section below. 

So, keep reading.

Make sure you get the proper support.

The first thing to consider is the shape of your body. If you’re a pear-shaped woman, your best bet is a classic one-piece with a top and bottom. A tankini top will give you more support than a bikini bottom, which can be very uncomfortable in certain areas like the hips or thighs. 

The other factor to consider is comfort: are these suits made of soft fabric that feels nice against the skin? Or do they feel scratchy?

A tankini top is more supportive than either type of suit because it has pads on both sides, while the bottoms don’t have any padding. 

Consider how much you want to reveal.

Get a halter top if you don’t want to reveal too much. These can be worn with just about any bottom and are comfortable for most body types.

Check out strapless tankinis if you’re looking for something more revealing. This style gives you the freedom of not having anything around your chest area except some padding, but it still gives off the impression of being covered up enough in this type of swimsuit. If you are looking for tummy control features, you should get a slimming tankini that provides optimal support and makes you look stylish at the same time.

Get an underwire for some coverage.

If you want some coverage, then get an underwire. Underwires are more supportive than strapless. They can be more expensive than a strapless tankini too, but if you’re looking for something that will give your body the right amount of support without making you feel uncomfortable around your waistline, this is the way to go.

Underwires also require some extra care when putting them on. You have to ensure that there aren’t any bumps along the way; if there are any jagged edges underneath where pieces have been cut out from other fabrics during construction, this could cause discomfort or even rashes later. 

Decide what sort of tan you want.

You need to decide what sort of tan you want. Get a tankini with a high-cut back if you want to show off your tan. This will draw the eye down and make you look more tan than usual. If that’s not for you, then go for a low-cut tankini instead—you can still enjoy some sun exposure but won’t be able to see so much as it shows off your skin tone.

Remember, the first step to finding the suitable tankini is understanding how it’s supposed to fit. The second step is figuring out how you’re going to measure yourself. Do this with someone with experience or a friend who can help you by putting on the swimsuit for you and checking that everything looks good from behind. Once you’ve got your measurements taken and verified by someone else, take those numbers along with any other measurements they gave you and compare them against what the size chart says fits best according to their brand/model preferences.