6 Comfort-Savvy Tips
1. Your suit should offer plenty of support in the bust and tummy region, without squeezing or pinching. Look for fabrics that have a thin mesh lining because that offers extra support.
2. If you buy a suit with an underwire bra, check that the wire is well-padded so it doesn't cut into your skin. Similarly, if the suit has a shelf bra make sure the elastic isn't too tight.
3. Choose a suit that fits your torso properly. The straps shouldn't dig into your shoulders. If that happens, the suit is definitely too short for your torso.
4. Make sure you're comfortable with the amount of coverage your suit offers. There's nothing more annoying than a suit that keeps riding up or shifting, and that you have to tug at constantly. Your suit should comfortably cover your bottom and bust as you move, bend, and sit.
5. A good suit will have leg openings that fit comfortably without squeezing. If the elastic is too tight, it will cause marks and chafing. Look for elastic that holds, but doesn't cut.
6. If the suit has straps, make sure they're adjustable and have adequate padding. This is especially important if your breasts are large, because the straps can cut painfully into your shoulders if they're not properly padded or adjusted.
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