You’re not alone in daydreaming about beach hair, a sun-kissed complexion, and sand between your toes. They’re thoughts crossing our minds, too — especially now that stores are stocking (and, in some cases, already selling out) of bikinis and one-pieces. Of course, the whole deal surrounding bathing-suit shopping is kind of stressful. Stressful enough that we sometimes (okay, all the time) put it off until the last possible minute.
There's usually bad department-store lighting, if you're doing the deed in person. Ordering online has its host of issues, too. Like finding out that what you thought looked great on the website's fit model is, in actuality, totally wrong on you. At times, the whole process can feel disheartening.
In an effort to remove lingering anxiety and frustration from the swimsuit-shopping equation, we've broken down 11 common body types and outlined tips for finding a suit that feels tailored to your shape. Whether you're a bikini fan or a one-piece girl, on a budget or ready to splurge, we have your answers, ahead.