Take the awkwardness out of swimwear shopping by browsing our girls’ swimwear section with you teen and tween daughters. As their bodies change, teens and tweens can find it tricky to find the right swimsuit style that they feel comfortable in and can easily swim in. To find the best fit, measure your daughter around her bust, hips and waist. This way as she finds styles that appeal to her you will know which size to order. If she has certain areas of her body that she’d like to accentuate or hide then help her find the right style that will make her feel confident to hit the beach or poolside. To downplay a full bust, choose halter style tops that will help the bust appear smaller. Our tankinis and full-piece costumes in dark neutrals with understated patterns are a great option. If she wants to add some definition to her athletic build, choose swimsuits with flared skirt or ruffle details around the hips. To complement slightly wider hips, choose suits that draw the attention upwards. For example, printed tops with dark, neutral bottoms. And if they’d like to draw attention away from their waistline, a tankini swimsuit especially with a ruched side detail will do the job.
Encourage your daughter to choose bright colours and bold prints as this is a great time to experiment with styles and colours to find the right fit that complements their body, is comfortable and suits their summer-time activities. For example, she won’t want a bikini that shifts around if she enjoys swimming regularly. Try to find two or three suits with similar or complementary colours and then she can mix and match to create a few swimwear options for summer.