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Hello my darling Swimwear and Lingerie Fans! I’m still posting away from Cottage Country and enjoying the beautiful sunshine, warm lake waters and sandy beaches. Gotta say, this totally kicks the whole “working for a living”‘s butt!

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It’s Thursday, which means we are due for a Fitting Tip Thursday style of post. For today’s post, I thought I would look at swimsuits, since that’s all I’ve been wearing for the past few days. {…and totally loving it!!!}

Woman Swan Dives

Woman Swan Dives

Today we’re going to look at the beauty of the halter style of swimsuit necklines and see who that will and won’t work for. As a rather chesty young lady, I have always found swimsuits with a halter style neckline to be both a positive and a negative experience.

Positive because they help me to balance out my muscular shoulders and broad back while reducing the appearance of my bust visually. Negative because they tend to lead to some serious neck, shoulder and back pain when the weight of my breasts are suspended from neck.

babydoll_halter_tankini_swimsuit from swimsuitsforall

babydoll_halter_tankini_swimsuit from swimsuitsforall

I should probably mention that this is most definitely not a stereotypical problem for a halter style neckline. It only occurs when the bust is not supported by the band beneath the breasts. You see, in the past I have bought swimsuits accoring to my waist size (which is significantly smaller than my bust size) and have encountered suits that were unable to properly support my chest. I would then cinch up the neck strap in an effort to better contain the girls which would lead to my looking like the hunchback of Notre dame or a woman who has later stage Osteoporosis.

Hunched old Lady in a bikini

Hunched old Lady in a bikini

{Public service announcement time… please ensure that you’re having your calcium levels checked by your doctor and that you are taking good care of your bone health… after all, wouldn’t it be nice to still be rocking a body as sweet as Helen Mirren’s when your HER age? Am I Right?}

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Anyhoo, back to the whole halter thing. Generally speaking if you have had some trouble finding a halter style that is adequately supportive you could opt for a style with a stabilizing/supportive band in the back like this one:

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Likewise, buying your suit according to your bust size from a company that creates supportive swimsuits for chestier women, such as the suits from Freya:

Freya Halter Swimsuit

Freya Halter Swimsuit

Panache Halter Style Swimsuits:

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panache-halter-swimsuit

Miraclesuit Halter Style One-Piece:

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miraclesuit-saks-fifth-avenue-onepiece-swimwear-ruffled-onepiece-halter-swimsuit

They cost more than your average Walmart suit, but they also help you avoid those embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions and severe, debilitating neck, shoulder and back pain.

Definitely worth the price. Ask yourself how nice it would be to jump into the water and not have to worry about surfacing without any coverage or containment. Swimming and summer could actually be fun again right?

So, who should wear a Halter neckline? Every one! Especially those looking to slenderize their shoulders and elongate their necks.

Who shouldn’t? Any one not willing to put in the time and effort to find a halter style suit that will actually hold up their mammaries…

Stuff to think about.

Cheers,

Maggie

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