For some women, buying a swimsuit is one of the most daunting experiences imaginable. There are so many choices to choose from and the prospect of testing piles of different models, many of them unflattering, is undeniably disappointing.
It is worth trying out different models to find one that fits what you want, because wearing the perfect swimsuit can make a difference in your workout, both physically and psychologically. Although also having a clear idea of what you are looking for before visiting the stores can help make the process less frustrating.
First, the fit should be tight but not tight, and the swimsuit should be comfortable and stay in place while swimming.Whether you are diving, swimming in the pool or aquagym, you need to be able to move freely without worrying about something elastic that restricts movement in the wrong place or tissues that slip at inappropriate times. If you are not sure of the size, choose the smaller one instead of the larger option as the fabric will stretch more when it is wet. If you are looking for more solid coverage, do not choose just one larger size because the fabric will probably create a space and will not provide the support you need; Choose another style instead.
For a training swimwear, performance is, of course, the most important feature and this means you need a swimsuit that offers minimal drag in the water, providing support and coverage when needed and allowing freedom of movement.
You need to choose a shape on the back that matches your style of swimming. Your choice will depend on the balance you are looking for between freedom of movement and support. Swimwear with the most open backs are designed for serious, high-level swimmers who need absolute full flexibility. Arena calls these backs “free backs” and they are available in a great variety of different structures of bands. These swimsuits are ideal for athletic use and have a sporty look and at the same time elegant.
“Ergonomic backs” provide greater and more ergonomic support to fit maximum comfort. These models include styles with inner fasteners and / or adjustable straps. Women with larger chest sizes could probably find their best model here.
Type of body
Another variable to take into account is the leg. The Arena training swimsuit collection includes high, medium and low leg styles based on Homosociety.com. This cut is a matter of personal preference, and highlights another consideration, beyond your fit and performance: the shape of your body.
Whether you’re heading to the starting point of your first race or just relaxing around the pool after a workout, knowing that you look the best will give you extra confidence. Although the training swimsuits are designed more to fulfill a function than to follow the fashion, you can still choose a swimsuit that favors your figure.
Therefore, returning to the cut in the leg is one of the elements of the style of a bathing suit that can help create a visual balance. If you have short legs, a high cut can give them a longer look, while a shorter cut can lengthen the torso.
The cleavage can also play an important role. If, for example, you have a mid-section of the widest body, a bathing suit with a V-neckline can bring the gaze upwards, that is, toward the bust and face. A horizontal neckline can bring attention directly to the shoulders.
Most training swimsuits are one-piece, but Arena now offers two-piece options. This can interrupt the visual length of a long torso for example.
And, do not forget the color and design. Different colors complement the different skin tones, of course, and (both in the pool and on land) black tends to lose weight. Choose a design with vertical lines if you want to appear taller or thinner, or with horizontal lines to achieve the opposite effect. Large-scale prints work best on the tallest and thinnest swimmers.
In the end, the most important criterion is that you like your swimsuit. And you’ll like it even more (and maybe even want to train more) if you feel good and fit your swimming style perfectly.
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