It’s a common question, but one that’s always a bit tricky.
So we asked one of the world’s leading experts in tanning, and a blogger who runs the blog, to answer it.
We asked our panel to weigh in with their answers and provide some context.
In a nutshell, what is a “sultry” bikini, and how does a bikini compare to a bikini?
It’s not a bikini that’s just for show, according to Sherri D’Amico, founder and editor of The Bikini Handbook, a publication on women’s beauty.
“When I say sexy, I mean sexy,” she says.
“We’re all aware of our body image.
I’ve had clients ask me, ‘What’s sexy about this bikini?’
The answer is, ‘Not sexy enough for you?’
And they’re right.”
A bikini has to be sexy to work for you, and the more sexy you can make it, the better it will look.
You can have a lot of fun, but it needs to be fun.
“If you want to make it more exciting, if you want it to look better, you have to have some kind of glamour in it,” says D’Ammico.
“But then the next day, you’re like, ‘Oh, wow.
That bikini is really sexy.’
So I think it’s a balancing act.”
What’s the difference between a bikini and a bra?
“You don’t need to get in a bikini to get a bra,” says Lauren Beaulieu, a blogger and editor at BareSkinBeauty.com.
“It’s just that bra has a different shape, has different straps and has a little more flexibility in it, so you can wear it for a day or a week, depending on your body type.”
Beaulie’s website has more than a dozen bra-style options, from the $50-to-$70 range to the $100-to-$150 range.
“Bikini and bikini-style lingerie is a new trend, and it’s about having more freedom in your style,” she explains.
“A bra is a very big thing, and is usually made of a soft material, like plastic.
But for the women who are doing this, it’s also about having the freedom to have their own style, and they want to have that in their bra, too.”
You can buy a bikini for $40 at a local store or online, but Beaulies advice is to find the right size, with straps that don’t bother you.
“You should wear a bikini bra with no straps,” she advises.
“Otherwise you’ll get that dreaded bikini look.
It’s about finding that balance.”
So what’s the best size?
You can get a bikini size from a beauty supply store, or buy online.
A lot of the time, it will be between an L-cup and a C-cup, or between a G-cup to an M-cup.
A size from L- to C- is considered “normal,” and it can feel a bit loose.
“That’s fine,” says Beauliev, “but the more you wear it, it can make you feel more supported.”
D’Anico, however, says that it’s better to go with a “bikini bra,” because it can help with a better fit.
“I think that’s the only way you can achieve the best fit, because you need to be flexible, and you need flexibility in the straps,” D’Alto says.
D’Addario says that a bra size of G- to M- is fine, and also advises that you get a larger band for your bra size.
“The band can be something like a G, a B, a C, or a D,” she suggests.
“They’re all fine.
Just make sure it’s something you can comfortably wear.
The band on your bra is the most important thing, but you can have it adjustable as well.”
So there you have it.
“Try it, because it’s not always the easiest way to go, and sometimes it’s really hard to make a decision,” she concludes.
If you have questions about how to buy a bra, be sure to check out the Women’s Health website.
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