Swimwear season can be just as stressful for us guys as it is for the ladies. I’m to pale! I hate my thighs! Nothing fits! We’re always doubting our bodies, while at the same time the pressure is on to reveal more and more skin. Luckily, The Underwear Expert is here to give you some sagely advice to help you pick out the perfect swimsuit to chase away the summertime blues.
Tip 1: Find a suit that compliments your body type.
You may not have the perfect body, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a perfect swimsuit for your body type. There are so many styles of men’s swimsuits, you’re bound to find one that compliments your body better than the rest. Don’t like your legs? Wear board shorts. Have a great ass? I nice pair of low-rise swim briefs is more your style. Want to stay stylish but not show off too much skin? The fitted swim trunk is what you need, friend. If you really want to cover up, you could always go all the way in a wetsuit, but you’d better be attached to a surfboard as well!
Tip 2: If you’re hairy, plan for that in the suit you’re getting.
Being a man means growing hair in every place possible – unless of course you’ve forked up the cash for laser hair removal. Regardless, when picking out your summer swimsuit, you’ve got to plan according to your body’s hairstyle. The main question you need to ask yourself is: what am I willing to shave? If you’re planning on wearing a low-rise or form fitting suit, leg hair is completely natural; however, we do recommend trimming up top to avoid the dreaded bush surprise.
Tip 3: Match your skin tone!
No, we’re not recommending finding a suit that blends perfectly in with your skin tone (you don’t want to appear naked). But depending on your natural shade, certain colors are going to accent your body better. Fair skin tones look better in dark colors, medium skin tones look best with the primary colors and darkest among us pull off whites and pale colors the best. Find what works best for you, and then use it to your advantage.
Tip 4: Get something that picks up where you leave off.
When all else fails, you can always bring a little something extra to the mix by purchasing the various types of figure enhancing underwear. These come in two basic forms: package enhancing and butt lifting. If you feel you’re coming up short in either department, enhancing swimwear may give you the extra edge you need to flaunt your stuff this summer. Want more info? Read more about the wonder of enhancing swimwear here.
And there you have it. Make sure to follow those 4 easy tips and you are guaranteed to turn heads and look your best in your bathing suit this summer. And if you need more tips, check out our article on The Best Swimwear of 2013. You deserve a new suit!
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