bikini opt The Terrible Bathing Suit Blues

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A new poll shows that women worry most about how their stomachs look when they’re buying a swimsuit. Do you get the ‘bathing suit blues? 

Results of the latest poll with women on buying or wearing a bathing suit:

Almost half (45%) of women have purchased a suit that claims to trim down their figures, including offering tummy control and overall slimming.

About 18% of women don’t like how they look in a bathing suit, 40% are impartial, and 36% are OK with it.

45% of women say they have a hard time finding a bathing suit that fits properly.

42% have regretted at least one swimsuit purchase.

About a third of women buy a new suit every year, paying an average of $47.

About half of women say it’s fine to wear a bikini at any age; the other half say that at a certain age, you’re just too old. The age limit: 48.

50% of women expect to wear a one-piece suit the most often this summer.

A bikini is the least popular style overall, but the most popular style with women ages 18-34.

No matter how big or small you are, almost all women are a little self conscience about wearing a bathing suit in public. One of my girlfriends, who happens to have on of the hottest bodies of all my friends had the BEST advice about feeling more confident at the beach or pool. She said to ‘take a look around when you get to the beach or pool, and park your butt right next to someone who is bigger than you!’

What would you rather do instead of looking for a new swimsuit?


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