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Anticipating New Swimwear for 2019!

Looking forward to the new swim season?  We here at Lifestyles Direct certainly are!  The new prints and new one piece swimsuits, bikinis and men's swimwear are all exciting.  When we are excited, we hope our customers are excited as well!

In the next few weeks, we will be launching our new swimwear line for 2019.  We hope that you will come see and not miss out on our new swimsuits.  Don't settle for the old stuff, get what's hot and fresh!

2019 Vacation Destination?

Where is your 2019 vacation destination?  There are many hot spots, according to the web.  I saw, in my research, places like the Grand Canyon, Costa Rica, New Orleans.  All the places I saw being suggested looked great, but where do you want to go?  What do you call a getaway?

Tropical scenePersonally, I like warm beaches where I can lie around in my tan through swimwear.  What could be more relaxing than the wind and waves and sunshine?  A lounge chair and a good pair of sunglasses is all that it takes to make me comfortable and drowsy.

Many people like hiking and camping.  I like to do these things, usually as long as I can also employ my tan through bikinis.  I'm definitely not a cold weather outdoors person.  That is reserved for crazy people.  During warm weather, I like tramping around in the woods or walking beside a river or lake.  Climbing on rocks is fun for me.  

Still others (craziest-of-them-all folks) like snow skiing.  They like the crisp, cold air and the bright, crunchy snow.  I would freeze to death in my string bikini on the slopes.  Besides, I would look silly in a swimsuit and a body cast.

Whatever your preferred destination and idea of a relaxing getaway, choose one a do it!  Life is too short to not!

Losing Weight For The New Year

The new year is upon us and it's time once again for that blasted New Year's Resolution.  For me, the same one rises to the surface every year--losing weight.  Losing weight to fit into those cute summer clothes and, of course, my tan through swimwear is my goal.  Unfortunately, I have been a bit more gluttonous and less active this year, so it will be a bigger challenge than usual.  So, you say, what will I do to achieve my goal?  Okay, since you forced me, I'll tell you.

First off, I intend to get back to my exercise routine.  I use aerobic weight training to build muscle and burn fat.  I enjoy the HIIT-type workouts.  They are very effective for getting into top shape!

Tan through halter top with matching bikini bottom from Lifestyles Direct.Now for the less enjoyable of the ideas.  I have to control my eating habits.  Since I was small, I have eaten enough to feed a small army, but now that I am middle aged, I must change!  Smaller portions and better food choices are my strategy.  It's worked before, so I trust it will work again.  It has to; I really want to wear my itty-bitty bikinis again!

I definitely intend to drink more water.  I find myself chronically dehydrated and I have read that drinking lots of water will help flush my system and help me to lose weight.  

Well, that's my plan to fit into that tan through beachwear.  Do you have any other suggestions?  I would really appreciate some helpful input.  Send me a note!

Merry Christmas, Procrastinators!

Christmas is upon us, but it's not too late to get your special someone that unique gift that they will truly enjoy!  At Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear, we offer expedited shipping options for circumstances just like this.  Whatever the reason for waiting until the last minute, we can help you get you loved one a fabulous tan through swimsuit.  Whether they like one piece swimsuits, bikinis, or, if your friend is a man, a racer or bike short, our swimwear line has what you are looking for.

Call us today at 417-293-5081 or message us if you have any questions.

How Do I Tan Thru My Swimsuit?

So, you can tan thru your swimsuit here at Lifestyles Direct.  Does that seem odd to you?  Ever wonder how that's possible?  Today the secret is revealed!

Sun throughThe unique fabric used to make tan through swimwear is a simple, yet ingenious, concept.  The fabric allows more than the usual amount of sunlight through the swimsuit to reach your skin underneath it.  The fabric used to make Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear is a micro-mesh that has tiny pores that allow the sun's rays to pass through so you can sun tan right through your bikini.  When the fabric is stretched, the pores are opened, allowing more sunlight to pass through.  For this reason, tan through bathing suits should fit snugly for optimum tanning.

The above process is a passive one and is accomplished just by wearing the tan through swimsuit in the sun.  For many wearers, this is enough for them.  Many are seeking the benefits of the sun's rays underneath their clothing.  Psoriasis sufferers make up one group that simply want more sun on their skin for the photo-therapeutic effects on their psoriatic plaques.  However, to achieve an all-over, seamless tan, you need to be a little more aggressive and conscientious.  Naturally, the thicker areas of the swimsuit, like the seams and straps, will provide a higher SPF than the areas of the swimsuit that is comprised of only a single layer of fabric.  For this reason, the straps and seams need to be moved periodically to allow the sunlight to pass over all areas of your skin underneath your tan through swimwear.  This allows the tanning process to be more even, resulting in a better tan overall.

The angle and strength of the sun is a major factor in the speed at which your skin tans underneath your swimwear.  For example, if you lie in the sun at noon in July, you will get a faster and more intense tanning experience than if you are in the sun in January at 4 pm.  You will need to keep this in mind when choosing your tanning area.  Turn your chair or blanket accordingly to get the most direct sunlight if you want your tanning process to be quicker.  If a more gradual process is desired, adjust accordingly.

Occasionally, we have customers whose expectations are unrealistic.  Our swimwear will not provide a perfect tan the first time it is worn.  The process takes time and a little effort.  It is not a magical process.  Lifestyles Direct provides swimwear that works, but not in an unrealistic way.  To match the SPF of the swimsuit itself, you will need to use a sunscreen.  The swimwear provides anywhere from 5 to 10 SPF, so all uncovered skin will need a lotion to match.  This may need adjustment based on the intensity of the sun and/or your skin's ability to tan.

We are always happy to help our customers with any questions or concerns about our swimwear.  We can help you with any problems you may be having with your tanning process.  Give us a call 417-293-5081 or write us a note and we will do our best to help.


Let's Be Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers from all of us here at Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear!  We know that all of us have lots of things for which to be thankful and this is the time that we have set aside to think about them.  

One of the things that I am thankful for is my job here.  I like to see people made happy by their purchases from this company.  I love to see our customers enjoy themselves as a result of our tan through swimsuits.  If you buy a tan through bikini from us and you are happy as a result, I love it!

I am also thankful for my family.  They support me and love me.  Who could ask for anything more?  

Look at what you have today and be thankful!  It always makes me feel better when I stop complaining about insignificant things and look at what I've been given.  The bad always falls away, at least for a while when I look at all the good.

What are you thankful for?

Don't Forget Your Coverup!

Many sun-seekers are preparing for their yearly holiday migration to warmer climes.  The swimwear is bought (hopefully tan through), the tickets are purchased, the itinerary is set, but have you chosen your swimsuit coverup?  We recommend a tan through sarong or pareo to compliment your favorite swimsuit.

Tan through sarong in green Heat print -- EW0448A swimwear cover-up gives you a little more coverage for changes in situations.  For instance, if you need to run back to your room or condo for something, you won't feel quite so unclothed if you have a nice pareo for the occasion.  I have been in situations like this and felt a little out of place standing around in my bathing suit while everyone else was fully clothed.

Large cover ups like our tan through pareos give you the option of using it as a sun screen when you've had just a bit too much sun.  Furthermore, you can place it over your face while tanning and still be able to see through it.  It just provides a little more freedom to cover your face in a public place without fear of someone snatching some of your stuff.

Lastly, Lifestyles Direct tan through beachwear is just beautiful!  It will compliment any swimsuit or bikini.  The fabric is not thick and hot so you can wear it in sun without roasting.  It can be worn in the water as well and come out just as beautiful as when it was dry.  The pores help it to dry very quickly so there is no worry!

Choose a fabulous tan through swimsuit coverup today to add to your beachwear collection!  You will not regret it!


Shopping For The Right Tan Through Swimsuit...

Finding the right swimsuit can be tough, right?  The colors, the fit, the style?  Who knows sometimes?  Well, here at Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear, we are always happy to help our customers and potential customers with any questions they may have about our tan through swimsuits.

Tan through halter bikini in blue Hibiscus print.Need to know what colors are in a certain print?  Sometimes the colors do not appear clearly in an image of one of our tan through bikinis.  Online shopping can be challenging anyways, but when you throw the color settings on computer screens into the mix, it can be maddening.  We can help with that.  Send us a note or call us; we will be happy to help.

Don't understand the sizing chart?  Are the measurement instructions unclear?  We can help with that as well.  We can guide you through the individual measurements one by one so you get the best fit possible.

Is the style question just a mystery because you don't know what any of them look like on you?  Never fear!  Our return policy is very liberal and easy to navigate.  For example, buy several one piece swimsuit styles and return the ones you don't like.  It's as simple as that!  You can even talk to one of our customer service representatives about each style to clear up any questions you may have about the cut or the cups or the straps.  We will try to help in any way we can!

 Don't be shy!  Write us or call with your questions at 417-293-5081.

Storing Your Tan Through Swimwear For Winter...

Unfortunately, it's the time of year to think about storing our summer clothing.  It makes me sad, too, but it has to be done!  Today, let's talk about storing your tan through swimwear properly so they will be beautiful next spring when sun tanning is possible again.

The first step to properly storing your one-piece swimsuit or tan through bikini is to thoroughly clean it.  As much chlorine, oils, and salt need to be removed before storing your swimwear.  These chemicals and compounds can damage the fabric and elastic if allowed to remain on the swimsuit for long periods of time.  To thoroughly clean your Lifestyles Direct Tan Through swimsuit, you need to hand rinse it well in cool, clean water.  If there is a lot of oil, lotion, or chlorine present on your swimming suit, you may need to use a very mild detergent, like Woolite.  

The next step is to let your tan thru swimwear dry thoroughly.  We recommend that you hang them to dry indoors or in the shade, just so it is a ventilated area.  Do not hang them in the sun.  It is important that your swimwear is thoroughly dried before storage to prevent mildew damage.

Next, place them in a drawer or plastic container for storage, being careful not pack them too tightly.

Now, here comes the hardest step of all.  Wait for spring to arrive again...

Tan Through Tankini Bikini Tops...

Sadly, the swim season is almost over.  However, the end of summer brings with it new information for us here at Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear.  We can see what styles and/or prints that our customers have enjoyed the most this year.  Our separates pages seem to generate a lot of interest and one style sells the best out of that lot -- the tankini.

Multicolor Safari print on tan through tankini top from Lifestyles Direct.The tankini bikini top is very flattering.  If you have a fuller bust, it accentuates your curves very well.  The adjustable straps make it easy to fit short or long torsos.  The halter style straps make the shoulders look wide and beautiful, which in turn makes the waist look narrower.

This popular tan through bikini top is also very comfortable.  Unlike a one-piece swimsuit, you do not experience the tight fit in the torso since the top has no crotch to limit the length of the swimsuit piece.  It definitely makes bathroom breaks easier and more convenient.  No more stripping in the restroom or in the bushes and fearing being seen nude by some passerby.

The cups of the tankini bikini top from Lifestyles Direct are large.  The are without an underwire, which makes it fit to your body better instead of your body being forced into the shape of an underwire.  The stretchy cups hug your bust so you have the comfort and room that you need.

Do you have input on this great style in our tan through swimsuit line?  Please let us know what you think.  We always encourage and welcome messages from our customers and anyone who is interested in our swimwear.  You can also call our customer service line at 417-293-5081 and one of our representatives will be happy to answer all your questions.