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Movie Review...

Bikinis, one piece swimwear, and men's racers are frequent topics of discussion here.  Today, however, I want to write about something else.  I saw an amazing movie yesterday and want to write about that instead of swimsuits.

Yesterday, my husband and I watched a Russian film called "I Am Dragon."  It was a beautifully made fairy tale movie about a duchess that gets swept away by a dragon and imprisoned in the dragon's lair.  

The story has emotional twists and turns and incredible dialogue.  We both thought we knew how the movie would end, but we were both wrong, at least in part.

The movie was very well made and had beautiful scenery, being filmed in Russia and Bulgaria.  The cinematography was very good as well.  It made me want to live there on that incredible island!

I hope that you will seek to watch this incredible film.  It is definitely worth the effort!

Holiday Trips and Tan Through Swimwear...

It's never too early to prepare for your holiday season getaway! You may be looking to head to the tropics during the Christmas season.  Wouldn't you want to have new swimsuits to wear on your excursions?  We can help you with excellent tan through swimwear choices!

Tan through crisscross structured cup tank swimsuit from Lifestyles Direct.If you like a modest one piece swimsuit that covers what you want covered and gives you the look and feel that you like, we have several body styles from which to choose.  If you like simple at its finest, you may go for a traditional tank.  No muss, no fuss, right?  If you like simple, but need a little support, you may choose a structured top tank with lots of bust room and loads of comfort.  Active swimmer?  We have you covered there as well with a couple choices:  an unstructured crisscross strap tank and a structured cup crisscross strap tank swimsuit.  Each gives you straps that stay put with adjustment to get that snug, body glove fit that swimmers desire and need.  If you like a full support cup, we offer two styles with underwire support cups, one with C-D size cups and one with A-C size underwire cups with adjustable straps.

Do you look for more freedom in your swimwear?  Go with a tan through bikini.  We boast several styles ranging from the ever-popular string bikini to a full structure underwire top and full coverage bottom.  If you need to buy your bikini with a little flexibility in sizing and/or style, go the separates route.  We have four bikini top styles and four bikini bottom styles.  Mix and match the styles and sizes, whatever you need!

Men, I haven't forgotten about you!  We have three men's swimwear styles:  a nine inch bike short, a 3" racer, and a 1-inch racer.  All are popular with swimmers, divers, and relaxers.  The quick-drying fabric makes them a plus for divers since they are used to being in and out of the water all day and hate a perpetually wet swimsuit.  Our swimwear is only wet when you want it to be!

If you have questions concerning your new tan through swimwear for your holiday getaway, just let us know and our customer service folks will be happy to help in any way possible.  We always love to hear comments and suggestions about new swimwear styles and possible improvements on our existing styles.  You can contact us via our website or via telephone at 417-293-5081.

Labor Day Fun

There are only a few weeks left before Labor Day!  Lots of folks like to send summer out with a splash.  What do you like to do your last days of summer?

Tan through halter top -- ET7347 -- with metal clasp.Lots of families head out for a last minute vacation before school starts back up.  Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear is perfect for those occasions.  Constructed with quality materials, you get a swimsuit that lasts for the rest of the summer and for years to come.  Recent improvements make them even better!  We have improved elastic that is chlorine resistant and ultra-sturdy metal hardware that will not break, causing an unfortunate "wardrobe malfunction."

Older folks may want to postpone their visits to beaches and theme parks until after the schools start their new sessions.  This makes the beaches less crowded and quieter.  It also means a shorter line for their favorite roller coaster.  

Wherever you head to around Labor Day, don't forget to stock up on new swimwear for this last fling of the summer.  We have discount swimwear as well as our latest line of tan through swimsuits to fit any style and shape.

We can help with any questions you may have.  Let us!

Tan Thru Your Swimsuit!

Tired of heavy, wet swimwear that leaves you as white as a sheet underneath?  We can remedy that problem right here at Lifestyles Direct

Sun thru tan through swimsuit.Our swimwear lets you tan thru the fabric so you get sun on your covered skin as well as your fully exposed parts.  In fact, we guarantee that our swimwear is tan through.  If you use our swimsuits properly, you can achieve an all-over tan without tan lines, which is something that otherwise can only be done by sunbathing nude.

The tiny pores in our tan through micromesh allow the air to flow to your skin, drying your swimsuit very quickly.  This is probably our customers' favorite feature of our tan through swimsuits.  Being dry and comfortable out of the water is important to our customers whose professions put them into the water daily and whose pastimes do the same.

Here at Lifestyles Direct, we strive to provide comfortable and durable swimwear to our valued customers.  If there are improvements that we can make, let us know.  We take all suggestions seriously with careful consideration.

Have fun in the sun!

Back To The Basics

Overwhelmed by the swimwear choices and styles these days?  Do some of them make you scratch your head?  Me, too!  I look at swimwear ads and swimwear blogs and basic articles about swimwear and sometimes I just don't understand what's going on in the fashion world.  Sure, some of the bikinis look cool.  In fact, some are downright fantastic aesthetically.  Some of the one piece swimsuits have so many attachments and straps that I would be afraid of getting tangled in it like a fishing net.  I don't know about you, but I want to at least be able to wear the swimming suit into the water.

Tan through string bikini top and bottom--ET7147 and EP7747--in orange Heat print.Tan through traditional tank swimwear from Lifestyles Direct--EB0226--purple Carnival.So, what are our real choices?  How about the basics?  The basic tank swimsuit that is flattering to almost every figure is a good choice.  Need some extra support in the bust?  Get a tank swimsuit with a cup or underwire incorporated.  

The string bikini is another example of a classic style that never dies.  It's simple, sexy, and, like the basic tank swimsuit, flatters most figures.  It is very adjustable and is simple in its construction, so there is no hardware to fall off or come unsewn.

A nice halter top bikini or tankini is simple and provides a very flattering look as well.  The straps tie at the neck so you can adjust them to your body while providing a great look for most women.  Also, there are only two straps per bikini top so you probably won't get tangled in them like some of the strappy swimsuits these days.  Whew!  

We seem to be spoiled for choices.  The simplest swimsuits are usually the best sellers and the most loved.  Let's get back to the basics and worry about more important things like what to have for lunch.

If you have questions about any of our swimwear here at Lifestyles Direct, or if you want to go out to lunch, send us a message or call us at 417-293-5081.

String Bikini Bottoms for Everyone!

Want to try the new double tie string bikini bottoms but are unsure if they will look good on you?  Chances are, they will look better than you think.

If you have a flat rear end, you would get great benefit from a string bikini.  The tie sides will draw attention away from your posterior to your hips.  This will leave you looking curvier to the eye.

Tan through string bikini bottom in blue Caged print.Likewise, if your backside is full, which could be said about the majority of us, the string bikini will allow you to choose less coverage to make your butt look smaller.  Showing more skin in the rear will make your derriere look smaller.

If your hips are narrow, the tie sides of the double tie string bikini bottom will fill them out and give them more volume.  If you tend to be top-heavy, this could also balance out your shape and make your hip area seem more proportionate.

And, of course, for the girls that have a great, hourglass figure and a nice round bum, then the string bikini is an awesome style for you.  It shows off your shape and gives you the perfect fit that everyone wants!

If you need help choosing the right style or size for you, let us know by dropping us a line or calling our customer service line at 417-293-5081.  All of us here at Lifestyles Direct Tan Through Swimwear love to help our customers in any way possible.

Tan Through Swimwear Clearance!

Get lots of your favorite styles for amazingly low prices starting today!  We have a little of everything, but the deals will go fast!

Tan through crisscross adjustable strap sport tank -- BB6084On our clearance rack, we have men's and women's swimwear for as low as $19.95 and coverups for as low as $14.95!  You can get one-piece swimwear like the ever-popular traditional tank, the crisscross adjustable strap sport tank, underwire support tanks with adjustable straps, and even the structured cup plus size tank.

For you bikini lovers, we have everything from the classic string bikini to a C-D underwire full coverage bikini set.  In the mix there are also halter bikini sets in several colors and a boy leg bikini set with a string top.

Men, get ready!  There are many new additions of men's swimwear on our clearance sale page!  We have added some of all of our men's styles so if you like a racer, we have you covered.  If you want a bike short, don't worry!

If you have any questions about our clearance suits or our current line of swimwear, just send us a message or call us at 417-293-5081 and we will help you in any way that we can.

Bye, and happy shopping!

Tan Through Bikinis for Your New Bikini Body!

Having trouble deciding on the perfect bikini style for your new bikini body?  It can be frustrating knowing just which one will work the best for you.  Maybe I can help you narrow down your choices.

Tan through halter style bikini in Kaleidoscope print.If you are youthful and perky, you might want to consider the ever-popular string bikini.  Lifestyles Direct offers lots of colors and sizes to fit almost everyone.  If you are a penny-pincher, we even have a few bikini sets on clearance.  Otherwise, you can choose a top and bottom in our double tie string bikini separates in different sizes to achieve the perfect fit.  If you are wild and wacky, you can even mix-and-match the colors for a more unique look.

If a sportier fit and look is more your style, we offer halter style tops that can be matched with any style bottom--high waist, string, or even, in some prints, a scrunch butt or a low rise bottom.  This style bikini will give you a little more support in the top for more vigorous summertime activities.

Some of us need more of a bra style bikini top with an underwire.  There are a few underwire tops in our separates or, if you like a smokin' deal, you can choose from several bikini sets with underwire tops and high waisted bikini bottoms.  Besides our tankini bikinis, this style gives you the most coverage of any of our bikini offerings.

Last, but not least, is our tankini bikini tops.  These offer the coverage of a one-piece swimsuit with the comfort and freedom of a two-piece bathing suit.  The cups are large and roomy and the neck ties give you great support and adjustability.  Furthermore, you can match these great tops with any of our available bikini bottom styles to get just the coverage and look you want.

Need additional help choosing?  Drop us a line or call us at 417-293-5081.

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Every once in a while I like to write about food that I enjoy.  Today I'm thinking about Greek yogurt.  I have recently started making my own at home in my Instant Pot.  It's easy and turns out awesome Greek yogurt!

One of the things that I love about Greek yogurt is the high protein content.  It has roughly double the protein of regular yogurt and tons less sugar.  In fact, I was staying in a hotel in L. A. recently and the kitchen served yogurt as a choice at breakfast.  I love yogurt so I decided to have one.  I couldn't eat it!  It was soooo sweet compared to the Greek variety.

Making my own yogurt at home lets me get high quality product without "mystery ingredients."  I know everything that goes into my homemade kind so I know how healthy it is for me.  I can pronounce the names of all the stuff that goes into it!

Another thing I love about having my own yogurt is the fact that I can decide when I'm eating it what flavor I want.  Before I started making my own, I remember standing in front of the refrigerator looking at the available choices and thinking, "I don't feel like any of those flavors."  Now, I leave my yogurt plain until I eat it so I can satisfy that specific hankering!  My favorite flavoring right now is crushed pineapple.  Yum!  My favorites change, so the only quandary now is having on hand all the flavorings that I might want...

Another great benefit of making my own is that it helps with my weight loss.  The flavorings that I add to my yogurt has very little sugar and thus adds very few calories to it.  I can have a high protein snack any time without worries that it will hinder my march to fitting back into my bikinis.

The cost savings is tremendous!  A five ounce container of Greek yogurt is usually around a dollar.  From a gallon of whole milk, I get half a gallon or more (depending on desired thickness) of awesome yogurt.  A gallon of whole milk here costs about $2.50.  That's sixty four ounces for $2.50!  How can you beat that?

I realize that Greek yogurt has little to do with tan through swimwear, except for the fact that it can help you fit into that tank swimsuit a little easier.  Sometimes it's nice to talk about different things and maybe help someone in the process.

If you have any questions about yogurt or swimsuits, just drop us a line or give us a ring at 417-293-5081.

Losing Weight for Summer?

Losing weight for the summer?  Me, too!  There are a few things that help me with my progress.  (If you have any secrets, I would love to hear them, too.)

One thing that I have to do is find some healthy foods that I really like and enjoy them often.  This helps me to keep my calories down without losing heart.  If I can eat some yummy things that I would normally eat, then I don't feel so deprived.  I get to preserve some normalcy.

Another way I try to trick myself into believing that I'm not really on a diet is to eat several small meals instead of three big ones.  If I eat more often, then I feel hungry less often and thus keep my binging down to a minimum.

My favorite part of my weight loss process is the cheat.  I have a day every week or so when I cheat.  I can eat whatever I want.  Most of the time, it's my eat out day.  I'll get Chinese buffet or pizza or McDonald's, you know, whatever strikes my fancy that day.  This helps me to be good on the stricter days.  My progress may not be as quick, but it helps me to keep my head better.

My goal in all this process is to look good in my swimsuit this summer.  I definitely don't want to look like a beached whale!  I love my tan through bikinis, but I don't put them on unless I at least sort of like what I see in the mirror.  It helps, though, once I get a tan.  Everyone looks better with a great tan!  Speaking of great tans, you can get one with one of the tan through swimsuits from Lifestyles Direct!  Visit our home page to see what we have to offer.  You will surely see something you like!