Find Your Best Look at Shapes 'n Figures
It’s the time of year when Albertans dream of warm holidays and cruises. Warm beaches, swimming and sunbathing - a dream come true. But then panic sets in - oh no, what to wear? Well, the answer is at Shapes ‘n Figures. With over twenty years experience and 6000 swimsuits in stock, board shorts and cruise wear from casual to formal, one stop holiday shopping is a breeze.

When I visited the store, owners Saeeda and Asif introduced me to some of their huge selection. I was impressed by how many pieces are available as co-ordinates so two or more pieces can make several outfits. Take, for example, a flattering tankini top with a panty bottom and add a bikini top and shorts bottom and you are ready to go. The addition of a sarong wrap (offering UV protection) and a skirt make the ensemble even more versatile. You can mix and match and the real benefit of the separates is that you can size them individually for a custom fit.

Shapes ‘n Figures offers quality products by brand names such as Body Glove, Baltex, Miracle Suit, Gottex Gold, Gottex Profile, Calvin Klein, Anna Cole, Ann Klein and Speedo.

Swimsuit styles include swim dresses, skirt bottoms, tankinis, bikinis, two-piece and one-piece. A rainbow of colours and patterns is available. There are suits to fit every body type and in a range of sizes from 6-month infants to women’s sizes 26/28. Swimsuit bra sizes range from A to HH cup. (Call first, the popular larger sizes sometimes sell out.) And don’t forget the Miracle Suit - it can make you look 10 pounds slimmer. Don’t be overwhelmed - the staff is expert at providing assistance to give you a great fit and bring out your body’s best look. If you are looking for a suit that can withstand chlorine, there’s Durafast 100% polyester swimsuits.

You’ll also find wraps, dresses, tunics and pants, cover-ups and an assortment of accessories such as bags, hats, flip-flops and swim caps.

Choose from the great selection of cruise wear. Wrinkle-free, breathable, washable and wearable are the qualities that define this gear. “A woman came in looking for a formal dress to wear to the Captain’s dinner. She thought she might have to pay hundreds of dollars for it, but she found a beautiful dress here that she loved and it cost just $60!” Saeeda recounts.

I’ll recount my experience of purchasing a suit. I spent several hours in a specialty swimwear store in a mall being aided by a very young clerk. After trying on many, many suits, I finally bought a pricey one that “would do”.

This time it’s Shapes ‘n Figures for me because I know I’ll feel and look good, too. After all, twenty years of experience says everything! Make a trip to Shapes n’ Figures, Western Canada’s largest swimwear store, it’s well worth it! Shapes ‘n Figures is at South Summit Park at #103, 5718-1A ST. SW. Calgary.