What to keep in mind when buying a swimsuit online

buying a swimsuit online

Scrolling through snapshots of your getaways and noticing that one swimsuit way too many times? 

It’s easy to feel so comfortable in what’s familiar to you, but guess what—in the words of Sheryl Crow, a change would do you good :) 

And now, with most of our activities moving online, it’s only fair that you find a quicker and more convenient way to shop for your swimwear online too. 

Given that finding a perfect swimsuit can be a daunting task even when you can try one on and get an idea of how it looks on you, getting the job done online does require a certain amount of research, caution, and of course, your best friend’s opinion.  

If you’ve been on the hunt for swimwear online, we know you want to find one that celebrates your curves and helps you look—and feel—your best. Here are some of our biggest recommendations to make this journey a little easier! 

Get the right measurements 

If you need it, make sure you get help to measure your waist, bust and hips. You’ll need accurate measurements to make sure you find a design online that fits like a glove.  

Also, don’t believe in the one-size-fits-all myth; there’s no such thing when you’re buying a swimsuit online!

Do some good-old Instagram research 

Looking at models who are a similar size can definitely help when you’re trying to find a style that suits your body.  

Instagram scrolling is easy enough, so keep an eye out for designs that you like the look of and use this as a guide when you’re shopping for your own swimsuit.

Check every sizing chart

Not all labels have the same sizing chart; which means that with each brand, it’s important that you check your sizes against the chart they provide.  

Again, this is why it’s important to have accurate measurements instead of relying on the size of the swimsuit you may be currently using! 

Opt for customisable features  

Finding a swimsuit that allows you to adjust the shoulder straps, for example, will make it that much easier for you to make more confident decisions when you’re buying a swimsuit online.  

If you’re a fan of tankinis, opt for one that has drawstrings so you can change the length of the top as you wish. 

Pick UPF swimwear 

With more people aware of how much damage sun exposure can do, protective swimsuits are a growing trend. 

Swimwear with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a measure of your swimsuit’s effectiveness at blocking out UV rays; we recommend swimsuits with a UPF of at least 50, which means it permits less than 2% of UV rays through the material. 

Opt to buy separate pieces 

Some brands will recommend that you buy tankini tops and bottoms of different sizes.  

This makes perfect sense given that most of us are proportioned uniquely—for example, a size 10 top may fit, but the bottom in the same size may not.  

Don’t shy away from doing a bit of mixing and matching to find the perfect fit if you’re looking for the perfect tankini! 

Double-check the return policy

There’s no negotiation on this one—you have to be able to return or exchange the pieces you buy, no matter how confident you are. 

Most labels offer this, but don’t assume they do. Keep in mind, though, that exchanges or refunds are always subject to the hygiene strip and tags being intact.

Buying a swimsuit online doesn’t have to be stressful! 

At Swim Bazaar, we believe nothing speaks louder than confidence—and a swimsuit that fits perfectly will help you feel good about yourself and be comfortable in your own skin, allowing you to make the most of your day by the beach or pool. 

Regardless of what style you go for or what your preferences are, make sure you follow these easy steps when buying a swimsuit online for a great shopping experience and a great day out in your swimwear :)