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Before Buying A Swimsuit Online, Follow These 4 Tips

Spring is almost here and summer is on its way, which can only mean one thing: Bathing suit season is fast approaching. Whilst most of us are online shopping devotees, it’s amazing how many people still say they would be reluctant to buy their swimwear online. Much of this reluctance is because good swimwear is all about the fit, and it can be difficult to judge the fit of a suit by images alone. But buying your suit online is fast, convenient, and can often save you money. It also means you can try on your suit in the comfort of your own home, rather than in the glaringly unflattering light of a fitting room. Ready to give online bathing suit shopping a try? Here are five things you need to know to make sure you get it right:

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1) Know Your Size

It’s a good idea to have a ballpark idea of the size you are going to need when shopping online for a bathing suit. Most websites will have a size guide feature, outlining what size you will need depending on your measurements. Don’t be afraid to grab a tape measure and measure your bust, waist and hips so that you can see what size you will need in each store (this will vary). You may also wish to consider ordering the suit you love in two sizes, particularly if your measurements leave you in between size brackets: just check the stores returns policy before you do this, to make sure it isn’t going to cost you the GDP of a small country to return the pieces you don’t want.

2) Shop Somewhere Reputable

If you’re stuck in a swimwear style rut and don’t want to end up with another simple black one piece again this season then it’s time to move yourself outside of your comfort zone: the best way to do this is to shop somewhere new, that you haven’t tried before. Approaching a new store without any preconceptions will allow you to really think about the styles, colors, and patterns that you actually like. Dress boutiques, such as Jane.com , are great for this as they offer lots of different new and unexpected brands in one place, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice. As an added bonus, with prices of up to 70% off RRP, it won’t break the bank either!

3) Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

We all know the swimsuit ‘rules’ that are rolled out every summer: opt for ruffles if you have a boyish figure, if your curvy choose a one piece, the list goes on. This season, why not throw those rules out of the window and experiment? You’ll feel so much better when you’re wearing a swimsuit you really love than simply one you think you ought to love because it ticks lots of boxes. Trying on your picks at home instead of in a store fitting room will also give you more scope to try things you might not usually. Experiment: choose colors, patterns and styles that you love and your happiness and confidence will radiate through.

4) Make Use of Social Media

Finally, now is the time to use all of your favorite social media sites to your advantage. Instagram and Pinterest are full of pictures of bloggers and fashion enthusiasts showcasing their latest buys. Use this as a real-world way of looking at the swim suit styles you like and the way they fit on everyday women. You’ll be able to see how the pieces you love look on different girls, and this should give you a good idea of whether the same style pieces will suit you. It’s also a great way of picking up some styling tips so that you can look red hot on the beach this summer!

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