For women of all ages, nothing is more dreaded then swimsuit shopping. To reduce your swimsuit shopping anxiety and transform a stressful experience into a pleasurable one, Swimland has some very basic and important tips. Can’t be done you say. Not so. First and foremost, let Swimland’s fit experts assist you. They are specialists and trained to fit women of all ages, shapes and sizes. After listening to your “wish list” and your swimsuit issues, they will recommend just the right suit that not only feels good but looks good on you. Fit is the most important element for a successful swimsuit shopping experience. When asked by customers, which is the best suit? The simple answer is: “The one that looks best on you”. Because women’s bodies are so varied in shape and size, it is important that your swimsuit highlights your best features, while minimizing and camouflaging areas of concern. Swimland’s fit experts help you to do just that- online or in our stores.
Here are some helpful hits to consider before shopping for a swimsuit:
- Shop in a specialty store- in person or online-you will get the help and expertise you need in choosing the right swimsuit for you.
- Forget about the great suit you saw on the beach or in a magazine. The latest trend in swimwear or the hottest new designer may not be the swimsuit for you. Many of the best fitting swimsuits have absolutely no hangar appeal at all. Listen to the suggestions of the sales staff in the store. They see the suits on the body everyday and know how forgiving and becoming they are.
- Select a suit that flatters your particular body and is comfortable - both color and style are important and must be individualized. It doesn’t matter what the latest fashion color is or what is the hottest silhouette - fit your body and choose a color that looks good on you. Comfort and fit are key.
- Size does not matter - it is the fit that counts. Each manufacturer sizes and cuts a swimsuit differently. Also, sizing from the very same manufacturer can change from one season to the next. It is not unusual to wear a size 6 or 8 from one manufacturer and need a 10 or 12 from another. Likewise, you can wear a small in one brand and a large in another. In fact, this is the norm. Just like the female body comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, so too does the cut and fit of swimwear - no two brands fit exactly the same. One manufacturer may cut primarily for a taller long torso figured women while another cuts for a shorter plumper body. Similarly, one designer may cut very generously while another cuts on the skimpy side.
- Let our online or in store sales staff or customer service representative assist in determining your proper size – it will save you a lot of time and needless frustration. If shopping online, be sure to consult the manufacturer's/designer's size chart - if one is not available, refer to the universal size chart on our website.
- Be patient. Swimsuit shopping is a process. Remember one suit does not fit all.