End of Swimming Season Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Bathing Suit

End of Swimming Season Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Bathing Suit

How To Buy A Bathing Suit: 7 Tips To Help You Find The Right Style

From Stylecaster

Well, the Summer has come and gone, at least for half of the world.  Just because the kids are back in school, and the leaves are falling from the trees doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be looking for the perfect bathing suit.  This time of year is the best time to find deals, and if you wait until winter sets in and are shopping for the perfect swimsuit for your warm-weather winter vacation, you might be out of luck.  This post from Stylecaster gives you 7 smart tips to searching for and finding the right suit for you.  Be a smart shopper and start looking now before it is too late!

Here is an excerpt from the post:

While we’ve already learned some tips for how to choose the best bathing suits to slim your figure, it’s not really that helpful if you can’t even get yourself to the store to start trying them on. This isn’t a scare tactic; for many women, it’s reality. The prospect of trying on teeny bikinis in front of a full-length mirror under fluorescent lights—and perhaps the prying eyes of the circling sales attendants—is enough to make even the bravest among us run for cover.

But, contrary to popular opinion, the experience doesn’t have to be a horrifying one. It can be pleasant, and—dare we say it!—even fun.

We, too, were skeptical, but an expert convinced us it’s possible. Audrey Jimenez, a style and fit expert at New York’s Upper East Side location of chic swim store Everything But Water, shared with us her tried-and-true tips for making a trip to the suit aisle a delightful experience. Check out her wisdom below!

1. Pick the right store.

“Shop where there’s good dressing room lighting, and where the fitting rooms are comfortable. Seek out stores that have sales associates who are truly experts in fit, which is much more likely at a store that offers swimwear year-round. Pick a shop where you will have access to a wide variety of brands and styles, and therefore a greater likelihood of finding a number of suits you love and work well for you. It’s most important that you feel confident. Your preferences should be your first thought, rather than those of your friend/boyfriend/husband or the latest fashion magazines.”

2. Carve out a good chunk of time.

“Most important is to choose a time to shop when you are not rushed and can really spend time finding the best fit. Plan to make swim shopping a luxurious investment in yourself, have patience, and be willing to spend the amount of time it takes to find the best suit for you. Think of it as an investment in comfort and style for the summer or your vacation. Expect to try on a number of suits, styles, and brands to get to the best suits for you, and allow a knowledgeable sales associate offer advice and guidance. Make time for swimsuit shopping when you can enjoy the experience. Think of it as a mini-break before your vacation or beach time.”

3. Don’t skimp on the undies.

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