August 28, 2020 3 min read

Buying swimwear online might seem a bit scary at first, but when you think about it, what’s better than not leaving your couch, knowing you’re going to find the best online deal, and did we mention, not leaving your couch? You may be skeptical about the potential to find a great fitting suit online, but here are tips to help you find the perfect suit, while you avoid the pitfalls that can sometimes accompany online shopping. 

As you might guess, the biggest challenge most online shoppers face is sizing. The best way to overcome this is by knowing your actual measurements. Grab a simple tape measure, found in most basic sewing kits, and get to measuring. If you don’t have one handy, you can buy one for only a few bucks. A tape measure is a simple thing, but if you do any online shopping, it’s a great tool to have, and keep, cause things like body measurements, have a way of changing on us. 

You’ll need to know how to properly measure yourself. Many of the retailers will tell the exact measurements, which means you need to know your measurements, and how to get them. To measure your shoulder width, measure across your back, from the corner of one shoulder to the other. For your bust, take the tape measure, and put it around the fullest part of your bust. This is to be done above the band of your bra, and it may differ from your bra size. 

When you are measuring your waist, keep in mind that your natural waist is below your rib cage, and usually above your belly button. Make sure you are not measuring around the waistband of your clothing; this won’t be an accurate measurement. Measure the smallest part of your waist. To measure your hips, take the measurements on the widest part, and include your bottom. 

Some websites will indicate on their product page, if an item “runs big” or “runs small”, so be sure to read the details when you’re interested in a particular item. It also helps to know the brand, and how it fits your body. If this is your first purchase from that retailer, check out reviews, sometimes other customers can give you some insight as to how sizes run, and how they fit.  

If you’re able, buy multiple sizes of the same suit, this way you’ll be ready to hit the sun, as soon as you receive your order. Try to order from a store that offers free returns. Make sure you keep all of the tags attached, and that you follow their particular return policy to the letter. Even better if you are shopping with a retailer that offers free shipping on returns. 

Online shopping can be a breeze, and way more convenient in today’s climate. Grab that measuring tape, and get going—the perfect swimsuit could be on its way,  in just the click of a button! 

If you're trying to find a Key West bikini shop that has all the latest trends and styles, then Key West Swimwear is for you. Key West Swimwear makes their website easy and efficient to buy online. Along with the Key West Swimwear store, their employees are there to help you and greet you with a smile if you're having any trouble. Check out Key West Swimwear now for the best swimsuits in Key West today!

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