Finding the Right Swimwear Online
With a scorching summer still going strong, many of us are still spending time cooling down in the pool. So, you may still need top-quality swimwear. Shopping for swimwear online can be difficult, because how do you know that you’ve made the right purchase?
At Lu-May Exclusive Wear, we understand that shopping for swimwear can be challenging enough when doing it in person. So, it can be overwhelming when you opt to shop for your swimsuit online. Whether it is a bikini or a sarong, we can assist you in determining which option is ideal for you when searching for swimwear online.
Swimwear Online: How to Know if It is for You
Having the right tools at your disposal can make online shopping so much easier to manage. It all comes down to knowing what to look for to meet your individual needs.
- What suits your bust? Knowing what’s flattering on your body is always super important when clothes shopping, but knowing what flatters your bust is especially useful when shopping for swimwear online. For example, if you are on the bustier side, a wide band just underneath this area could look fantastic and ensure an extra secure fit, like our Wylde Moxie Bikini Top. For those with a smaller bust, a bralette-style top, like our Rondebosch Bralette High Waist Bikini, could work wonders.
- What won’t become outdated fast? While we all love fashion, stunning seasonal trends seem to come and go. As such, it can be quite a challenge to keep track of the latest fashion and still choose something that you love. We would suggest keeping an eye on the 2023 swimwear trends and then comparing them to previous years. That way you can see what styles keep making comebacks, what will be popular this year, and what piques your interest. Some of our personal favourite up-and-coming trends this year are bright block colours, like the At the Beach Low Back One Piece, and bold prints, like the Rami Twist Bikini Top.
- What style suits you? Consider what you are going to be using your swimwear for and shop according to function. For example, if you are an active person and enjoy taking on outdoor adventures, like playing water sports, then you may want to avoid bikinis that aren’t as secure. In fact, a trendy tankini, like our Oudtshoorn Abstract Tankini, would give you the freedom to have fun in the sun. However, if your goal is to laze in the sun next to the pool or on the beach, then choose a style that allows your skin to get the attention it needs. Avoid a multitude of straps if you don’t want those awkward tan lines. Something simple yet stylish, like the Santiago Scalloped bikini, would be the perfect companion for a comfortable, lounge-by-the-pool day.
- What material works best? Of course, no matter what swimwear you end up choosing, the quality should be an important part of your choice. Nowadays, swimwear tends to be made of a mix of lycra and nylon. Choose a swimsuit that strikes a good balance between those materials. Too much elasticity in the form of lycra could mean that your new one-piece will be stretched out after only a couple of wears, while too much nylon could make your swimsuit uncomfortably tight. Also, note the limits of each material. For example, nylon is difficult to print on, so you are less likely to get patterned prints in that material. Polyester is a material that is making great strides in matching nylon and can offer durability as well as comfort.
In the end, the right pick comes down to your preferences and requirements. If you’re looking for a convenient and fun swimwear online shopping experience, then shop at Lu-May today.