Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what size swimsuit I should buy?
- When you’ve decided on your bikini or one piece, click on the “fit guide” link to see the brand’s size chart and use it as a guideline to choose the appropriate size for you.
Should I size up or down in a swimsuit?
- Your new bikini or one piece swimsuit should fit snug and true to size when it is dry as swim fabrics tend to stretch a bit when wet.
What is the best swimsuit for my body type?
- The best swimsuit for you is the one that you FEEL amazing in! However, if you are looking to enhance or conceal certain areas of your body, read on!
What kind of swimsuit should I wear to hide my tummy?
- One piece swimsuits with shirring, ruching, or gathered fabric across the mid-section of the body and/or tummy area help to conceal the belly. If you prefer a 2 piece or bikini, high waisted bikini bottoms with ruched details are also helpful. If you aren’t into that extra fabric, look for swimsuits or bottoms that have “tummy control” or powermesh lining or that use thicker or sculpting fabric. These will provide a similar effect to shapewear and help to hold in and smooth out the tummy area.
What swimsuit will make me look slimmer?
- Black or dark colours tend to have an all over slimming effect as do swimsuits with deep V necklines. Sculpting fabric, control fabric, and powermesh lining are also helpful to smooth out the silhouette. If you are trying to create an hourglass shape, suits with belts, or suits that have cross-over or side-swept ruching at the waist are great choices.
What swimsuit is best for small busts?
- If you have a smaller bust and don’t require extra support, a string triangle style bikini top is one that is never out of fashion. If you do need a bit of shaping and support look for styles with padding and underbust banding or moulded and/or padded underwire styles. If you’re looking to balance a small bust with a wider hip, a straight across bandeau or bralette top is a great choice. Tops with detailing such as fringe, ruffles, frills, or ruching on the cups will also help create the illusion of a larger bust line.
What swimsuit is best for large busts?
- If you are a D cup or higher and need extra support, a one piece or bikini top with underwire is your friend. Thicker straps are great for comfort if you have a heavier bust as well as adjustable straps since the straps are usually the first part of a swimsuit that will start to stretch out. Since this is a question we are asked so often we have specific pages just for those who need a D cup or larger. Check them out!
What swimsuit makes your legs look longer?
- One pieces or bikini bottoms with a high cut leg line create the illusion of longer legs, as do styles with tie sides. Generally the more bare leg you show, the longer your legs will appear. Check out the pages below for our collections of high leg one pieces and bikini bottoms.
How do I choose a bikini bottom that won’t dig or cut in?
- If you are concerned about the edges of your bikini bottom digging into your legs, hips, thighs, waist, or tummy, look for styles that are seamless. Keep in mind that the edges of these styles will stretch out a bit with wear and with exposure to water so resist the urge to size up, you don’t want your bikini bottoms falling down while you’re in or out of the water.
What one piece swimsuits are best for long torsos or longer bodies?
- If you are very long through the body or have a longer torso look for styles with terms like "long fit" in the title. We often suggest the La Blanca brand of one pieces as they tend to fit on the longer side.