4 Steps To Buying Your New Training Swimsuit Online

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October 25th, 2015 Australia, Gear, Industry, News

In the market for some new swimwear but want to skip the dressing room drama? Do you love shopping online, but hate the game of Russian Roulette you play when picking out a size?

Slix Australia is going to help you with that risky purchase with these simple steps for picking the perfect training swimsuit.

1. Measure Yourself

The first thing you need to do is measure yourself. A size 4 in one brand may feel like a size 6 in another, so it’s important to go by your measurements rather than your actual swimsuit size.

Measure your bust, waist, and hips. You can do this by measuring around your chest for bust, around your belly button for waist, and around your hip bones for your hip measurements. Write down your numbers and keep them handy when you’re ready to start buying a new swimsuit online.

2. Ask

Great retailers encourage you to call or email if you have any questions. Ask! Companies know their swimwear and love to help. It will definitely ease your mind and save you the exchange process.

3. Know what you’re looking for

When purchasing a swimsuit makes sure you look at the fabric information. If you train nine times a week you will definitely need a chlorine resistant fabric. So look for 100% polyester/PBT.

3. Do your research

Have you ever looked at the model and thought ‘will it look like that on me?’ With social media (instagram/facebook) companies these days will repost pictures of other like-minded individuals so you can see what the swimsuit fits on other body types.

4.  Think cost-per-wearing

My mom taught me this rule of thumb:  If you spend 9 sessions a week at 2 hrs per session for 52weeks in the swimsuit that will equate to 468 times you have worn that swimsuit.  Your cost-per-wear on a $90 suit would be $0.19. I use this little formula a lot to decide if an item is worth the money. A great swimsuit will last this long! But to get the most out of your swimsuits make sure you rotate at least 5 so you always look great on pool deck!


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Swimming Gear News is courtesy of Slix Australia is a SwimSwam partner.


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