You've booked your tropical vacation, arranged your accommodations and activities, and now all that's left is to pack your bags - but you want a new swimsuit! In today's oversaturated market, it can be difficult to figure out which swimwear is right for you.
When there are thousands of different swimsuits available online, it can be daunting to find the right option. Finding a simple swimsuit can feel like a scavenger hunt with so many options. However, there are a few key things you should consider to help you narrow down your options and get yourself a swimsuit that's truly durable. We've put together this blog post to help you choose the swimsuit that's right for you!
SWIMSUIT FABRIC OPTIONS
ECONYL is a recycled nylon fabric popular with fashion designers. This synthetic material is used by many fashion designers, including Prada in its Re-Nylon collection. Nylon is a versatile fabric that can be used to make all types of clothing, accessories, and even swimwear. In fact, nylon is an excellent fabric for modern swimwear because it dries quickly, is non-absorbent and is very stretchy.
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Polyester is another synthetic material that is a good choice for swimwear. Polyester is chlorine resistant and generally very resilient. It won't deform after repeated dunks in the pool or ocean. Most swimsuits on the market are made from a stretchy polyester fabric that is a blend of polyester and spandex.
One natural material used in swimwear is hemp. When blended with stretchy material it makes a very comfortable swimsuit offering good UV protection. It also doesn't shed microplastics like some synthetic materials. It uses less water to grow than cotton, another popular natural material - making it a better sustainable choice.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BATHING SUIT FOR YOU
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself when shopping for your next swimsuit.
1. What are you going to use the swimsuit for?
There are many reasons why you might want to wear a bathing suit, and not all of them have to do with swimming. Those who want to relax in the sun without necessarily soaking in water may prefer cannabis. Modern swimwear is also available in a variety of funky materials – from leather to crochet to denim. While these may not be the best ideas for actually swimming or even relaxing on the beach, there is a time and place for them!
2. How is the quality?
Not all swimwear is created equal and of the same quality. Inferior clothing may be more affordable, but durable. Many start to fall apart from exposure to sun and water after only a few wears. Invest in a high-quality garment that looks good and lasts for swimwear.
3. What cut swimsuit do you want?
Women's swimwear comes in many cuts—from minimalist bikinis to athletic one-pieces and everything in between. Maybe you want to do a few laps in the pool, or maybe you want to sit on the beach and bask in the sun without ever getting wet. At the end of the day, what matters is finding a swimsuit that flatters and fits you well.