It Can Be Done: How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit Without "Trying It On"

Allyson Payer

It's safe to say that trying on swimsuits in a cramped, badly lit dressing room is up there with going to the dentist or spending a day at the DMV. Anyone who's done it (probably all of us) knows that it's not the most pleasurable experience, as far as shopping goes. Which is why we often opt to shop for swimwear online. But as you likely know, shopping for swimwear online comes with its own set of challenges—number one being that you have to throw caution to the wind in the hope that your chosen swimsuit will fit you flawlessly. As dangerous as that may sound, when armed with the knowledge of what to look for when shopping for a swimsuit online, it's entirely possible to land on the perfect one for your body.

In order to share said knowledge with you, we consulted two experts in the swimwear arena: Michelle Copelman, the design director of celeb-favorite swimwear brand Solid & Striped, and Sabra Krock, the creative director and co-owner of the go-to retailer for on-trend swimwear for the past 30 years, Everything But Water. They gave us tips on what to look for when it comes to three key swimwear styles: bikinis, one-pieces, and high-waisted two-pieces. But first and foremost, as Solid & Striped's Copelman told us, "When shopping for any swimsuit, you have to know your body and what works for it. Don't just go for what the trends dictate. No matter what the style, feeling comfortable is essential."

With that, keep scrolling to see their tips and shop a plethora of swimsuits with the features they recommend.

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