Let’s be honest: the changing room experience does nothing for the already tender task of test-driving a bathing suit. Ordering swimwear online allows for a more relaxed try-on session at home, plus it opens up a whole world of options that might better suit your body, budget and style inclinations. On the flip side, taking the leap and buying a swimsuit without trying it on first comes with its own challenges: relying on a size chart to find the perfect fit, taking a chance on an unfamiliar cut and forgoing the hand feel. Here, all the insider advice you need to feel confident buying your next bather online.
With summer inevitably comes the need for swimwear, but where to begin? Every year there are new trends to cater to and new styles dubbed the season’s hottest. It can seem daunting even to those of us who work in the industry. This summer we’re seeing one-shoulder silhouettes, textured material, retro prints, and underwire tops, among others. While trying something new may be tempting, you must also keep in mind that you can never go wrong with the classics. Whether you’re on the hunt for a timeless one-piece, or an of-the-moment zebra-print bikini, we’ve got you covered with these 16 swimsuits, broken down by style.