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How to Shop For a Swimsuit

Five Big Bathing Suit Buying Mistakes You Might Be Making

Lucky magazine is one of our favorite sources for great shopping tips. We're thrilled to share this fabulous story from our friends at Lucky!

Finding the right bikini or maillot is much easier (and way more fun!) if you can avoid these common trip-ups.

Not Taking the Time to Strip Down
Ideally, your bathing suit search should be a leisurely in-person process, used to test every available cut and how it holds up when you do jumping jacks/bend over/pretend to spike a volleyball. Sure, it might not be nearly as fun as, say, fancy sandal shopping, but you'll be grateful when there isn't any fit issues on the beach. However, if you must order online, be sure to pick a place with free returns, in case something isn't quite the way it looked on screen.
Rosebud Bandeau Tank, $98, jcrew.com

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