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How Much Are You Willing to Spend on a Swimsuit?

The Swim Fashion Week in Miami took place last week, and while swimsuit enthusiasts are still buzzing about the hot new lines, some analysts are taking the conversation in another direction.

They're saying the reemergence of retro-styled suiting suggests a "return to happier times," and while most areas of fashion were down last year, swimsuit sales actually went up. This fact surprised me and got me thinking — how much are you willing to spend on a swimsuit?

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cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
running- why do i need to work on my self-esteem?
minxa25 minxa25 8 years
usually 20 dollar but I do have 2 pair of swimsuits that are about $80-$100 that bought at macys a cople of years ago .
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
GlowingMoon, that makes me so sad, too. I never got any of the Mizrahi for Target swimwear, but I have a few dresses, etc. that I wear to work from his collections for Target. I've always felt they were a little higher quality than some of the other Target lines. Oh, and for those looking for deals, I got a Michael Michael Kors swimsuit from Marshall's this year for $20 or $25! It's last year's style, so it was even discounted off what Marshall's would normally charge. I usually have a tough time finding apparel at Marshall's because it's so jumbled, but I saw this swimsuit while I was looking for shoes and purses and I'm glad I snatched it up!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
cmd0610, you really need to work on your self esteem.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 8 years
I usually pay about $40 (total) from Target or Old Navy. I really wanted this gorgeous retro-inspired one-piece I saw in a magazine, but I just couldn't spend $300 on a swimsuit and couldn't find any cheaper ones. Maybe if I spent a lot of time in the water, but I don't.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
"Do tell, Glowing !! Smiling" I found some good deals on ebay. They're new with tags (and for the bottoms have the liner attached). Ironically, my favorite piece right now is from Isaac Mizrahi FOR TARGET. :) It's really well-made (good fabric, good stitching, double-lined), and flattering fit. Isaac does good work. Also, the piece had the good, Target price point. Unfortunately, I heard Isaac is no longer working with Target. Saddening.
merie33 merie33 8 years
I'm glad to see I'm not alone in not wanting to spend $80 or more on a bathing suit!! I usually do like syako and hit the racks at the end of the summer and pick things up that are on clearance. Occasionally I'll find one at the beginning that I don't want to wait for, but I can't say that I've ever really spent more than $40 on a swimsuit. It seems so frivolous to me.
syako syako 8 years
I agree that it depends. I usually buy bikinis at the end of the season on sale for about $10-20 per piece. But every once in a while if I find an out-of-this-world suit that works perfectly on me I'll spend as much as $80-100 on it. But that's really really rare.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
It really depends on the suit. Although, I have to say, designer is not always indicative of higher quality. I have a Victoria's Secret suit that lasted much longer than my three-times-as-expensive Calvin Klein one!
LobsterLady LobsterLady 8 years
Victoria Secret Bikini Sale is going on now! Mix and Match pieces under $9.99...I just love it!
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
I own 2 bikinis over $120 . . one at just that and one closer to $300 . . .but I love bikinis and I look really good in them and we take alot of vacations to the beach, so I don't mind spending the extra money for a special bikini, the one I got this year I picked out from the Sports Illustrated Bikini issue :)!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Do tell, Glowing !! :)
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
I don't buy swimsuits because I can make my own but if i did the most I would spend is about $40
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It depends. Are we talking about a one-piece or two-piece? Generally, I prefer two-piece suits, like feminine tankini's, and mix and match the pieces. For each piece, I prefer to pay under $20 and they must be well-made, designer pieces. There are sources to get designer swimsuits for good prices.
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