Guide to Shopping for Swimwear

Forget the crowded dressing rooms with harsh fluorescent lighting-- we’ve got a whole new way to shop for swimwear this season. And now, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Use this handy guide to help you find the right swimsuit for you this season.

Find the Best Swimsuit for Your Shape

We all know the struggle of finding swimwear that fits both your top and bottom, while providing support and control. Without being able to try on swimwear right now, it’s even harder to find the perfect fit.

Here’s a couple of questions to ask yourself before you start bathing suit shopping:

  • How much coverage do you want on your top and bottom?
  • How active will you be in your suit? (do you plan on swimming, diving, or lounging, etc)
  • Do you want a one piece or two piece suit?
  • Are you looking for compression swimwear for extra control and support?

I'm plus size so I don't love to show my stomach. I also like to swim and play with my son in the pool and I find I have fewer wardrobe malfunctions while wearing a one- piece suit. - Mary A., 41 years young

How to Shop for Swimwear Online

Shopping for a swimsuit online has never been easier. We know it might seem intimidating at first, but we’re here to walk you through it.

Finding the Perfect Fit:

You may be concerned about getting the right size, and we totally get it. What if your suit doesn’t fit? At Shapermint, we provide sizing charts and also have a 60-day fit guarantee, so getting the right size isn’t a problem. Plus, our customer service is here to help anytime you have a question about sizing or our products. With sizes S-4XL, we have swimwear for every body type.

Finding the Perfect Style:

Get a great supportive fit that hugs your curves. Our swimwear has compression for all day comfort and coverage that you can’t find anywhere else. Relax and enjoy the water, knowing your suit will stay in place, whether its wet or dry.

Before this year, I used to never go online for swimsuits, but now it's the only thing I do. - Mary L., 48 years young

For the Fashionista

Shapermint Swimwear Tankini from Empetua

If you want a swim outfit that can double as a casual poolside brunch outfit, try the Empetua® High-Waisted Full Coverage Swim Skirt bottom for a little extra flair. You can mix and match tops with either the Empetua® Adjustable Strap Wire Free Tankini or the Empetua® Full Coverage Halter Bikini Top. If you can’t decide, then get one of each!

For the Active Mom

Shapermint Swimwear Smoothing One Piece

A one piece never fails for those days chasing kids around the pool or splashing around having fun. Wear the Empetua® All Day Complete Smoothing One Piece for all-day comfort and support. Now, you can spend less time worrying about your swimsuit and more time making summertime memories. We also love that this one piece looks great on any body type.

For Pool-side Relaxing

Shapermint High Waisted Bikini Bottom from Empetua

For a bottom that will show off your legs, you can’t go wrong with the Empetua® High-Waisted Control Bikini Bottom paired with the Empetua® Full Coverage Halter Bikini Top. Grab your hat and sunscreen and kick back, while you catch a little sun.

Always having to mix & match because I’m small on top and curvy on the bottom. I struggle to find bottoms that stay in place and offer the right amount of coverage. - Anna M., 43 years young

Mix and Match

No matter which type you prefer, you can mix and match these tops and bottoms to create your ideal swimsuit. We just know you’ll love the look and feel of these new styles.

Have you ordered a swimsuit online before? Let us know in the comments below, and join in on the conversation on social @shapermint.