Last Updated on June 6, 2023
With the warmer weather on the horizon, you may be thinking about planning a vacation, or spending time at a pool or beach closer to home. Which means, it’s time to get your swimwear out of your closet! However, there may be a number of reasons why you may not be able to use last year’s swimwear. Maybe you simply don’t like the style of your old bikinis anymore, or you just feel like it’s time for some new swimwear. It’s always a good idea to go on a shopping spree! Take a look at your current collection of swimwear and decide if it’s time to replace some items. Here are some reason you may want to consider shopping for a new bikini or two:
Change in body
There are a number of reasons why your body may look different now compared to how it did last year. Some of these changes may be rather obvious, such as becoming pregnant. However, others may be a result of other reasons. Many women notice that their weight fluctuates throughout their adult life, and depending on your life situation, you may gain a few pounds during a hectic period at work, when you may not be able to work out as much as you usually do, or maybe you finally lost the few pounds that you always deemed as “too much”. If your body has changed, you may find that your old swimwear is now not the correct size. Therefore, it may be essential to look into purchasing a collection of swimwear that fits your body as it is now.
Damage to swimwear
Even if your body is still the same as it was last summer, your swimwear may no longer be usable. One of the issues people face is that mold that has grown and spread within the materials. This may be due to the garments being stored incorrectly, or left damp for a long period of time. Over time, garments also tend to dissolve, or colors may fade, depending on the quality of the product. Make sure to check your old bikinis before you plan your first trip to the beach to see if your swimwear is still usable.
Out of style
Some swimwear pieces that were popular only a few months or years ago may now be out of style. If you want to look your best (don’t we all??), you might want to take a trip to the mall to buy some new swimwear in line with current fashion trends. To make it last longer, opt for a timeless design that you can potentially use for the foreseeable future. One of the main benefits of timeless designs is that they’re also better for the environment, unlike fast fashion pieces which may be discarded after little use.
Replacing your swimwear is the best way to ensure that you feel fabulous on your trips to the beach and to the pool this summer! Make sure to try on any piece before buying it – there’s nothing worse than an ill-fitting piece of swimwear, and you’ll also want to make sure that you look great in the bikini you’re buying before you spend money on it. If you buy your swimwear online, find out if it’s possible to return it should it not fit your body the way you envisioned it when you picked it out.