Now that summer is finally right around the corner, vacay planning and sunny beach days are on everyone's mind. Summer is our time to enjoy moments of fun in the sun, living our best lives as the tanned, happy, and carefree queens we truly are!
But we all know how much of a hassle bathing-suit shopping can be. Tons of us struggle with body image and not feeling so great in our own skin when we're spending hours in a changing room under harsh lighting, analyzing ourselves in skimpy bikinis. That's why it can be easier to turn to online stores where you don't have to try a million suits on before finding one you like.
But although they're convenient, not all online shops offer high-quality swimsuits that are worth your time and cash. After all, no one wants to pick a few bikinis online, only to realize they're all poorly made and won't even last through the summer. After much research, I'm here to help guide you to finding the best online stores to update your swimsuit collection this year, and which ones to avoid at all costs!
Online Stores to Check
ASOS swimswear definitely isn't as cheap as other online options, so you're guaranteed to snag some quality pieces. Offering a diverse selection of original bathing suits in various sizes, ASOS lets you score unique pretties to proudly flaunt your shape and body type!
Customers are generally pleased with the quality and fit of the clothes they receive. Keep in mind that shipping and returns may take a while, so be sure to order ASAP.
ModCloth differs from most online shops in that it offers many reinvented vintage styles from the 60s! So if you're looking for a more retro swimsuit that'll stand out from the crowd, you're sure to find your perfect fit here. Tons of prints, patterns, colours, cuts, styles - no matter your taste and body type, chances are that ModCloth's got your back.
As is normal for any online shop, some customers have reported issues of poor quality and delayed shipping. Luckily, most reviews of ModCloth are actually really good!
Okay, so this one is a little iffy. If you go on YouTube, you'll see tons of girls doing paid reviews of their Zaful bikinis (and looking totally hot), so it's hard to tell what's real and what's not. One thing that isn't up for debate, though? All of their bathing suits are SO insanely gorgeous! Plus, they've got tons of adorable plus-size options, too! I recently purchased some Zaful swimsuits and was actually pleasantly surprised with what I got - which is basically the consensus online.
Make sure you carefully read the reviews for each bathing suit because while some fit small, others run large. So take into account what customers are saying rather than solely relying on their sizing chart, and you should be good!
Most people probably only check Amazon for electronics, books, and random products, but their huge selection of clothing and swimwear is getting pretty popular, too!
Their suits are super affordable and stylish. Judging by the reviews, you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you receive and probably end up ordering a couple more. For the best results, check out their top-rated pieces.
Swimsuits For All is a site dedicated to delivering stylish suits for all shapes, sizes, ages, and more! They provide a thorough fit guide so that you can find the best option for your body type and be excited about every purchase.
You've gotta love shops that promote body positivity and cater to all-sized women wanting to feel comfortable in their own skin! This site gets awesome reviews by the women who wear their swimwear, so you know the splurge is completely worth it.
Boohoo generally receives good reviews all around. Because their swimsuits are so inexpensive, you sometimes have to be wary of the quality. Basically, you get what you pay for here. Super trendy fast fashion for sure, but you'll look cute in it!
Even so, customers are generally satisfied in the review section. For reference, you can see women of all shapes and sizes trying on their bikinis in their YouTube hauls.
Online Stores to Avoid
Not gonna lie: Looking at CupShe's bikinis made me SUPER tempted to buy some. They make the pieces look adorable! However, the general consensus online is to avoid this online store at all costs.
The bikinis range from around $20.00 to $30.00, which is pretty cheap, but that's exactly what you'll receive: a cheap bikini. People complain that there's no customer service whatsoever, and apparently the fit of their suits is terrible.
Showpo is kinda hit or miss, so you could give it a shot if you're feeling brave. But remember that, most of the time, you'll get a suit that isn't at all like the photo. This site has a reputation for misleading customers, so it's probably best to steer clear. Plus, it's harder to find good plus-size options here.
Shein is another company that makes it hard to figure out whether it's a scam or not. They also use YouTube to promote their site as legit, so it's difficult to find real reviews. However, if you do enough research, you'll find tons of customers complaining about it being a fraud.
I would say that, if you're looking to get a good-quality suit, it's probably best to avoid this online shop.
This wholesaler has horrible reviews online. Honestly, it's actually mind-boggling that this website still sells swimwear with such an overwhelming amount of awful comments.
People complain about the poor product quality, slow shipping, terrible customer service, and the almost non-existent return policy. Definitely avoid this site for EVERYTHING - not just swimsuits.
Wish offers tons of products, not just bikinis, for super cheap. We all know that if a website offers goods for WAY less than they're worth, it should generally be avoided.
They get terrible reviews for their customer service. Not to mention, people complain about getting sent items that were labeled as completely different online. Ordering from a site and never knowing what you'll actually receive in the mail? Hard NO.
Rosegal is similar to Zaful, except they get way more horrible reviews. People have tons of swimwear complaints: the sizing being completely off, the material being cheap and unpleasant, plus the delivery time being insanely delayed.
You'll most likely end up pretty unhappy with your order, so I'd definitely recommend to avoid this site at all costs.