Finding that perfect bikini can be a nightmare, you have exfoliated, applied fake tan, been on a diet all winter and braved the changing room mirrors.
You think you have found it, the colour perfectly flatters you skin tone, the fit makes you look at least 5 pounds lighter but then you look at the price tag.
You take a sharp breath in and squint. That could not be right could it. So little fabric and it costs that much…
Well, I’m here to let you know that it is possible to find a cheap….or should we say inexpensive bikini to flaunt that hot bod in this summer. It may take a little extra effort, but you will save big bucks on that item so essential to your summer wardrobe.
First and foremost you need to shop online. Online stores don’t have the high shop front and staff overheads that traditional stores do so they are able to pass the savings on to you, the customer. Many online swimsuit stores also offer a full returns and exchange policy so if the bikini doesn’t look quite like it did in the picture, or the size isn’t quite right you can exchange it for something more towards your tastes.
Of course the other great advantage is that you can try on the swimsuits in the privacy of your own home, so no more fluorescent lights or pushing sales girls asking have you got it on yet.
Another benefit to cyber shopping for that cheap bikini is that many stores offer discounts in their newsletters, so sign up ahead of time and they’ll let you know when the bargains are there to be had, no research necessary.
Whether you are going to shop online or in store why not do a little planning and shop and the end of summer for next year. This is when the real discounts happen and they can really help the bottom line of your budget. The great thing about swimsuit fashions is that if you pick up a classic style you will be able to keep in for 2 or 3 seasons at least, a basic black bikini is the perfect example of this, timeless elegance that never goes out of style.
A few tips to make sure you are not sacrificing quality for the low price tag. Make sure the swimsuit is lined, there’s nothing like diving under a wave coming up and realising that your bikini is see-through. Also try to get a swimsuit that has a 20% lycra content – anything less and it may not last more than one season. The more lycra the more life in the bikini.
So get online and get shopping for that cheap bikini – you might be surprised what you find!