HOW TO IDENTIFY THE PERFECT SWIMWEAR FIT?
The leg height is extremely important on swimwear because it has to fit securely on the bottom and ensure there is no ride up on the leg. If there is excess material on your swimsuit when you try it on, the fit will be incorrect. The ideal fit is no excess material, gaping and wrinkling. If you cannot seem to find the correct size swimsuit or seem to be between sizes then perhaps it isn’t the swimsuit size but instead the brand not suiting your figure. Each swimwear brand has a varying fit and swimwear size chart so it’s important to try a range of brands before settling on one brand and size.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU KEEP A SWIMSUIT?
Did you know that the average high-quality swimsuit only lasts a year? If you use your swimsuit once or twice a week in chlorinated or salt water, even if your swimsuit is high-quality, then you should be replacing the swimwear each year. This is why it’s important to have more than one swimsuit.
Other factors that can reduce the lifespan of your swimwear is the use of sunscreen, saunas or having a high PH level (skin acidity) in your skin. The more you perspire, the more the acidity damages the swimsuit and therefore the swimsuit could last only 6 weeks. This isn’t a reflection on the quality of the swimsuit but simply the materials reacting with varying levels of skin acidity. It’s not something we often think about but can cause the swimsuit to become transparent over time. This is why the aftercare of your swimwear is so important. For more information, we have written a swimwear care guide.
We would recommend choosing a swimsuit with Lycra Beauty which can be found in the majority of Lise Charmel swimwear because this type of swimsuit will give you up to 20 times longer life.