By Contributor Allison Baltzersen
Let’s just get this out of the way: shopping for a new bathing suit is traumatic. Between the triple digit price tags and the self-esteem dashing dressing room mirrors, the whole experience leaves most women emotionally and financially deflated before ever stepping onto a beach.
There is an alternative that offers a huge selection of reasonably priced swim suits AND lets you skip the dressing room drama: SwimOutlet.com. This website doesn’t just sell swim suits. It goes beyond by providing enough sizing information and pictures (including videos) about each suit that you can confidently choose the perfect one for you. Trust me, I just did it myself!
I am a bathing suit snob. I spend as much time on the beach as possible and I demand that my bathing suits not only feel comfy, look cute and hold up to a zillion washings, but they also need to minimize funky tan lines. So with all of these requirements, shopping for suits is usually frustrating for me. But when I was asked to choose a suit from SwimOutlet.com for this review, I was pleasantly surprised to refine my search and find exactly the suit I wanted with very little effort. With all the sizing info and 360 pics of the suit, I knew exactly what I was getting. And with the super fast shipping, my brand new Hobie Bloom to the Loom bikini arrived within three days and fit perfectly.
Despite being a bathing suit snob, I am not a swimsuit model. I’m a middle-aged mother of two and just a bit over 5 feet tall. But since I love my new bikini from SwimOutlet.com, I decided to live dangerously and upload my picture to the website’s new #swimoutlet Style Showcase that shares pics of customers wearing the suits and accessories from the site. It’s a cool way of shopping since you can see how the suits look on average sized humans, rather than always on skinny models.
Bottom line: save yourself a few therapy sessions by shopping for your next swim suit from the comfort of your own home on the swimoutlet.com website. Then get brave and snap a pic of yourself wearing your new suit and post it on the #swimoutlet Style Showcase.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.
Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.