How To Pick The Right Sized Bathing Suit

July 1, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

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Has this ever happened to you? You try on a bathing suit at the store, and think it fits great (or at least as great as a bathing suit can fit). But when you actually wear the suit to the pool, you realize the fit isn’t right: It won’t stop riding up in the back.

Bathing suits can ride up in the back for a number of reasons: The bottom may be too small or too big; the torso could be too short; the elastic could be stretched out; or the bottom may be cut too high.

To make sure you’ve actually put on the correct size, do a few lunges in the dressing room. If the size seems correct but the bottom still rides up, select a style with a lower leg line. If the bathing suit stays in place, you’ve found a winner.

Now check out our detailed guide to finding the best suit style for your body type.


  1. jazzpollard
    July 2, 2013 at 1:36 am
  2. Mary Keselowsky

    Why don’t they make suits in real bra sizes? Even plus size suits have A cups. I am overweight with big breasts. The cups are all too small.

    July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm
  3. ml35

    the article has very little to do with the title

    July 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  4. sallyedelstein

    In the sweltering summer of 1943, for over worked Rosie the Riveter the romancew of the beach beckoned. Like today she struggled to find just the right swimsuit. For a look at a collection of WWII era vintage bathing suit ads please visit

    July 11, 2013 at 11:11 am
  5. Maudymukai

    The most important thing – to take into account the type of figure.

    July 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

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