It’s swimsuit season again! For the past several months, I’ve had my eye out for “this year’s suit”. Usually, I choose one or two suits to add to my collection, and I’m not afraid to spend on them. I mean, after all, having the perfect suit is super important. And, expensive suits just fit better, and last longer, right? I wondered what would happen if I tested my theory and ordered a few swimsuits for mature women from Amazon.
Would the swimsuits fit? Would they be decent quality? Could I find swimsuits I’d actually wear? I’ve looked at some of the inexpensive retailers, and often find their swimwear lacking. Maybe I’m a closet swimwear snob. I don’t know…but this idea of finding a swimsuit from Amazon that I’d actually wear intrigued me.
Choosing the Best Swimsuits for Mature Women from Amazon:
To start, I typed in swimsuits for women and wow, all sorts of styles, colors and prints popped up. I’d need to narrow things down. So one pieces, and maybe those vintage inspired high waisted two pieces could be cute. I also decided that since I have a drawer full of solid colored suits, I would go for patterns this time around. Once we got things narrowed down, I was quite surprised to find that most of the suits hovered around the $30 price point. I could buy many for the price I usually pay for one suit, so I decided to go for it and bought 5. Yes, it was a go big moment here at Sharing A Journey.
Within days, small pouches began arriving on my door step, and soon all five suits were laid out on my bed, just begging to be tried on.
First up was a black one piece with net inserts. Cute enough, but decidedly lacking in pizzazz. I mean, it was o.k., well made, a good fit, but it just wasn’t exciting…at all. A black swimsuit is like a little black dress; everyone needs at least one. I saw some really cute ones with mesh inserts in a “V” pattern, and ones with sort of criss crosses on the diagonal, which I think would be very cute and worth a try if you are looking for a “little black swimsuit”. Frankly, the suit I chose wasn’t flattering enough to take a photo of.
Next were two vintage style two pieces. The first, a black number with a ruffled top. The bottoms were cute, but the top was HORRIBLE. Again, no photo, sorry.
The next was a vintage inspired two piece that had a Rosie the Riveter vibe. I loved the little top, but the bottoms were a bit diaper-like to me. We did take a few shots of the suit for fun.
Next up was the white floral number, (at the top) again vintage inspired, was a resounding YES. A definite keeper. It looks amazing, the quality is on a par with my expensive suits. I’ve already worn it and have received complements on it. Yay!
The final suit was also a floral, and got a huge thumbs up from Roger. It’s a little lower cut than I would normally choose, but he loves it, so I will keep it as well. After returning the three suits that didn’t work, I have money left over. Hmmm.
A couple of things to consider:
- Check the return policy on each swim suit you order. The “market place” consists of different vendors and they often have policies that differ from Amazons, even when fulfilled by Amazon.
- Read the reviews on size and fit. One of the things I love about Amazon is the reviews. Now customers even provide photos themselves wearing the item, so you can get a pretty good idea if the suit will work for you.
- Keep your tape measure handy. The vendors sizing is all over the map, so I made a point of checking the size chart on each swimsuit I bough. I had excellent luck. Only one suit had a fit problem, which had more to do with the cut of the suit rather than the actual sizing.
So, at the end of the day, I’d say the swimsuits from Amazon were pretty decent, and as I said, I now have two suits for less than one “designer” swimsuit. Have you had success purchasing clothing from Amazon?