Tips to Buying Swimwear Online

6 Tips For Buying Swimwear Online

I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who generally hates shopping for swimwear. Now don’t get me wrong, I love swimwear, I work for a swimwear company, I just dislike the process. I hate the browsing, the decisions, the sometimes unhelpful/judgmental sales staff, the cramped change room, the hideously unflattering lighting, the pressure to make a decision on the spot, the whole kit and kaboodle.
Therefore, I’m genuinely surprised that I never really considered buying swimwear online before working at Sirens, but now that I’ve seen the light, I’m never going back!
So here are my 6 tips on how to buy your swimwear online and to ensure your swimwear shopping experience is a pleasant one this summer.
1. Know what you’re looking for. 
Generally, you will know what style of swimwear will suit you. You will have been buying swimwear for a number of years and know what styles do or don’t flatter your body shape. Also consider what you will be using it for, lazing prettily by the pool, sweating it up in a game of beach volleyball or going for a surf?
2. Determine your size. 
Take your measurements and study the sizing guide on our Sirens website. Still unsure, email us at
3.  Unsure of your size…Order your favourite swimsuit in 2 sizes. 
Order the size you think you need according to the size chart, and then order the next size that’s most likely to fit. Keep in mind that swimwear is often on the small size. If there are a couple of different styles you think you like, then try them too! Super easy to do when you use our Try@Home Service! In fact you can even try 3 in the comfort of your own home to be double sure.
4. Just try it, what have you got to lose? 
You can’t know how it will look until you try it on. This is truer for swimsuits than for any other piece of clothing. It might look awesome or it might be downright embarrassing, but if a certain design catches your eye, you have to try it to find out.
5. Try them on and see how they look. 
Try your swimsuits on in good lighting, when you’re in a good mood, the kids are in bed or out playing, in the privacy of your own home or if you have a couple of supportive girls friends, invite them around for a couple of wines to get their opinion. I am amazed at how many emails we get from ladies who have come back to buy more after amazing comments from their husband/partner. 
6. Return the swimwear that doesn’t work for you.
This is the easiest part. Simply return any of the swimsuits that are the wrong size or don’t fit and Sirens will help you with an exchange or return (T&C's apply).
If your still not sure about buying online OR Still want to try before you buy there are two options. Contact our friendly team in the office at, they are friendly and trained to handle any queries or concerns you might have.

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