At The Orchid Boutique, we know it can be very difficult to shop for swimwear for women online. Let’s face it, choosing something without trying it on can be a bit of a challenge. We wanted to make this process a bit easier, which is why we became the ultimate swimwear for women experts around. We have not only tried on every single item in our inventory, but with our range of body types and silhouettes, we know which suits work for which body shapes.
Sizing varies from brand to brand and style to style. So with our collective knowledge as well as our expertise on each brand we carry, we have put together this informative guide to help you easily navigate your way through purchasing designer swimwear for women here at The Orchid Boutique. And remember, we’re always available to help you with specific sizing questions via phone at 1-877-288-9564, our chat feature online at the top right of the site, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Measure Yourself
When measuring yourself for swimwear and apparel sizing, be sure to use a soft measuring tape for sewing. Tip: if you don’t have a soft measuring tape available, use a piece of string then compare to a straight measuring tape or stick.
Bust- To find your true bust measurement, place the measuring tape under your arms and measure around the fullest part of your bustline. Don’t squeeze the tape too tight, just enough to lie on top of your chest. Also, be sure to measure this after you have taken a full breath in and out to find your true measurement.
Waist- To find your waist measurement, place the tape measure around your natural waistline, not where the waist of your pants sit. This is the narrowest portion of the torso and is usually close to your belly button.
Hips- To find your hip measurement, stand up straight with your legs together and measure around the widest portion of your hip area.
Sizing Information by Designer
These brands tend to run smaller than mainstream. If you fall between two sizes for in Maaji, we recommend jumping up a size just to be sure.
Some Maaji swimsuits are sold as separates, meaning you may purchase the top and bottom at different sizes. If this option is available, the product page will provide two separate drop down boxes for size choices; one labeled as ‘Top Options’ and one labeled as ‘Bottom Options.’ If only one drop down box appears on the product page, then that particular Maaji style is sold only as a one-size set. Therefore one size must be chosen for both the top and the bottom.
This brand tends to run true to size. Some tops provide removable padding (check individual product description for details). Bottom coverage will also be stated within individual product descriptions. Many L*Space styles feature string ties at the hips on bottoms or one-pieces and at the neck or back for tops or one-pieces. These ties allow adjustability for an ideal fit.
Sabz Swimwear, Sabz Luxury & Orchid Label
These brands tend to be cut slightly smaller, especially in bottoms. If you are in between sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size. Top styles featuring underwire fit best when they are completely filled out. If you are in between sizes with an underwire top, we recommend choosing the smaller size. Sabz Swimwear, Sabz Luxury and Orchid Label styles are sold as separates.
Paradizia & Mar de Rosas
These brands tend to run smaller than mainstream overall. Paradizia and Mar de Rosas styles are sold as one size sets. Within the one size sets, these styles tend to run larger on the tops and smaller on the bottoms. If you are between two sizes for this brand in your pant, waist and/or hip measurements, we recommend choosing the larger size. Bottoms provide moderate or Brazilian coverage (coverage option is started in individual product description detail).
This brand tends to run smaller than mainstream overall. If you are in between sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size. Some particular styles from Agua Bendita do offer larger coverage tops (this will be stated within the individual product description). Agua Bendita suits are sold as one size sets.
This brand tend to run smaller than mainstream. If you are in between sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size. While these suits run small overall, they run especially small in the bottoms. Maui suits are sold as one-size sets so you may not be able to mix and match sizes.
This brand runs a size or two smaller than mainstream. However, the tops run true to size. If you are in between bottom sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size. Beach Bunny styles are sold as separates, so choose your sizes separately. Bottoms from Beach Bunny provide moderate or Brazilian cut coverage at the rear (coverage option is started in individual product description detail). Moderate coverage Beach Bunny styles run smaller and show more cheek than average moderate coverage styles.
This brand tends to run true to size and actually have larger sizing to accommodate women with larger busts or hips. Seafolly is an Australian brands converted into American sizing for ease of ordering. Some Seafolly styles offer larger coverage tops which are excellent choices for women with larger chest sizes. These brands also offer excellent support and coverage. Bottoms from Seafolly provide moderate coverage at the rear unless otherwise stated (coverage option is started in individual product description detail).
We also have made the online shopping process much easier with our Shop by Body Type section. This means that we have matched all of our swimwear for women with different body types in order to simplify the shape and sizing questions.
Keep in mind we’re always here to help, so just hop on chat and get some expert sizing advice today. Also, our exchange policy is extremely simple, so if something isn’t the right fit, simply send it back for a new size!