How to buy a swimsuit online that actually fits

Buying a swimsuit without trying it on can be a disaster, but ABC News’ Becky Worley has tips to make sure your suit is flattering and you look fashionable this summer.
2:10 | 07/10/20

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All right. Now how to shop during the pandemic when you can't get into a store to physically try on clothes. George and T.J., take note. Finding the right bathing suit can be especially tricky but do not worry, guy, don't worry. Becky Worley, she's got the solutions. Reporter: A new summer suit, this year it's probably not found on a trip to your favorite store. Hello, online bathing suit site. But buying without trying on can be a disaster, especially in a garment where fit and cut are so crucial. This may not be the year to really experiment with your swimsuits. Go with a silhouette you know and feel comfortable with. Reporter: A starting point, check the brand. Style and size of a suit you already own and love. One Rick when looking rat one online read the reviews with a detailed eye with what people say about fit. Some not only have reviews but buyers put in height and weight and the size they bought. I need different sizes on the top than the bottom so I shop where buying separates is okay and about different sizes -- I do understand in today's climate you may be purchasing multiple sizes. Be sure to know what the retailer's return policy is so you're good to go when you make Reporter: Unless you're buying from a brand and in a style you really know, skip final sale items as they're rarely returnable. Here's my checklist. Pick one body part you love and that's your asset. Play that up big time. Let's say you love your legs. Let's give a nod to the '80s by wearing a more high cut brief or bikini bottom. That elongates your legs. Let's say you don't love your arm, the great thing bit, long sleeve swimsuits are very much on trend this summer. Reporter: Finally sun coverage is in. When you talk about swimsuits fashionable and flattering knowing your body type will help you become a better online shopper. Celebrate your size and don't forget your sunscreen. Reporter: Reporting poolside, Becky Worley, ABC news, Oakland, California. All right. We got it. Swim trunks can be tricky for us, as well. That's next week.

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