As someone who has gone swimsuit shopping more times than I can count, I know that the question of how many swimsuits to own is a tough one.
Do you buy a few versatile suits that can be dressed up or down? Or do you go for a bunch of different styles, so you’re prepared for any occasion? And how often are you actually going to wear them?
These are all valid questions, and there’s no easy answer. But after careful consideration (and a lot of shopping), I’ve come up with four factors that will help you make the decision for yourself:
- The frequency of swimming
- What is your vacation all about
- Your budget
- Your appetite for style and fashion
So keep reading on, and find out how many swimsuits you should really own!
Factor #1: The Frequency of Swimming
This is probably the most important factor in determining how many swimsuits you need.
If you are someone that hits the beach or pool almost every week during the summer, you will need 3-4 swimsuits.
No matter how much you love a suit, wearing it repeatedly will eventually lead to it losing its shape and looking a bit worn out.
So if you want your swimsuits to last, you’ll need to rotate them often. But if you’re more of a casual swimmer, 1-2 suits will probably suffice.
You can get away with wearing them more often since you won’t be spending as much time in the water.
Factor #2: What Is Your Vacation All About?
Are you the type of person that likes to lounge by the pool all day with a good book? Or do you prefer to be up and about, exploring your surroundings?
This will also affect how many swimsuits you need. If you like to stay active on vacation, you’ll probably want a more comfortable suit and easier to move in.
A one-piece or tankini would be a good option. But if your idea of a vacation is lying poolside with a piña colada, then you can go for a more glamorous (and less practical) suit.
So think about how you like to spend your time on vacation, and let that guide your decision.
Factor #3: Your Budget
Of course, your budget will always be a factor when deciding how many swimsuits to buy.
If you’re on a tight budget, you may have to limit yourself to 1-2 suits. But if money is no object, then go ahead and splurge on as many suits as you want!
Just remember that swimsuits are a seasonal item, so you won’t be able to wear them all year round.
Factor #4: Your Appetite for Style and Fashion
This is probably the most fun factor to consider when deciding how many swimsuits to own.
Do you like to be on trend or prefer classic styles? Do you like experimenting with new trends or sticking to what you know?
For myself, I like to have a mix of both. I’ll have a few classic pieces that I know I’ll always love and then experiment with new styles each season.
But if you find that you never wear certain suits because they’re not your style, then it’s probably not worth keeping them in your closet.
So think about your personal style and use that to guide your decision.
All in All, How Many Pieces of Swimsuits Will Be A Proper Number?
After taking all four factors into consideration, you should have a pretty good idea of how many swimsuits you need.
If you’re still unsure, err on the side of too many rather than too few. Because, after all, what’s the harm in having too many swimsuits?
You can never have too many for such a summer staple!
But if you do need a recommended chart, here you check it:
- If you swim weekly: 3-4 suits
- If you are a casual swimmer: 1-2 suits
- Vacation type: If you are active while on vacation: maybe over 10 suits
- If you lounge by the pool on vacation: 5-6+ suits
As a fashion lover, when it comes to swimsuits, I like to have a mix of both. I’ll have a few classic pieces that I know I’ll always love and then experiment with new styles each season.
But if you find that you never wear certain suits because they’re not your style, then it’s probably not worth keeping them in your closet. So think about your personal style and use that to guide your decision.
All in All, after talking about all the factors, you should have a pretty good idea of how many swimsuits you need.
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