There are a lot of reasons people dread swimsuit shopping. One of course is the the immense societal pressure to judge our own bodies and appearance when clad in such a small amount of clothing. But for us, one of the big hang ups is the crazy price of swimwear. As this Buzzfeed video shows, even the cheapest suits can add up.
Solution? Find a thrifted swimsuit! If you’re looking for a bikini, chances are you’ll need to mix and match (if you’re like us, then your tops and bottoms are going to be different sizes anyway), but we like to think this forces creativity. Plus, there are plenty of one-piece swimsuits to be found too. We’ve even found some great one-pieces hiding in the shirt or dress sections.
Plus, we’re finally emerging from June Gloom here in San Francisco, and with a good chance of being poolside or lakeside for the 4th of July, these suits are very timely wardrobe updates. Hello, summer!
Full price equivalent from Nordstrom for $92