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How To Choose Swimsuit Fabric?

It can be very difficult to select the perfect swimsuit as there so many design, styles, prints and fabrics to choose from. Most people often ask what fabric they should select for swimming suits. Below are a few tips that can help you choose the right bathing costume.

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1. Fibre Content

Firstly, you should check fibre content. Most swimsuits are made from synthetic fabrics like polyester, polyamide, nylon and so on. Ensure that the swimwear you select should have at least 10% spandex as it gives stretch to the fabric.

2. Stretch

A good swimwear piece has 4 way stretch, meaning that the fabric should have elasticity when you stretch it perpendicular or parallel to the selvage. Different types of fabrics, different percentage of spandex and the way it is stitched can affect how much the suit can stretch.  If there is embellishment on it or it has metallic fibres, the stretchability of the suit can be affected.

3. Lining of the swimsuit

When selecting a swimsuit, make sure they have used the same type of cloth as lining. Lining of the suit should be stretchable like the outer fabric. Also make sure that the lining is not very thick making the swimwear bulky and uncomfortable to wear especially in summers.

4. Prints

The latest trend is to either go with solid colour or a nice print. Most people who have relatively shorter height go with vertical stripes as it gives them a nice look and people with heavier bodies avoid horizontal stripes or designs.

These are a few things that can help you in selecting the right swim suit fabric. This information is also given on most swimwear online Australia shops.