How to Buy a Burqini

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The Burqini, a tunic, leggings and head covering in a light polyester fabric, is a phenomenon in women's swim wear. Women can adhere to Islamic law and still swim without being hampered by loose layers. Now the Burqini's appeal has touched a wider demographic. A woman might buy a Burqini for better sun protection, to hide weight or scars, or simply as an alternative to skimpier beach attire.

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    Find a retailer. Since the Burqini debuted in Australia in early 2007, it might be difficult to find a local retailer that carries this item. However, you can easily buy a Burqini over the internet.

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    Check whether you can buy the separate components of pants, top and hair cover individually or together. Different retailers offer various styles, colors, patterns, and prices. Note that some designers provide different fits, such as slim, active or modest fit. Size charts are also usually available on the retailer websites. Be sure to check return policies as well as shipping options and costs.

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    Pick a Burqini. On the retailer's website, select the product you want to buy. Enter the number of items, size, color and/or pattern and add that item to your virtual shopping cart. Continue to shop until your order is complete.

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    Go to the virtual checkout and review your order.

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    Enter shipping, billing and credit card information.

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    Place your order.

Tips and warnings

  • In addition to swimwear, Burqini retailers often sell other sports wear that conforms to Islamic law but provides comfort and flexibility.

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