Thong-style bikinis are an increasingly popular and attention-grabbing way to look great at the beach, pool or wherever else you may have occasion to wear it. Widely available in specialty and department stores as well as online, you can get a thong bikini in a variety of different styles and fabrics. Read on to learn more.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Familiarize yourself with the different types of thong bikinis available. Just as with thong underwear, thong bikinis are available in G-string, V-string and traditional styles.
Weigh the advantages of shopping at specialty retailers versus a department store. While the staff at a specialty store will be more knowledgeable, their merchandise may be more expensive. Most department stores offer a good selection of thong bikinis at prices that may be generally lower, but you might not be able to get the specialized help you may need to choose the bikini that fits you best.
Try out a range of different materials to determine which you find the most comfortable. Thong bikinis are made with both natural and synthetic materials, or a combination of both. The most common natural bikini materials are cotton, rubber and silk. Neoprene, spandex and rayon top the list of the most popular synthetic fabrics used to make bikinis.
Shop online for easy, discreet access to a world of thong bikinis. However, this option is recommended only if you're certain about your size and the type of material you want, since you won't have the luxury of being able to try the thong on before you buy it.
Give yourself some time to get used to how your thong bikini feels if you've never worn one before. While some women find them initially uncomfortable, any discomfort you may experience will generally abate after you've worn your new thong a couple of times.
Expect to turn some heads on your next visit to the beach!
Tips and warnings
- A good rule of thumb is to buy a thong that's one or two sizes larger than you would normally wear. Sizing a thong can be a little unpredictable, and you'll find a thong bikini that's too small to be very uncomfortable.
- Wearing a thong bikini is an excellent way to avoid getting unwanted tan lines. Just be sure to apply plenty of suntan lotion on all your exposed skin.
- Many retailers won't allow returns or exchanges on swim wear, so be sure your thong bikini fits correctly before you buy it.