Saving Money on Bathing Suits

Tips and advice for saving money on bathing suits as posted by the ThriftyFun community.

Buy Off Season

  1. Look for suits in discount outlets slightly out of season. I got a suit at the Saks outlet one winter. There are also deals at places like Ross.

  2. There are suits at thrift shops! Just wash them well!

  3. Haven't tried it, but there are suits for reasonable prices advertised by mail.

By pam munro

Check eBay

Depending on who they are for and if you want new and don't mind used ones, you can not beat eBay. Sometimes people sell them in lots of 2 or 3 at a time, especially for kids.

By Julie

Match Sale Bottoms With Athletic Tops

My sister and I stayed at a hotel with an indoor pool in the middle of winter. So, of course, we didn't bring a bathing suit. We went to Walmart and they had swim bottoms on clearance for $1. We bought a bottom and a tank top to match which was also on sale for $1. You can think about bottoms and an athletic tank top (the stretchy swimsuit material). I don't see a problem with buying swim tops at a thrift store but bottoms... I would steer clear of!


Like the other post mentioned, Ross! I love their clothes. Always name brand and cheap! I bought numerous name brand hoodies for $10.99! Not to mention several jeans for as low as 49 cents, yep 49 cents!

By Becca25

Extend The Life of Your Suit

The only advice I have on this topic is in extending the life of your suit. If you're prone to spend a good amount on a really good suit, perhaps one with all of the hip-slimming bells and whistles, go down the pet isle in the grocery store and get a bottle of water de-chlorinator. That's not the official name of the stuff, but it's the what you put in tap water for fish bowls.

When you come in from swimming, soak your suit in cold water with a few drops of this. You only need a few drops for a sink-full of water. On the back of the bottle it gives the correct proportions. It will take out the chlorine and help preserve the color and life of the suit.


By Corene

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March 2, 20090 found this helpful

I can remember Mom buying boys swim trunks for my sister and me until we were 5 or 6. Of course, they weren't the surfer, loose type today, but a boys gym short and panties underneath would do.

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March 3, 20090 found this helpful

We always buy swimsuits at the end of the season when they are on sale. That way when the next summer roles around, you have a new swimsuit.

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March 8, 20090 found this helpful

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