Badgley Mischka

How to buy a swimsuit -- even online

How to buy a swimsuit -- even online

It’s the middle of summer -- do you know where your bathing suit is -- the one you promised to buy before Memorial Day? Or are you looking ahead to the styles shown for 2015 at the recently completed Miami Swim Week with a sense of dread? (See the accompanying photo gallery for a hint of what's to come.) Almost every woman -- even the well-toned and the affluent -- feels a certain reluctance to shop for a garment that will show the world what she’s got -- and what might be lacking. The department-store-dressing-room experience is off-putting to many of us who turn instead to the seemingly infinite number of websites that offer swimwear. But anonymity is no guarantee of a...