For such a tiny garment, it’s amazing how complicated the swimsuit can be. I mean, we get swimsuit questions on everything from swimsuit fabrics to swimsuit shopping to swimsuit care. Read on for answers to the most pressing swimwear questions.
What’s better: Spandex or Cotton?
If all you plan to do is bake in the sun, then a cotton blend is not a bad bet. You’ll often see cotton blended with polyester, which makes for a pretty comfortable suit. They also fit nicely, as a cotton-blend tends to pinch less than spandex. Many high-fashion suits — especially those designed for uber-petite types — have a high-cotton count.