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Easy Swimsuit Shopping

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One of the things I love about being a personal stylist is being able to shop some of my favorite local boutiques in the Kansas City area. With summer finally here, swimsuit shopping appointments are filling my calendar.

Since this type of shopping can be overwhelming at times, I want to find stores that exceed my expectations in service, expertise and variety. Operating in Kansas City for over 40 years, Kelly and her team at Swim Quik offer personalized shopping experiences to get you set for the season. They are warm and friendly and their help instantly put me at ease, which is exactly what you want when shopping for something personal such as swimwear. Because they have been around for so long, I even remember getting my swim team suits there when I was little! I am even more impressed that they stock swimwear for specialty fits, including post-mastectomy, long torso, bra sized up to F-cup and full-figure. They literally offer a little something for everyone.

Here are my tips to make your next swimsuit shopping experience the best ever!
• You are always going to look better with a tan. Sometimes I go one step further and get a spray tan before. Trust me, it takes five lbs. off instantly!
• Fitting room lights are scary! No matter what, your skin is always going to glow more in natural sunlight where you are actually wearing your swimsuit. So don’t be too hard on yourself! ■

Written by: Abby Wood @abbywoodwear
Photography by: Taylor Kelley @taylorkelleyphotography
Swimwear provided by: Swim Quik


Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her  own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to work with individuals and help them develop and evolve their own sense of style. Find her at For daily style finds and tips, you can find Abby instablogging as @abbywoodwear on Instagram and Facebook.