Isla Bohemia bikinis are hand-made with high quality fabrics for durability. But you still need to take special care of your purchase! Follow the simple steps below to ensure your bikini lasts.
Before First use
Prep your swimsuit to make those bright colors last longer! Fill the sink with a vinegar and water mixture (two tablespoon white vinegar per quart of cold water), let soak for 30 minutes, then gently squeeze and hang to dry.
When wearing your Isla Bohemia bikini, be mindful of the surfaces you sit or lean against. Rough surfaces like cement around pools, wooden chairs and benches, as well as rocky beaches and sand particles can cause damage to the soft fabric. Therefore, it is best to always lay a towel beneath your cheeky bottom. Avoid oils and tinted sunscreen.
After each use
Shake out your swimsuit vigorously to get rid of all the sand. Rinse with cold, fresh water, then gently squeeze the water out and lay flat to dry in a shaded area. DO NOT wring out or twist your suit as this can make it lose its shape!
Wash newer suits by themselves (each piece separately) until all excess dye washes out – bleeding of the dye is normal and will stop after a few washes.
Fill sink with cold water and a small cap full of gentle soap or detergent (think baby shampoo or woolite)r. Swish bikini around for a few minutes, then rinse well. Lay flat to dry in a shaded area.
DO NOT bleach or iron, and NEVER put your bikini in the washer or dryer. Even the “hand wash” or “delicate” cycle can cause damage to your beautiful bikini! Soaking is also bad for the fabric.
I left my bikini caked with salt and sand and now can't get it clean!
First, hand-wash, then slightly stretch the fabric and brush any dirty areas lightly with a clean wet washcloth. Then, gently stretch the fabric out under running water to get the last bits of salt and sand away. If that doesn't work, wait until the swimsuit dries completely and grab your hair-dryer. Blow out the sand particles on a cool setting.
Sunscreen/suntan oil stained my suit!
Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and leave it on for about an hour. After an hour, wash the suit to see if the baking soda has lifted the stain. If not, try vinegar! Mix 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and dab on stain, letting it sit for an hour and then wash the suit.
Here at Isla Bohemia we understand how tricky it can be buying swimwear online. We want to ensure that you feel confident choosing your bohemian suits and receive the perfect fit! If you require further sizing assistance please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm in between sizes! What should I do?
Tops: "Soulshine" style size up. For "Wanderlove" and "Gypsea", if you prefer regular/fuller coverage, size up. If you prefer a revealing fit, size down.
Bottoms: We run a snug, active-use fit. Please size up. If you normally can wear an XS or an S, order a size Small. If you usually can wear an S or an M, order a size Medium. If you usually can wear an M or an L, order a size Large.
*Please note- bottoms should fit very snug when you first try them on. This does NOT mean you should exchange for a bigger size. Swimwear fabric has the tendency to conform to the body after a few wears. If bottoms are not snug, you run the risk of getting that "diaper" sag over time. Sadly, we see way too much of this look at the beach because many girls don't realize that swimwear fabric will relax over time.
Bottom coverage- Dreamer vs Luna
*Note that coverage is also dependent on booty size! Model shown has a very round/full booty, girls with smaller or flatter bums will have more coverage.