Summer is the time to be outdoors and have fun in the water and in the sun. However, if you took off and put on your last year’s bathing suit, you probably realized that it won't cut it this year.

You know it's time to buy a new swimsuit, but you don't want to spend too much money on it. In fact, if possible, you want to find something cheap. The good news is that just because you want to buy inexpensive swimwear doesn't mean you have to choose something unattractive or cheaply made.

The words "cheap" and "poor quality" are not always the same thing. It is quite possible to find large swimsuits that are well made and look good. You can also look for cheap bathing suits online through

Here are some tips to help you get in the right direction.

Be careful when buying anything at a discount, regardless of the item. If possible, try to understand why it is being sold at a lower price than at a retail store.

For example, was the bathing suit damaged, or had items returned? Or is it just the end of the season and the shop has to clean up old stuff to make room for new stuff? Knowing why it's selling is a great way to gauge its true value.

Then remember that buying cheap can be good, but you don't want to go out too cheap. There is a big difference between cheap and cheap. Regardless of the price, swimwear must be made of high-quality materials; otherwise, it will wear out quickly.

In addition to looking at different stores, be sure to look online as well. There are a number of online retailers that offer a wide variety of swimwear as well as discount sizes.