Skinz Swimwear

Frequently Asked Questions

Your default password for previous existing customers prior to May 2020 is your billing zip code. New customers after April 2020 will set up a custom password upon your first visit.

To change your account password at any time, first you must be logged into your account on the website, by either...

  • Using the "My Account" link at the very top of the site pages
  • during the checkout process. Once logged in, you can access your account info from the "My Account" link. From within your account information page, choose the Shipping & Billing tab and scroll down to the Contact Information section at the bottom of that page and click on the link for "Change Password".

A password reset email will be sent to the email address used to log into your account. That email will contain a link that will take you to a web page on our site where you can enter and submit your new password.

These items are made 1 at a time for you. Please allow up to 4 weeks of production time. (depending on the season) These items are non-returnable.
MWO item is Made When Ordered. These items are pre-cut in our warehouse but not sewn and ready to ship. Please allow up to 2 weeks for the production process.
A special order will cost $10 more than the base price of a regular priced item.
Please be prepared to wait anywhere between 2-5 weeks depending on the season. (note: January to July is our peak season so that will be around 4-5 weeks)
We have no rush order policy on special order suits. Please plan your order and submit it as soon as you can. All orders are processed and made in the order they are received.
PEP lining, our "Profile Enhancing Panel" engages and lifts you. Put your "package" thru the elasticized "O" ring and enjoy your new profile. There is no lining to hide you in front. PRO lining is a soft and fluffy fleece/lycra lining that fills the pouch area. The pouch always looks "filled". Not for swimming as this lining will absorb water and takes a while to dry.
We prefer e-mail. You have a record of your communication, and you can communicate on your own time zone. We respond to emails Monday through Saturday. We have customers all over the world. If Skinz had to pay for all of the long distances phone calls, our prices would be considerably higher. If you have a SKYPE account, we can arrange for a SKYPE call assuming you are willing to call us during our operational hours.
Matching suits will use the same color/fabric code. The color/fabric code is a 4 digit number after the style and lining codes. You can review all our fabric codes by clicking on the Fabrics category in the left panel. All you need to do is type this 4 digit code in the product search box (top left) and all items (men's and women's) that use that fabric will pop up.
This button must be clicked on before your order will submit to order processing center. This ensures that any and all changes that you may have made to your order will be updated properly before you hit submit.

LYCRA® is DuPont's brand of elastane, or spandex. The word "spandex" is used only in the United States while "elastane" is recognized worldwide, so we tend to use the more widely known term LYCRA® elastane fiber manufactured by DuPont does not contain any natural latex or rubber.

Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It is a polyester-polyurethane copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia

Better known as spandex, elastane is a type of synthetic fiber made from at least 85 percent polyurethane polymers. The exact method used to make Lycra, Dorlastan, Elaspan, Acepora and other brands of elastane fabric is a closely guarded secret

Special Order and Custom Order suits are cut and sewn specifically for you. They are made one at a time in Clearwater, Florida. USA. We cut, sew and ship Special and Custom orders in the order they come in. This service is very popular with avid customers who want unique swimsuits hand made for them. There is no shortcut to making quality, one of a kind swimsuits.

Normal swimwear fabric is 5.0 to 6.0 oz in weight. By customer demand we have brought in high quality swimwear fabrics that are lighter in weight. They feel good to the skin and dry quickly. Unlined suits in the light colors (white, pale yellow, lime green, etc) can be somewhat revealing when wet.

  • ThinSKINZ(TS) - high quality, light weight, fast drying
  • Super ThinSKINZ(STS) - high quality, lingerie weight, slinky and silky feel on the skin, very stretchy, very fast drying, light colors without lining can be revealing when wet.
  • Current collection apparel products ship within 5 business days.
  • MWO items are current collection apparel products and made when ordered Ships within 4 weeks
  • SO items, while pictured on the website are not current collection items. They are Special Order items. Ships within 4 weeks. There is an up-charge of $10.
  • CO items are Custom items. They exist only in your imagination. The customer (you) picks the : style, fabric, lining and size. They are cut and sewn for you. Ships within 4 weeks. There is an up-charge of $10. Use the Custom Order Form