We understand sizing can be hard! We also appreciate that you don't always know what suits your body until you've tried it on. We're proud to offer exchanges for any reason. We do not offer free returns. Data shows that free returns increase sales, however, it also indicates that more orders are being placed before carefully assessing size guides. This increases both outgoing and returned shipments - a consequence that affects our environment. The only proven way to decrease our negative impact on the environment is through mindful shopping. We urge you to reach out to our Customer Service team for sizing advice before your purchase.
Prevention is key!! Make sure you read our sizing chart - a lot of those that do end up exchanging say they wish they had read it before they purchased because it ended up being the right size. Also understand that all swimwear stretches after the first few wears when wet - if it's not a little tight when you first try the swimwear on then it may become saggy - don't be that person! Get them wet a few times and they will give quite a bit and mould to your body perfectly. Especially for our pieces without adjustments - the crop straps should be too short, the bottoms should be a little tight around your hips.
Also, make sure you sort out your tanlines before you decide whether a cut suits you or not - it makes a world of difference!
We accept returns of unworn, unwashed and undamaged items within 30 days of purchase for an exchange or Store Credit.
Whilst we hope this never happens, if you believe your swimwear is faulty or damaged, please accept our apology. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number and a photo of the faulty or damaged item. Our Customer Support team will work with you to issue a replacement in the first instance. Failing that, a refund will be provided.
In line with your rights and obligations as a consumer, we happily accept exchanges, provided you meet the conditions outlined below. Your order came with an exchange card, which you must complete and enclose with the returned swimwear. If you no longer have your exchange card, please download, print and complete the form by clicking here.EXCHANGE CONDITIONS: 1) the swimwear must be in 'as-new' condition – unwashed, unworn and unused with any tags or sanitary liners still attached (where applicable), free of any perfume or other substances. You are, however, more than welcome to try it on – just keep your underwear on underneath!
TIP: In some countries PayPal offers a service that covers your return shipment costs. If you paid for your original order via PayPal, please see PayPal's website for your country to determine whether this applies to you and ensure that you follow their guidelines.
Prefer a return for store credit instead of an exchange? No problem! This is also a great option if your desired item is out of stock. Just fill out the top half only of your Exchange Form and we will do this for you. Your Store Credit is valid for twelve months from issuance. All orders placed using a Store Credit from a return will be shipped via standard post (not Express), unless you include a further purchase with your order, which we will then automatically upgrade to Express Shipping.
Ark Swimwear does not offer cancellations - when you confirm payment, you are agreeing to commit to your purchase.