The right swimsuit can make those summer months a whole lot more tolerable. Think about the general wear and tear, the environmental aggressors, and the routine washes that the suit goes through during the average season. With regular exposure to everything from chlorinated pool water to salty ocean water, it’s no wonder the humble suit tends to lose its integrity over time. With LYCRA® Xtra Life™ fabric, however, your bathing suit is far less vulnerable to the everyday stresses that might otherwise affect its efficiency and appearance.
The spandex material is designed to hold up beautifully from one wash to the next, through repeated wears, and in any type of environment. The resilient fabric prevents common issues that might relegate your suit to the back of the closet, like stretched out straps that loosen with time, worn-down fabric that eventually becomes translucent, and thinning material that slowly breaks down. Over time, those broken fibers transform the suit into a mere piece of fabric. When you invest in one of these hyper-transformative suits, you reap the benefits all season long. Here are five separates to add to your warm-weather wardrobe.
The greatest advantage of a tankini top is that it provides greater coverage without sacrificing your comfort. It’s entirely possible to remain cool and comfortable without revealing too much skin. Tankinis made with LYCRA® Xtra Life™ fabric feel wonderfully supple to the touch and retain that same texture for the life of the product. Without breaking down due to sunscreen exposure, potent ultraviolet rays, chlorine, and sweat, your tankini top will look just as good in a year as it does today.
Look for styles in a variety of versatile colors and patterns. Choose a neutral shade that pairs well with printed bottoms in vibrant shades. Love something more colorful? Try fun paisley, a bold stripe, or a trendy ombre to elevate your warm-weather look. Bold tops like these look right at home with neutral bottoms. You can mix and match different pieces to create a refreshed swimsuit every day of the week.
The bathing suit dress is another great option for those steamy summer days. It may offer the coverage of a dress, but it’s designed to wear in the water. Pair it with your choice of swim bottoms to create a comfortable look that keeps you completely stylish through every dip and dive.
Why choose a dress over a standard suit? In addition to providing more significant coverage, it also seamlessly transitions from water to land. After your swim, you might want to take a stroll on the boardwalk or relax on the sand for a while, or maybe pop over to the nearest restaurant for a bite to eat. Whatever is on your agenda, you’ll feel a lot more at ease in a light and breezy dress that’s simple to throw on and wear under the sun and in the sea.
Don’t underestimate high-waisted swimsuits for their comfort and versatility. Bikini bottoms with elevated waistlines put a fresh and contemporary spin on a tried-and-true design. Situated just below the natural waist, the high-waist suit is among the most comfortable pieces of swimwear available.
You’ll love the extensive coverage it provides while remaining true to the classic bikini silhouette. A wide band at the waist ensures a smooth and effortless fit that stays put instead of riding down. And thanks to the LYCRA® Xtra Life™ fabric, you can swim lap after lap and enjoy wear after wear without worry that those bikini bottoms will eventually fall apart. These light and comfortable bottoms hold up to everything, whether it’s potent ultraviolet rays or sweat.
Swim skirts evoke a sense of classic appeal, yet they’re just as relevant in the modern world. They’re fresh and fun, thanks largely to their fit-and-flare silhouette that evokes a youthful vibe. You can have so much fun mixing and matching yours with a variety of tops to create a new look for every visit to the pool or the beach.
Throw on a bikini top to stay ultra-cool and comfortable when temperatures skyrocket. Or try a tankini top if you want to replicate the look of a swim dress and enjoy some additional coverage. Try a neutral color if your closet is packed with vibrant swim tops, or play with a lighter and brighter bottom if you want to keep things more neutral on top. Or try opposing shades or matching tones. Whatever you pick, you’ll feel incredible—which is the most important factor of all.
LYCRA® Xtra Life™ fabric is a gamechanger in so many ways. It proves it’s entirely possible to find swimwear that won’t one day lose the strength and beauty it boasted on the day that you bought it! And with so many timeless pieces in the mix, you can be sure you’ll find styles that fit perfectly into your summer wardrobe.