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Swim Dress

Ever consider buying a swim dress with bikini bottoms? Here’s why it’s a great idea.

At Lands’ End, we make swim dresses that let you enjoy the best of both worlds. Put one on, pair it with a cute bikini bottom in a dark or playful color (they only show when you want them to be seen) and you’ll be ready to jump in the pool, or lounge in the sun with a cocktail. They’re also great for days when you feel a little more modest, but don’t want to sacrifice style.

What are swim dresses made of?

Our swim dresses are made from the same high-tech materials as our bathing suits. Lycra® Xtra Life™ spandex fiber keeps its shape and stays strong in chlorinated water. We also use Slendertex® fabric, which smooths, slims and defines your figure.

Where can I wear a swim dress?

You can wear a swim dress almost anywhere. Take one for a day at the pool with the kids, or a beach vacation. They’re also great for barbecues and parties, as they provide the coverage of a dress and the freedom to splash around if you feel like it.

Can a swim dress keep me from burning?

A swim dress covers more of your body than one of our tankini tops and a pair of matching bottoms, making it a safer choice right off the bat. The material we use also provides UPF 50 sun protection, which is the best you can get. You should still use sunblock though, especially on exposed skin.

Will a swim dress support my bust?

Many of our swim dresses feature concealed bras to support and flatter your bust. A sweetheart neckline on a swim dress, for example, with an underwire bra, is super supportive. You can confidently wear it all day long, knowing everything is just where it should be.

Are swim dresses comfortable?

There’s nothing worse than pinching, scratchy swimsuits – which is why we don’t make them! All of our swim dresses are breathable and wick away moisture, so you don’t need to worry about perspiration. They also have smooth seams that won’t rub you the wrong way.

What do you wear with a swim dress?

Some swim dresses can be worn on their own, as they have sewn-in panties and soft cup or underwire support in the chest. Others are designed for wearing over a one-piece bathing suit or a bikini. In this case, you can wear whatever you like on bottom, including board shorts or a swim skirt cover up.

Are swim dresses good for wearing in a pool?

If you want to be a little more covered at the pool, try wearing a swim dress. Unlike a T-shirt, they don’t become heavy when wet and won’t slow you down when you’re exercising or doing laps. Cotton fibers can also come loose and clog a pool’s filtration system, but a swim dress won’t break down in the same way.

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