Enjoy your backyard pool party in a swimsuit that’s right for you. Your swimwear should not only be comfortable, but it should also reflect your personal style preferences. You shouldn't have to sacrifice style for comfort, and luckily, today’s swimwear provides both. Consider these styles for your next summer gathering.
For maximum wear, choose a swimsuit made from chlorine-resistant fabric. Most women’s swimwear is a blend of nylon and spandex, which can lose its structural integrity and vibrancy after repeated exposure to sun and chlorine. Prolong the life of your tankini swimsuit or one-piece by choosing a chlorine-resistant swimsuit made with LYCRA® Xtra Life™ spandex. It lasts 10 times longer than regular spandex and is highly resistant to stretching, sagging, and fading.
If you want a swimsuit that’s simple yet stylish, choose a one-piece or tankini with a scoop neck. There’s a scoop-neck swimsuit in virtually every style, whether you prefer a classic solid color or a figure-enhancing color block design. There are scoop necks adorned with bright tropical flowers, polka dots, and even gingham prints, so you can find one with a print you love.
Another popular swimsuit style that’s perfect for a backyard pool party is the V-neck. There are tankinis and one-piece swimsuits with this neckline style. Although tankinis and one-piece swimsuits look similar, the difference is that tankinis are comprised of two parts. They offer more coverage than a bikini but also have the same level of fashion versatility. You can match a V-neck tankini top to a matching bottom or contrast it with a bottom in a different color or print.
The Grecian swimsuit is a one-piece with shirring at the waist and a flattering neckline that has a similar shape as the V-neck with slightly more coverage. The control fabric imparts a streamlined look, while the soft-cup bra offers gentle shaping and support. This swimsuit comes in multiple colors, including black and eggplant, but it’s also available in summery prints, such as paisley and tropical flowers.
If you like a retro-inspired look, consider a bandeau swimsuit. This style has a neckline that comes straight across the bust, and it often includes removable straps. You’ll find one-piece and tankini bandeaus in many flattering prints, such as classic paisley. When it comes to bandeau tankini bottoms, you can go for a high-waisted bottom or a classic bikini style. The multitude of styling options makes the bandeau a popular swimsuit for pool parties or the beach.
There’s also a great selection of modest swimwear to choose from. One option is a high-neck, zip-front tankini or a one-piece. This swimsuit style offers ample coverage and comes in multiple styles and colors. If you choose a tankini style, you can mix-and-match the top with different styles of bottoms. Swim leggings are great for pool parties and they offer a modest look. You can find leggings with attached skirts, which provide additional coverage for your hips and bottom while adding a flouncy touch. There are also swim shorts in different lengths if you want bottoms that are shorter than leggings, along with retro-style bikinis with a high waist.
You’ll also find an excellent selection of swim dresses for women. They come in sizes to fit every body type, including regular, petite, plus, and tall. If you want a universally flattering swim dress, opt for an A-line style with a fitted bodice and flowy skirt that falls right above the knee. Like most other swimsuits, swim dresses are made from durable, comfortable nylon and spandex. Swim dresses come in chlorine-resistant materials, and some of the fabrics have control action to create a smooth, streamlined effect.
A cover-up dress is also good for a backyard pool party. These dresses come in multiple fabric options, including cotton jersey and cotton poplin.
There are also terry cotton cover-up dresses, some of which are equipped with hoods. They not only offer a light layer of warmth after swimming, but they also absorb any moisture left behind after you dry off. Slip one of these dresses over your swimsuit when playing backyard games or when enjoying refreshments with your pool party guests.
You’ll need a pair of summer shoes for your pool party. Flip flops are one option, but a pair of water shoes may be even more comfortable and protective for your feet. If you want something stylish to slip on with your cover-up dress, there are wedge sandals in various styles and colors.
When hosting or attending a backyard pool party, the most important fashion factor is comfort. Choose a swimsuit that you feel confident wearing, whether it’s a tankini or a one-piece. Also, make sure to stock up on beach towels, sunscreen, water toys for the kids, and any other essentials that may prove useful for the occasion.