Lands’ End swim dresses are comfortable, versatile and fun to wear. Like all our women’s swimsuits, they’re made from the best materials and have unique features you’ll love. Learn more and see why you should make a swim dress part of your all-summer rotation.
Go ahead and wear your women’s swim dress like you would anything else in your closet. Cute and soft, they look adorable and won’t itch or chafe, so you’ll feel relaxed all day long. Many are also made from fabric that provides UPF 50 sun protection, unlike a typical cover-up or top.
Our swim dresses aren’t just for show. The lightweight material used in our bathing suits won’t weigh you down in the pool, so you can swim and move freely. When you’re done wearing your dress, gently squeeze out excess water, but avoid twisting and wringing it.
Some swim dresses have a sewn-in panty, so you don’t have to wear anything underneath. Other styles are made to be worn over something else. You can choose a one or two-piece suit, long board shorts, or just a pair of bikini bottoms if you prefer.
If you want some extra coverage in the pool, choose a swim dress instead of an old T-shirt. Wet cotton clings to your body and takes ages to dry, leaving you damp and cold. A swim dress keeps its fun and flirty shape though and won’t stick to your skin.
Caring for a swim dress, or any of our slimming swimsuits, is simple. Always remove sunscreen, sand, grime, chlorine and salt by rinsing it in cool water after wearing. Afterward, hand-wash your dress with baby shampoo or mild detergent and let it air dry.
Typically, a swim dress won’t wrinkle the way something made from cotton or linen will, as they’re made from soft, stretchy material infused with Lycra. If you keep your dress folded in a drawer for a few months though, it may develop some creases. To remove them, soak your swim dress in warm water for a little while, let it air dry and the wrinkles should disappear.
Before wearing your swim dress for the first time, place it in a quart of cool water along with two tablespoons of vinegar. Use your hands to gently mix the solution into the fabric and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Finally, rinse it clean – the colors should be protected from fading or running.