Before you hit the pool this summer, stock up on chlorine-resistant swimwear. There are women’s swimsuits made to withstand chlorine, saltwater, and UV rays, so they stay in like-new condition longer. There’s a swimsuit for every style preference and body type, whether you love the classic look of a one-piece or the versatility of a tankini. There are regular and plus-size swimwear pieces, which make it easy to find the perfect fit.
Many chlorine resistant swimsuits are crafted from LYCRA® Xtra Life™ spandex for excellent durability. This material is highly resistant to breakdown caused by chlorine, sun, and even your sunscreen. It lasts approximately 10 times longer than traditional spandex, so you’ll have to replace your swimwear less frequently. The fit stays true even after extended wear to keep you confident and comfortable all summer. Although chlorine-resistant swimsuits are a good choice for water sports, they’re also ideal for lounging by the pool, relaxing on a float, or swimming a few leisurely laps.
There are also swimsuits for women made from a nylon/spandex blend. This material is also highly resistant to chlorine and sun. Both the LYCRA® Xtra Life™ spandex suits and nylon/spandex blend suits have UPF 50 for added sun protection. While it doesn’t eliminate the need for sunscreen, sun protection swimwear does provide additional UV protection for covered areas of the body.
The one-piece swimsuit is a summer staple that works for every body type. These women’s swimsuits come in a variety of styles, colors, and prints. There are scoop-neck one-piece suits in universally flattering hues such as black and navy; other color options include more vibrant tones including teal and eggplant. When it comes to multicolored suits, you’ll find everything from color-block swimsuits and those with bold floral prints. There are also striped bathing suits and those with a polka-dot pattern.
In addition to the scoop neck, other styles include square, keyhole, and V-neck. There are also wrap-style swimsuits, some of which feature Slendertex® fabric to enhance the waist and provide a streamlined look. Some of the one-piece suits have soft cup bras for additional shaping and support.
If you want a modest one-piece that provides plenty of coverage, consider a chlorine-resistant swim dress. These pieces are available with different neck styles, including scoop neck and V-neck. Some have higher necks than others for more coverage, and most fall past the hips to the mid-thigh area.
Another option for summer is the chlorine-resistant tankini. These women’s swimsuits are made from the same innovative fabrics as the one-piece suits, and they provide the same overall look. Tankinis could best be described as a hybrid swimsuit — they provide the coverage of a one-piece and the fashion versatility of a bikini. You can mix-and-match your tankini tops and bottoms to create different looks; for example, you could pair a patterned top with solid bottoms.
When it comes to choosing tankini tops, you’ll find plenty of available options. There are high-neck tankinis, some of which have elegant keyhole detailing. You’ll also find scoop-neck, V-neck, and square-neck tankini tops that let you create the look you want. They come in stylish solids and prints; choose from black, navy, or bright blue — among other hues and shades. There are beachy tropical prints and retro-inspired polka dots, and other prints to suit your preferred aesthetic.
Chlorine-resistant tankini bottoms come in a variety of styles and colors, too. There are high-waisted bikini bottoms, some of which are made with flattering fabrics. Other options include high waist swim shorts and skirts, which provide a modest look.
Beach cover-ups are another must-have for your summer adventures. There are cover-up dresses in an array of styles, including smooth jersey knits that can take you from the pool to the café in style. You’ll find kaftan cover-ups and rash guard cover-ups with UPF 50\. There are fast-drying rash guard hoodies and even skirted swim leggings that you can wear in and out of the water.
Swim cover-ups come in solid colors and prints. There are neutral hues such as white, black, and navy, along with bold floral prints and cute polka dots. You can coordinate your cover-up with your swimsuit or choose one that contrasts depending on the look you want to achieve.
No summer wardrobe is complete without the right footwear. Protect your feet from hot sand and other hazards with a pair of water shoes. They’re snug yet flexible for a comfortable fit, and they can be worn in the water because they’re fast drying and won’t mildew. You might also want a pair of wedge sandals you can slip into for a casual lunch or shopping trip.
There’s a swimsuit for every body type and style preference. Shop around to find the swimwear, cover-ups, and shoes that make you feel your comfortable, confident best.