Be it swimming, surfing, wakeboarding or paddleboarding – you want swimwear that is heavy duty and can withstand the intensive activity that you’re engaging in. There’s nothing worse than your swimwear giving in while you’re engaging in one of these activities. To save yourself from potential embarrassment, there are a few steps that you can take and questions you can ask yourself during the shopping process that will allow you to find women’s active swimwear that suits your personal needs. Here’s our guide on how to do so!
Questions You Should Ask Yourself
When you go to the swimsuit store, here are some questions that is important and you should be asking yourself:
What Activity Am I Going to be Using My Swimsuit for?
The type of movement you’re going to engage in, as well as the amount of time you’re spending in the sun, will heavily influence your decision-making process. So, if you're certain that you’re going to be spending a lot of time surfing, you should be opting for a swimsuit like our Zeta maillot in charcoal active swimwear, which has a racerback, which can allow your swimsuit to remain securely on your body.
How Much Coverage Should My Swimsuit Have?
If you are someone who fancies slightly more coverage on your rear end, then opt for designs that are not thongs or Brazilian cut as these are known to expose more skin and might make you uncomfortable if you are going for a modest look. If this sounds like you, then our Venus maillot in navy & white active swimwear might be perfect for your needs as it offers moderately high coverage.
What are Styles That I Find Comfortable?
When you’re engaged in your water sport or activity, you would want to focus on the task at hand. It would be extremely distracting for you to constantly adjust your bottom and your top which is why we would recommend that you try on the potential suit you’re looking to purchase and move around in it so that you can see how it performs when you’re engaged in movement.
What Fabric and Design Features do I Need?
Based on your personal needs, there may be specific unique features that you need for your swimsuit to best serve your needs and be optimal for you. This can include quick-drying fabrics, which will allow you to get out of the water and lounge seamlessly without shivering after exiting the water. If you’re on the paddleboard, you might need a compartment to store your essentials which is when zipped pocket shorts can be useful as there’s just enough space in the pockets for your essentials.
Types of Swimwear
After you have decided on your specific needs, you can look into the different types of swimwear that might be ideal for your needs. These are the most common bikini styles that you might come across as you look for your active swimwear.
- One-piece wetsuit
- Sports one-piece
- Rash guard
- One-piece swimsuit
- Strapless bikini
- Swim short