My wife and I are having this debate, so I am seeking opinions,  and would appreciate your input.  She and I are in relatively good shape.  We belong to a pool, and are debating swim wear that we should wear.  For me, we are kicking around the idea of longer, more "traditional American" wear, such as board shorts, or square cut suits.  For her, she is thinking of a one piece or a bikini - Thoughts please ?

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At the same stores, bikinis are cheaper and fit better. That's always ended the matter for me.

Most women's clothes are based on the bust, waist, and hip measurements. A one-piece suit requires that the woman's body matches the manufacturer's norms for 2 or 3 of these measurements. Ideally, there would also be size considerations of torso length and rise. Bikinis separate or eliminate all these otherwise interlocking issues, allowing the woman to get something that fits her precise bust measurement, and something else for her waist and hip measurements.

[If exposing a woman's torso is a modesty concern, look into tankinis.]

Are you there to swim or just be seen? If you're there to actually get exercise, both of you should wear suits that will let you move properly; bikinis are great for looking at, but not always so practical for swimming.

If you're there to soak up rays and be seen, then go for whatever fits your sense of style.

look for whatever makes you two more comfortable and have a good time.

I head straight for the clearance rack and buy one that fits and isn't in fluorescent colors.


Don't want to hijack the thread, but this goes along with the topic. How do you guys feel about dudes wearing swim shirts at the beach? I've got a trip to Florida this summer and burn like ****, even with sunscreen half the time. So I was thinking about wearing a nice swim/surf type shirt.

What's a "swim shirt"?

If it's just a shirt, sure, it's better than becoming a lobster.  I prefer not to wear a wet shirt, but if that's waht it takes--!

Having had a skin cancer scare, I recommend the swim shirt. Unless having an even tan on your torso and upper arms is that important. Just my two cents.

I live in Florida and wear a rash guard/swim shirt as one more bit of protection against skin cancer.

The type of thing Jon put up is what I'm talking about, with SPF protection and everything. The tans not that important to me.

I was a lifeguard for about 5 years during high school and college. I had a few spots cut off of my back by a dermatologist before I was 30. I say go with a swim shirt or rash guard. They are different from a regular t-shirt and offer protection from the sun. Since they are made from synthetic material they are a bit warmer when it is cold out. Even better is that they are cooler when it gets hot because they wick away the moisture from your body. They also dry faster than a cotton t-shirt.

I definitely recommend these shirts. I wear them to the beach and to water parks when we go.

If you are in good shape, get some traditional trunks...pretend you are Daniel Craig emerging from the ocean in a Bond movie. :D


I generally wear swim shorts that hit mid thigh though...not too short, not too long, not too tight or too loose.

Definitely a pair of these... like the one Bond wears!

Nota Bene: shorts do not come with chest hair, you must provide your own.


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