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Key Terms for Swimwear and Accessories
If you are on the market for any swimwear accessory, there are many options to decide from. Retail establishments may have several types of bathing suits for both genders. There are more variations for women for swim wear. When you purchase your suit, it may also be a good time to buy any other accessory you may need. The following are key terms to help you when you go shopping for swimwear.
Monokini - A compromise between a two piece bikini and a one piece bathing outfit. This is essentially a two-piece connected by a band of decorative fabric.
Bandeau - A strapless top for a woman's bathing suit. Retail establishments will likely have different styles of bandeaus available to consumers.
Surplice - A one-piece women's swimsuit that has a triangular crossover from the side to the hip.
Tankini - A bikini that has a tank-top rather than a bra-style top.
Swimdress - A one piece suit that is similar to a dress. This is a less common option. If you are interested in this style, search online or go to a retail store that specializes in swimwear.
Maternity - A style of swimsuit that is intended to fit pregnant women. It may include a nursing bra and stomach support. Retail stores may not have a large selection for this style of swimsuit. Perform a search online to find the best location or to make your purchase.
Trunks - A term that refers to a man's bathing suit. Trunks are shorts to cover up the bottom half of the male swimmer.
Swimwear is a popular seasonal industry. When summer time comes, everyone is looking to show off the best bathing suit or bikini at the beach. Retail for swim wear can be found at mall stores split into sections. There are sections for men and boys swim trunks. The women and girls sections include a larger array of fashionable options. There are thong swimsuits or bikini options.
A monokini is one piece swimsuit. A bandeau is the top with removable straps and is sold in wireless and push-up styles. Many different cuts and styles are available. Internet sites are useful to find what stores are offering. Unless you know precisely what size you need, it would be better to buy a suit at the store to make sure it fits comfortably. Most establishments will also have modest dress options for juniors. There are also plus size and maternity sections for swimsuits at retail stores.
When purchasing a bathing suit or other swimming gear, it is important to buy something that is comfortable both mentally and physically. Girls may look at a swimsuit for its fashion appeal and not consider these other factors. Someone who is self-conscious about their body will want to wear a suit that doesn’t feel as if it’s attracting too much attention.
The beach season is all about having fun and enjoying the weather. A useful accessory for swimmer can be a pair of goggles. Another accessory some swimmers prefer to have would be a swimming cap. Whether looking for fashion or comfort, there are options available to suit your needs.