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Water Aerobics: What to Wear

What Should You Wear for Water Aerobics? Finding swimwear for water exercise can be a daunting task, but fear not, it’s time to dive right in and find out which is the best swimsuit for aqua aerobics.

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Are you ready to splash into the refreshing world of water exercise, where the benefits speak for their selves. Water aerobics is a fun and exciting approach to health and wellness, particularly beneficial for joint health. If you’ve been seeking a low-impact yet highly effective workout regimen, aqua aerobics might just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Swim Leggings

These swim pants come in various lengths from full leg to a half quad length. Made from full stretch, quick dry fabrics, they ensure both comfort and flexibility. For your water exercise wardrobe consider opting for materials with UV sun protection or chlorine-resistant treatments and fabrics for added durability and protection.

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Swim Tops & Tankini’s

It’s essential to prioritize support and comfort when looking for swimtop options. A good supportive under-bust elastic for enhanced lift and stability is a must. Tankini tops with inner shelf bras can provide excellent support while allowing for ease of movement and extra tummy cover. Cropped or sports style bikini tops with a racer back make a perfect choice for your water aerobics sessions.

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One-Piece Swimsuits

For those seeking full coverage and support, the one piece swimsuit is an ideal solution. These bathers prevent the ride-up that you can sometimes get when wearing a 2 piece swim set. Many one piece swimsuit offer coverage for both the arms and legs, providing a sense of security and modesty while you focus on your water workout.

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Swim Shirts/Rashies

Let’s not forget about rash guards, especially if you’re exercising in an outdoor pool or the ocean. These garments feature sleeves that offer great protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. So you can ensure your skin remains safe and healthy during your any aquatic activity.

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Water Shoes

Utilizing appropriate footwear, such as non-slip water shoes, is crucial for preventing injuries during water aerobics. Water shoes offer stability in the water. Look for options like water shoes featuring rubber soles or water socks with a soft grip on the underside for optimal performance and safety.

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When it comes to finding suitable swimwear for water workouts, prioritize comfort, functionality, and protection. Whether you opt for swim leggings, tankini tops, swimsuits, or rash guards, ensure that your choice meets your needs and allows you to move with ease and confidence in the water. But never forget to look super stylish with an ample serving of sass!

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Discover the Perfect Swimwear for Your Body Type: A Comprehensive Guide

Warm weather is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning your beach getaways and poolside hangouts. One of the most important aspects of your summer wardrobe is, of course, your swimwear. With so many different styles, colors, and designs available, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect swimsuit that not only looks great but also feels comfortable and suits your body type.

Discover the Perfect Swimwear for Your Body Type

Understanding Your Body Type

Before we discuss the best swimwear for different body types, it’s important to first understand your own body shape. There are five main body types: hourglass, pear, apple, rectangle, and inverted triangle. Knowing your body type will make it easier to choose the most flattering swimwear.

  • Hourglass: If you have a well-defined waist, with your bust and hips being almost the same width, you have an hourglass figure.
  • Pear: If your hips are wider than your bust and shoulders, you have a pear-shaped body.
  • Apple: If you have a fuller bust and waist, with narrower hips, you have an apple-shaped body.
  • Rectangle: If your bust, waist, and hips are nearly the same width, you have a rectangle-shaped body.
  • Inverted Triangle: If your shoulders and bust are wider than your hips, you have an inverted triangle-shaped body.

Now that you know your body type, let’s explore the best swimwear options for each:

Hourglass Figure

As an hourglass figure, you have a well-defined waist and balanced proportions, which means you can pull off most swimwear styles. However, to accentuate your curves and maintain balance, consider these styles:

1. Halter tops: A halter top with a plunging neckline will accentuate your bust and shoulders, while providing ample support.

2. High-waisted bottoms: These bottoms will draw attention to your slim waist and add a touch of vintage glamour to your beach look.

3. Fitted swim shirts with zip front: These will enhance your bust and emphasis your hourglass-like figure.

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Pear Shape

For pear-shaped bodies, the focus should be on drawing attention to the upper body while providing coverage and support for the hips and thighs. Some great swimwear options include:

1. Ruffled or bold patterned tops: These tops will draw attention to your bust and shoulders, balancing out your proportions.

2. Skirted bottoms: These provide extra coverage for your hips and thighs while adding a feminine touch to your swimwear.

3. A-line tankini: This style flatters your waist and provides coverage for your lower half, creating a balanced silhouette.

Skirted bottoms These provide extra coverage for your hips and thighs while adding a feminine touch to your swimwear.

Apple Shape

If you have an apple-shaped body, you’ll want to focus on creating a more defined waistline and accentuating your legs. Look for these swimwear styles:

1. V-neck one-pieces: A deep V-neck will elongate your torso and draw attention to your bust, creating a more defined waistline.

2. High-cut bottoms: These bottoms will elongate your legs, making them appear slimmer.

3. Peplum or A-line tankini tops: A peplum style will create the illusion of a smaller waist while providing coverage for your midsection.

Peplum tankini tops A peplum style will create the illusion of a smaller waist while providing coverage for your midsection.

Rectangle Shape

As a rectangle-shaped body, your goal is to create the illusion of curves. To achieve this, opt for these swimwear styles:

1. Ruffles and embellishments: These add volume to your bust and hips, creating a more curvaceous silhouette.

2. Belted or cinched waist one-pieces: These swimsuits will accentuate your waist and create curves.

3. Fitted swim shirts: These will enhance your bust and create a more hourglass-like figure.

Ruffles and embellishments These add volume to your bust and hips, creating a more curvaceous silhouette.

Inverted Triangle

To balance out an inverted triangle body shape, you’ll want to focus on minimizing your bust and shoulders while accentuating your hips. Consider these swimwear options:

1. Bandeau tops: A strapless bandeau top will minimize your bust and shoulders, creating a more balanced look.

2. Hipster or tie-side bottoms: These bottoms will add volume to your hips, balancing out your upper body.

3.Colourful Swim Pants: Colourful or patterned swim shorts or pants will draw attention downwards and create a more balanced silhouette.

Colourful Swim Pants Colourful or patterned swim shorts or pants will draw attention downwards and create a more balanced silhouette.

Final Thoughts

Shopping for swimwear can be a daunting task, but by understanding your body type and choosing styles that flatter your unique shape, you can feel confident and stylish all summer long. So, whether you’re lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, embrace your body and enjoy the sun in your perfect swimwear!

A huge “Thank You” to ‘Vivid Orb’ for taking the time to write this blog for us 🙂

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What colour swimwear best suits my skin tone?

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choosing women’s colourful swimwear?

“What colour swimsuit is most flattering for your skin tone?”

Choosing a swimsuit to compliment your skin tone should be a thought when making your next swimwear purchase. Finding the right swimwear colour that works best to compliment your skin colour may be challenging. Therefore, the aim of this is to help you determine which swimsuit colour will best emphasise your skins natural beauty on your next trip to the beach!

So, what colour swimwear suits pale skin?

If you have pale skin your skin is very white and delicate, it is very easily irritated and most likely burns quickly. Therefore, it is important to reduce the amount of exposure to the sun. This can be done by using high SPF sunscreens, wearing rashies and swim shorts, they could be long or short, but the more protection the better.

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What color swimsuit looks good on fair skin?

If you have pale skin, choose colours that contrast with your skin. The most flattering colours to make you look great are, black, dark colours such as ruby red, navy blue, dark purple and emerald green. Due to your skin being quite pale try to avoid wearing very pale such as yellow and white.

What is the best swimwear color for an olive skin tone?

If you have a tanned skin tone you are very lucky, as when it comes to choosing the right colour, majority of colours will look perfect on you. Your skin is more durable to the sun, but it is still very important to put on sunscreen!

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pink rash shirt with front zip and black swim leggings

What color bathing suit is best for olive skin?

As said before you will mostly look great in any colour. That colour ranges from warm colours to cold colours as well as dull, plain and fluorescent colours, even patterned swimwear. No matter what colour you wear it will emphasise your beautiful skin. So don’t be afraid to wear anything!

What is the best swimwear color for dark skin?

Lucky, you! If you have a dark skin tone you can wear as many colours as you’d wish. Nothing is stopping you! Although it is much harder for you’re skin to burn, wearing sunscreen is still very important.

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leopard Print sleeveless rash shirt for women

So what colour swimsuit is most flattering for people with a dark skin tone?

You will look great in anything but contrasting your swimsuit colour with your skin tone will make you look even better. Bright colours such as yellow, white, gold and bright orange will really help your skin stand out and show your natural beauty.

“You can wear anything you wish. Lucky you!”

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Why Choose Chlorine Resistant Swimwear?

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Why Choose ‘Chlorine Resistant Treated Swimwear’

It is very difficult to find swimwear that fits and looks great. So once you have the perfect suit no one wants it to sag and fall out of shape.

Q: Why does my swimsuit only last a short time before it starts to sag?

A: Chlorine!

Chlorine is used to kill bacteria in pools and spas making it safe to swim. Unfortunately chlorine just loves to destroy our swimwear causing the fabric to breakdown and sag. Most swimsuit fabrics are made with Elastane (also known as Spandex or Lycra) Elastane is far more sensitive to chlorine than other fibres. But it’s the Elastane that gives swimwear its important stretch making movement comfortable and easy. This is why many chlorine resistant swimsuits have little, to no stretch. They are mostly made from fabric’s such as Polyester, with no Elastane content.

Q: Are we being forced to make a choice between the comfort and longevity of our swimwear.

A: Not Anymore!

Scientists and fabric manufacturers have come up with an ingenious way to prolong the life of elastane. Using chemicals to seal and protect these delicate fibres they can extend their life up to 10  times longer. Ocean Road Swimwear’s ‘Chlorine Resistant Treated’ swimsuits have been treated in this way. Helping us create swimwear that has both comfort and longevity.

Q: Why should I pay more for chlorine resistant treated swimwear?

A: Two swimsuits cost more than one?

All swimwear fabrics will eventually breakdown when exposed to chlorinated water. However, we can prolong this process by choosing a ‘chlorine resistant treated swimsuit’ although normally priced a little higher they could end up being much better value in the long run. Having to replace your swimsuit a number of times during a season can end up quite costly. Not to mention the impact on the environment.

Q: How long will my chlorine resistant swimwear last?

A: A little effort goes a long way!

When choosing where to swim remember the lower the level of chlorine exposure the longer the swimsuit will last. Salt water pools and private residential pools normally have lower levels of chlorine while public pools and water parks will have much higher levels. Although the fabric has been treated to have a higher resistance to chlorine it is still very important that the correct care instructions are followed. Please refer to the ‘Care Instructions’ listed on this website.

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What Does UPF Stand For?

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Woman Standing on beach in UPF Sun Safe Swimwear

So, What Does UPF Stand For?

The UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) is a rating used for clothing and other fabrics that protect you from the sun. The higher the rating the more protection you will have from UV radiation.

There are two types of harmful rays that can penetrate through a fabric and reach our skin. Long wave ultraviolet A & short wave ultraviolet B.  The UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin and can course premature skin aging and skin cancer while the UVB rays affect the skin’s top layer and cause sunburn & sometimes blistering.

There are approximately x500 more UVA rays in sunlight than UVB rays.

Ocean Road Swimwear’s +50UV Sun Protection Range: has been created not only to look great but also to protect you from the harmful Ultra Violet sun rays. The fabric has been specially manufactured from UV resistant fabrics which have been ‘tightly woven’ to help block the radiation. A special chemical is then embedded into the fabric that can reflect, scatter or absorb ultraviolet rays even when the fabric is wet. This process means that the fabric is ideal for swimwear and sportswear.

Ocean Road Swimwear’s +50UPF label means that this item is rated at the highest level of sun protection. Classed ‘excellent protection’ with 98% of UV radiation blocked.

 

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How To Choose The Perfect Swimsuit

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Do you want to know what you should be looking for when choosing swimwear? Then look no further as I’m attempting to help make sense of the endless swimwear options narrowing them down to styles that fit and flatter your body type. So whether your curvaceous or athletic, big or small, pear or apple shaped if you want to look and feel fabulous in swimwear read on.

 

Big Booty/Pear Shape

If you have a generous backside? Look for a suit with enough fabric in that area. Look for a bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg. Swim skirts or shorts are a good way to achieve this. Also an adjustable rash guard or tankini can be worn at this length. A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.

Tummy Pouch/ Apple Shape

If you carry your weight mostly in your tummy and you’re looking to cover up or slim your middle, ruching is a popular way to do this. The gathered fabric hides bulges and can also help to conceal your stomach. A power mesh lining assists with support and helps to create a smoother shape. Choosing an A-line design or a style with loose fitting fabric around your middle will help to hide the pouch. Plunging necklines with ties or zippers and high cut bottoms draw the attention away from your middle. If love handles are your problem a high-waisted bottom that extends above your belly button works wonders.

Small Bust/ Athletic

If you’re more straight up-and-down and have fewer curves. Choosing a fitted design especially in a rash guard will stop the flattening of your chest and extenuate your shape. Bold prints or embellishments with ruffles create the illusion of curves.  Certain halter tops can create cleavage. The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier your tush will appear.

Large bust

If you’re well-endowed on top with ample cleavage.  Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you’re hoping to minimize the focus on your chest. Bra-style tops with underwire and moulded cups and adjustable straps provide extra bust support. The thicker the strap, the more support.

Curvy

If you’re curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt. Using a power mesh lining will help to smooth and hide any unwanted lumps and bumps. Wearing rash guards, tankinis and one piece swimsuits with rushing, gathering or a crossover design will flatter your waist and shape. If you suffer with back fat reach for designs with thicker straps and high backs.

Cellulite

No matter what your shape or size cellulite doesn’t discriminate. When attempting to keep those unsightly dimples under wraps. Choose swim skirts, shorts, tankinis  and rashies with longer hemlines for more coverage. Look for garments that still pack plenty of sass.

Sun Sensitive

You don’t have to give up looking stylish just because they need to stay covered in the sun. Your swimsuit can also provide a bit of stylish protection. Rash guards with long-sleeves are can be made from Ultra Violet Protected fabrics and are available in a variety of flattering styles. These suits can be worn with a full legged swim pant/legging for full sun coverage.

Pregnant

Shielding yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is more important than ever during pregnancy. Your body’s pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) make your skin more susceptible to UV-induced discoloration. So sun protection and extra belly room are very important. It’s best to look for rash guards & tankini’s with ample room around your midsection. This will help to make you more comfortable and give your tum extra sun protection. Low rise bottoms are best as they will sit just under your tum.

I hope this was helpful and look forward to hearing any comments or suggestions you may have.