All too often, when it comes to women’s garments, it seems like you have to choose form or function. The idea that it’s impossible for a piece of clothing to simultaneously be flattering and convenient is completely false, and we are here to dispel that particular rumor.
While this is absolutely a noticeable trend among the likes of dresses, blouses, trousers, and more, there is perhaps no area where it is more prominent than with bathing suits, from boyshorts to bikinis.
For so long, bathing suits have either been unflattering but perfect for working out or overly showy and inappropriate for activities. Luckily, we here at Maxine Swim have an abundance of swimsuits of all sorts of different cuts and patterns that marry form and function.
Your bathing suit should never take away from the quality of your workout. If anything, it should improve it. This article will cover some of our most athletic swimsuits so that you can find the outfit that’s right for you.
What To Consider When Looking for a Sporty Swimsuit
When it comes time to find an effective bathing suit for moving around, a lot of people aren’t sure exactly where to start. This is totally understandable, considering how often we see bathing suits that are made for little more than just lounging around.
First and foremost, you have to take the time to understand what you feel the most confident wearing. After all, if you don’t feel like you are at your best, you won’t be able to get as good of a workout.
For some people, this might mean a more full coverage piece like a high neck tankini top or perhaps a long sleeve rash guard (an elegant alternative to sometimes clunky wetsuits). Others might be more focused on the pattern of the garment and prefer something either understated or lively. This will inevitably be specific to each and every individual, so take the time to understand your style and what makes you excited to get in the water.
You should also think about the swim bottoms, as they make up a large portion of the ensemble. You can opt for swim shorts, high-rise garments with tummy control, and so much more.
Then, you could also skip a lot of these decisions by choosing to go with a one-piece. If you aren’t sure which variety is best for you and your workout, keep reading.
Which Is Better, One-Piece or Two-Piece Women’s Swimwear?
When selecting the right bathing suit, there is often one main question on everyone’s mind: a one-piece or two-piece suit? The truth is that there is no right answer to this dilemma. The correct answer will vary from person to person. Focus on what you enjoy and what makes you feel stylish. From there, the answer will become clear.
Keep in mind that you can also switch it up! Many people have a variety of one-pieces and two-pieces in their swimming arsenal. Now, without further ado, here are a few of our favorite two-piece and one-piece swimsuits that can improve your workout.
1. Solid Bandeau Girl Leg One Piece
We decided to kick off our list with a one-piece bathing suit for a couple of reasons. For one thing, you don’t have to spend time thinking about which bikini top, bralette, or another swim top you’re going to pair with your swim bottoms. Being able to get into the pool without wondering if your bathing suit matches is a very liberating feeling.
Another reason that we wanted to feature our Solid Bandeau Girl Leg One Piece first and foremost is that it is flattering on each and every body type. The advantage of an almost all-black piece is that this universally complementary color is sure to bring out your best. However, the small white band on the top of the garment and on the straps provides a beautiful contrast that is eye-catching yet still subtle.
This particular garment also has the ability to transform into a bandeau, adding a layer of versatility that can’t be beaten. The lovely girl-leg cut can be found on many of our swimsuits since it offers adequate coverage in the front, sides, and back without sacrificing comfort or style.
When you combine all of these factors, it’s easy to see why this piece of athletic swimwear is a best seller. This same pattern is also available in a plus-size swim dress.
2. 24th & Ocean Reef Leaf Two-Tiered Tankini Swimsuit Top
The 24th & Ocean Reef Leaf Two-Tiered Tankini Swimsuit Top is simply irresistible with its bold pattern, removable cups, and adjustable straps. The neckline is simple but lovely, ensuring that you can feel confident wherever you wear it. The covered midsection provides the advantage of leaving things to the imagination while offering sun protection.
3. 24th & Ocean Color Block High Neck Racerback Top
If you are on the lookout for a sporty bikini top that looks fun but classy, look no further than the 24th & Ocean Color Block High Neck Racerback Top. The racerback cut is automatically athletic, but the small cutout in the front of the piece adds an air of intrigue.
This piece can easily be paired with any number of high-waisted bikini bottoms to make a gorgeous set.
4. Tidal Wave Wrap Front Mio One-Piece
Last up is our Tidal Wave Wrap Front Mio One-Piece. The mixture of a patterned top and a single-colored bottom makes for a fetching combination. The v-neck cut on the top is playful but still provides plenty of coverage for when you’re moving around the pool.
Let’s Go for a Swim
With any of these bathing suits, you’ll be sure to look amazing come your next daily workout. Feel free to mix and match until you find the perfect bikini set for you. When you get out of the pool, consider a cover-up to keep you comfortable and cozy.