It might only take one lap in the pool or one ocean wave to know that not all women’s swimwear is created equal in terms of fit. While some swimsuit technology is aiding with speed, buoyancy and endurance, most women are just looking for a good-looking suit that stays in place during activity. With the help of 904Fittest, Teale Beckenbach, 904Fitness reviews swimwear that allows the average women’s physique to move and compete in the water without worrying about coverage, even in less than ideal conditions.
Isla James Bikini – Fog & Laser top and Holden Sands bottom
Local swimwear designer, Kim Snead, hascreated bikinis for the adventurous woman. The design and the prints are inspired to bring you closer to the ocean or farther from home. Sturdy straps and satiny fabrics are comfortable yet surfing friendly. Minimal coverage bottoms are surprisingly effortless – no tugging required. Available a LulaMae Boutique, Jacksonville Beach; Bluewater Boutique, Neptune Beach; Gwen Berlin, Ponte Vedra.
“ I love this suit! I can swim and surf comfortably in it. I wouldn’t bike in it though because the fabric is very satiny.” – Teale
Mallace x Jolyn Tri Bikini
Created by a misfit team of athletes and designers, this colorful line swimwear is more than pretty – it’s practical. Durable fabric and few panels and seams minimize chafing and are a few features that make this bikini a good triathlon suit from swim to bike to run. Criss-cross straps that tie securely in back ensure the top isn’t moving even when you are. Available at http://www.jolynclothing.com/usa.
“This is my go-to tri bathing suit. It’s functional and really cute.” – Teale