Best swimwear for women and men in Southwest Florida Posted on June 14, 2018 under Blog. | no comments.

The best swimwear for Southwest Florida can survive harsh salt water and chlorine as well as the blazing sun.

Best SwimwearMany Southwest Floridians practically live in their swimsuits this time of year so they need swimsuits that last. The sun and chemicals can cause colors to fade and fibers to breakdown in some fabrics.

If you enjoy the Florida sun and swimming in the Gulf or pool, you want swimwear that will get you through the summer, and, hopefully, more than one. Swimsuits can be expensive.

There are so many choices for swimwear at all price ranges. It can be difficult to find the best value. You want something that will last without spending a fortune. You want to feel good and look good but not sacrifice fit and function for beauty.

If you are looking for something fashionable, you might want to check out Glamour magazine’s “100 Swimsuits Under $100.”  The magazine gathered 100 swimsuits under $100, radiating every possible swimwear vibe:  athletic, minimalist, eccentric, and more.

How to choose the best swimwear

Selecting swimsuit fabric is important and should reflect your goals. Are you looking for the best fit, durability, stretch, or all of the above.

The most common fabrics in swimsuits are nylon, cotton, spandex (LYCRA), and polyester.

Cotton swimsuits are trendy in design but aren’t fitted to the body and often don’t hold their shape. Therefore, Spandex is added in almost every swimsuit to provide elasticity.

Nylon dries fast, is made of strong fibers and fits the body well although it may not hold up to chlorine as well as some other fabrics.

Polyester fabric has dominated the competitive swimwear industry for several years. New technologies in polyester have improved the performance and feel of the material, allowing it to surpass other fabrics. Polyester holds its color and is resistant to chlorine.

Polyester has strong fibers, it’s resilient, soft and a comfortable fit. It’s also durable, resistant to shrinkage, holds its shape and is easy to launder.

Polybutylene Terephthalate, which sounds more like a chemical compound than a fabric, may be combined with Polyester yarns. This provides a lightweight, chlorine resistant, fast-drying material that repels water and resists snags.

Another common swimwear fabric is Nylon. However, it doesn’t last as long and is not chlorine resistant. Polyester is a better choice.

Choose the swimsuit that meets your needs, fits in your budget and feels good so you can enjoy the summer.

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