Fashion
When it comes to swimwear, do you like to rock a classic triangle bikini or bandeau top or is a one-piece more your style? Swimwear has become surprisingly versatile recently, as more women try and make their swimsuits work from the beach to the bar. Wear a crochet top over your bikini and add a pair of cutoffs, and you're ready for an al fresco dinner. Or wear a one-piece with a denim vest and maxi skirt.

What’s the most flattering swimsuit for my body type?


Vintage-inspired swimsuits like high-waisted bikinis and ruched one-piece suits are slimming and deliver great coverage in the tummy area—these are universally flattering. For the body-confident, the monokini is a hot alternative to the string bikini. Swimwear that is ruched, shirred and gathered is your friend if you have a smaller frame. Ruffles and prints are also tricks of the petite trade. Full-figured gals get the support they need with swim tops that use bra sizing and underwire to ensure a good fit. Above all, nothing is sexier than confidence so choose a swimsuit you can be yourself in.

How should I accessorize my swimwear?


Let’s go from head to foot. Sun protection is essential, so pack sunscreen and a hat. Wide brim floppy hats, baseball caps and straw fedoras are all great options. Grab a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from bright sun rays. Bring a cover-up that transitions well from beach to dinner like a breezy sundress, flowy kaftan, or denim shorts with slub tank, while slip-on sandals are a step up from flip-flops. Grab a large tote to carry all this, and don’t forget to include a beach towel and water bottle!

What’s the best swimsuit for beach and pool activities?


For active lifestyle enthusiasts, there’s swimwear that’s just as fashionable as it is good for sport. Sports bra style tops paired with moderate coverage bikini bottoms or swim shorts will keep you held in while hitting the waves, playing beach volleyball or running on the sand. Try tankinis and rashguards with SPF for an even more secure fit and extra sun protection.
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    Athleta Women Floral Fade Kata Swim Short Size L
    Our beachy print of the season livens up this suit that covers your every SUP, paddle, and sun-soaking ways.
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size S
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Belharra Swim Capri Size XS
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    Athleta Women Belharra Swim Capri Size XS
    For day when it's too warm for a full wetsuit, throw on these sophisticated printed swim tights for UPF 50+ sun coverage.
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    Athleta Women Stripe Swim Tight Size L
    The bottom half to our Stripe Rashguard, with a built-to-move gusset and UPF 50+ sun-shielding protection.
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Rashguard Size L
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    Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Rashguard Size L
    The sporty chic rashguard with UPF 50+ protection, a less-restrictive neck for more breathing room, and a board short connector loop so nothing rides up on the surf.
  • Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Rashguard Size L
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    Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Rashguard Size L
    The sporty chic rashguard with UPF 50+ protection, a less-restrictive neck for more breathing room, and a board short connector loop so nothing rides up on the surf.
  • Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
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    Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Crop Rashguard Size L
    The cropped, sporty chic rashguard with UPF 50+ protection and a less-restrictive neck for more breathing room on the surf.
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    Athleta Women Colorblock Stripe Rashguard Size L
    The sporty chic rashguard with UPF 50+ protection, a less-restrictive neck for more breathing room, and a board short connector loop so nothing rides up on the surf.
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    Athleta Women Stripe Swim Tight Size L
    The bottom half to our Stripe Rashguard, with a built-to-move gusset and UPF 50+ sun-shielding protection.
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    Athleta Women Tara Halter Bikini Size 32D/DD
    This favorite, bra-cup-sized style has a solid strategy for mixing and matching it up prints included.
  • Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size L
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
  • Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
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    Athleta Women Flower Field Extended Triangle Bikini Size XXS
    A sweet flower print lends a bright outlook for every surf session, no matter the conditions.
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
  • Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
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    Athleta Women Kata Swim Short Size L
    The totally versatile swim-fabric short that's ready to run to the beach, surf, bust out some burpees, then run back home.
  • Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size S
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size S
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
  • Athleta Women Printed Coastline Swim Dress Size XXS
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    Athleta Women Printed Coastline Swim Dress Size XXS
    Dressing for the beach just got easier with this strappy racerback dress made from our water-friendly UPF 50+ swim fabric.
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    Athleta Women Sunkiss Swim Skirt Size M
    The pull-on style skirt that makes the ideal swimsuit coverup because it's cut from the same UPF 50+ swim-fabric cloth.
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