Swimsuits FAQ – Common Questions on Swimwear

What Are Swimsuits Made Of?

Most swimsuits are made out of 100% nylon or they blend it with other fibers such as lycra or spandex, or elastane. Another blend can be lycra alone and polyester. These materials absorb very little water, and therefore dry very quickly. They are flexible and conform to the body. Synthetic fabrics can be made resistant to chlorine and UV rays for greater durability.

How To Wash a Swim Suit


After a long day at the beach or pool the first thing you want to do is rinse out your swim suit. A day in the sun can leave all sorts of residue on your swimsuit such as sunscreen, sand, and chlorine. Wash it away by gently rinsing the suit after each use. Never wring out a swim suit, wringing and twisting a swimsuit puts undo stress onto its delicate fibers and elastic. Just gently press down on the swim suit an lay flat to dry. If you find your swim suit particularly smelly or soiled wash it by hand with a mild detergent. Turn the suit inside out and add a pump of mild detergent to a sink of cool water. Allow the suit to soak for a few minutes, then press out excess moisture and rinse with clean water. Lay flat to dry.

Why Did Victoria’s Secret Stop Selling Swimsuits?

After reassessing their swimwear line in 2016 they came to the conclusion that their swimwear line was not their best performing category. It’s also seasonal, whereas undergarments and athleisure apparel are not.

How To Wear Non Padded Swimsuits?

If your are wearing a non padded swim suit first and foremost, you need to check that your swimsuit is properly lined. Prints and texture can provide some coverage on flimsier suits. If choosing a white fabric make sure it is nice and thick with a tight weave, since flimsy fabrics are much more likely to end up turning transparent when wet and keep in mind that thicker fabrics are often more expensive. So you may need to spend a little extra to get what you want.