STORY OF THE SWIMSUITIt is only in the seventeenth century that we discover the benefits of seawater ... And this fully dressed!
From 1910 only, men and women begin to bathe together and more commonly. Tanning is akin to peasants who work the earth in the sun and is considered vulgar. This is why we continue to cover the body until Coco Chanel, in the 1920s, makes the tanned complexion seductive.
In 1936 paid holidays - then two weeks a year - and with them, mass tourism. The beaches are stormed and finally the jerseys shorten for men and women and all social classes!
In the 60s, the short-sleeved jersey with low waist, we are close to the boxer or the swimming trunks.
In the 80s, the jersey lengthens this time, influenced by the extensive practice of surfing, so "so cool"! This is the appearance of boardshort, if, you know, the one for which you are banned entry to the pool due to hygiene.
Of all, the most versatile model that will suit different hobbies is the swim shorts, which comes to mid-thigh.
A SWIMSUIT SUITABLE FOR USE
The swim shorts can easily accompany you for a beach holiday with family, to travel at the end of the world with your half or for more sporting holidays. In addition, it is also suitable for all body types and all generations.
Another possibility: the swimming trunks. It is harder to assume but more hygienic. This is why it is compulsory in swimming pools. Its advantages ? A guaranteed Italian charm and an optimal tan.
Attention, it will correspond more to the better built of you.
Finally, if you go to Costa Rica for a surf session with friends, then the boardshort is in order.
It is more like a garment and has no lining or inner thread, unlike other shorts. The main reason for its length is to protect the leg of the wax when waiting for the wave sitting on its board.
Another feature is that they do not have a rubber band at the waist but are fastened with a velcro fastener and a small drawcord. This would not lose his swimming shorts under the pressure of the waves when the water seeps into the shirt.
Avoid the fluo shorts which, in addition to attracting a little too much attention, may be transparent when you leave the water.
PRINTS, REASONS, COLORS: WHAT STYLE TO CHOOSE ?
Be careful too dark colors, they will tend to fade more quickly with the sun.
Overall, you will find two main materials in the swimsuit market: polyester and polyamide. Mixtures of one of these two materials may also be found with elastane.
WHAT MATTER FOR A SWIMSUIT ?
The addition of elastane allows, as for clothing, to bring flexibility and elasticity to the jersey.
The interest of synthetic fibers is that they can incorporate specific properties. They are modified from the inside, it is not simply a surface treatment that would not hold under the pressure of the sun, sea water or even chlorine. Thus, one will find water repellent jerseys, quick-drying, anti-UV, etc.
The difference between an entry-level swimsuit and a high-end jersey will be played first on the design. Some brands do some real creative research to develop original prints. And it costs him.
THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The model Saint Jacques is aesthetically very original and changes what we usually see, remaining elegant.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SWIMSUIT ?I would advise to pack two jerseys on vacation, especially if you go more than a week. Firstly for a question of hygiene, because you may wear it often enough, and then to maintain them more easily.
After each swim at sea or at the pool, rinse your shirt with clear water to avoid salt or chlorine residues, which may abrade or discolor your shirt. Once in a while, wash it with a mild soap to actually remove the residue.
Try to dry it out of the sun as much as possible, it will keep its colors longer.
You can pass your shirt in machine provided:
· Do not do it too often,
· Protect it by first putting it in a protective net,
· And not to exceed 40 degrees.
· Ironing and drying are forbidden.