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Understanding Tankinis

Tankinis get their name from the combination of a tank top and bikini bottom and was first introduced in the late 1990s. Because bikinis show skin that some beach babes may not want, the tankini was designed as a way to provide the modesty of a one piece suit with the convenience of a two piece suit. Tankinis have also proven to be a good choice for active ladies who don't want to worry about losing their tops. Hailed as the first major innovation in women's swimsuit design in several decades, it has since dominated almost a third of the swimwear market.

These innovative bathing suits have become staples in most women's wardrobes, pleasing people who want more coverage but still want to maintain the convenience of a two piece swim suit. Tankinis have become popular with ladies who want to hide their tummy area and with those who have recently had mastectomies, as the extra coverage allows for more support.

Tankinis offer several kinds of bust support. Halter tops have the adjustable and supportive neck ties to keep things in place while many bandeau tops have removable straps to give you the option of having support or of getting rid of pesky tan lines. Some tankinis have triangle tops, giving you a sexier style while some have high necked tops to keep you covered.

Whether you like bold colors, trendy prints or simple solids, tankinis have it all. Because of the two-piece option, mixing and matching bottoms is the perfect way to get mileage out of your top and to be able to wear it with different bottoms to get a different swim style every time you wear it.

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1 year ago.
Will the tank top part go up underwater and stick to my chest? It is a little loose but comfortable, so I don’t know.
1 year ago.
Hello Samantha,
If the top is just a little loose it may rise under water but not to the point of coming up over your chest. Plus, there is some sort of bra, whether it be underwire, shelf or soft cups. This part of the suit will not rise in the water.
2 years ago.
I prefer one-piece suits but am curious about a tankini for lap swimming. Does the tankini top float up or stay in place while swimming? I would choose shorts for the bottom instead of a skirt because of what I've read online about the extra material of the skirt getting in the way, floating up, being very drippy when getting out of the pool, etc. Thanks for any feedback.
2 years ago.
Hello Roberta,
As long as you choose a tankini top that is fitted it should be fine. The tops on our site that are flowy on the bottom for tummy coverage will become an annoyance when swimming laps so we recommend to stay away from those.
1 year ago.
what about water aerobics? will the top rise?
1 year ago.
Hello Hyll,
Not as long as you choose a tight fitting top.
6 years ago.
waist 57
bust 57
torso 78
what size would i buy
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