Women's Swim Shorts & Board Shorts

    Are you beach or pool-bound? Now would be the perfect time to sort out your swim attire and resort wear. Whether you’re the type that can’t stand still for two seconds (hello, beach volleyball!) or you just prefer a little extra coverage, women’s swimming shorts are a fun and comfortable option that’s easy to pair up with all your favorite swim looks, from your bikini to that sporty one-piece you love. Let’s look at the different types of swim shorts for women so you can make the most educated decision on which pair to buy.

    Swim Shorts vs Board Shorts
    The first question we’ll explore right away is, “what’s the difference between swim shorts and board shorts?” The simple answer is that board shorts are typically longer in length than swim shorts, but we’ll explain that more later, so stay tuned.

    Women’s Bathing Suit Shorts
    Swimming shorts (or women’s bathing suit shorts) are typically a relaxed-fit silhouette that can be worn for swimming, sunbathing or lounging by the pool. These shorts are designed for style and can be easily mixed and matched with all your favorite women's swimsuits. Let’s just say, you’ll definitely want to throw a pair of these in your vacay bag along with your sandals and SPF. Consider your packing list complete!

    Women’s Board Shorts
    Surfs up! Board shorts (or women's surf shorts) have been around for many decades and are strategically designed to allow you freedom of movement so you can ride the waves all day. They typically have a simple lace-up waist and are made from strong, durable materials like nylon or polyester that dry quickly and withstand even the roughest tumbles. Even if you’re not a hardcore surfer, board shorts make excellent beach shorts for women. Basic black styles match effortlessly with any bikini top, tankini or one-piece, but we’re really crushing on bold tropical prints that pop.

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    Board Shorts Swimsuits & Cover-Ups


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