After a year, my Butch at the Beach post is still one of my most popular, but I wanted to write a couple follow-up posts to answer some great questions I've gotten from readers. Here are a few you've been asking:
What other swimming-related questions have come up for you this summer? (I'll probably be writing another swimwear post soon and will answer as many as I can.) What tips and tricks would you give to other butches about swimwear and beachwear?
7/31/2012 05:33:45 am
Shorts are not the problem when swimming, they can be found in any department store, the problem is what to wear on top? Sports bra? With tee shirt?
7/31/2012 05:46:41 am
Thanks for the comment! Did you already read Component #2 and Component #3 on the previous post? http://www.butchwonders.com/1/post/2011/7/butch-at-the-beach.html
7/31/2012 05:49:42 am
Thanks for sharing! My wife and I have shoped and spent a lot of money looking for comfortable swim trunks for her !
7/31/2012 07:26:10 am
About finding a butch swim top, it's very easy (well, kind of easy) to find a sports-bra style swim top, esp. online, by companies like Speedo. A genuine swim top like that would not stretch out in the water like a sports bra would. Personally, I like to wear one of those sports swim tops plus a rash guard shirt.
7/31/2012 12:22:09 pm
Re: tops, I've had some luck shopping online for training or competition swimsuits. Just got a very basic TYR 2 piece that has a lot more coverage and support on top than most suits. It feels and looks a lot like a sports bra but the fabric is better designed for water, chlorine, etc. I plan on wearing it with board shorts.
Quiksilver tends to be very narrow (esp for boys). I wear H&M Boys, and those are the lightest, fastest drying board shorts I own (plus they come with an inner net, so I don't need to wear a speedo underneath).
8/6/2012 01:01:29 am
Thanks for the notes on components for the beach for those of us who are both butch and...built to last.
8/13/2012 01:08:40 am
I found this rash guard on Amazon, and it is a bit baggier so it is more forgiving than some of the other rash guards.
10/7/2015 06:59:34 pm
I teach swimming so I am in the water a lot.. I am so not wearing a bikini or even a one piece. Too much boob. I wear a well fitting synthetic bra under a rash vest and beach shorts. Usually mens cause they come in larger sizes with an elastic waist for comfort and ease of movement. The chlorine means I have to replace the bra every few months. It is comfortable and my boobs don't go floating around or escaping. Anything cotton is a terrible idea as the chlorine will destroy it fast. It is a drowning hazard too. Wet fabric pulls you under. Lycra is great. The most important thing is to wear something safe and comfortable that you can have fun in.
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