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Swim shorts for women?

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BusStopBetty Wed 08-Jun-16 18:31:04

Hello, are there any real life shops that sell these? (Not the titchy bikini shorts, but ones that actually look like shorts and cover your arse.)

Lots online, but I'm always a bit wary of being swimwear online due to sizing. Although, recommendation for online shops and fit guides would also be helpful - do they fit like m&s or Superdy?

DianaT1969 Wed 08-Jun-16 18:43:19

Sports shops might sell them but you'll have more choice somewhere like Surfdome or Simply Swim online. I'd buy 2 sizes and send the other back.
Are you looking for black lycra type shorts or patterned board shorts?
If board shorts, TKMaxx sometimes have Roxy on the rails.

BusStopBetty Wed 08-Jun-16 18:51:09

Either. Actually, I suppose I could even look at men's shorts as long as they didn't have a fly hole?

handmademitlove Wed 08-Jun-16 19:04:40

Mountain warehouse do board shorts if you have one nearby.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Wed 08-Jun-16 19:07:04

Not cheap but Boden have some

PinkBuffalo Wed 08-Jun-16 19:08:43

I got a pair last year. Mine came from sports direct and were only about £5.
I spent ages looking for some, so hope this helps.

BusStopBetty Wed 08-Jun-16 20:12:27


Pink Buffalo, what's the sizing like?

Statelychangers Wed 08-Jun-16 21:45:23

I have a medical condition which means I can't shave. I got some from swimwear 365 - short adidas-type shorts I also found good ones on amazon

PinkBuffalo Thu 09-Jun-16 18:54:40

I wasn't sure about the sizing. Just ended up holding them up to me in the shop to judge, lol. They're quite stretchy, but a good fit and covered me from waist to just above the knee.

Krampus Thu 09-Jun-16 18:59:34

I have some Lands Ends ones. One pair are tight fitting shorts and the other a tight knicker with more floaty short on the outside. I use them on holiday when using my kayak but they hold up well to pool use and body boarding. Their sizing is slighty on the generous size.

PinkBuffalo Thu 09-Jun-16 19:05:06

Actually, thinking about it, it could well be I got a men's pair. They are just navy blue, and certainly don't look manly when they're on me! They had all the swimwear grouped together (mens, women's, children's) upstairs in our sports direct.

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