What are tan through swimsuits? What makes them different to other swimsuits? Can I wear a tan through swimsuit and go swimming without showing it all to the world in general , or do tan through swimsuits turn see-through when wet? These are just a few questions asked by women who have never tried wearing this type of swimming costume before.
Tan through swimsuits are a solution to a very common problem that has been noticed ever since women stopped covering up from neck to ankle, even at the beach: tan lines. You know how it goes: a patch of white or paler skin (if you’re white, Asian or Latina, of course black women don’t have this problem!) showing the shape of your swimsuit and an even tan everywhere else. Or else, if you’ve already got a tan on your arms and legs from wearing short sleeves and short pants, and if you neglected the sunscreen, you end up with a band of pink between the tan and the white, making you look like a Neapolitan ice cream. You can try to eliminate this problem with tanning lotions and the like, but these are prone to making a real mess and streaking and it can be really hard to reach the middle of your back properly without help and/or a visit to an expensive salon. Tan through swimsuits eliminate these problems.
The secret of tan through swimsuits is that they are made from a special material called Microsol or MicrosolV that allows some of the sunrays that produce a tan through to your skin and it can do so without showing off what’s under your swimsuit when you don’t want this to happen. This is achieved by the tiny holes or micropores in the material. Not that the material lets all the sunshine through even though you’ll get enough rays to create a tan (and, incidentally, allow your body to synthesize the maximum amount of Vitamin D), you’ll still get a measure of UV protection equivalent to a SPF6 sunscreen. And, unlike real sunscreen, you won’t need to reapply a tan through swimsuit every two or three hours if you’re spending the whole day at the beach or beside the pool.
Tan through swimsuits have one real bonus that is enjoyed by those who want an even all-over tan without resorting to messy streak-prone lotions and also want to swim as a form of exercise or as a sport. The micropores that do the job of letting a bit of sunshine through to your skin also let water through easily, meaning that you can slip through the water more easily, as the resistance of regular material is eliminated.
Tan through swimsuits come in a range of styles. You can find tan through swimsuits in the form of bikinis, both halter neck and with regular straps, and some of the styles allow you to choose a range of bikini bottoms to match the top low-rise, string, Brazilian and boyshorts (see the individual styles for the exact details of which cuts are available for each style). If one-piece swimsuits are more your thing, then you can also find tan through swimsuits in one-piece styles. You’ve got a range of prints and designs available, with bright tropicals in blue and green being the most popular.
If you’ve never tried wearing tan through swimsuits before, maybe this summer might be the right time for you to do so. Browse Swimwear for Canadians’ catalogue to see a range of top-quality tan through swimsuits.
All of the Tan through swimwear we list on our website are available to be shipped to Canada.