Teen Vogue is celebrating the start of summer with a series of stories on all things swim. From the latest trends to buying the perfect suit, find everything you need to know here. Looking for cheap swimwear? You're not alone — swimsuits can be a little baffling when it comes to price. While they're much smaller than your average piece of clothing, oftentimes they cost way more than a dress or even a pair of designer denim. Not all swimsuits, however, will break the bank. There are plenty of affordable swimsuit options that are high-quality and stylish. Here, we've handpicked our favorite one-piece bathing suits and two-piece bikinis that are sure to make waves wherever you go. There are wide variety of styles, including polka-dots, stripes, tie-dye, solids and tropical prints, plus details you'll love like ruching, ruffles, power mesh fabrics, open backs and plunging v-necks. You'll find high thigh cuts, high-waisted bottoms, briefs and cheeky bottoms, and tops in variety of styles, as well.
Girls Swimsuits for Every Style
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Swimming laps in a string bikini meant for lounging on the beach would basically be like jogging in jeans and a sweater. If it is too big, the suit can slow you down and have a similar effect. A properly fitting suit is also important to prevent painful chafing, according to Christine Frietchen, a two-time Ironman triathlete and former president of the Brooklyn Tri Club. Swimmers love this minimal style for a durable everyday training suit. Like the TYR suit, the streamlined design of this Nike cutout style allows serious swimmers to focus on their stroke — not their suit. These suits will last through hours and hours of training.
Rock 'n Roll Stripe Swimsuit
Apparently one of the rituals for incoming girls at Malibu High School is to roll them in sand and cat food as they wear bikinis. Now, before you boys say, Yes! The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently sent parents a letter first published by Malibu Patch warning parents about the summer hazing rituals conducted on incoming freshman by soon-to-be seniors:. Initiation for girls has included such things as wearing bathing suits and being covered with food, cat food, or other sticky substances and then rolled in the sand ending in the ocean or getting hosed off. We have been told that there is lewd, inappropriate sexual conduct. Initiation for boys often involves violence, usually in the form of being paddled and physical fighting. Food Food See all. Music See all. Music Pick: The Chieftans February 27,
You can really see everything through the faded fabric," said Haleigh, Shimmying into an unforgiving piece of Lycra and swimming with classmates is a dreaded rite of physical education at Oak Park and River Forest and many other area high schools. Some teens say it is made worse because some uniform suits are so worn that they leave little room for modesty. Oak Park and River Forest school officials stand by the uniform policy. But other suburban high schools allow students to bring their own swimsuits, most limiting girls by a one-piece rule to keep the pool waters PG. Some allow bikinis, but ask that girls wear a T-shirt over the top. Oak Park and River Forest school board member Amy McCormack raised the issue of threadbare suits earlier this year after she heard some teen girls felt exposed in the worn uniforms at the high school. Student Zachary Guihan, 18, said the boys' trunks are paper-thin too. We should make sure everyone's comfortable enough so this isn't a traumatic experience. Students are required to wear one of the school's uniform suits during the nine-week freshman swimming class.