Mara Hoffman Long Sleeved Swimsuit

With a spectacular black and white pattern, mosaic star to the front, zip up rear and long-sleeves, this swimsuit, mostly thanks to its price tag (£269 !), will definitely set you apart on the beach or at the pool 🙂 Be warned though, although the swimsuit at first glance seems to protect your modesty, it is thong cut 😉

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Roxy Zip Back Short John Swimsuit

A brightly coloured suit with slight cup mouldings from Roxy – A fabulous looking swimsuit with a bit of added warmth with the 1mm neoprene. This swimsuit is part of the Roxy XY collection which includes a long-sleeve boy-leg neoprene swimsuit and a full wetsuit too. If you want a matching collection, this is a pretty good start!



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O’Neill Long-sleeved ‘Glamour’ Swimsuit

A quite spectacular patterned long-sleeved swimsuit – definitely one for the more fashion brave! A great looking zip-back swimsuit from O’Neill that looks good, feels even better and keeps the sun off your arms! Add a pair of shorts and you have a great looking beach top as well 🙂

I will add that this is swimsuit is standard material rather than neoprene.

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Arena Cores Hi-Neck Swimsuit

Arena have pulled a superb swimsuit out of the bag with their Cores Hi-Neck Swimsuit. What really sets the Arena Cores swimsuit apart from many of the other hydrasuit style swimsuits is the structured construction. Strong seams under the bust and side panels give far more support and shape to this suit making ideal for more vigorous swimming. The bold pattern is not over the top and it is great to see that they have resisted the temptation to go floral!

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Xcel Axis Long Sleeved 2mm Neoprene Swimsuit

The Xcel Axis long-sleeved neoprene swimsuit is a well designed suit for slightly cooler waters (or people who feel the cold more?!). In 2mm neoprene, the suit will keep you going longer but without the restrictions of a full wetsuit. Less likely to draw too many stares (i.e. no bold floral prints), the Axis is predominantly blue over the body and arms with white side panels and wrists.

With slightly more width in the crotch, low cut legs and non-raw edges (where the arms end and around the leg openings), this is a really comfortable swimsuit.

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Billabong 1mm One-Piece Neoprene Swimsuit

The current posts have a bit of a theme! 1mm neoprene swimsuits 🙂 It turns out that there are a surprisingly large number of neoprene swimsuits available – something which is not a bad thing in the UK where even on a good day, swimming in a normal swimsuit in the sea is a little chilly.

One thing to watch with neoprene swimsuits is that the crotch area is usually fairly narrow so some may prefer to wear bikini bottoms or a standard swimsuit underneath. This Billabong swimsuit has a relatively low cut leg and reasonable coverage between the legs. The suit is well shaped and built in panels rather than formed or stretched neoprene which makes for a comfortable swim. Available in two colour-ways – blue striped and tropical although the blue striped is not widely available.

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