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Women really are at an advantage when it comes to selecting swimwear designs, as number of womenís designs far exceeds number of menís designs.
Womenís swimsuits come in one-piece designs, swim dress designs, sarong swimsuits, tankini suits and several bikini designs. Whereas menís suits are available mostly in standard racing style, swim trunk and swim short designs.
The list of swimwear accessories is as great as swimsuits to be had. The accessories are an important part of your beach or lake excursion, and can include; straw hats, crochet hats, sun hats, short chemises, pareo (cover up skirt), cover ups, capriís, thongs, sunglasses, tote bags, mesh bags and most importantly beach towels.
Childrenís swimwear offers some excellent options for those little oneís just learning to swim. There are great thermal wear suits available, which keep children nice and warm, innovative suits are made from a specially treated heat reflective neoprene material. Thermal wear suits and special sun protective swimwear also offer UV protection from sun. There are special water shoes for children that protect their small feet and help to prevent slips. Then of course there is wide variety of designs and fabrics available to choose from. Designs for girls come in one and two piece while boysí suits most often come in short and trunk designs.
Other considerations to keep children busy at beach or lake are lifejackets, arm floats, flotation devices, goggles and beach toys. There are great swim vests and special swimming tubes specially made for children to gradually ease into swimming. The list of pool toys is endless with floating basketball nets, dive toys, swimming fins and volleyball games to name a few.
The sun protection clothing and sun protective swimwear that is being manufactured is innovative and an excellent choice especially for children. Some of sun protective clothing and swimwear claims to block 98 per cent of UV rays with a UPF of 50 plus. What this means is that only one fiftieth of UV radiation falling on surface of garment will pass through. Wearing this clothing is added protection against suns harmful rays.
When going to beach, pool or when participating in any outdoor activity it is important to wear a sunscreen of at least thirty. Nothing spoils a day in sun like pain of sunburn. That is why being prepared for your outing is important, bring along necessary hats, sunglasses and cover-ups to ensure both comfort and protection. This is true especially for children, itís probably best to avoid mid afternoon intense sun if possible. However if you cannot avoid being in sun, be sure to bring along a beach umbrella to provide shade and again hats and sunscreens for children are absolutely necessary.
With so many wonderful swimwear options to choose from your beach, pool, lake or camping experience can be both pleasurable and fashionable. Take time and find a swimsuit that you feel comfortable in and one that compliments your particular figure. With right swimwear choices you will be ready for all your travel and vacation needs with a suit that lasts for a few seasons.
Valerie Giles owns and operates Bikinis and Swimsuits, a swimsuit and resort wear site showcasing bikinis, swimwear and resort wear. Find the perfect swimsuit for every occasion and every figure type. http://www.bikinis-and-swimsuits.com