Swimwear Style Glossary
Helpful hints to make shopping easier
Are you Athletic? Are you Curvy? Need a lift or coverage in specific areas? Check out the styles that will suit you best. Our Glossary takes the confusion out of swimwear terminology.
Maillot / Tank
A one-piece, traditional tank-style suit. (Pronounced My-OH) May have a V-neck, scoop neck, or halter. An easy suit to wear, comfortable and forgiving.
Great for: Almost anyone - maillot suits come in a wide variety of styles to flatter any figure. Very supportive, especially those suits with an underwire.
A one-piece, strapless suit (may come with removable straps). Perfect for those who want a swimsuit that bares some skin but not as much as a two-piece would.
Great for: Pear shapes - bandeaus slim and elongate your torso to balance your shoulders and waist; anyone looking for a versatile style with no tan lines.
A swimdress is the perfect silhouette to flatter your figure and trim your thighs and hips. Look for a variety of necklines to suit your style preferences. Full coverage swimsuit sometimes with skirted bottom; sometimes with full dress overlay.
Great for: Thigh and hip slimming and coverage. Sporty fun, for a stylish and confident you!
Soft Cup Bra
Offers comfortable support, while defining shape. It consists of two separate foam pads and an elasticized bottom band.
Underwire Molded Cup
Suitable for maximizing the bust, while enhancing cleavage. It features a thicker, firmer padding and an underwire bra.