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Women's Swim Shorts

Women's Board Shorts

When you want to get more coverage without compromising on style, women's swim shorts offer a chic and casual choice. Board shorts cover those common problem-causing rear and thigh areas and allow you to go straight from sand to street in complete comfort. Whether you wear them strictly while you're in the sand or while you're surfing the sea, board shorts keep you covered and comfortable.

Fabric Technology & Comfort

Just like rashguards, most boardshorts come with quick-drying fabric and UPF 50 sun protection built right in. Many swim board shorts offer moisture-wicking technology and 4-way stretch. making them ideal for every activity. You can hike, run, surf, or paddleboard in both saltwater and freshwater, as they are often fully lined and have an adjustable waistband for maximum flexibility.

The Perfect Fit

In addition to being versatile in and out of the water, women's board shorts, and swim skirts let you get active for a variety of activities because of their freedom of movement. 

Worn casually, board shorts are steadily becoming a go-to look when you're away from the beach, but want enough versatility to go from wet to dry locations without the restrictive feel of swimsuit bottoms. 

For added comfort, get a stretch boardshorts made of spandex for maximum versatility in any activity. Women's plus-size options are available in high waist styles with tummy control for sculpted curves.

Style Points

If you want endless summer board shorts, you'll need boards shorts with style! Bestsellers come in an array of lengths and styles, so finding the perfect pair is a breeze. Long board shorts allow you to move with ease without worry while skirted bottoms give you a fun, feminine flair. 

Pair with a tankini or bikini top or wear over a one-piece suit to get extra coverage. SwimOutlet has the largest selection of women's active swimwear,  plus size tankinis, cover-ups, fashion and designer swimwear,  plus-size swimwearplus size swim tops, swimwear for the whole family!

Brands like Beach HouseMaxine, Roxy, Nike, O'Neill, and Tommy Bahama offer trendy plus size swimsuits and new arrivals that pair with any suit to ensure you look and feel your best.


  • What are women's board shorts used for?

Originally designed for surfers, board shorts are an alternative to traditional, more tight-fitting swim bottoms--like bikini bottoms--for when you need something that'll stay secured on your waist. They usually have better accessibility for easy on-and-off and adjustable waistbands, so you can be sure they'll stay on during more intense activities like surfing, wakeboarding, or dryland sports like volleyball.


  • Are you supposed to wear anything under board shorts?

Yes and no. Most board shorts do not contain any layers between your skin and the shorts, so we recommend you wear some sort of compression short, boyshort, or swim bottom underneath. However, some board shorts have a built-in liner, typically made of a mesh material. It all depends on your comfort level.


  • What is the difference between board shorts and swim trunks?

Swim trunks are generally for men, built for more relaxed activities like lounging or taking a short dip in the water. They have a shorter length and are built to be lightweight for maximum comfort. Board shorts are usually made for men and women, are built with active water sports in mind--elastic or adjustable waistbands with drawstrings, and more advanced fabric to fit a variety of conditions, in or out of the water.


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