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The Versatility of the Tankini



The Tankini

The Tankini

Created in the 1990’s by swimwear fashion designer Anne Cole, the tankini is an innovative creation designed to make women look great but feel comfortable at the same time. After much research into discovering what women love and hate about the traditional one-piece bathing suit and the sexy bikini, designer Anne Cole combined the advantages of both to create the fabulous tankini. Fashion labels, ranging from Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein were quick to adopt the stylish bathing suit, and consequently it fast became a popular swimwear choice for women.

Here are just a few of its great and versatile uses. 

Stylish but Secure

The two pieces, top and bottom, tankini (available in the Zoggs swimwear range) is the perfect choice for women who find the bikini a little too revealing and the one-piece bathing suit a bit too boring. Covering most of the torso, the tankini allows ladies to feel sexy but secure whilst relaxing at the beach. Described as the ideal option for women with smaller breasts and ‘less than toned abdomens’ by famous fashion writer April Masini, the tankini is the ultimate option for those who feel insecure about certain aspects of their body. A swimwear design that will keep ladies mostly covered but still allow them to catch a tan, the tankini is a superb, sexy and splendid choice.

Thanks to its variety of designs, from halter-neck to strapless, the tankini is great for women of all body shapes. Especially popular amongst those with longer torsos and ladies who have had a mastectomy and other operations, the tankini allows women to feel confident whilst sunbathing and swimming. Available with boyish short bottoms and push up or padded tops, tankini’s are designed to make women feel gorgeous no matter what their insecurities may be.

The tankini is great for all body types.

The tankini is great for all body types.

Convenient and Comfortable

Convenient and comfortable, tankini’s are fantastic for women consequently on the go. Ladies with little ones to look after will find the tankini an ideal swimwear choice. When building sandcastles or swimming in the sea, ladies won’t have to worry about watching their bathing suit and can simply enjoy their time at the beach. Unlike the awkward one-piece swimming costume, the tankini is great for toilet breaks, and will allow mothers to be in and out as quickly as possible.

Ladies who love beach games and watersports will also find the tankini perfectly versatile. The tankini’s secure fit means women need not worry about tops revealing all when playing beach volleyball or a game of cricket. A swim suit which will allow women to preserve their modesty when in the water, the tankini will enable women to face the waves head on without having to hold on to their tops. From surfing to jet-skiing, the tankini is designed for all uses, and will allow women to take part in adventure without feeling anxious.

For Both Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and daughters alike will love the tankini. A popular swimwear choice amongst children as well as adults, the tankini allows daughters to mimic their stylish mothers, but remain covered and comfortable. From classic polka dot tankini’s to cute butterfly tankini’s, there are a variety of stunning styles available to suit every individual. An invention which makes toilet breaks and getting changed after swimming hassle-free, the tankini is superb for both young and old alike.

The tankini is ideal for young and old alike.

The tankini is ideal for young and old alike.


Stylish, comfortable and convenient, the tankini is a highly popular creation. Whether it’s nipping to the toilet or surfing the waves, the tankini makes everything stress-free. Those looking for a swimwear option which combines the best of the one-piece bathing costume and the classic bikini, will find the trendy tankini ideal for them.


By Maria Hubbard


Image Credits: Alaskan Dude and Forgottendaizee