Re: Suitable Swim Dresses
Finally a topic I know a little about.
The first step in shopping for swimwear is to drink a glass of wine.
The swimming dresses are great for women on the beaches down here who want to be on the beach - walk, sunbathe, wade into the water. They look great but they are indeed impractical for swimming, surfing, or other really active water activities.
If you like the idea of a swimdress, but want a more practical suit, this style is an option:
Pyxell mentioned wanting a longer leg on a suit. My daughter and I, along with the other women who surf and paddle board, seem to prefer this style when not sunbathing (weird tan lines). Great coverage and no constant tugging. If you prefer a one piece, try searching "boy short one piece" as you search term. If you want to adjust the sides, look for ones that have side ties. Try a pair of boy short bottoms with your favorite top:
There are many forties styles out there right now that have higher waists. These look adorable on the younger women and teens. Search "retro swimwear" or "vintage swimwear"
These are made of thin neoprene, but are lighter and more flexible than wetsuits. Plenty of coverage with a little extra warmth. They come in sleeveless and long sleeve styles. I love mine:
There are sportier styles that provide good coverage and support. Athleta carries a whole line of options. Search "athletic" or "performance" swimwear.
Flattering suits for older women: (though a few of these wholly impractical and downright odd):