With These Tips Your Swimwear Last Longer than a Holiday

Barely bought, already bleached, worn out or broken: Swimsuits look great at the purchase – so they keep their shape, color and quality but also after the vacation, it takes a few tricks. Here you can read which swimwear material is suitable for you and how you can give your swimming trunks a long life.

Her with the fabric!- Only with what?

The fact that we no longer wear swimming trunks made of natural fibers, but our swimwear mainly made of chemical fibers has a great influence on our feeling of well-being at sea, beach and sea.In addition to the knowledge that is available to us about chemical fibers with regard to swimwear , the properties of the chemical fibers are mainly used in the field of outdoor and sportswear.

While in the manufacturing process, mainly functions such as breathable, windproof and waterproof, play a major role, we asked ourselves how the swimwear is, and we want to show you what material a swimming trunks can actually be made of:


Also known as spandex or lycra, elastane is a popular fiber in swimwear production.The fabric is characterized by:

  • exceptional and lasting elasticity
  • tear-resistant and more durable than rubber
  • a two to three times higher clamping force than rubber
  • Resistance to the shape: elasthan always shrinks into the original form after stretching
  • close to the body
  • high wearing comfort and great freedom of movement
  • an accelerated crease recovery
  • Insensitivity to sweat, kosher, sun and sea water
  • easy care
  • Swimwear with elastane should be washed out after bathing


The material we now use as nylon – formerly called Perlon – is made of fine, smooth, crimped and glossy or matt.The fabric is characterized by:

  • extremely long durability
  • Resistance to abrasion
  • high elasticity
  • light and fine material
  • easy care – the fabric is easy to wash
  • fast drying
  • guaranteed dimensional stability


In order to provide a strong grip, polyester fibers are round, oval or angular in cross section and appear matt, glossy or glittering.The substance is:

  • particularly light and weather resistant
  • resistant to climatic influences
  • light and fine
  • very good for mixtures with natural fibers
  • little prone to wrinkles
  • even in the case of moisture
  • fast drying
  • easy care
  • above average hard wearing


In addition to the application for the production of swimwear, the fiber is used in a modified condition in flame-retardant outerwear.The fabric is characterized by:

  • a wool-like handle
  • high bulkness
  • warming property
  • exceptionally high light and weather resistance
  • high dimensional stability
  • long durability
  • easy handling
  • Rapid drying due to fast moisture transport
  • low water absorption

How to care for your swimwear

It has to last as long as possible and does not look like the last century after twice wearing: your bathing suits – whether they follow the Bademodentrend 2015 or not – have a pleasant fit and look good.For this to happen, you should consider a few things, whether on the lake, in the open-air pool or on the beach, which extend the life of your swimwear:

Dangerous goods suncream

Unfortunately, what protects us is not necessarily what your swimming trunks do well.To avoid ugly discoloration, fading and stains caused by sun cream, your swimming trunks should never come into contact with suncream, if at all.However, since this is almost impossible, we have a few hints that you should consider to minimize the impact.

  • Soak yourself before you put on your swimwear.
  • Allow the sun protection lotion to absorb a little before you bounce into your bathing area.
  • Try to soak as little swimsuit as possible.
  • If the bathing suit is as good as the rest of you, soak the bathing trunks before the next washing in advance with liquid detergent.

What about salt and chlorine water?

After the bath in salt or chlorine water you should thoroughly rinse your swimming trunks with cold water.In the washing machine your bathes can move after the third to fourth wear, so that dirt residues do not penetrate too much into the tissue.Especially with sand, it is important that you really flush the dirt out of your pants after every bathing, as this can only be removed from the fabric with difficulty and residues remain permanently.

Of course, a hand wash for swimwear is always the gentler way to get dirty again clean.Simply soak the pants in the filled washbasin with a bit of fine or sports detergent and rinse them well afterwards.Make sure that no detergent residues remain on the pants, otherwise there are ugly spots.

Tip: On vacation also use hair shampoo, shower gel or rinse aid for rinsing.So they do not have to buy extra travel washing powder.

If you prefer to wash your swimming trunks in the washing machine, our wash recommendation helps you to make sure that the pants look just as good before the wash.If you do not really trust yourself, you can also put your bathing towels in a washing net before washing – that saves your swimming trunks.

Do not use fabric softener.That is just bathing clothing, which contains elastane, does not work well, since the fabric can lose its stability thereby.And as with any other fashion, it is also important to wash your swimwear in a different color.

Effects of light

In order to stop the effects of light on the color strength of your swimwear at an early stage, you can put the good piece in vinegar water before washing and carrying your new swimming trunks.

Fill the sink or a bucket of warm water and add a tablespoon of vinegar, put the bathing trunks inside and let it go for a few minutes.The vinegar fixes the color of your new beach pants and prevents fast bleaching.After the vinegar bath, the pants are rinsed and washed as desired by hand or in the machine.

New bathing clothes should always be thoroughly washed before first use.In addition to the hygienic factor – maybe even one or the other before you tried the swimwear in the shop – play the chemical processes, which for the production of clothing, which consists of chemical fibers, plays an important role.These chemical substances are rinsed out during washing.

After the visit in the cool water it is better not to let the pants dry under direct sunlight, since the fabric otherwise becomes brittle and loses elasticity and wear comfort.A shaded spot protects color and fiber.In addition, you should not wait too long with the drying: keep damp pants if possible not for days in backpacks, beach bags or in wet pockets of sports bags – ugly mold lids otherwise ruin the look of your bathes.

Care Before the Hidden Killer: The Deo

Under no circumstances should swimwear come in contact with deodorant!Also, perfume is not good for swimwear.The combination of the ingredients of deodorant and sunlight does not hold a bathing suit undamaged: stains that can not be removed are the result.A pleasantly fragrant detergent and no too long a stay in a humid environment makes your swimming trunks smell good without deodorant and perfume.

Recommended material for pounders

Elasthan is considered to be particularly elastic.Therefore, fabric mixes made of polyamide and elastane or polyester and elastane are particularly suitable if you want to stress your swimming trunks.Pure baths of pure polyester or polyamide are also suitable for holidays because of their stability, fast drying, light and weather resistance and a slight crease, and help your swimming trunks to a long life.

Is that possible? – YES! Fancy swimwear developments

Push-Up Swim Trunks

There is really nothing there is.If you do not have it in your pants, this special function in the pants should help:The “Wonderjock”.Some labels offer bad shorts with a certain push for brave men who want to convey more semblance than being.

Swimwear for men of today

Again, there is now (again) equal rights:While many ladies bathe only in bathe in the sun, it pulls some gentlemen back to the bathing suit.

We will definitely stay with our models and wish you a happy new year!