This is a swimsuit bottom and does not include a top for a full set. Shop separate tops to make a complete set.
Aquabelle's exclusive nylon fabric is made with Xtra Life Lycra spandex which resist chlorine 5-10 times longer than ordinary suits. Chlorine resistant & colorfast, retains fit, shape and looks new longer.
Bike short swim bottom fits true to size
82% Nylon / 18% Xtra Life Lycra spandex
After every use, the garment must be hand washed. Harmful elements such as suntan lotions, salt, chlorine, and body perspiration can cause discoloration and spandex breakdown. Since laundry detergents are too harsh on the spandex and the color, use mild hand soap made without added moisturizers. Do not wring the swimsuit to remove excess water. Lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry. Do not hang it to dry as that will stretch out the fibers in the fabric. Avoid using washers and dryers as damage can occur due to agitation and excessive heat. It is also important to let your suit "rest" between uses. This allows the spandex to bounce back (called recovery) to its original size and maintain its fit longer. If you wear a suit without letting it recover, it will lose its shape and fit more quickly. It's recommended to let the suit rest for 24-36 hours between uses. Always remove excess moisture with a towel and lay flat to dry indoors or in the shade. Also note, direct sunlight will fade your suit. It is always a great idea to have more than one suit.
Aquabelle is our exclusive chlorine-resistant swimwear collection engineered for high performance at every curve. Sporty yet feminine, the entire range is constructed with our AquaSculpt design fit system—ensuring full tummy and bust support. The anti-bounce Aquaform bra with fast-drying, lightweight cups and plush elastic shapes without sacrificing comfort. Aquaslim power mesh is strategically sewn into all the one-piece suits for a flattering middle. In fact, it’s been proven to cinch the waist by 1 ¾”. The superior quality helped Aquabelle earn the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, meaning these durable suits (some made with Xtra Life Lycra) have been third-party tested by the long-trusted authority for colorfastness, fabric abrasion, UV protection, and chlorine resistance. Go ahead, dive in!
Xtra Life Lycra Bike Short is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Love the coverageI just got mine in the mail and tried them on and I am very happy with these shorts. I have always worn skirt bottoms because I don't like the tops of my thighs and, I'll be honest, I'm not great at shaving that area. I got sick of the skirt bottoms always floating up while I was swimming, so I tried these. These shorts cover very well, but aren't too long. The picture of them looks like they sit below the bellybutton, but mine come up over it which is great. The only thing I take issue with is the sizing. I read in the reviews to order a couple of sizes bigger, and I'm glad I did. I am an 18/20 and I ordered a 22, and it's a good thing I did. The 22 fits perfectly, so they aren't really true to size.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of
These shorts are the best!I don't know why these shorts received such poor reviews.I absolutely love them and have been buying them for years. The only thing wrong with these shorts is that they seriously are made too small so you just have to buy them in a larger size. I wear size ten in jeans and I bought these in a size 14 which fit but I just ordered them in a size 16 and they are even better. So go ahead and order them, just get them two or three sizes larger than what you need.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of
Great coverageThis was my 2nd pair of Aquabelle swim shorts in the bike length. 1st pair came from the One Stop Plus catalog, but through SFA. Size 14, fit fine. Then ordered from SFA directly, and they noted "True to size", I ended up with size 20, and polyester instead of nylon. OSP uses "vanity sizing". Makes it hard for us plus sizes to know what to order. My 2nd pair has lasted longer without stretching out. But I took better care of them. The length is perfect for me; I work out at a physical therapy pool 3 X week, with other senior citizens. They are still fine, but I'm ordering another pair, for backup.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 1 out of
Chris S from
Love the length, but these run EXTREMELY small.These run very small. I am not in denial, but I wear a 14 or a 16 in pants/jeans/skirts. Before purchasing this item, I read the reviews and several people said buy these shorts two sizes up. I ordered the 22 and they are still way too tight. They are tight around the thigh and very low in the crotch. I love the length of them, so I am sending these back and getting a 24 or 26. I have the non bike shorts and they run run very true to size and I am thrilled with those.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of
Perfect protection for my thighs.I'm 5'2" and 225#. That means very round thighs that rub. My family was going to a water park. I didn't want to be left out nor miss on the fun. I took a gamble buying these (size 26) along with a long top. It worked out even better than I imagined. No rubbing, no soreness. All go, go, go. I can walk without any thought, plus they were extremely comfortable. They are out of my size right now or I'd order a backup pair. I've not seen long shorts like this before.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 1 out of
Not chlorine resistant!I bought two suits from this site. The tops are fine. After replacing the looser shorts with the bike short I expected everything to be fine. The bike shorts are fading rapidly, along the seams and where my thighs meet my torso. I have had to pay for 2 other bike shorts from a different company that sells chlorine resistant shorts. Hard to understand why the Aquabelle bike shorts fade so quickly! I had recommended Aquabelle to several of my arthritis class friends as the suits were stylish and reasonably priced. Now I have to warn them not to buy the shorts!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 4 out of
exactly what i wantedThese swim shorts are exactly what I was hoping to find. I love two-piece bathing suits, but am pretty uncomfortable showing off my upper thighs. I read the reviews, and they were spot-on recommending I purchase a size or two bigger than I normally wear. I typically fit into a 10-12, so I purchased the size 14. They didn't ride up, nor did they cut into my legs. I hadn't been swimming in years, but had an amazing time in these swim shorts.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 4 out of
Jessie Bee from
Great stretch, great coverage.When I first pulled these out of the package, I thought "there is no way that is going to fit!" They looked like a size 12, not a 22. But, there is amazing stretch to this high-quality fabric. These bike shorts help firm up and camoflage my flabby thighs. They are really cute with the A-line top I bought. I bought these for hot tubbing, and casual swimming, so I don't know how they would be for water aerobics or more strenuous swimming.
Best Answer:No, in fact it is rather thin. I use it at least once a week in a chlorinated pool. So far so good. I've had it for about two months. We shall see how long it lasts. But if you're expecting a lining, it's not there.