This is a swimsuit bottom and does not include a top for a full set. Shop separate tops to make a complete set.
Created with Aquabelle's exclusive Xtra Life® Lycra® nylon fabric: swimsuits last 5-10 times longer in chlorinated environments, quick drying, comfortably resists fading, retain its shape and provides UV protection.
3 1/4" inseam
Boy short shapes hips, thighs and rear
Boy short swim bottom fits true to size
82% Nylon / 18% Xtra Life® Lycra®
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 Black Boy Short is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Canadian Nanny from
A touch small, but still great shortsThese are great swim shorts, but I think they run a bit small. Thankfully, there is enough stretch in them so I can still wear them. If I had it to do over, I would order one size larger. Otherwise, I'm very happy with them. I love the cut and style and they look great with all my swimsuit tops.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 4 out of
ComfyBe sure to order a size up but otherwise fits great. I will be using it for casual swimming so I needed something comfortable and modest. I wish the legs were slightly longer since my thighs are super long but otherwise looks cute with a separates top.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 3 out of
Dancin Di from
Runs Quite smallI read the reviews and ordered a size larger than I usually wear. I'm a 10-12. The 12 is way too small for an active water aerobics instructor. Fearing a clothing malfunction, I have ordered a 14. Hope it works. I like the fabric. Please correct the sizing.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of
awesome products, i keep extrasthe price is great on sale even greater, when things are on sale I buy extras (just in case) but products I have gotten last for quite awhile, I now have plenty of boyshorts and will still buy them on sale. the price beats anywhere else and they fit true to size. so far everything I have gotten has been top of the line quality. also easy to return if need different size.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 4 out of
Chlorine Resistant?These are the best fitting shorts out there by far. As a fitness swimmer (3 times or more a week) I wear these over the high cut legs on my swimsuit to hide my fatty upper thighs. I've noticed a thinning in the fabric after about a month of swimming.
Date published: 2013-09-22
Rated 5 out of
fitness nanny from
Chlorine resistant beautyI love the design and the good quality, but for me it is a bit short and shows up my tummy!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of
Good purchaseI am a 67 year old, plus size woman, trying to get into better shape. I take water aerobics classes 6 days a week. I found these swim shorts to be comfortable, good fitting and stylish. I would recommend them for the price.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 2 out of
Brenda the water arobics lady from
poor qualityI have had the swimsuit bottoms for about two months and they are already to thin in the seat to wear back in the pool for arobics. Suppose to be chlorine resistant, baloney.
Best Answer:I've been wearing the Xtra Life® Lycra® Aquabelle Black Extra Life Lycra Plus Size Boy Short in a water aerobics class 3 times a week since Jan 2014, and never needed to wear underwear under the shorts. They fit snugly, but not too tight, and there is no gap in the legs of the shorts. In fact they fit like bike shorts.and give me the extra coverage I like, but are still comfortable enough when performing jumping jacks, crunches, and high knee exercises. I love my boy shorts!
Best Answer:These have about a 2-3 inch inseam. When i had to replace them, I opted for a longer bike-short style. If you are wearing them alot, like me(4-5 days/week), get at least 2 pair! Do NOT put any of these into a bathing suit dryer! It will tear the spandex apart, & wear them out in no time.
The length looks about right for the front part but the back side feels shorter. The shorts are perfect for the beach or pool, but if they were longer from the back side I would wear them as regular shorts because they are so nice and comfortable.
Best Answer:I can't tell you how long the legs of the bike shorts are, they were so tight that I couldn't even get them on even in my normal size and a size larger. But I bought boy shorts and loose shorts 2 sizes smaller and they fit great so it must be the design of the bike shorts.