Xtra Life® Lycra® Aquabelle Black Extra Life Lycra Plus Size Boy Short
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Xtra Life® Lycra® Aquabelle Black Extra Life Lycra Plus Size Boy Short
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Style # 1958

  • 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 Aquapreen polyester spandex blend. Aquapreen fabric is chlorine resistant, retains color and shape, and provides high UV protection.
  • Boy short hides hips while minimizing rear and thighs
  • Boy short bottom fits true to size
  • 82% Nylon / 18% Extra Life® Lycra®
  • Hand wash.
  • Flat dry.
  • 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!

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i do not like the short ones around my top of leg
karol m on Aug 21, 2014
A better look for my older looking figure
Leonie F on Aug 20, 2014
like the 'boy' cut.
Linda P on Aug 19, 2014
fit and confort
W E on Aug 19, 2014
I felt this cut was more appropriate for my age and size
Sandy B on Aug 19, 2014
Appears comfortable
Anna A on Aug 18, 2014
Good sizing and chlorine resistant
Mary B on Aug 18, 2014
wanted to try the boy shorts. don't have any. we'll see if sz is true to what it should be
peggy a s on Aug 18, 2014
just what I was looking for
Barbara M on Aug 18, 2014
I like more leg coverage than the regular length swim suits provide.
Mary C on Aug 18, 2014
they look comfy and they cover but not old ladyish .
Kathy C on Aug 18, 2014
I wanted the boycut legs for running around from beach to stores and look more covered up than the usual bathing suit leg cut.
Charlotte E on Aug 18, 2014
I feel more comfortable in a bottom with more coverage
Mikeal F on Aug 18, 2014
cute sexy
Magaly M on Aug 18, 2014
Nice fit and easy to get in and out of when changing to street clothes
Catherine C on Aug 17, 2014
can wear this at the beach and not worry about showing too much!
Susan H on Aug 17, 2014
chlorine resist
C A on Aug 17, 2014
Caroline H on Aug 17, 2014
Excellent price, beats Avenue by price and selextion
Teresa W on Aug 16, 2014
This is my second pair , very comfortable and look good
Margaret S on Aug 16, 2014
I like the look of the short, and it matches the top I have previously purchased.
Pamela H on Aug 15, 2014
The swim shorts I purchased from Lands End were loose and the sewn-in panties were too tight. I purchased these instead because they are fitted and have positive reviews.
Andrea P on Aug 15, 2014
covers nicely
Betty Jean N on Aug 14, 2014
I like that type of suit bottoms with that type of legs
Rhonda C on Aug 14, 2014
like the boy cut look
Sarah A on Aug 14, 2014
perfect fit. Very flattering
Cynthia M on Aug 13, 2014
coverage on upper leg
Caryl B on Aug 13, 2014
great price
Marta T on Aug 12, 2014
Have the biker style, wanted a shorter pair.
DAWN T on Aug 12, 2014
Want to try. Want to have options.
CMGRP Sharron R on Aug 11, 2014
because I am tall
Susan D on Aug 11, 2014
Got last pair with Velcro decided to try no Velcro
Nancy S on Aug 3, 2014
Thigh coverage
Jennifer F on Aug 1, 2014
like boy cut swim shorts
Lynn R on Jul 31, 2014
kirricka g on Jul 31, 2014
look more comfortable thank a regular bottom
candace w on Jul 30, 2014
I'm looking for a multi-use swim short and think the boy short style might be more flattering.
Kimberly P on Jul 29, 2014
I have the skirt but I really like the shorts
johanna s on Jul 28, 2014
Trying to keep the hoo haa covered....
H R on Jul 27, 2014
belng short I have a problem in getting a good fit, this looks like it will do the trick
Nancy C H on Jul 27, 2014
I wanted to try this style to pair with the Aquabelle Limerick tankini top.
R E on Jul 27, 2014
inner leg privacy
Sandra M on Jul 27, 2014
To wear with a swimsuit top and under a dress/skirt
Terri C on Jul 24, 2014
all my bottoms are skirts so I wanted to try something different
joan b on Jul 23, 2014
Wanted to try a boy short style
Marie M on Jul 23, 2014
Needed a change for my separates - they are very comfy
Maria H on Jul 23, 2014
I really did not like these to lose in the legs and could see everything
ELAINE P on Jul 21, 2014
Needed one to go with a tankini I have. Wanted something a bit durable and chlorine resistant
Rebecca H on Jul 20, 2014
hard to find in local dept stores
Teresa B on Jul 20, 2014
Ordered separates
Deborah J B on Jul 19, 2014
based on the comments of other reviewers
Sue M on Jul 19, 2014
Thought this would be good for water zumba but will exchange for the longer bike short.
evelyn p on Jul 19, 2014
it's a basic, goes with virtually everything
Maria F on Jul 19, 2014
hoping these will offer the extra coverage I need to build sandcastles with my 4 year old
Toni S on Jul 19, 2014
hard to find shorts in stores
LUPE S on Jul 18, 2014
I rec'd a pair with my first order in error...I decided to give them a try.
Nicole H on Jul 18, 2014
LYNDA B on Jul 17, 2014
longer leg look
Carmel H on Jul 17, 2014
Comfort, style, and price. They have it all. Bought 2.
S T on Jul 16, 2014
swim short that covers more than regular suit bottoms
Barbara R on Jul 15, 2014
Looks comfortable and like they cover well.
Nancy C on Jul 14, 2014
To try with the racer back tankini
Nichole M on Jul 13, 2014
I like a little coverage and felt that this item would do that for me.
Renee K on Jul 13, 2014
because I have skinny legs
M U on Jul 11, 2014
modest coverage. good price.
P S on Jul 11, 2014
I purchases this to go under my swim dresses.
Linda H on Jul 11, 2014
Longer legs and it matches top.
Suzanne F on Jul 10, 2014
I have the navy blue pair and I am very pleased with them. They are very figure flattering.
Paula M on Jul 10, 2014
STARR M on Jul 10, 2014
Trying these for the first time. I like shorts/shortinis over the skirts
Carla S on Jul 9, 2014
give this style a try.
laura c on Jul 9, 2014
nice coverage, reviews
Rachel R on Jul 9, 2014
Support and coverage for water aerobics and tubing.
Jacqueline M on Jul 9, 2014
give myself another option
Lynn P on Jul 9, 2014
Love these shorts fit great. not bulky like most swim skirts. dry quickly. andcover great
Velta m on Jul 9, 2014
better coverage
Susan M on Jul 9, 2014
Sandra L on Jul 8, 2014
I wanted a little more coverage on bottom.
K A on Jul 8, 2014
It fits well.
Carolyn D on Jul 8, 2014
Love the material. Hoping they are long enough to cover the extra on the inner thigh area.
Tanya M on Jul 8, 2014
"Seems like a nice shorts to wear on any swimsuit you have, bikini or one piece and very cool price."
Galit D on Jul 8, 2014
I am looking for something with a little more coverage, but not ready for matronly. I am short so skirts hang too long on me.
Maureen C on Jul 7, 2014
I wanted something with more modesty than just a brief.
K S on Jul 7, 2014
Wanted to just try these
M O on Jul 7, 2014
wanted to try
nanette W on Jul 7, 2014
Ive never purchased this still of bottoms before. So, I hope they are a good choice. I cannot give feedback at this time.
Makinzie M on Jul 6, 2014
Comfort and flattering
Karen R on Jul 6, 2014
Deborah C on Jul 5, 2014
like short shorts, good coverage
Cindy k on Jul 5, 2014
It's for my daughter
Emilia S on Jul 4, 2014
I am fat.
Kathy H on Jul 4, 2014
style and because of the uv protection. I wish the top I ordered had that also!!
jeanne z on Jul 4, 2014
I like the short type swim suites
Jennifer B on Jul 4, 2014
better for swim aerobics
Arlene Y on Jul 3, 2014
I don't like loose shorts
Joyce L on Jul 3, 2014
because I have some tops with no bottoms.
Miriam P on Jul 1, 2014
On sale
G E on Jul 1, 2014
I needed another bottom to go with another tankini that I have and I like the shorts
Jessica R on Jul 1, 2014
Amanda M on Jun 30, 2014
won't ride up
J S on Jun 27, 2014
I choose these boy short, because I have larger legs and thought out off all my options these would be the most flattering
Louise M on Jun 27, 2014
Boy shorts are flattering on me.
Genevieve O on Jun 26, 2014
Something different. I like the look of the boy shorts.
RENITA K on Jun 26, 2014
Punkin E b on Jun 25, 2014
look, price and review
Kristal H on Jun 25, 2014
Looks comfortable
Robin B on Jun 25, 2014
i have large thighs
Kimberly T on Jun 25, 2014
needed to replace the pair I had and was very satisfied with this brand before.
C A on Jun 25, 2014
Needed new bottoms and these look cool - hopefully they will fit and not roll down at waist
Geraldine H on Jun 25, 2014
I love boy shorts. They don't ride up, they are flattering to my figure, and are comfortable.
Kaye M on Jun 24, 2014
Smart, good quality
F I on Jun 24, 2014
I prefer boy shorts to a regular bottom. I am more comfortable in them
Doreen S on Jun 23, 2014
I was looking for Comfort and I'm hoping these do the job.
Cherie S on Jun 23, 2014
chlorine resistant
Deborah B on Jun 23, 2014
Need to return
Shannon M on Jun 23, 2014
Like shorts not swim bottoms the cover more
Sherry E on Jun 23, 2014
Good reviews
Lisa B on Jun 22, 2014
love the way boy shorts look on me
Amy C on Jun 22, 2014
Thought I would try the boy shorts instead of the briefs for a change!
Joan C on Jun 21, 2014
To help make my legs appear slim.
KadyJean G on Jun 21, 2014
I chose this particular boy short after reading more about the Aquabelle brand on this site.
Tiffany S on Jun 21, 2014
Same reason as for the brief, I wasn't sure the Swimdress has a bottom. It is not in the item description.
Karoli C on Jun 20, 2014
I have some and I love them.
Angela B on Jun 18, 2014
Loved the way they looked.
Brenda F on Jun 17, 2014
I don't like hi-cut legs or skirts
Carol P on Jun 17, 2014
Like to feel alittle more covered up, because I'm older, and these are great...
Deborah M on Jun 17, 2014
very comfortable and good coverage
Genevieve V on Jun 16, 2014
Would like a little more cover on my thighs than a traditional bottom has and a little more fit than a skirt.
Glenna H on Jun 15, 2014
needed this style and reviews say longer length and good fit
JENNIFER T on Jun 15, 2014
The boy leg style is flattering.
K A on Jun 12, 2014
Laura H on Jun 11, 2014
Comfort and no worries about something being revealing that shouldn't be!
Beverly F on Jun 11, 2014
Good reviews & I have lots to cover up.
Betty M on Jun 9, 2014
I have large legs
Diane S on Jun 9, 2014
Francine M on Jun 8, 2014
For a vacation this summer
Christine H on Jun 6, 2014
I chose these for modesty. I'm not sure how long I want the legs so I bought the boy shorts and the bike shorts.
Wendy T on Jun 5, 2014
to wear on a float trip
Peggy R on Jun 5, 2014
love them
Elaine M on Jun 4, 2014
I like the look of the boy short. It hides enough to be comfortable.
Kathy L on Jun 3, 2014
I need a pair of plus-size shorts for pole fitness class.
Cindy S on Jun 3, 2014
Wanted to feel comfortable and black will go with any other colors
Tara N on May 31, 2014
cheryl f on May 30, 2014
Love the style!
Melissa Vazquez V on May 28, 2014
Perfect length, not to short and not to long
Anna J on May 26, 2014
Reviews were good; price was great.
Beth S on May 25, 2014
Good coverage
Agnieszka Z on May 23, 2014
You are the only ones that carry this style of shorts
Elizabeth W on May 21, 2014
Needed an extra black pair
T W on May 21, 2014
liked the fabric, looks comfortable, great price
G L on May 20, 2014
K A on May 14, 2014
Skirts are old fashioned
Joann S on May 13, 2014
beacuse i like this style
glenda s on May 8, 2014
Hope these are tight in leg otherwise sending back.
Bobbie O on May 5, 2014
I like the look of a classic boy short that isn't too short.
Karla C on May 1, 2014
I did not order this
L I on Apr 30, 2014
Perfect for a little extra cover of the 'bum' and hip area.
Patricia A on Apr 30, 2014
most one piece suits are cut too high. This helps with a modest look. Sarongs and skirts stretch before the suit wears out.
Vicky K on Apr 29, 2014
I was using Walmart under shorts (cheap under armor) but those are so thin! These are a MUCH better quality!!"
Tauna B on Apr 28, 2014
The price and length
Sharon C on Apr 27, 2014
Cute, not too short and not too long
MaryAnn H on Apr 27, 2014
like shorts
Rowena S on Apr 21, 2014
I need upper thigh coverage to prevent chub rub. :)
Katherine L on Apr 20, 2014
wanted comfortable swim shorts
susan b on Apr 14, 2014
I chose these for pool aerobics
L E on Apr 9, 2014
how long are they in inches?
· Add Your Answer · Votes 20 2 · A shopper on Apr 28, 2014
should I wear anything under?
· Add Your Answer · Votes 0 0 · A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
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!
Janice M on Jul 20, 2014
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I don't and they feel very comfortable to me, no ridings up, no camel toe or anything like that LOL
Angelina W on Jul 27, 2014
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No its not necessary
LaVerne H on Jul 20, 2014
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Just your body
Susan D on Jul 27, 2014
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LaVerne H on Jul 20, 2014
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Does it have an inner panty liner?
· Add Your Answer · Votes 0 0 · Willima B on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer · No these bottoms do not have n inner panty liner. I do like them and would recommend them.
Ivy E on Aug 15, 2014
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The Boy Short is a very nice, comfortable short, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE A PANTY LINER.
Mary Lou M on Aug 15, 2014
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No, it's just shorts without a liner (think bicycle shorts).
Becky C on Aug 15, 2014
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I have a 35" waist and 38" hips. Which size should I choose?
· Add Your Answer · Votes 0 0 · Kate P on Jun 23, 2014
The size chart recommends a size 14.
Please note: The size chart is a recommendation and not a guarantee.
Swim TeamStaff on Jun 24, 2014
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what is the inseam length?
· Add Your Answer · Votes 0 0 · A shopper on Aug 20, 2014

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