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 poly / spandex blend fabric: chlorine resistant, quick drying, comfortably resists fading, retains its shape and provides UV protection.
Bike short shapes hips, thighs and rear
Bike short swim bottom fits true to size
82% Polyester / 18% 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!
Aquabelle Black Bike Short is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Michigan Mary from
Yeah for Thigh Coverage!I bought a size 20 and they fit ok (I normally wear pants size 22 but have been dieting and exercising harder lately). I am short-waisted and would prefer a "modern-fit" waistline style. I wore these on a holiday water park adventure where I was in a swimsuit for most of two days. I love these long-length swim shorts for thigh coverage (no discomfort from the inevitable rubbing thighs) and they dried completely overnight too! We are going to Latin America in February and I look forward to wearing these all day on trips that will include beach time. I hope they hold up well, because eventually they are destined to become my next water aerobics wear.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 3 out of
In the cops from
Trims the rear MEANS runs very smallI wear a 16 and an 18 is still too small. Material is good quality it may look like its thin until you put it on. It's not see thru. Waistband is narrow and it runs high waisted so it rolls on me, don't like that. Moderately snug on the thighs, If it were slightly tighter it would make bulging thighs and wouldn't look attractive. It's above the knee but I pull it up a little more for move ability. I ordered the boy shorts and hope they aren't too short. Order two sizes up unless you want it snug and tight tight. I would think stretching the Lycra wouldn't be good on it and would wear out sooner.
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of
Exactly what I wanted....I bought these because I do water aerobics and other water exercises. They are great for that. Perfect amount of coverage without looking out of place. The shorts are true to size and fit me just like a good pair of bike shorts. They hold their shape, dry quickly, don't fade from chlorine and do not ride up or down in the water. I ordered another pair so that I can switch on and off between workouts. Oh, and these shorts look great paired with a tankini top. At the pool, I feel covered enough, but not 'overdressed'. I love them!
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 3 out of
Beach lover from
Loved it, but soooo small.I bought these because I loved the length. Not too short, not to long. I normally wear a size 12 or 14 in pants, so I bought a 14 in these. WAY too small I received them and they looked like a juniors XL. I'd hate to see what it would have been like had I ordered a 12! I was very disappointed considering this website specifically sells plus size swim suits. The exchange process was a little tricky, but I did exchange it for an 18. My recommendations would be to order these 2 sizes up from what you normally would.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of
Just what I wantedI purchased these for two reasons, to swim in a pool and to wear for a beach vacation. I wanted something that gave good coverage, especially in the thigh. I like the shorts, though wish they were a bit longer, an 1" to 1-1/2", not much. I found they rode up a little. The shorts did what I expected and made me feel very comfortable while on the beach or in the pool. The shorts do run small...I went up a size for these shorts.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 3 out of
Trying to be fit from
Like the concept...butI really like the two piece/ bike short practicality. I like the comfort, look and coverage. However, they are pretty thin. I have worn them 2-3 times a week for about a month, I rinse them and air dry each time. I was very disappointed to find the inside seam coming apart. I will make a second purchase and hope for the best because I like wearing the two piece, and I feel so much more comfortable with the coverage.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of
Awesome fit!I don't really leave reviews but felt I needed to on these! I read previous reviews about these shorts running small and was very reluctant in ordering them. Just to let you know they are true to size and great stretch if you need more wiggle room! I love the length it covers to just above the knee, so if like me you feel more comfortable with more coverage then the boy short, these are a great buy! =}
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of
Karen J swim teacher in training from
nice sizing unless u have larger thighsAs I am not a fan of board shorts I was looking for something else instead & was happy to find A plus size bike short that's chlorine resistant - the fit is really good apart from thigh area - as I have very generous/large thighs if your like me I suggest you go up one size from the waist size /hip area if you have a large thighs apart from that they are a good fit and a good price too
Versatility to wear for different applications, i.e., when rafting down the Missouri River. I purchased briefs for swimming in the ocean and pools. With getting both and buying multiple tankini tops, I have choices to mix and match plus can buy a 16 for the bottom and a 20-24 on the top and thus have a custom suit.
Some of my one piece swimsuits wear out in the bottom area first (gets really thin/see thru) The top is fine, so I figured I could were these over my older swimsuits and still be able to wear them to exercise class.
I am on the heavy set side, and I feel more comfortable with shorts instead of bikini. It makes me look better over all. Its also hard to find this kind of shorts in the stores and I think this is a great price.
I have been searching for this style swim shorts for a long time. I had a pair similar to these a few years ago and they were great. Going on a cruise and want some coverage without wearing a swim dress. Will match it with a Tankini top or wear over a one piece.
My legs are heavy and I don't like regular swim suit bottoms. I prefer to cover some of my thigh area. I like the idea that the swim bottom has spandex in it so it holds its shape and yet has some give in it.
Best Answer:I bought a shorter style by the same company first, then bought these in the same exact size, these didn't fit at all! I was so disappointed and had already thrown out the packaging (taken the liner and tags off too) because I was sure it would fit like the previous shorter ones.
Best Answer:No inside panty . . .they fit well & are substantial, long lasting. I wear mine over my regular one piece maillot for exercise class in the water. I swim 3 days a week & so far they have lasted since middle of 2014 summer and are still in good condition.