Chlorine Resistant! Aquabelle Black Plus Size Loose Short
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Chlorine Resistant! Aquabelle Black Plus Size Loose Short
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Style # 2478

  • 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.
  • Bottom short with attached panty
  • Short bottom fits true to size
  • 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex
  • 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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was looking for a short, but this is not good for aquafit, too floppy.
W I on Aug 21, 2014
very comfortable
Christine P on Aug 21, 2014
I am hoping that i will like the coverage that the shorts provide. I am a little self conscious of my thighs.
Sherry R on Aug 20, 2014
These shorts run really big!
Sandy M on Aug 20, 2014
exchange did not like fix of boy shorts
Ruth S on Aug 20, 2014
I am taking water aerobics.
Angel C on Aug 19, 2014
I wanted another short to swap out with the snugger fitting shorts that I had previously purchased.
Virginia M on Aug 18, 2014
They look comfy
PI W on Aug 16, 2014
Same as below only I wanted them shorter
Kathy H on Aug 16, 2014
need for water aerobics
M O on Aug 16, 2014
Liked the casual feel of it
JANIE D on Aug 15, 2014
"wanted a chlorine resistance bathing suit for the gym
Teri S on Aug 14, 2014
like shorts
Loral W on Aug 10, 2014
like something to cover my legs a little bit
Donna H on Aug 9, 2014
Have this one and love it since it is not nylon wears well. I do water therapy and it works well.
F R on Aug 9, 2014
I had a top. Needed the shorts
Mary Jo C on Aug 8, 2014
I love the way they fit
Lisa P on Aug 8, 2014
I wanted some shorts that are loose and look good
Teresa W on Aug 7, 2014
I read the reviews and I hope they will work for me.
Dana C on Aug 1, 2014
i like to wear shorts over my suits because i am a plus woman and it makes me feel more comfortable, and these seem like they'd be good for that
joanne c on Jul 31, 2014
I like the fit. The chlorine resistance actually seems to work. I'm in the pool 3 to 5 days per week so have lots of these.
Julie G on Jul 31, 2014
J E on Jul 31, 2014
Bonita P on Jul 29, 2014
hoping it will make me feel more confidant at beach
jessica w on Jul 28, 2014
To go with bathing suit for modesty
Jackie W on Jul 26, 2014
I lie to wear shorts or a skirt with a top
Betty Lou B on Jul 24, 2014
not for me, returning
rachel L on Jul 23, 2014
Denise B on Jul 23, 2014
The shorts fit loosely over the hip
Sadiemarie M on Jul 23, 2014
Chlorine resistant
Joyce L on Jul 22, 2014
because my order for the cargo short was cancelled.
Heidi M on Jul 22, 2014
Help hide large hips/thighs. Hoping they are good quality short
Margie V on Jul 21, 2014
they are not kidding about loose fit. to get the loose fit i want, i usually have to order 2-3 sizes up, but this one is actually loose in my size
vikki k on Jul 21, 2014
couldn't find locally, these fit true to size.
Pamela k on Jul 21, 2014
Had a hip replacement, this bottom covers the scar. Also liked that it was not so tight fitted.
Donna L on Jul 21, 2014
Wanted a two piece but wanted more coverage
Cynthia B on Jul 21, 2014
Priscilla F on Jul 20, 2014
I have another pair - love them!
B L on Jul 20, 2014
all-round shorts, comfy
Maria F on Jul 19, 2014
brcause I had them before and liked them
T H on Jul 18, 2014
Chlorine Resistant, Practical, Fashionable and Comfortable.
Monica I D on Jul 18, 2014
Great fabric and price
Jean M on Jul 17, 2014
I like shorts to exercise in
terry b on Jul 17, 2014
for the fit
Ava T on Jul 17, 2014
Already purchased a pair, and I like the way they fit. Plus, skirts tend to float up to the top when you're in the pool. I work out, rather than swim, in the pool, so I prefer the shorts. Chlorine Resistant & Plus Size. Have only used them a few times, but so far are holding up to chlorine. I am wider around the thigh area, so hard to fit, but they did fit comfortably, even during exercise. Purchased tankini tops & am able to tuck the tops in when i work out.
Kimberly D on Jul 15, 2014
length of shorts
M J on Jul 15, 2014
wanted black shorts
Shirley E on Jul 14, 2014
I like shorts in the water
X H on Jul 11, 2014
I purchased these to go with my swim dresses. Love this website.
Linda H on Jul 11, 2014
they look comfortable
Christina H on Jul 10, 2014
good deal
Barbara B on Jul 10, 2014
They were shorts and said they had a loose fit too them,
Sharol M on Jul 10, 2014
like the shorts
gail d on Jul 10, 2014
Good ratings. Needed a new bathing suit bottom with coverage.
Kristen W on Jul 10, 2014
I like the shorts much better than the skirt or regular swim bottoms.
Carla S on Jul 9, 2014
I have ordered this type of shortini before and like them.
Dolores R on Jul 9, 2014
fill more comfortable with shorts over suit
P A on Jul 9, 2014
Comfort and flattering.
Karen R on Jul 6, 2014
Liked the idea l
Julia O on Jul 6, 2014
It looks loose and comfortable but not too bulky
Vicky J on Jul 6, 2014
Comfortable and modest.
Pamela I on Jul 5, 2014
Water aerobics
B E on Jul 5, 2014
Wanted something a little longer with more coverage. Love it works great
Meredith L on Jul 5, 2014
have hot tub and pool ...chlorine can be a problem ..these just looked very comfortable and useful
JOANNE K on Jul 4, 2014
Comfortable ,easy to wear& fits well.I feel so happy to be able to look good in my swimsuit
Margaret L on Jul 4, 2014
Need a comfortable shorts for my water aerobics class and from the reviews I read, it was great for water aerobics!
Maluhia K on Jul 2, 2014
I have a blue pair and I love the way they fit
Lori T on Jul 2, 2014
We have been looking for shorts everywhere and pray these fit what she is looking for
Christine A on Jul 1, 2014
They are comfortable
Christa S on Jul 1, 2014
Fit of shorts...not too long, not too short, not to tight, not too blousy
Vicki J on Jul 1, 2014
Aline T on Jun 30, 2014
these will go well over a tank or as a bottom
Jean H on Jun 30, 2014
great looking, easy ordering, quick shipping
PEGGY K on Jun 29, 2014
I am hoping these shorts are comfy.
Sarah A on Jun 29, 2014
looks to be be high enough to cover a larger stomach atleast im hoping..
Cindy W on Jun 28, 2014
Wanted something long in the leg to hide thighs
Linda P on Jun 27, 2014
Like shorts & idea lose
Elaine T on Jun 27, 2014
Laura H on Jun 27, 2014
Because I don't want really short bottoms.
Judy A S on Jun 26, 2014
The look comfortable and are chlorine resistant. Great price.
Sandra E G on Jun 26, 2014
I do not like swim suit bottoms
Ann Forland L on Jun 26, 2014
Shorts look better on my legs.
Nancy M on Jun 25, 2014
I only wear swim shorts
Kathy D on Jun 25, 2014
required for work and comes in larger size - not available in NZ at this time of year. (I teach children to swim)
Brenda R on Jun 25, 2014
These kind of shorts come in so handy around the water when you aren't just trying to get sun but have to get wet!
J E on Jun 25, 2014
goes with the top
Cynthia Z on Jun 24, 2014
Comfortable bathing suit bottom
ELIZABETH G on Jun 24, 2014
Wanted to try them
Jacquelyne C on Jun 24, 2014
I love the way they look
Jenny B on Jun 24, 2014
bought just in case this is more comfortable
Rachael M on Jun 24, 2014
Reviews suggest a quality product
Kristin P on Jun 23, 2014
ordered 1 pair, love it, so I ordered a 2nd pair
Sandra S on Jun 23, 2014
Longer length
Linda G on Jun 21, 2014
Sherie G on Jun 20, 2014
Shorts aren't too short or too clingy. They also have spandex, so they should be comfortable during activities.
Priscilla H on Jun 20, 2014
Looser fit
Constance C on Jun 19, 2014
I do Water Aerobic Classes at my YMCA and the Chlorine in the pool wears out swimwear fast.. So I thought I would try the Chlorine Resistant.
Cathy K on Jun 18, 2014
looking for shorts that fit
Kristen S on Jun 18, 2014
The reason that I chose the Loose Short is because it was of the waist band.
Kimberly H on Jun 18, 2014
To add chlorine resistant modesty
Jan B on Jun 17, 2014
Thought I would try these out. Wished it was offered in navy.
Cynthia N on Jun 17, 2014
Positive reviews
Linda E on Jun 17, 2014
I already have a pair of these and they are fantastic, very comfortable
SUSAN F on Jun 17, 2014
It was part of a set.
Millie C on Jun 16, 2014
Chlorine resistant , cute style, affordable.
Barbara D on Jun 15, 2014
Luretta L on Jun 15, 2014
Loose fitting shorts will hopefully not accentuate my large thighs.
Shannon S on Jun 13, 2014
Chlorine resistant and great to use for exercising in local YMCA
Julee B on Jun 12, 2014
size and polyester content
M Z on Jun 12, 2014
Looks like a good value for price
Cindy F on Jun 11, 2014
Very comfortable. Good coverage. Great for kayaking or activities at the beach.
C A on Jun 11, 2014
sale price/size, curious to see quality
C C on Jun 11, 2014
I wanted a pair of black shorts to go with the top.
Mary K on Jun 7, 2014
I want a swim suit that I can get out of easily...and chlorine resistant.
Denise D on Jun 7, 2014
hoping to wear these on our boat to feel more secure covering my larger thighs
MEGAN P on Jun 6, 2014
Looks good for lap swimming.
Quincy L on Jun 4, 2014
needed ease of movement
julie a on Jun 4, 2014
love a short
Amy T on Jun 3, 2014
need for kayaking
Evelyn T on Jun 3, 2014
the reviews
Stacy L on Jun 3, 2014
more cover
Francis P on Jun 1, 2014
I liked the fact that the shorts covered the tops of your legs
E D on May 30, 2014
Something new
Cathy M on May 29, 2014
Because Aquabelle products are the best if you spend a ton of time in the pool!
Sally D on May 28, 2014
Needed a new bottom.
Lillian W on May 28, 2014
I like the extra coverage on my thighs. Plus, they are super comfortable!
Hassbrock on May 28, 2014
Price, good reviews
Carole H on May 27, 2014
I liked the loose shorts with the legs slightly longer then a regular swimsuit bottom
Kathy M on May 27, 2014
Kathryn B on May 26, 2014
I am looking for shorts to wear while swimming.
Cristy C on May 26, 2014
loose shorts good
Tina K on May 25, 2014
Elizabeth C on May 25, 2014
It's versatile enough to use at the beach, in the pool and for casual wear.
Jamie B on May 24, 2014
they are great for the beach
KELLY S on May 23, 2014
Andrea H on May 23, 2014
Gwen C on May 22, 2014
for a gift
Therese B on May 18, 2014
Chlorine Resistant, conservative appearance, quality, gift for friend
Kay B on May 17, 2014
Same. I am more comfortable in wearing shorts.
Virginia M H on May 16, 2014
Went with the top I purchased.
Karen C on May 13, 2014
because I did not get a return on the initial suit bottom sent back!
Susan M on May 12, 2014
"Love the racer backs & wanted to try shortinis"
C T on May 11, 2014
wanted to cover my legs a little more than the average swim suit. I swim and do aqua aerobics, not tan!!!
deldean L on May 7, 2014
basic and inexpensive.
Avi H on May 7, 2014
I wanted something that would be a modest cover up...can't wait to get it!
Maggie M on May 6, 2014
Stacy E on May 4, 2014
Feel more comfortalbe in shorts
Linda B on May 4, 2014
Amber M on May 4, 2014
comfort. can wear all day around the pool
Deborah N on May 3, 2014
looks comfortable and can wear it down the shore where it looks like a pair of shorts
Brenda M on May 2, 2014
I love the fit! Just ordered another one.
M B on May 1, 2014
needed new bottom
CAROLE J on May 1, 2014
Need something non-restrictive for therapy in the pool after my stroke.
Marie M on Apr 29, 2014
Interested in a style I've never owned before.
I K on Apr 25, 2014
i liked the style of the pair
Beth P on Apr 25, 2014
Comfy fit hide thighs
Wendy S on Apr 24, 2014
I have a 48 inch waist. I was afraid to buy a one piece bathing suit for the 46DD bust would fit, but the waist line
on the bathing suit, would not..

rosa w on Apr 23, 2014
I have had them before I just ordered another pair a few weeks back and they came and I was getting rid of the old ones and accidentally threw the new ones away, so ordering another pair today, therefore, I must really like them and Ido!!!
marcia s on Apr 23, 2014
Sarah M on Apr 15, 2014
always wanted to try for my plus size thank you...will let you know if I like lol
Debbie W on Apr 15, 2014
Heavy women need loose shorts
mary p on Apr 12, 2014
I chose these for pool aerobics
L E on Apr 9, 2014
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