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.
Soft molded cup bra with encircled plush empire band provides full bust support
Graphic engineered color block pattern
High back provides coverage and additional bust support
Sizes 8-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup
One piece swimsuit 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 Orchid Swimsuit is rated
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Rated 2 out of
Fabric failureI loved this suit! However, the fabric (xtra life lycra?) has suddenly frayed in the "butt" area. It is now whitish with broken threads (I suppose that's what it is) and is now "see through"! I'm so disappointed because the fit was awesome. I especially like the bra area which is so very comfortable and flattering. I rinsed it after every time in the pool.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 4 out of
Nice but with issuesOverall a nice bathing suit (although I have not worn it yet), but I wish the material stretched more or that they offered some aquabelle suits in petites. I'm a short (5'0")full figured woman and ordered the size 10 which is the longest torso that will work for me. I knew the bust would be tight (I'm a 36DD), but figured the material would stretch more then it does. The suit is very tight. Also the way the stripes run it seems to emphasize the belly, rather then de-emphasize. Please consider true diagonal stripes across the torso and a lower back.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 2 out of
DisappointingHave had this suit for 4 and a half mos. using it about 3 times a week at water aerobics. The suit is pulling apart at the side seams as well as loosing it's elasticity. Specifically ordered a suit compatible for chlorine swimming but this definitely does not meet expectations. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 3 out of
Mile a day from
Lots of complimentsI swim a mile four days a week in the community center pool and I rotate this suit with three others. I have had this suit for 4 months , so it was used about 12 times or so. I got many compliments on this suit and how nice it looks. However it is already starting to show wear at the side seams and on the back seam. The Material is thin. I rinse after each use and wash in a gentle cycle occasionally. I think this is a great suit for occasional wear, but not for routine chlorine exposure.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 3 out of
Beautiful, but not quite rightI love the look of this suit, and it is a very flattering design for a curvy girl. However, the lining does not have much elasticity, so you have to wrestle yourself into the suit. The bra band is too tight, so you can see intentations and puckers where it wraps around under the bust (front and back). It loostened up after I wore it once, but it's still too tight underneath. Which is unfortunate because the outside (non-lining part) fits and looks great.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 4 out of
Good bust support;Like the bust support and overall fit; with use, even after careful washing after use in chlorine pool, it has stretched badly. Overall, I like the suit (and others I've gotten from you) but wish the chlorine resistance, fading, and stretching was a bit less. Thank you.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 5 out of
Excellent FitThis may be the best fitting suit I have ever owned. Everything seems to fit perfectly. Also, flattering. Cannot comment on how the suit fares in chlorine because today is the first day that I wore it. Hoping that it will meet up to the chlorine resistant feature and not wear on the backside like so many suits do. Highly recommend this suit.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 3 out of
Suzie Swimmer from
Not really chlorine resistant!I bought this suit specifically for water aerobics. After wearing it approximately 3 times a week for an hour at a time over a period of about 3 months, it is considerably faded. The black is now gray. I always rinse the suit out after wearing it. It's very disapponting, as everything else about the suit is perfect!
Because of the fabric - others bathers are destroyed in chlorine water very quickly. The style I liked because the stripes I hope will give a more flattering impression and the back is high, hiding excess baggage
I chose this swimsuit because it is advertised as Chlorine resistant which I have had before and have been happy with. This suit is for exercise lap swimming. Another reason I choose the scoop neck or tank suits is that I am long torso-d and this style seems to fit better. The price is right.
I attend aqua size classes at my fitness club, and the chlorine is very strong which wears out swimsuits very quickly. I like the idea of Xtra Life and hope this suit will last longer. Also, this suit looks like the one I have to throw out because it got ruined by the chorine.