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The best swimwear fabrics: how to choose the right one

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The swimsuit is an essential garment during the summer, but choosing the right fabric can make the difference in terms of comfort , strength and durability . Here are the best swimwear fabrics to consider:


Lycra is one of the most used fabrics for swimwear thanks to its elasticity , resistance and ability to keep bright colors even after being stretched. Furthermore, Lycra is breathable and performs a filtering function of the sun's rays.


Elastane is a very elastic synthetic fiber that stretches up to 8 times its original length without breaking. This fabric is lightweight, wrinkle resistant, and can be used with other fiber types to create modern, comfortable swimwear.


Neoprene is a technical material used in swimwear for athletes and water sports. It is a flexible fabric, resistant to cuts and tears and with anti-stain properties. Additionally, Neoprene is breathable and stretchy, ensuring a comfortable fit.


Lurex is a laminated yarn that gives the fabric a brilliant and luminous effect thanks to the presence of metallic powders. This fabric is used to create swimwear with a modern and original look.


Poplin is a woven fabric made from natural fibers such as cotton or silk. This fabric offers a durable structure and a soft feel against the skin, perfect for creating vintage and retro look swimwear.


Nylon is a light and wear-resistant fabric, which retains its original shape even after being stretched. Furthermore, Nylon avoids alterations due to sunlight and contact with chemical agents, guaranteeing considerable elasticity and resistance.

How to choose the right fabric

To choose the right fabric for your swimsuit, it is important to consider the characteristics of each fiber according to your needs, as each material can offer better performance in terms of elasticity, resistance, comfort, breathability or quick drying.

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