Aquabelle Black Xtra Life Lycra Boy Short
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Aquabelle Black Xtra Life Lycra Boy Short
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Aquabelle Black Xtra Life Lycra Boy Short

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  • This is a swimsuit bottom and does not include a top for a full set.  Shop separate tops to make a complete set.
  • Aquabelle's exclusive nylon fabric is made with Xtra Life Lycra spandex which resist chlorine 5-10 times longer than ordinary suits. Chlorine resistant & colorfast, retains fit, shape and looks new longer.
  • Front poly/mesh lining
  • 2 1/4" inseam
  • Boy short swim bottom fits true to size
  • 82% Nylon / 18% Xtra Life Lycra 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 revolutionary chlorine resistant swimwear collection available in sizes 8 to 26. Both our Xtra Life Lycra fabric or exclusive Poly/Spandex fabric blend swimsuits are constructed to endure repeated chlorine exposure and will still look brand new, swim after swim! All Aquabelle swimsuits are designed to resist chlorine longer than ordinary swimwear, and they won’t weigh you down in the water. Our sporty-chic one piece suits are created with tummy-control Power Mesh lining to keep your midsection feeling firm and smooth. Lightweight molded wire-free cups shape without sacrificing comfort for a secure fit. Dive in!

Xtra Life Lycra Black Boy Short is rated 4.4355 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A touch small, but still great shorts These are great swim shorts, but I think they run a bit small. Thankfully, there is enough stretch in them so I can still wear them. If I had it to do over, I would order one size larger. Otherwise, I'm very happy with them. I love the cut and style and they look great with all my swimsuit tops.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Quite small I read the reviews and ordered a size larger than I usually wear. I'm a 10-12. The 12 is way too small for an active water aerobics instructor. Fearing a clothing malfunction, I have ordered a 14. Hope it works. I like the fabric. Please correct the sizing.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy Be sure to order a size up but otherwise fits great. I will be using it for casual swimming so I needed something comfortable and modest. I wish the legs were slightly longer since my thighs are super long but otherwise looks cute with a separates top.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase I am a 67 year old, plus size woman, trying to get into better shape. I take water aerobics classes 6 days a week. I found these swim shorts to be comfortable, good fitting and stylish. I would recommend them for the price.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected Not what I expected but didn't want to pay to ship back. The seam in the back goes right up the middle of you with no panel. Kind of uncomfortable, but I'm going to see if I can get used to it.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good fit These are flattering over fat thighs, and very comfortable to wear
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome products, i keep extras the price is great on sale even greater, when things are on sale I buy extras (just in case) but products I have gotten last for quite awhile, I now have plenty of boyshorts and will still buy them on sale. the price beats anywhere else and they fit true to size. so far everything I have gotten has been top of the line quality. also easy to return if need different size.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chlorine resistant beauty I love the design and the good quality, but for me it is a bit short and shows up my tummy!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-12-28
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I am an older woman and feel this style is good for me.
Pam J on Nov 27, 2015
love the pair alredy have
Tambre G on Nov 24, 2015
I am an older woman and feel this style is good for me.
Pam J on Nov 27, 2015
Thigh coverage, comfortable for exercise
L A on Nov 25, 2015
love the pair alredy have
Tambre G on Nov 24, 2015
I need something for water-running exercise in the pool...
Krystyna S on Nov 24, 2015
Older woman, wanted something to cover my thighs a bit.
W I on Nov 23, 2015
I have one something like this and I like it
Patricia L on Nov 22, 2015
I'm a young looking 73, but not THAT young. I like a modest, but stylish look for a woman of my age.
Judith W on Nov 21, 2015
I like swim shorts because they look nice and stay in place when moving around in th ewater. I need a new pair to go with a top I recently bought on this site.
M M on Nov 21, 2015
Need extra swim shorts. Price was good too.
Adrienne N on Nov 19, 2015
I wanted a bottom that had coverage and was clorine resistant for aqua arobics.
L I on Nov 18, 2015
To go with several tops I have. Covers a little more of my bottom, and makes it look nice.
Trish H on Nov 18, 2015
Good for Aqua fit work out.
Charlena K on Nov 18, 2015
Biking shorts little tight, Loosing weight , so keeping them
Carol P on Nov 18, 2015
like the boy leg style for water aerobics
tallulah s on Nov 17, 2015
Great price and what my daughter was looking for
R O on Nov 14, 2015
I wanted better coverage when getting in and out of the pool.
Cheryl A. W on Nov 13, 2015
Coverage...to hide imperfections in thigh area.
Rebecca M on Nov 11, 2015
I wanted to try a short, something new
Virginia M on Nov 9, 2015
this style just looks best on me .
Judy W on Nov 8, 2015
I prefer this more than a bikini bottom and it will be more secure for water aerobics. I also went up 2 sizes for a better fit.
JUEL D on Nov 8, 2015
because i wanted shorts for bottoms
kathy f on Nov 7, 2015
The last pair I had wasn't the Xtra Life Lycra and after a few times in the pool the fabric started to wear through.
B E on Nov 6, 2015
They fit great!!
Dineisha M on Nov 6, 2015
covers thighs and rear
tracey O on Nov 6, 2015
love them
Denise on Nov 5, 2015
Would look best on my body.I have what is known as a apron belly.i like the legs on this bottom and it will keep my private parts private
Virginia K on Nov 3, 2015
looking for new boy shorts
Judy N on Nov 3, 2015
more me fit
sharon t on Nov 2, 2015
they are as high waisted as any I could find and not terribly short in the leg.
Molly P on Nov 2, 2015
like the longer leg, really comfortable
sharon c on Nov 2, 2015
Lucille P on Nov 2, 2015
Went well with the top purchased.
Vickie G on Nov 2, 2015
Good coverage.
Carole C on Oct 31, 2015
I swim every day and these are very comfortable
Judy F on Oct 27, 2015
Boy legs suit my figure
Joyce H on Oct 27, 2015
I hope this short will be comfortable for water aerobics and also under shorts for aerobics class i take before water aerobics. I like to have basic bottoms to use with many tops. I hope this short has a higher waist then the loose swim shorts, they are a bit low on my waist, but then I am tall at 5'10"
Ellen M on Oct 27, 2015
Wanted a black boyshort to wear under the top I chose at a reasonable price
Yvonne D on Oct 26, 2015
Good coverage to hide big upper thighs
Linda M on Oct 25, 2015
I take swim exercise classes and I love these bike short because of less resistance in the water and they cover up very nicely. I also picked the Aquabelle because they resist the chlorine better.
Barbara L on Oct 23, 2015
Looked like it would be good for swimming
DeEtte S on Oct 20, 2015
casual and easy
joan c on Oct 16, 2015
Want to try boy short legs as I am short
Maryellen W on Oct 15, 2015
Hides the flabby bits well
C U on Oct 15, 2015
I like the style and color.
Teresa C on Oct 15, 2015
Thought they would be a change from usual bikini
Alethea S on Oct 14, 2015
wanted a 2 piece with boy shorts
Jacki R on Oct 13, 2015
Nice coverage
Lynell K on Oct 13, 2015
I like the fit
Charlett K on Oct 11, 2015
Easy to wear with wetsuit.
Mona B on Oct 10, 2015
Choosing separates insures I will have the right fit for my body type.
Anita P on Oct 10, 2015
Thigh coverage, comfortable for exercise
L A on Nov 25, 2015
I need something for water-running exercise in the pool...
Krystyna S on Nov 24, 2015
what is the inseam length?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
What size should I buy if I have a natural waist of 37" and hip 42"?
esther on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Due to your measurements, I would recommend a size 16 for you.

This item has plenty of stretch, so i believe this size would be the most comfortable for you.
is there an attached panty?
Robin K on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Nope, just the shorts. And these only lasted one summer for me before some of the stitching started to come undone, and I would say they run a bit large also, mine were a bit baggy. :(
does it have a drawstring at the waist?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they do not have a drawstring but they fit nicely I dont think you will need a drawstring.
should I wear anything under?
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!
Is there an attached panty?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No panty but the material is thick enough that you won't miss it.
Do they have full rear coverage? I don't mind shorts, but I want to be able to wear them without being concerned that they are going to ride up and show something.
Cana K on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: no they don't ride up and they are very comfortable I love them
how long are they? what is the inseam?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These have about a 2-3 inch inseam. When i had to replace them, I opted for a longer bike-short style. If you are wearing them alot, like me(4-5 days/week), get at least 2 pair! Do NOT put any of these into a bathing suit dryer! It will tear the spandex apart, & wear them out in no time.
Does it have an inner panty liner?
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.
Doe this have a velcro closure in the front?
Bobbie P on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No Velcro closure.
how long is the leg of the bike shorts?
grace b on Dec 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I can't tell you how long the legs of the bike shorts are, they were so tight that I couldn't even get them on even in my normal size and a size larger. But I bought boy shorts and loose shorts 2 sizes smaller and they fit great so it must be the design of the bike shorts.
How long are boy shorts?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They go to the very top of your thigh. They fit nice with the longer tops.
Does this sit at waist?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will depend on sizing and measurements of your waist. Be sure to go by the measurement chart for this item for better sizing.
Do you carry a size 6 in Lycra black boy shorts?
I have a small bottom, big top
Sherri F on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not carry a size 6.
do you have any in white?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2015

Sorry, we cureently do not have any white bottoms.
Hello, will these shorts be available in a size 8 soon?
DaniNiko on Feb 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Danielle, these shorts are available in a size 8
When will you be restocking this item with sizes 14-18?
esther on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Please check back with us in 2 weeks to see if these sizes become in stock.
I bought these shorts because they said they are chlorine resistant! Well, they are now brown...I'm so disappointed! What can be done?
Karen M on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Please contact us at 1-888-241-7946 to resolve this issue for you.
what size should I order if I wear an xlarge in undies?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Please review the link below to better assist you with your sizing.

I have a 35" waist and 38" hips. Which size should I choose?
Kate P on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The size chart recommends a size 14.
Please note: The size chart is a recommendation and not a guarantee.
what is the inseam length?
jill r on Feb 6, 2015
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