HydroChic is proud to offer comfort and style to women of all ages. Each of our customers has her own reason for wanting to show less skin, and whether it stems from modesty, sun safety or a simple matter of preference, we are thrilled to be able to provide a chic and practical swimwear solution (with UPF 50+ Sun Protection).
As an increasing number of “barely there” swimsuits swarm our favorite summer spots, it can be a bit intimidating to strut the boardwalk in something different. That’s why we think it’s important for you to know that you’re not alone, and why we’re excited to premiere our new SPOTLIGHT on US project, relaying the relate-able experiences of customers just like you! Email us your story: [email protected]
Hi, I’m Donna. I am 53 years old and hail from Rock Hill, South Carolina. I grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC, spending weekends filled with long sunny days at the beach or fishing with my grandfather. Now I spend my time doing crafts, going to karaoke and working on community service projects. But all that changes when my only granddaughter, Kenzie, comes to visit.
My cute Kenzie lives in Myrtle Beach with her dad, my son Steven, and my time with them is precious. Kenzie’s most favorite thing to do is to visit the water park at Carowinds, our local theme park. Last spring, we all got season passes and I knew I had to find something to wear so I could go in the water with Kenzie.
The year before, Kenzie had had a pool party for her birthday and although she’d begged me to go in the water with her, I refused. I felt badly refusing but I had nothing to wear that would give me the coverage that I needed in the water and out in the sun.
For many years I have stopped wearing bathing suits altogether. I need to mention that I have blonde hair, blue eyes and very fair skin. One Mother’s Day at the beach years ago, I started to burn after just 45 minutes outside. I ended up at the doctor ‘s office with second degree burns. As you can imagine, I have been scared of the sun ever since. Since then, I have been wearing full coverage clothing even at the beach or by the pool.
Even after covering up for a number of years, my dermatologist found a precancerous spot on my back. So you can understand my need to cover up.
Back to finding a solution for what to wear at the water park so that I could go into the water with my granddaughter… I’m also a plus-size woman so even if I did not burn easily, I really do not want to be seen in public in a traditional one-piece swim suit. I was determined to find a solution! My brother was a surfer and I remembered his wet suit and I thought surely one of my online stores would have something similar for me that could buy – but I was wrong.
I did not give up looking for a swim suit alternative with move coverage (ideally with plus-size women in mind) and continued my search and one day I came upon Hydrochic. I was saved! I found a fabulous outfit with the coverage of a wet suit, that was also sporty, feminine and most importantly sun proof with its UPF 50+ fabric. I was just tickled! I wore it several times to the Carowinds’ water park and no one ever stared at me as I was afraid of. Actually I had several women come up to me and ask where I got my suit!
This last summer I was able to spend all day in the pool at Kenzie’s birthday pool party and as you can guess – she and I were both very, very happy! I was not worried at all about how I looked or about the sun, what a relief!
The style I chose looks like I’m wearing skirted leggings with a sporty top. I’ve worn it in the back yard, fishing, to a golf course and even for a quick dash to the store. I love the versatility and practicality. Finally after 10 years out of the water, I can enjoy the water again! And more importantly, enjoy this special fun time with my granddaughter! (They are only young for so many years…!)
HydroChic has changed my life in so many ways!
I took up water aerobics because my knees have been operated on many times, so the best exercise for me was in the water. Knowing my outfit is also chlorine proof is a great bonus from HydroChic.
After I started enjoying being outside again, I decided to have a gastric sleeve surgery and have lost over 60 lbs! I’m going to have to buy a new bathing suit thanks to my weight loss, but I can guarantee it will be from Hydrochic! I’ll be a customer for life!