HydroChic loves hearing from satisfied customers, and even more so loves to see HydroChicas in action! We recently interviewed Janis B. from Pennsylvania about WHY HydroChic Modest UV Swim & Activewear and here’s what she had to say!
Meet Janis: Age 66, Pennsylvania, Retired, retired, retired – and loving it. Janis has two American Eskimos, affectionately called R’eskies (rescued eskies) named Alpine age 10 and Aspen age 5.
Janis sent us this iconic American New England picture. Our HydroChic associate mentioned “The church in the background, and foilage – it looks like classic east coast America”. Janis responded, “In the picture there are both dogs and the background is a barn (the Star Barn) that is in the process of being rebuilt. Its original is from the late 1800s. Barns are America’s cathedrals, so it seems appropriate to think it is a church. When finished, it will be a premier wedding venue”.
Q: How did you first find HydroChic?
A: On Facebook! This is one reason I stay on Facebook. I have found some positive things, like HydroChic, that I don’t think I would have encountered otherwise. I was intrigued and saved the post. It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to order first. I wanted everything. And, the color. I love color with black. I kept looking at the activewear until I narrowed it down.
Q: What made you want a swimsuit that provides more coverage?
A: Let’s start with age. At 66 I have no interest in showing off my body in public (Read more blog posts about Body Image). I hate feeling like my breasts will expose themselves depending on how I moved and I had to keep tugging the legs to stay in place. I had decided swimwear isn’t for me anymore. I even lost close to 30 pounds this year! But I still didn’t want to show my skin. I don’t think it is just modesty, comfort is the number one reason to wear anything. Looking put together and even athletic when I am not is a plus.
But true protection from the bright sun is a big reason, I just don’t like being in the bright sun anymore. I do like the early morning sun before 10 am and late afternoon sun after 4 pm, but the bright sun just isn’t for me. So the more I read about HydroChic being UV 50+, the more I felt this is for me.
Q: Tell us about where you use your swimwear/activewear? Is it for in the pool, at the gym or hiking, etc?
A: We had a place at the beach for 18 years and I wish I had HydroChic UPF 50+ then. We spent less and less time at the beach and eventually decided it was time to sell. I would have enjoyed it so much more with HydroChic.
I got my HydroChic top right before we were to do a charity walk with our dogs. This was the first time to do a walk like this. EVER! Now we walk our dogs twice a day around the neighborhood. I couldn’t wait to wear my new top. It was a perfect September morning. Lots of sunshine – But I was comfortable in my UV 50+ HydroChic.
I took my HydroChic to Florida in October, but believe it or not, it was too cold for swimming! I still wore my HydroChic as we walked theme parks and took walks on neighboring trails.
I think I need more than one! But even if it is meant for water, mine still hasn’t seen any.
These are the most comfortable tops. I read instructions on what size to order and it fits me perfectly.
Q: How do your friends react to a more modest swimsuit? Do you remember any specific comments? What do they say and what do they wear?
A: One of my friends said she doesn’t bare her arms any more. We have known each other since grade school! I said, “Perfect – now with HydroChic you don’t have to!” They have a beach house also, so UV clothing is key for her wardrobe!
So many friends tell me they won’t wear a bathing suit anymore. Understand. You don’t have to wear lowcut, highcut anymore. You can dress modestly and look chic! HydroChic. I love it.
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, empowerment, 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 share our SPOTLIGHT on US project, relaying the relate-able experiences of customers just like you! Email us your story: [email protected]