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 solution.
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]
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” ― Sophia Loren
The smell of sunscreen, the feel of the summer heat on your skin, the soothing sound of water lapping against the concrete… We all remember what it’s like to visit the pool as a child. It was always a much-anticipated trip filled with fond memories: cooling off in the calm blue, making sure our parents were watching as we performed a series of handstands, maybe even sucking on a popsicle as we dried off poolside.
It’s a sad and unfortunate reality that most of us forget how to play as we age, leaving behind the beloved activities that once made us feel young, free and alive.
Kristine was one of those women who had to be reminded. About a decade ago, she was reintroduced to a favorite pastime from her youth while searching for a way to get back into shape. As she entered her 50s, she started to recognize that her career as an accountant didn’t provide much in the way of fitness, unless you count walking to and from the copier. After trying and failing to follow through on various forms of exercise, she discovered water aerobics and was instantly hooked!
Ten years later, the recently retired 65-year old is still burning carbs in the pool three times a week, alongside her twin brother and the many friends she’s made in the group since joining. Kristine sees her pool time as more play than work. The exercise is just a bonus!
Though she’s thrilled with her tri-weekly hobby, there is one major drawback to water-based workouts – the required attire. Let’s just say doing thigh-lifts in a bikini wasn’t her favorite. Like many of us, Kristine isn’t entirely comfortable in a traditional swimsuit:
“I do have issues with my body being displayed. I am older now, and a bit fluffy.”
Kristine wanted more coverage, but wasn’t interested in bulky, figureless t-shirts that not only lack style, but also limit movement, especially when they’re drenched! Luckily, she was referred by her sister to HydroChic and has become a longtime customer. Though it can be intimidating to wear something “different,” her swimwear choice was met with a lot of positivity from her fellow swimmers:
“I always get great compliments on my HydroChic bathing suits. Most of the group wear traditional suits, but a few that I swim with have followed my example and gone to the website.”
Kristine is also pleased with the durability of the material, as chlorine tends to be pretty harsh on bathing suits, especially if they’re exposed to it multiple times a week. HydroChic offers 100% Ultra Chlorine Proof fabrics that really hold up, even for the most dedicated swimmers.
We love learning about the ways that our work at HydroChic is enhancing the lives of women across the country and are so glad that Kristine can continue to connect with the joys of her childhood, and feel comfortable and stylish doing it!