Athleta Vital Board Shorts

Classic Blue Swim Trunks

Athleta Vital Board Shorts | Classic Blue Swim Trunks Athleta keeps it simple with these Vital board shorts. I'm not sure they're as essential as their name suggests, but they're a great example of classic design. There's nothing fancy about them, no patterns or any real embellishments. I suppose we could call the pair of small buttons at the fly decorative, but they're as much about practicality as looks. The teal colored fabric has m…

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H&M’s for Water Collection

New WaterAid Charity Resort Line

H&M’s for Water Collection | New WaterAid Charity Resort Line H&M has launched a Hawaiian inspired resort lifestyle collection for charity. A percentage of sales from the H&M for Water line will benefit WaterAid, a non-profit organization which provides clean water and sanitation to third-world communities. The comprehensive collection features dresses, shirts, swimsuits, board shorts, and beach accessories for men, wome…

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Island Escape Board Shorts

Affordable Aqua Swimming Trunks

Island Escape Board Shorts | Affordable Aqua Swimming Trunks You might not be able to afford an island getaway this summer, but a trip to your local beach can feel like the next best thing when you're wearing these Island Board Shorts by Island Escape. There's nothing fancy about these swimming trunks, but their simple design is timeless. The aqua body and wide waist band give it a kind of color-blocked look, but with just a simple tie to add inter…

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Roxy Morning Session Board Shorts

Lace Front Black Polyester Swim Pants

Roxy Morning Session Board Shorts | Lace Front Black Polyester Swim Pants Roxy celebrates timeless style with these Morning Session Board Shorts. There are no frills or design risks taken here, but that's not entirely a bad thing. The Morning Session shorts are the kind of swimming trunks you can wear for season after season without seeing them date. And as they're machine washable, you can enjoy the rewards of your purchase with minimal effort. I really…

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Oakley Comber Board Shorts

Yellow Microsuede Swim Pants

Oakley Comber Board Shorts | Yellow Microsuede Swim Pants Spring has sprung, and we can cast off those drab neutrals and bask in bright rainbow hues. And they don't come much brighter than the vivid yellow used on this Comber Board Shorts from Oakley. The Comber has a really simple style, but that's ideal for such a brave color choice. However that means all Combers aren't quite equal. While the teal and coral pink versions are pretty, the bla…

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Roxy Hobo Surf Sand Flower Swim Pants

Feminine Hotpant Style Board Shorts

Roxy Hobo Surf Sand Flower Swim Pants | Feminine Hotpant Style Board Shorts Roxy embraces its feminine side with these Hobo Surf Sand Flower boardshorts. Its name is complicated and a real mouthful, but there's little to these swim shorts, literally! These shorts certainly live up to their name. They show a whole lot of leg, so I hope yours are toned, tanned, and not still carrying any extra Christmas kilos! The skimpy design won't suit self conscious sun lo…

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NRS Kern Board Shorts

Budget Basic Tan Womens Swim Pants

NRS Kern Board Shorts | Budget Basic Tan Womens Swim Pants NRS opts for classic good looks over fashion forward flair with these Kern board shorts. There's not a lot to get excited about here, but women who don't bow to trends will appreciate the Kern's classic styling. The shorts are mid-length to avoid being too flashy and made from traditionally toned tan polyester microfiber. The conservative color is classic but a bit pedestrian. The…

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Trina Turk’s New Banana Republic Line

Californian Designer’s Summer Capsule Collection

Trina Turk’s New Banana Republic Line | Californian Designer’s Summer Capsule Collection The capsule collections from Trina Turk just keep on coming. Hot on the heels of her Trina Turks and Caicos Collection for the Grace Bay Club Resort comes news of her latest line, a collaborative range designed with American leisurewear leader Banana Republic. The 60-piece collection includes swimwear separates, beach towels and tote bags, and maxi-dresses and cut-off shorts f…

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Volcom Charger Board Shorts

Sexy Skimpy Pink Boardies

Volcom Charger Board Shorts | Sexy Skimpy Pink Boardies Volcom proves that board shorts can be sexy with these skimpy Chargers. These aren't the board shorts to wear if you're self conscious about your thighs or ample derriere. While many swimming trunks cover these problem areas, the Charger lets them all hang out. Its short cut invites stares, so I hope your pins are tanned and toned! The youthful style is a lot of fun though, with its hot…

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Torrid Plus Size Swim Shorts

Black Side-Cinch Boardshorts

Torrid Plus Size Swim Shorts | Black Side-Cinch Boardshorts Board shorts have long been relied upon by beachgoers carrying a few extra pounds. So it makes sense that plus-sized label Torrid is offering us its version. Torrid doesn't try to reinvent the wheel here. Its board shorts are very basic, with only playful ties at the sides to liven up the design. It's easy to call them boring, but you might miss the smarts of this style. Black goes with a…

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Insight Almost Paradise Board Shorts

Retro 80s Printed Microfiber Swim Pants

Insight Almost Paradise Board Shorts | Retro 80s Printed Microfiber Swim Pants Insight is a bikini specialist, but it knows some girls want a bit more coverage from their swimwear. That's where these cheeky Almost Paradise Board Shorts step in. I say a bit more coverage, because these board shorts are still quite short and skimpy. They'll admittedly hide more of the backside than any pair of bikini briefs though, so while they're hardly modest they do manage to…

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Billabong Cacy Board Shorts

Cute Blue Boy Fit Swim Pants

Billabong Cacy Board Shorts | Cute Blue Boy Fit Swim Pants With many board shorts coming close to our knees, it seems that perhaps they should be rechristened board longs! Billabong delivers a pair of board shorts that are just as cheeky as their name implies with the Cacy. The Cacy has a classic boy fit, but don't confuse that with being masculine. These board shorts show so much skin, that they'll certainly turn heads. Of course that means t…

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Hurley Supersuede Beachrider Board Shorts

Colorful Recycled Fabric Beach Pants

Hurley Supersuede Beachrider Board Shorts | Colorful Recycled Fabric Beach Pants Do you want colors? You've got them, and then some, with these Supersuede Beachrider Board Shorts. Summer apparel items often feature a rainbow of colors, but few offer the mishmash of hues we see on these board shorts. Personally I love the combination of vivid squares, but I know it's too loud to suit all tastes. Hurley does too, so it's offered a few more subdued selections includi…

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Roxy Thrashin Board Shorts

White Stretch Fabric Swim Pants

Roxy Thrashin Board Shorts | White Stretch Fabric Swim Pants Roxy goes retro with these Thrashin board shorts. Its name conjures up images of mosh pits in the 90s, but the shorts are a much more relaxed affair. They've got a long, universally flattering retro cut and a fun geometric print along the sides. You'll find the obligatory Roxy logo inside these angled stripes. It's a great way of branding the shorts without disrupting the design. Rox…

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Body Glove Ocean City Board Shorts

Skimpy Striped Black & White Microfiber Pants

Body Glove Ocean City Board Shorts | Skimpy Striped Black & White Microfiber Pants Body Glove offers up a cheap and cheeky pair of board shorts with the Ocean City. This isn't a pair of board shorts for the girls who like to cover up their legs. The skimpy shorts leave little to the imagination, so I hope you're not self conscious about cellulite or a few lingering winter pounds! If you've got the pins for them though, these Ocean City shorts are a great way to show them of…

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Nicole Miller’s African Summer Shorts & Skirts

American Designer Collaborates with Indego Africa

Nicole Miller’s African Summer Shorts & Skirts | American Designer Collaborates with Indego Africa American designer Nicole Miller has again teamed up with non-profit social group Indego Africa for a tribal themed apparel and accessories collection. The first collaboration came about in 2010, following Miller's travels to Rwanda. She saw first-hand the way that Indego Africa empowers its artisans. The project trains local craftspeople and helps them connect with global b…

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Oakley Printed First Blush Board Shorts

Women’s Pastel Patterned Microsuede Boardshorts

Oakley Printed First Blush Board Shorts | Women’s Pastel Patterned Microsuede Boardshorts All too often women's board shorts look a lot like their male counterparts. They might be cut slightly differently, but their masculine prints and baggy designs make girls look anything but feminine. Oakley bucks the trend with this delightfully girly pair of First Blush Board Shorts. Everything about this pair of board shorts screams girly girl, from the pastel coral pink print…

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O’Neill Axia Board Shorts

Blue Retro Long Women’s Swim Pants

O’Neill Axia Board Shorts | Blue Retro Long Women’s Swim Pants Surf brand O’Neill embraces seventies style with these Axia Board Shorts. The retro design of these board shorts is fun rather than flirtatious. They don't show off a lot of skin, but their cut is very figure-flattering. They sit low on your hips, and don't have side pockets to add extra bulk. Not that we miss out on storage space. A small mesh-lined zip pocket on the back has just eno…

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Roxy Shove It Board Shorts

Reversible Retro Stop & Go Print Women’s Swim Pants

Roxy Shove It Board Shorts | Reversible Retro Stop & Go Print Women’s Swim Pants Roxy add a little color to summer time with these Shove It board shorts. With a design as obnoxious as their name, these shorts are loud and proud! They are adorned with a colorful psychedelic print that's so bright, you've got to wear shades around them. Before you back away from this rainbow of design, it's worth pausing for a moment. These are just the kind of board shorts that could m…

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Roxy Flashback Cheeky Hipster Board Shorts

Skimpy Colorful Boy Leg Bikini Briefs

Roxy Flashback Cheeky Hipster Board Shorts | Skimpy Colorful Boy Leg Bikini Briefs Roxy bridges the gap between board shorts and bikini bottoms in style with these naughty Flashback Cheeky Hipsters. In terms of showing skin, these are much closer to a pair of bikini briefs than boardies. While the boy leg is a little longer than swimsuit bottoms, it's certainly not going to cover cellulite or chunky thighs. While they're slightly more modest than briefs, I wouldn…

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Carve Designs Leilani Board Shorts

Patterned Reversible Lightweight Retro Orange Surf Pants

Carve Designs Leilani Board Shorts | Patterned Reversible Lightweight Retro Orange Surf Pants Carve Designs give us two board shorts for the affordable price of one with these Leilani surf pants. It sounds like a magic trick, but Carve Designs achieves the feat by making them reversible. One side has a fun, retro print with orange trim, while the other sees the print used as accents and the orange step into the spotlight. The choice of designs is smart; the plainer shorts would w…

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Volcom Filter Board Shorts

Spotted White Surf Pants

Volcom Filter Board Shorts | Spotted White Surf Pants They look a little like they're made from skinned Dalmatians, but there's still a certain charm about these Filter board shorts from Volcom. Rest assured, no puppies were harmed in the making of these surf pants. Instead they're crafted from an ultra soft polyester suede. This material doesn't just feel heavenly against your skin; it's also quick to dry once you emerge from the wav…

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O’Neill Spot On Board Shorts

Short Women’s Spotted Black Surf Pants

O’Neill Spot On Board Shorts | Short Women’s Spotted Black Surf Pants O'Neill has gotten the styling just right for these super short board shorts. These shorts may be basic black, but there's no chance of them blending into the background. The gold foil polka dots across the front and back give the board shorts real personality. I love the way these spots work with the O'Neill logo as part of an integrated design, rather than just an attempt to advertis…

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Carve Designs Freestyle Board Shorts

Long Women’s Retro Orange Surf Pants

Carve Designs Freestyle Board Shorts | Long Women’s Retro Orange Surf Pants Carve Designs channels retro surf style with this pair of Freestyle Women's Board Shorts. The simply styled board shorts feature a hibiscus printed waistband and plain toned legs. The minimalist design may disappoint some fashionistas, but I think it just makes it easier to coordinate with your swimsuit. This summery orange shade seems perfect for the season, but if you prefer s…

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O’Neill Cabo Board Shorts

Women’s Short Black Retro Surf Bottoms

O’Neill Cabo Board Shorts | Women’s Short Black Retro Surf Bottoms Who says that board shorts can't be sexy? These cute Cabo pants from O'Neill put the short in board shorts! These ultra-short boardies are designed to show plenty of skin, so I hope you've remembered to keep your legs toned over winter! Unlike so many board shorts they beg to be noticed, a message that can be nerve wracking or liberating depending on how you feel about your body. If you a…

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Shortomatic Customized Board Shorts

Design Your Own Personalized Surf Boardies

Shortomatic Customized Board Shorts | Design Your Own Personalized Surf Boardies There's nothing more embarrassing than arriving at a party to find someone else is wearing your dress. I'm not sure the same can be said for board shorts, but if you want to make sure yours are individuals you'll want to order them from Shortomatic. The Californian surf brand makes it easy to design a pair of one-of-a-kind boardies. They might feature a picture of your favorite singer…

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Oakley Clash Board Shorts

Women’s Long Microsuede Black Surf Pants

Oakley Clash Board Shorts | Women’s Long Microsuede Black Surf Pants As a surf brand, Oakley knows what beach lovers want whether they're hitting the waves or spending time on the shore. These Clash board shorts are classic, comfortable, and made to last. The shorts are traditionally styled, with bold color panels splashed across the microsuede material. This fabric is sumptuously soft for your comfort, and quick to dry in the summer sun. We're giv…

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Roxy Tavarua Board Shorts

Cute Short Black Microfiber Surf Pants

Roxy Tavarua Board Shorts | Cute Short Black Microfiber Surf Pants Board shorts have a tendency to look masculine and a little unflattering, but with these Tavarua shorts Roxy breaks the mold. These beach bottoms aren't just super short, they're also super sassy! The plain black shorts are livened up with white striping and colorful bands along the wide, shirred waistband. Some might think the mostly black design is a bit boring, but I think it jus…

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Roxy Jammin Out Board Shorts

Long White Surf Bottoms

Roxy Jammin Out Board Shorts | Long White Surf Bottoms Cute and playful, and not just for surfers, board shorts are an oft-overlooked beachwear option. Which is surprising, given all the women who obsess about their butt and thighs in bikinis. Board shorts are a sporty cover up that can go into the water with you. These Roxy Jammin Out Board Shorts could totally do double duty as regular shorts to cut down on vacation packing. They'd…

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