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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Athleta Kali Kurta

Conservative Black Tunic Cover-Up Dress

Athleta Kali Kurta | Conservative Black Tunic Cover-Up Dress Athleta takes its cues from the east with this conservative Kali Kurta. People in Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and other eastern nations have been wearing kurtas for centuries. The loose-fitting tops are comfortable and conservative, which makes them perfect for beach cover-ups. There's a hint of hippie chic about this cover-up, although I wouldn't call it fashion fo…

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Athleta Bolinas Bikini

Printed Brown Halter-Neck Swim Top

Athleta Bolinas Bikini | Printed Brown Halter-Neck Swim Top Athleta takes its inspiration from a popular Northern Californian surf spot with this Bolinas Bikini. I really like the casual, tribal feel of the Bolinas' print, and the way its teal and lemon hues pop against the earthy brown blend of nylon and spandex. This material is a smart choice as it as a UPF rating of 50+, the equivalent of most high quality sunscreens. It's also breathable f…

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Athleta Isola Swimsuit

Pink Patterned Halter-Neck One-Piece Monokini

Athleta Isola Swimsuit | Pink Patterned Halter-Neck One-Piece Monokini Athleta's created a monokini for conservative beachgoers with this Isola swimsuit. Monokinis typically reveal just enough to get a red-blooded man's pulse racing. However while this one has the familiar cut-aways, it doesn't have as much sizzle as the average. While it won't suit girls who love attention, the more reserved approach will make more self-conscious ladies feel mo…

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Athleta Stretch Voile Kaftan

Purple Tie-Dyed Cover-Up Beach Shirt

Athleta Stretch Voile Kaftan | Purple Tie-Dyed Cover-Up Beach Shirt Athleta keeps the sun's rays at bay with this retro Stretch Voile Kaftan. It's a very different sort of cover-up by modern standards. While most of today's creations are feminine, floaty creations this one is much more practical. It takes us right back to the seventies with its long sleeves, hand tie-dyed finish, and intricate embroidery. It's far from sexy, but by keeping you cove…

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Athleta Twistini One-Piece Swimsuit

Solid Purple Twist Front Bathing Suit

Athleta Twistini One-Piece Swimsuit | Solid Purple Twist Front Bathing Suit Athleta brings a little flair to the classic one-piece swimsuit with this Twistini. It's not hard to see where this distinctive swimsuit got its name. The Twistini features a flattering twisted front. It's such a simple idea, but it gives this relatively traditional swimsuit a real lift. Your curves will also get a boost with the removable cups in the bust and supportive underwire…

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Athleta Swinging 60s Halter Tankini

Retro Psychedelic Paisley Print Swim Top

Athleta Swinging 60s Halter Tankini | Retro Psychedelic Paisley Print Swim Top You needn't have lived through the swinging sixties to appreciate the flower power appeal of this tankini from Athleta. The print is the star of the show here, a trippy interpretation of a classic paisley print. The vibrant blooms within the pattern make it feel even more retro, as does the rainbow of colors used. Athleta allows the print to speak for itself, styling the rest of the ta…

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Athleta Bowback Tankini

Black Indian Swirl Print Swim Shirt

Athleta Bowback Tankini | Black Indian Swirl Print Swim Shirt Tankinis are a great option for women who like to cover up on the beach, but it can be difficult for tall women to find just the right fit. The tankinis from Athleta are a bit longer than the average, so they're a great option for women struggling to find their perfect swim shirt. This Bowback tankini is the brand's signature design. The ongoing popularity of the Bowback can probably be a…

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