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I am totally looking forward to the summer months here on Maui.  Summer months here mean spending most of my days lounging on the sand and enjoying the beautiful beaches that Maui has to offer.  It also means that the sun is up longer during the day and that leaves more time for walks and working out later in the afternoon.  But, due to a condition I’ve been dealing with lately – I’ve gained some weight and I have been covering up my body a little more than usual.  Working out or hitting the beach for a plus sized gal can definitely be a challenge when you need to find clothes that fit.  And, many women are too modest to wear a tankini or show too much skin.  That’s where HydroChic comes in.  This awesome company offers versatility in their active wear while giving you the option of covering up a little or just being comfortable.  Being plus sized can be a challenge to find swim and active wear that fits and still looks good so today, I’m going to share this awesome brand with you to get you “Summer Ready”.

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HydroChic is an athleisure wear line that is versatile and comfortable while offering gorgeous prints and colors for any style preference.  HydroChic offers Mix-and-Match Swim and Active Wear that provides the wearer comfortable coverage with less skin, lots more style and UV Protection.  For someone like me who lives in the sun most days (especially in the summer) whether it is for play or exercise, this line is absolutely perfect.

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There are more than 100 slimming mix-n-match separates to choose from, regardless of your size – girls, missy, plus sized, you name – they have it.  And, if you’re like me and want a little more coverage, they got your “covered” literally.  HydroChic offers lightweight, chlorine-resistant and chlorine-proof stretch fabric that dries really quickly and provides you with UPF 50+ sun protection.  It’s durable, yet super flexible and allows you to use it at the beach or pool or to the gym, yoga or whatever your heart desires.  It’s designed so that it doesn’t constrict movement and is sporty and figure flattering.  With a variety of shorts, pants, leggings, long, short and sleeveless tops (with several bra options) and versatile swim dress, skirts and skorts – you are completely covered.

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I am using the Black Tribal Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top (retail $72.00) that came with a Swim/Sports BRA with cups which make it easy for me to use with a little bit of push-up.

Details of the Tidal Tank Sporty Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top: Back zippered pocket is perfect to securely stash keys, ID, money  Chlorine resistant Fabric XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon Comes with a complimentary swim/sports bra Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-3X Quick drying UPF 50+ sun protection.

I am also using the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts (retail $58.00, not chlorine proof) which is available in sizes XS-XL in Missy and 0X-4x in Plus.

Details of the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts.  Mix and match them with any of our fitness tops.  Covered elastic waistband, Plus Size has wider supportive waistband.  Chlorine resistant.  Fabric: XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon.  Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-4X.  Quick drying.  UPF 50+ sun protection.  Shorts are 19” long in a size Medium, inseam is 9”.  The bottoms are designed to sit at the natural waist line.

Now, I’ve had my HydroChic set for just under a year and it’s been washed and worn many many times.  I throw mine in the dryer on the low setting to dry – though I definitely suggest line drying to help keep your HydroChic wear in optimal condition.  Even after almost a year – each piece looks brand new so I know it’s made with quality materials and craftsmanship.

I absolutely love how comfortable these all fit on my body, no weird bunching and funky cuts that make sitting or standing odd.  The top is perfect for me when running, walking or working out because it helps to keep me cool and it’s not overly form fitting so it is easy for me to move in – whether swimming, jogging or any type of sports, it’s just easy to use.

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HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and online at www.hydrochic.com.  Available in sizes Missy and Plus–4X. Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00.

About HydroChic – HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf, and launched in May, 2008. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, NY.

With summer right around the bend, now is the perfect time to choose out a summer hit and I know HydroChic will be one you’ll enjoy.  Back in my surfing days – I would have loved something like this because it would help to keep my “girls” in place without they bouncing around for everyone to see and I wouldn’t have to worry about my top or bottoms flying off after being tumbled in a wave.  Any woman or girl who surfs, knows this dilemma and HydroChic would have made a great addition to my swim and surf wear back in the day.  I’m glad I can utilize it now.  The outfit is perfect for days when I take my sons to the beach or pool – because I don’t have to worry about one of them tugging on my top and it falling off revealing the girls… ya know?

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HydroChic offers so many styles to choose from that I’m sure you’ll find something you enjoy.  Shipping is very quick and I enjoyed it so much I purchased several for my  sisters since they like to be a little more covered up when hitting the sand too. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still rock a bikini or tankini but I love that I have an option if I’m just not feeling up to revealing some skin.

Check out all of their designs and full line of products available at: http://hydrochic.com/

So, are you a little more conservative when you hit the beach, pool or workout?  If so, do you think that HydroChic would work for your style and comfort?  Let me know in the comments below if you think they could be your next summer hit.

Signature Honey


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