The key looks from Speedo’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Swimwear isn’t spared from the fashion cycle. Just when you think you can get away with wearing whatever you can grab in the closet for a quick romp to the beach or the local pool, you can’t. It’s not smart and beats the purpose of swimming, which is to actively immerse in the water—even if you only do it for recreation. One of the first things you’ll notice about swimwear today is the technology ingrained in the garment: the fabric, the threads, the pockets, the protective qualities. Innovation was definitely the influence behind Speedo’s Spring/Summer 2017 and we’ve picked our favorites from the most fashionable to the most functional so you don’t have to.


The Electrofield Printed Watershort features water-repellant fabric and clever pocket drainage system to ensure it stays lightweight, even when wet. Its Xpress Dry fabric is actually made from recycled plastic bottles.


The Speedo Vintage Contrast Watershort in Lava Red/Danube features a flat front waistband with concealed velcro, zip fly fastening, and elasticated back.It’s also the first short designed for lane swimming as well as beach and holiday wear.



Sunburn prevention is the primary purpose behind the Speedo Female Fashion Rashguard and Bottom. Items from the Play and Fun collection have both UVA and UVB protection and consists of a water repellant material that’s light and stretchable.


The Speedo Sculpture Line offers all-over body shaping that helps sculpt the body in all the right places, ultimately flattering with both its unique lightweight fabric for a sleek silhouette and its visual shaping.