Welcome to the M-S-G "Master" Swim Community.
. A swimsuit is an item of clothing designed to be worn by people engaging in a water-based activity or water-sports, such as swimming, diving and surfing, or sun-orientated activities, such as sun bathing. Different types may be worn by men, women, and children. A swimsuit can be described by various names, some of which are used only in particular locations, including swimwear, bathing suit, swimming costume, bathing costume, swimming suit, swimmers, swimming togs, bathers, cossie (short for "costume"), or swimming trunks for men, besides others.
A swimsuit can be worn as an undergarment in sports that require a wetsuit such as water skiing, scuba diving, surfing, and wakeboarding. Swimsuits may also be worn to display the wearer's physical attributes, as in the case of beauty pageants or bodybuilding contests, and glamour photography and magazines like the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featuring models and sports personalities in swimsuits.
There is a
very wide range of styles of modern swimsuits available, which vary as to body
coverage and materials. The choice of style may depend on community standards
of modesty, as well as current fashions, and personal preferences. The choice
will also consider the occasion, for example whether it is to be worn for a
passive occasion such as sunbathing or for an activity such as surfing or
swimsuit competition. Swimwear for males usually exposes the chest, while suits
for females usually cover at least the breasts.