**Edited to add: A winner has been chosen! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the responses. Thank you for sharing!**
I’ve always wanted to have boy shorts as my the bottoms on my bathing suit. The inspiration for the Riptide Reversible Shorties came from Athleta; but when I saw the reviews for their version say it has lots of seams in all the wrong places, I knew that wouldn’t work for me. I’m not into sitting by the pool to look pretty. I want to play!
The Women’s Reversible Shorties will meet your needs if you’re looking for a swim short that is:
🙂 The Riptide comes in women’s sizes XXS-3XL, has a full gusset, has options for a low/maternity waistband, mid-rise, or high-rise and includes directions on how to make the shorties reversible. Seriously, REVERSIBLE! I love having flexibility in my flair. (I’m on a roll today!) It also has ruched sides so you can have more or less coverage depending on whether you’re on vacation with your husband or swimming at your in-laws.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist that last one.
Some of the feedback we’ve heard so far is how awesome the shorties look on tushes of every shape and size. That kind of feedback keeps me staying up late to work on more patterns!
Here is a collage of the size large, high-waist option. The top row is unruched and the bottom row is ruched.
Here is a beautiful set that is paired with the tankini mod on the Agility.
I had some awesome maternity testers this time around too. The pattern has a low-rise option and a low-rise, curved waistband that is perfect for a growing baby bump.
I had an absolutely fantastic test group for the Riptide Shorties. They were all ready to go from the beginning. I love it when my testers get started early and help me make a fantastic pattern! My patterns wouldn’t be nearly as good without the testers who are willing to give their time to help perfect the pattern. I am forever thankful!
The Women’s Riptide Reversible Shorties are already in the shop! If you use the code MATCH you can get 10% off the Agility and the Riptide when they’re bought together.
Today is Bethany’s birthday. 🙂 In honor of Bethany, comment below with one way you’re smarter this year than you were last year. I’ll randomly choose a winner for a pattern of your choice. Already own all of our patterns? No worries. You can choose one of our upcoming patterns, the Girls’ Agility or the Girls’ Riptide Shorties. 🙂