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    fivi2 is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default rash guard questions

    Late to the rash guard thing here (for me, not dds).

    Ummm, how does an adult woman wear a rash guard? Does it go over another bathing suit? Can I wear one with a bra under? I can not go without a bra.

    I was considering getting one for the times we go to splash pads or wading pools, or hiking near water - places where I don't actually swim, but may get semi-wet. But I absolutely need some sort of support... So how do people wear them?

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    I wear an underwire bra swim suit under my rash guard and it works great!
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    I own one but hate the cut of it so I don't wear it. But, I did want to wear it when I went snorkeling and had the same dilemma. I opted to put a bikini top on underneath for support. A bra wouldn't work, imo, b/c I wouldn't want it to get wet. Pick up a cheap bikini top at Target or ON if you don't have one.

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    I've never woren one. I really don't like them on women. Why wouldn't you feel comfortable in a tankini? I wear them even when I don't swim.

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    A tankini is what I do now, but it really doesn't offer enough support for when I am doing other things - chasing kids around the park with a stop at a splash pad type thing. Or going on walks with a little creek crossing or splashing area. So I was thinking a rash guard with a bra (a smooth cup one that I don't mind getting wet) might work (I have swim shorts or a swim skirt I could wear on the bottom in those scenarios) . Or it might not. lol I just know really know how they work on women who need support (vs my dds who can just wear one as their top).

    eta: I have a large bust, so even my underwire tankini just doesn't provide great support!

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    Yes an underwire bra would be ok if you aren't soaking wet all the time. It will dry too.
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    What about a sports bra? The coolmax type seem like they would dry quickly.

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    I had wondered the same thing, but I don't think I've actually seen an adult wearing them. I'd like to try one too. I would probably try to wear a sports bra underneath, I think.
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    A sports bra is a good idea too!

    Thanks! I just didn't know how people wore them

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    I've been wearing a bikini top under mine so far.
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