Swimwear and underwear.

@saphrina (31739)
South Africa
February 11, 2010 10:08am CST
Can someone please tell me what is the difference between swimwear and underwear??? A friend of mine had a very serious argument with his girlfriend about this. His comment- Whether you wear your swimsuit or your underwear, both are showing everything. I could not help her on this, as he even bowled me out with this one.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
hi saphrina---i may not help you in differentiating those both---all i can tell is i hate both of them
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
Now, that is SHOCKING. I can actually see that you are really blushing. What the hell were you thinking, just now? HAHAHAHA. TATA
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
The same thing---just any other teen thinks of
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
Shame on you. We are only talking about it. Don,t go there, i don,t think your health will keep up. TATA.
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
well, the cloth is different for one thing. And of course the use is different. Underwears are meant to be worn under your clothes, and swimwears are meant to be worn on the beach and while swimming. I don't know what the issue is really.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
To be honest, me neither. It was a man who started this, so we have to get to the bottom of this. Or my friends girlfriend may never have a nice swim again. TATA.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Well, she can swim whenever she wants, but she may want to invest more on shorts and tank tops as swimwears. hahaha.
@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
11 Feb 10
Oh my God what a question is this! Swim wear is also one kind of underwear. Those are called underwear, which are worn under. As no other wear beneath the swim wear so swim wear are also underwear. So say her that as no other wear are worn beneath so it is underwear. This point is for you. But there is strong point to say that swimwear are not underwear.... Don't astonish ... I have good and valid point for that also. Underwear are worn under. And we wear outer wear upper it. But no upper wear is used in swimwear so it can't be underwear. Confusing but it is true that swimwear are not underwear.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
Thank you so much for clearing that up. But now i really am confused. TATA.
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@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
12 Feb 10
Yes it is really confusing.
@Nameless_ (1181)
• Australia
12 Feb 10
I don't know. I agree with him, though like someone said it's the material difference. However.... it guess swimwear are more acceptable
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
Well, thank you very much. Revealing, yet ccveptable. TATA.
• United States
12 Feb 10
I think they are both the same as far as coverage goes I am not embarrassed to be seen in undies cause I feel like a swimsuit is far more revealing. There are only the obvious differences of the lining and the material being made for the water they are pretty much the same. Did someone get caught showing there undies?!?!?!
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
I don,t think they got caught. In todays life that is all you see, everybodies undies. Either they are too thin or they buy their clothes a few sizes bigger. After all the responses i think that there is not really much of a difference. But i am not the expert here. Thank you so much for responding. TATA.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Sounds like he was just basing it on how they look. The problem with underwear though is that it is more shere then bathing suits. So if you were to get your bra or underwear wet it would likely be very see threw. A bathing suit will stay nice and dark and should hide everything better. Also bathing suits are made of special fibers that allow them to get wet and hold their shape, unlike underwear which would very likely fall off if you were to swim in it.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
And that is something i really do not want to see. Just imagine. One minute there, the next gone. HAHAHA. Thanx for respomding. TATA.
@kaylayoe (295)
• United States
11 Feb 10
I think that swim wear and underwear are very similar but not identical. Bathing suits and what not have a different type of material that is meant for constant repeated use in a pool, lake or where ever you swimming. There is lining in it as well. Where underwear gets warn much easier, loses it's color faster and is more revealing.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
No offense, but when last did you buy swimwear? You should see what is available. No wonder that poor guy fights about all that is revealed. TATA.
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
I suggest that your friend should use a swimsuit. A swimwear has materials that is chlorine resistant such as endurance+ for speedo and lycra for others - while a regular underwear is made of cotton, which chlorine can easily destroy. Aside from that you will look more akward wearing underwear - people will stare at you (although this is the opposite here in our country) You can still use a conservative type of swimwear - not high or medium cut. The conservative type is longer (or like wearing shorts) or use jammers (i.e. cycling shorts)under your swimwear if you are not comfortable wearing one. If you still insist on keeping yourself covered, may I also suggest wearing body shirts used for surfing.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
That sounds like a lot of clothes, just to swim, but i will suggest it. TATA.
@mylosha (286)
• India
11 Feb 10
i think there is no difference between swimwear and underwear only the difference in prices. as bikini shows them outside the producers concentrate on producing the fasionable one to compete other company it shows that girls are like beautiful bikinie's than underwears so according to me there is no difference between the two what you stated.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
Okay, never will i ever wear a bikini myself again. But thank you so much for responding. TATA.
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
11 Feb 10
Ya ...He is right in one arguement that Whether you wear swimsuit or underwear, both are showing everything.May be someother difference and similarities will be there, but this will be the final word of all arguements in this regard
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
I don,t think there is any other differences. But thank you for your final word. TATA.
• United States
12 Feb 10
There is a big diffrence in swim wear and underware. I wear thongs so they are more reveiling vs a one piece. Also swimwear is made so that it doesnt expand when wet to fall off as easy.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
Thank you, but this i am not going to tell him, he will surely hit the roof with this response. TATA.
• United States
12 Feb 10
LoL just maybe I would guess he isnt gonna care either way he is set on what he believes and thats what hes gonna stick with.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
Well, then he has a problem. Cause he is my friend and i will not let this lie. Men can be such babies, sorry all. TATA.
20 Feb 10
With someone who is conservative then I would say swimwear or underwear like a panty short will still be considered showing everything. Though for real a swimwear is different from underwear due to the fact that it is thicker and stronger as it is meant for swimming which requires a stronger activity too. But if myboyfriend will be conservative and if he isn't at ease with me in those when I'm in public then I will follow him in that aspect as long as I still can wear my swimsuit when I'm with him alone.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
20 Feb 10
Just as long as you are happy with it and feel comfortable, that is jusr fine. TATA.
@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
12 Feb 10
Well I am no epxert but from a logical point of view I would say that swimwear is underwear you wear to the beach to swim in .It may not even be underwear just any close fitting clothes that that will move nicely in the water .Consequently all swimwear may be used as undewear evn though it may be uncomfortable but not all underwear is swimwear
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
Okay as i understnad it, you can wear your swimwear as underwear and what was it about the underwear?? Just Kidding. Thanx for responding. TATA.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
12 Feb 10
saphrina, I wonder where in the world your friend actually got the idea that there are similarities or anything revealing. The very fact that both wears are different in their use and functionality, where for one you would not want a swimwear for an undergarment and the opposite. I mean try imagine how hygienic it is, swimming in your underwear in a swimming pool. Talking about misfits in life. Second, we have the materials being used for the swimsuits where I would not recommend wearing it throughout the day when you are on dry land. It is just not healthy for your skin when you are wearing swimsuit materials that aren't sweat absorbent and non breathable. Talking about being revealing, I am sure no one would want to go out wearing just one's underwear only. And if you have been around to notice enough swimwear today are whole suits or quarter pants. Your friend is really quite a fellow and just sounds quite intimidating. Anyway, I hope this explanation would be able to turn the boat for you. Have a nice day.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Feb 10
I hope so too, but i think it is more jealousy, than anything else. We have things too flaunt and show off and he doesn,t. But we will eventually get him to accept it. Thanks for responding. TATA.