Do you love your gym outfit so much that you wish you could swim in it? Well, now you can--or at least you can wear a bathing suit that looks just like the outfit you wear to aerobics class. This modest two-piece suit--with the midriff tank for a top, and a high-waisted brief for a bottom, is the hottest thing at the beach.
"This look is great for the active person," says Helmut Behensky, owner of the Bea Dyke swimwear stores in Northridge, Encino and Woodland Hills. "After you swim in it, you can go play volleyball in it."
Tanya Vasic, manager of Simply Italian Retailers Inc. in Sherman Oaks, agrees. "It's more modest than a bikini. You wear it with a pair of shorts, then go walk down the street."
"At first, people laughed at the idea of a bathing suit that looked like gym wear," said Behensky. "But now it's really catching on."