Trending: Women's Boardies

Published 27 Apr, 2023

Last summer, a new trend in women’s swimwear began to emerge. Skimpy, dare-to-bare, cut-away suits and bikinis were still a popular choice, but the fashion press was keen to highlight that a sportier, functional aesthetic can also look fabulous – in or out of the water. Vogue magazine pinpointed women’s swim shorts as the piece to shop if you want to update and enhance your existing beach kit, arguing that a lightweight and moisture-wicking pair of shorts is essential when the temperature peaks. It seems that teaming a pair of boardies with an over-sized shirt is the ultimate in summery and effortless dress-down dressing. We couldn’t agree more!

For Spring/Summer 2023, our new women’s swimmers combine holiday-inspired prints with a flattering, sporty silhouette. These are shorts that will liven-up your sunny-day look, whether you’re running errands around town or getting ready to hit the sand. The super-soft fabric is light, and with a partially elasticated waistband, they’re quick and easy to pull on over your favourite one-piece. Plus, for long, hot days in the sunshine, a pair of boardies provides a little extra coverage when you’re splashing in the shallows with the kids or enjoying an hour of paddleboarding.

Read Vogue’s swim short report and discover the Tom & Teddy range below.

See our Style Guides on how to wear our new Women's Board Shorts: