what is tan though swimwear

Tan Through swimwear is a unique advancement in fabric technology that helps the wearer achieve an all over sun tan and minimise tan lines by letting the suns UV tanning rays to pass through the swimwear fabric.

How does tan through swimwear work

Quite simply, Tan Through swimwear fabric contains millions of tiny square & diamond shaped holes allowing the suns tanning rays to pass through. While we know holes in fabric isn't exactly rocket science, with holes comes transparency and this is where the magic happens! To counter the transparency we design special prints that confuse the eye and camouflage the skin beneath making any transparency issues melt away like butter in the sunshine you will be lying in!

Further Benefits of Tan Through

4th generation

Over the years of developing and evolving the effectiveness of the technology we have discovered some other hidden benefits that our customers love!


There are up to 200,000 holes in a regular tan thru swimsuit. This effectively reduces a huge amount of fabric from the swimwear and therefore retains much less water than conventional swimwear which allows the fabric to dry incredibly quickly. 


There is a huge amount of fabric effectively removed from tan through swimwear thanks to the apertures, this makes the swimwear incredibly light-weight, making it feel like a second skin, keeping you comfortable all day long. It also allows you to pack more!


Tan Through swimwear not only allows the sun to pass through, but also the air too. Transol® fabric allows your skin to breath and the breeze to keep you cool, making for an incredibly comfortable style, all day long.

Frequently asked questions

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