Shopping for Women's Board Shorts


Whether you are spending the day at the beach, enjoying water rides at an amusement park or biking through the countryside, wearing women's board shorts keeps you feeling comfortable and looking terrific. These comfy shorts are the perfect choice to wear with your favorite swim top as an alternative to bathing suit or bikini bottoms, pulled over your swimsuit as a stylish cover-up or worn with a great looking tank or tee for a trendy look.

Where to Find Women's Board Shorts

Manufactured in a number of different styles and lengths, plus size board shorts are available from both online etailers and retail stores/

Swimsuits Just for Us

Swimsuits Just for Us carries black plus size board shorts in sizes to 3X that feature a four-and-a-half inch inseam, built-in panty, tummy control and a side pocket. The company also has several two-piece tankinis with board short bottoms.

Lands' End

Lands' End offers long length board shorts that provide thigh coverage with their 10-inch inseam. Available in sizes 16W to 26W, these quick drying, 100 percent Supplex nylon shorts provide UPF 50 sun protection, and come in black, white or tropical turquoise. These board shorts feature:

  • Easy pull-on style with a front drawstring
  • Two side pockets and one back pocket
  • Hidden inside pocket at waist

Team Estrogen

Team Estrogen carries its Breezer Board Shorts in sizes to 3X. These great looking, comfortable shorts have an outer short of very lightweight Microflex microfiber and an inner liner of a breathable fabric called MeshMove. These Team Estrogen board shorts feature:

  • Decorative contrast stitching
  • An inseam of nine inches
  • An elastic waist with a fly snap front and a drawstring
  • Two side pockets

Swimsuits for All

Swimsuits for All carries several different styles of plus size board shorts by Beach Belle.

  • Classic board shorts in bright turquoise or fuchsia with white contrast stitching and a white drawstring have a Velcro fly covered by a modesty flap. These comfortable shorts are made of 100 percent polyester fabric and feature a side cargo pocket and a small inside pocket.
  • Stylish black long board shorts have a colorful floral design screen printed down the side and are available in size 18. Made of 100 percent polyester fabric, these shorts have a modesty flap covering the Velcro fly, a drawstring closure and a side cargo pocket.
  • Black short length board shorts made of 82 percent nylon and 18 percent spandex are available in sizes to 24W. These trendy shorts feature side slits, a matching drawstring closure and contrast stitching.
  • Look stylish in black and white floral board shorts made of 100 percent polyester. These trendy shorts have a Velcro fly with a modesty flap, a drawstring closure and two mesh lined hip pockets.

Boardshort World

Boardshort World offers plus size board shorts in five lengths, with either a regular rise of a low rise. They also make board shorts in any custom length desired. Boardshort World offers its products in a variety of solid colors and beautiful prints, in styles that feature both elastic and non-elastic waists. Sizing for non-elastic waist board shorts range from 16 to 28 and elastic waist styles range from LG to 4X.

One Stop Plus

One Stop Plus offers board shorts by Swim365 in sizes to 5X. In a choice of eight beautiful colors, these nylon board shorts feature a mock drawstring and an elastic waist.

Retail Store Suggestions

Board shorts for woman are generally found in:

  • Specialty stores for plus sizes, such as Fashion Bug Plus, Avenue and Catherines
  • Women's department of big box stores such as Walmart, Kmart and Target
  • Women's section of department stores such as Macy's, JCPenney and Kohl's
  • Specialty stores that carry swim and surf wear, such as RonJon Surf Shop, Religion Surf & Skate and Hurley retail locations

Style and Comfort

A versatile piece of clothing, women's board shorts easily transition from swim bottoms to active wear to casual clothing. With the many beautiful designs and styles available in plus sizes, there is certain to be one, or several, that will quickly become your warm weather favorites.

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