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mdj

Hi friends,

 

The time is soon upon us where everyone in NJ will head to the shore! That's right, this'll be my first summer since coming out as non-binary. I've already started wondering -- and getting very nervous -- about what to do. Googling "gender-neutral bathing suits" just brings up a lot of gendered options, but that won't cut it for me.

 

What do y'all wear?

 

Thanks,

m

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VickySGV

This will be fun to hear, but do remember the rules about bathing suit pictures here.

 

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Josie Beth

Origami customs has some non binary options for swimwear. I’m pretty sure that they are the only company that even has thought of making swimsuits like that.

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DrumbeatAlex

Hey M,

 

this is a tricky one! Bathing suits are often so overtly gendered. 😕 

 

I usually wear boxer-brief type trunks underneath boardshorts, with a sports bra for support (provides decent compression as well) and a rash top.

 

I think boardshorts are a pretty good gender-neutral option (they are generally marketed towards males and females). The length of the shorts will determine if it appears more femme or more masc. Maybe you could go for mid-length to long shorts with a femme design (eg. floral) to try to get a gender balance. It really depends what type of clothing/style you like and what you'll feel comfortable in!

Also remeber clothing doesn't define you. You could wear a bikini or just speedos and still be non-binary. ;) ..it's all up to you and your comfort (and i get that wearing something so gendered may make you uncomfortable, so if you dont want to thats makes sense). :)

 

haha, I'm going to have a look online and try to find a cute nb outfit for swimming now! :D I'll post pics if I find something nice. ;) 

 

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DrumbeatAlex

I've had a bit of a look, haven't found any amazinggg outfits but "Outplay" makes swimwear that isn't particularly gendered. 

Buzzfeed also has an article about gender neutral swimwear options which might help give you some ideas for some different possible styles. https://www.buzzfeed.com/shannonkeating/queers-at-the-beach

 

Let me know what you think!

 

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tracy_j

In some respects I find this difficult as people general ly try to categorise someone as male or female. It does make it difficult to work.

 

As a bit of an aside on the same subject, it is interesting to look at photos of 1920's, and that sort of era, swimwear style as some is interesting from the gender point of view. Sexually both sexes were a bit 'played down' giving less gender clues.

 

Tracy

 

 

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gaynoodle76

Last summer, I wore a pair of compression shorts and a tank-top over a one-piece swimsuit, and that worked okay for me. It wasn't perfect, but it did the job. It didn't make me too dysphoric, unless I took the tank off. I'm hoping to pick up a rashguard tank and swim trunks for this summer. The buzzfeed article Alex linked above was really nice too. 

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Alex C

hey M. I been realllllly nervous about this issues. I live in So-Cal and all Trans girls I know or see look like models and most of then wear a two piece with cut-off short  and cute sleeveless t-shirt...I CANT DO THAT...and I don't look like a model..i was think of wearing just one piece with cute-off short..but I am a bit afraid..The Buzz feed Art was not to helpful for me, but it did have soon nice choices..Good Luck   

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Kirsten

I went with board shorts and a short sleeve rash guard last year. Cute, feminine, and full coverage. Makes tucking easy and it honestly helped me feel less in the spotlight. Although this year I’m definitely swapping my top to a bikini. Shorts will be needed at least 1 more year. Or a skirt bottom. 

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Charlize

I've worn a skirt bottom with a matching top from Lands End. 

Perhaps not non binary but then again i'm a trans woman.....

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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