I work close to full time as a swim teacher and like the rest of our in-water cohort, had been going through close to a swimsuit a month, on average. It adds up.
Close to a year ago I bought five Nova swimsuits. Every one in a different pattern and in two different styles - the shelf bra and the legsuit. These things are unbelievably tough.
Working five or six days a week, I rotate my suits (mostly so I can tell the difference between the days ...), so they get on average 5-8 hours of water time a week. I rinse them in the shower along with myself, and once a week will scrub them (and myself) down with a bar of velvet soap before rinsing, drying and dropping them back into the rotation.
Zero holes, zero broken stitches, and absolutely zero colour fade. They are all as vibrant as the day they arrived. And their toughness is becoming stuff of legend - our pool has an anti-slip coating on the floor and both ends; only the sides are tiled and "slippery". The surface is like sandpaper - it wreaks havoc with watches, rashies, skin, feet and especially togs. No holes and barely any piling - in a pool that will literally destroy a pair of neoprene water shoes inside a couple of shifts and still makes my feet too sore to walk on toward the end of a 30+ hour water week.
These bathers are indestructible. Don't be afraid to buy what you think you'll need. You'll be like me and end up back here a year or more later trying to find an excuse to buy something new - not because you need it, but because you want it.
I love nova swimwear which I have been using for many years
Love the style and prints , but very tight and not very stretchy.
I purchased5 and all 5 ladies had the same comment
Loved it so much I bought another and told the ladies at water aerobics. We are oldies but goodies.