Mens swim shorts can be worn on their own for swimming, or they can be worn over other swimwear as a fashion item, perfect for walking between the hotel and the beach on holiday. Swimming shorts are loose fitting in comparison to their fitted swimming trunk and swim brief counterparts. However, swimwear shorts have an internal mesh lining which holds everything in place, preventing fall out when swimming. They are made with a fast-drying and lightweight fabric so they are most suitable for on the beach or round the pool compared to standard shorts.
Short leg swim shorts are very on-trend, but longer swim shorts, often referred to as ‘board shorts’ or ‘boardies’ still have some popularity as they are less revealing.