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Real Men Wearing Bikinis and Women's Swimsuits

Updated on November 12, 2010

These are my favorite articles to write, because it is in these articles that we get to demonstrate (when I say we, I mean me, and the lingerie wearing men who read and so graciously contribute to these articles,) that men do look great in women's clothing.

It's summer time in the northern reaches at the moment and women are enjoying wearing all manner of pretty and interesting bathing suits, whilst their male counterparts languish in swim shorts, or are teased half to death for wearing speedos.

But some men are wearing whatever they want to wear, and they're wearing one piece swimsuits and bikinis to their heart's content. They're even wearing it outside, where other people may look upon them.

This is perhaps my favorite picture of a man in a swimsuit so far, and it comes once again from the lovely Cyndie who has modeled a wide range of feminine attire around these here parts. What I love about this picture is the fact that the swimsuit is so feminine and he looks so lovely and feminine wearing it too.

This suit doesn't just demonstrate that women's swimsuits can look good on men, it is a testament to the power of a good cut creating a feminine experience. Note the way that the skirt, with it's slight overhand and little bit of flair creates a better waist for a man. These tricks work for women too, which is why these garments exist. I remember reading an article from another hubber, Isabella, who commented that the difference between a fat woman and a sexy woman is a waist. If a woman has no waist, she simply looks rotund, and if a man has no waist when he wears women's clothing, then he looks much more out of place and overtly masculine in his clothing, so take note of that little fashion tip chaps, it will stand you in good stead.

If you would like to share your own pictures wearing swimsuits, lingerie, dresses or what have you, why not send them along to all submissions are treated with the greatest confidence, and it is a great way to strut your stuff and show the naysayers just how wrong they are when they assume that feminine clothing should be left to women.

If nothing else, I hope you enjoy this hub and come to realize that many men wear lingerie and other items of women's clothing, including bikinis and swimsuits. It is nothing to be ashamed of, and it is so widespread that it barely even counts as being an oddity. Embrace it, enjoy it and live your life as it pleases you.


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      vick 2 months ago

      i love wearing one piece swimwear. it feels great

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      joyce 7 months ago

      I love it. I have had several speedos and they feel wonderful on my skin. I'm a man but not by my own choice.

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      Richelle 16 months ago

      I like the way a one piece swim suit fits and looks, but a little uptight about going out n public with one on. Do you have any hints as how to get started doing this. Cindy looks like she is having fun and relaxed how does she/he do it?

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      kenita micheals 22 months ago

      I love 2 piece bikini's but where I live everybody is so judgeumetal about anything out of the norm.

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      tw6376 7 years ago

      I'd say if you like to wear whatever inside or attach to your body, as long as you wear it perfectly and not be outrageous, it is your choice to be free by other people's judgements!

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      skyhigh 727 7 years ago

      i find that a ladies swimsuit is much more comfortable. and even more so if, you can buy one where the padding comes out from the bra section. i am disabled and find when in the pool i am much better, and not bothered about my bits dropping off, i am really glad that i found your site.

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      Rob 8 years ago

      I don't have a "speedo body" but, one day, while at Penneys I bought an unlined woman's nylon bikini bottom swimsuit to wear in our pool and at the beach. It fits and feels great. What a difference from the heavy, baggy trunks and it is much lighter than a Speedo. I wear them now all the time in our pool or at the beach. I have yet to encounter any negativism from anyone.

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      JD 8 years ago

      to tattoocowboy - one piece swimsuits are often measured by torso length. males have longer torsos (usually) than simularly sized female counterparts. most of the better women's swimsuit companies usually will state someplace on their website that statistic same as listing petite,avg. or talls.

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      Marree Jay 8 years ago

      I bought my first one piece last week tattoocowboy and found that by going down one size on the top and up one for the bottom that it fits quite adequately, luckily I am only 2 sizes separate from top to bottom.

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      Mr Evans 8 years ago

      I wear female bathing suits all the time-in pools-and at waterslide parks

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Will I just got myself one and I like the way it fits ?-?

      I never liked the way the legs fit at the bottem of the swimshorts and thay all always to long for free movement of my legs. weraing Mens swimwear like swimming with legs tied together.

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      KJ 8 years ago

      I have been wearing my wife's bathing old bathing suits for years. I keep it hidden from her, but I think she knows. I love wearing one piece bathing suits, and hopefully someday I will be able to wear them in public.

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      Mikk 8 years ago

      A nice sarong is an excellent accompaniment to your swimsuit on a windy day. I like the fit much better than baggy shorts, they make too much drag while in the waves, not to mention the chaffing.

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      crossingover 8 years ago

      wow love the article going monday to try on more clothes at the store

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      tattoocowboy 8 years ago

      i have a bikini bottom myself by OP. but i can't quite figure out how to balance out the measurements when i'm shopping for a one piece workout swimsuit.. clearly my measurements aren't the same as an average female's so what am i not calculating?

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      Nice Fit 8 years ago

      I love the picture od that man wearint the swimsuit i would love to have one just like that and would wear it every time i went to the beach or swimming pool.It would be a joy to wear it.I would also wear a skirt or dress along with a bra and girdle.

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      Mary Yaris 8 years ago

      I realy love to see men in womens clothes after all women have taken their clothes over and nobody care's. Men should wear whatever they like and do so openly after all some men do look good in them the more men that come out of the closet and wear them every day the better. That will also put the so called self appointet bigots in their place I say goodluck to men go for it.

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      Jonno 8 years ago

      Well thank God men have at last taken to wearing ladies clothes it is so long since i wanted to wear them but was afraid to. Now at sixty it is a bit late to do it but i still wear them in private.I will say now that in the not to distant future all men will be wearing them openly just like women wear mens clothes tday that day will come but for me it will be too late sad to say.Still goodluck to the men of the future and go for it and enjoy.

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      Patsy pop 8 years ago

      Hi i love to wear womens clothes and think every man should just wear them if the want to. What the hell difference dode it make it is just material if they are happy with it go ahead. I think it is women who cause the problem objecting thinking that there is something sexual behind it but i can assure them that there isn't it is just the joy of wearing them. I have no problem wearing all the items but am afraid to wear all in public because of the way women object and also some narrow minded men who will take it upon themselves to beat me up. Otherwise i would wear them all openly.

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      Ward44 8 years ago

      Wow they look so good..i am chubby and my one pieve really shows my curves

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      iwhcpanties 8 years ago

      Hope you have done it again, great hub. I know the weather here in South Carolina is starting to get cooler, but I am going to start looking now for my next suit!

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Hey, good for you Joe!

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      Joe 8 years ago

      I bought my first bikini this past month, took a lot of nerve to wear it outside the yard. Went one day to the beach, went on an off day, checked out the beach for how many people, it was quite an adventure to wear a bikini top and bottom onto the beach, quite a few looks but once I was on the sand and down on the towel things settled down. the walk on to the beach and off were the most tense. I will wear this bikini again in public as I really like it and don't really care if others do or not, I did nothing wrong!

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      fran-gerry 8 years ago

      Hope what a great Hub! I just bought my first swimsuit a tankini swim dress . Can't wait to go swimming tomorrow.

      I haven't been swimming in years. I will post a photo later.

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      joe 8 years ago

      I for one am glad that men have begun to come out of the closet and wear what they want, weather it's woman's or men's clothing, I for one find some of the woman's fashion more tasteful, men's clothes have always been and still continue to be rough, bland and uncomfortable especially in the crotch area. I wear what feels good on me, not what society says I should and so should everyone else.

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      kfsteve391 8 years ago

      I have been wearing micro mini swimsuits for years. Have two from Koala in Ca. One is a black shock thong. It has the absolute smallest pouch one can imagine. It takes some work to get into it, but is worth the effort. The other is a pink jewel box bikini. The front is semi sheer and is pencil thin. The back is rather small. Both of these suits will give you a maximum tan with minimum coverage.

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      Taram 8 years ago

      Good article. There should be a place where man can openly wear lingerie, sarees, bra and blouses whatever men like to wear woman's dress similar to naked beaches.

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      Mark 8 years ago

      I have two Adidas 1 piece swimsuits and 1 Speedo high neck swimsuit with zipperback. I have worn the Adidas swimsuits at hotel pools when on travel and recently to the beach. I get a few looks but no one has ever said anything. Swimming in a 1 piece swimsuit feels really good with the suit hugging your body.

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Glad you liked the article guys :) I do take cues from the men who write to me, so this piece was really a request piece from a few guys who mentioned that they liked the look and feel of a one piece swim suit.

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      GoneNylon 8 years ago


      Cyndie looks lovely in that suit. Looks like a skirted tankini, and is quite flattering.

      With the myriad suits available to reduce tummies, such would be more than appropriate for a lot of us 40-something guys who are unafraid of the stares, smirks and giggles of the madding crowd. As Shakespeare had Henry V say "Let us be makers of fashion, and not followers of it."

      In reality, competitive suits are now much more like unitards, if one watches swim meets. Why can't men have those on the beach? It would represent, really, a step back toward earlier suits, if one recalls the swim/beachwear of the early 20th century. Cyndie's choice is especially wise, given the fact that it covers any potentially "lewd" lines created by male anatomy, unlike the Speedos you've referenced, and which should probably be outlawed for the vast, less-than-perfectly toned majority of humanity.

      Nice job hitting a topic that has gone largely undiscussed within the larger subtopic of "womens" wear as worn by men.

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      RD 8 years ago

      Hope, 1st and foremost, I LOVE your hubs and think you are an amazing woman. 2nd, I think the one piece looks great. (Pink bikini is cute, too). I would love to wear swimwear like this to the lake. Unfortunately, I might as well just wear a target. If only more people were tolerant. I just like to be comfortable. I hate the look of "Baggy Shorts" swimwear and find it very uncomfortable. There are only a handful of men in the world that are built to wear a Speedo and I am NOT one of them. I like the fit and feel of Spandex and am more comfortable with more of my body covered so many of the swimsuits offered to women appeal to me. I really like some of the "slimsuits" that are available. They are great for one's appearance and figure. I can only hope for evolution of the general public to be less critical of others and what they choose to wear. After all, it's only fabric. Just because it is cut a particular way or has a specific print, why should it be limited to one gender or the other? Bless you, Hope and keep up the great hubs.

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      Johnboy 8 years ago

      About time men have started to, wear clothing normally worn by women at last the men can now get satisfaction from beautiful clothes. Men should wear whatever they like just like the way women took over mens clothes. Lets see more men do it regulary and in the open.The more that doo the sooner men will have their own supply of ladies clothes sold in mens shops the sooner the better.

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Men can say that, yes, but like women, it will be an 20 lashes offense (of the fun kind, not the mean Singaporean kind.)

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Finally men can say,"Does this make me look fat?" Cool hub! :)