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Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)
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Clareville Maillot (Stretch Woven)

Nautical blue and white stripes and a soft-cotton feel.
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In my dreams, I keep finding inland beaches, about 5 or 6 kilometres from Australia's East coast. Despite being inland, and West-facing, each gets rideable surf waves. They make their way up stormwater drains and through culverts, or wash over asphalt and lawns. Those waves arrive so peculiarly formed that only local suburban children, who have surfed nothing else, are able to catch them, and catch them they do! Any time I paddle out, I regret it!

I've named this swimsuit after Clareville, on Pitwater, because, despite having no surf, the little beach there is the nearest thing, in the real world, to these beaches I frequent in dreams.

The brushed-cotton texture of the self fabric, and the fast drying lining (all of it stretch-woven, not jersey) makes this swimsuit something you could happily sleep and dream in yourself, if, say, your afternoon at the beach was that lazy.

 

Neckline

"Maillot" simply means swimsuit in French. We use the word to differentiate the swimming costumes we make with low and square necklines, from those with V-necks or sports necks, etc.. Our "maillot neckline" is especially sophisticated, accentuating the bust and drawing the eye to the shoulders.

Leg Line

Our regular leg line strikes a balance between modesty and a desire to visually lengthen the leg with a leg seam approaching the hip. It is an inch higher than our full bottom cut, and an inch lower than our high leg line.  

Back

Our scoop back is the result of expert pattern making and prototyping to reduce (and for most wearers eliminate) gaping. The snug fit is the result of parametric geometry and rubber tensioning, and the inclusion of an adjustable back strap.

Features

  • Side darts have been added to allow for the bust and so the fabric can do what it does with regards to support. 
  • To ensure the seams remain hidden, the lining to the front panel has been secured to the rubber across the full width of the neckline and through the leg seams to the crotch.
  • A fraction more tension has been put in the rubber through the scoop back, and crossing the buttocks, than is normal with swimsuits sold off the rack. A Pride swimsuit is designed to look good on your body, not a clothes hanger.
  • All hardware is nylon coated steel, the most durable hardware of all. 

Constitution

  • Every strand of the stretch woven fabric, has a core of elastane within a protective casing of strong nylon around it. 
  • The lining is the same fabric, but plain, and 143gsm to support the smart tailored look and provide unrivalled figure control. 
  • All threads are UV and chlorine resistant polyester.
  • For elasticity and endurance, 0.63mm thick treated latex has been used in the following widths: 6mm across the front leg seams; and 8mm in the neck, buttocks and back seams, and through the adjustable straps.

Bespoke Fitting

Because it will be made to order, your purchase will qualify for Pride's bespoke fitting service. Simply provide us with your bust, waist, hip and trunk measurements (instructions here) using the "remarks" box you will see when placing your order. For no additional cost, we will ensure your swimsuit fits you precisely, for example by lengthening the trunk or adjusting the bust or hip size. We will let you know in advance if custom making will exclude "change of mind" as a reason for claiming an exchange or refund. 

Credits

  • Each piece individually cut and sewn in Byron Bay Australia. 
  • Design and prototyping by Steven Fleming