With the Lady Swim Dress you get the following in one beautiful, functional piece:
- A built-in bra
- Multiple top styles to choose from,
- Our Patented Petals Panties
- A long skirt
- Quality fabrics that are chlorine resistant and UPF 50+
“My Lady Swim dress will replace my regular beach attire of an uncomfortable, revealing, not to mention EXPENSIVE swimming suit, the cover up I wear on top and finally, the shorts or skirt that go over my swimming suit to cover my butt and thighs.” - Sherry Alderman
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- WHO are we?
- Why a Lady Swim Dress?
- Little Lady Swim's Mini Pearl
- Sizing Chart
- Factory Love
- Estimated Timeline
- We GIVE BACK
Who are we?
Hi, I’m Samantha the owner, designer and operator at Lady Swim Dress™ by Lady Hike and I design all my functional clothes out of necessity. I am an artist and I have a lot of ideas! In 2015, I began the journey of manufacturing my creative clothing, making it available to all outdoor women, thus Lady Hike was born. Now I am launching my Lady Swim Dress!
The first-ever functional swimming suit that offers women comfort, coverage AND was actually designed for her anatomy!
SWIMMING SUIT HATE IS REAL
I liked looking at swimming suits, but I didn’t like putting them on and feeling so naked in them. I wanted more coverage. It was frustrating to buy an expensive swimming suit, a cover-up to wear on top of my suit, and finally buy some shorts to feel a little more comfortable.
The Swim Dress is excellent for minimalist. No more cover-ups or shorts are needed to make you feel comfortable when wearing the Lady Swim Dress.
I wanted to be as comfortable as my happy husband in his board shorts and T-Shirt! I wanted to be able to get down and play in the sand with my boys, and not worry about WHAT I was showing the world. I wanted to be able to surf without losing my top in the crashing waves. I wanted a minimal one-piece that I could put on, hike to the water hole, jump in and drip dry on the walk back. AND I definitely wanted my patented Petals Panties built-in to my swimming suit.
So, Ladies, say Goodbye to swimming suit hate, and say hello to comfort, to functionality and to style in the all new Swim Dress by Lady Hike.
You shouldn’t have to show the whole world everything God gave you just to enjoy time with family or friends.
You shouldn’t have to take two or three outfits anytime you are headed out to water.
Now, with the Lady Swim dress you don’t have to.
You deserve to be comfortable in your swim suit.
You deserve a suit that was designed with your anatomy in mind.
You deserve fashion and functionality all in one!
AND we offer this for the Little Lady Swimmers too!!!
Introducing the Mini Pearl!
Because... we all have been there…in the stall…trying to quickly pull down our little girl’s wet swimming suit, scrambling to not let it touch the nasty public restroom floor. And then fighting to pull that tiny, wet suit back up.
Potty breaks with your little one are literally a SNAP!!!
The UPF 50+ sleeves further simplify a mom’s life with no need for all that extra sun screen.
Mini Pearl Swim SIZING
We will be offering our Little Lady Swim in three sizes:
We also are offering our Girl Pearl in three sizes:
It is like a cover up and swimming suit all in one piece!
The most unique feature about our Lady Swim Dress is what is underneath the skirt.
Our patented Petals Panties from our popular outdoor hiking line, Lady Hike!
These are front opening panties that allow you to easily urinate without the hassle of pulling your wet swimming suit down and back up again. This sewn in feature is so convenient! When you want to open the garment, simply use the pull tab and then tuck the piece back. When you want to close the garment, quickly re-snap and go. Using strong snaps, the garment is guaranteed to stay in place. Some of our gear testers spent days surfing in San Diego and the flap stayed closed even as they were being thrashed around by the waves in the “spin cycle”.
High Low SKIRT
Our swim dress has a high low skirt that offers comfortable coverage. Go ahead get down in the sand and build that moat ladies! Focus on making those memories not on feeling over exposed! Our Lady Swim Dress promises to keep it G-rated.
You choose the TOP of your Swimming Suit
Now let’s talk about support! Yes, please support us by getting the Lady Swim Dress today…but I am talking about the woman designed, built-in bra. We used ultra-soft elastic to hold our lovelies up. Then we used a breathable fabric to make the bra and added slits in the side to access the padding so that you can customize your swim dress.
Maybe you want to remove the padding or maybe you want to add more?
1) You can have the chic halter top, for those of you who love a little sunshine on your shoulder.
2) A second option is the classic top with shoulder straps. We designed a flattering sweetheart cut to the top. Note the straps are extra wide across the shoulder offering support and comfort for those of us who are...well endowed.
3) Or you can have the stylish, quarter-length sleeves with a modern, rash guard top donning a squared neckline. This is a great option for those of you who want sun protection.
Since all our Swim dresses feature our Petals Panties, you can pull our Swim Dress on like a T-Shirt making it very easy to get in and out of….ensuring you never stretch out the tops.
Only the highest quality fabrics are used in the Lady Swim Dress. These fabrics have been treated to withstand the damaging effects of chlorine, ensuring your suite keeps its vibrant colors so you can enjoy it for years to come.
All our fabrics are rated at UPF 50+ and block 99-100% of all ultra-violet rays.
The high-quality fabrics come with an extremely high price tag. Your support will help me cover the upfront cost of the high-end fabrics which must be purchased in large quantities.
We have been manufacturing our unique women-specific products for a few years now.
We have a stellar design team, supply chain, and an outstanding working relationship with our factory, which is only a four drive from my office. We have a lot of factory love!
With this swim dress you will never have that moment at the pool side where you “unveil yourself.”
As with all of our Lady Hike products, your donation comes our Sweet Satisfaction guarantee…if you are not satisfied with your Swim Dress, we will return your donation to you. However, I believe this will be the last swimming suit you will EVER buy, unless you want it in a few colors of course!
I began this company because of my passion for enjoying life with my family in the beautiful outdoors. My first passion is being a wife and a mother. Here at Lady Hike we advocate for people to enjoy more quality family time.
Lady Hike GIVES BACK ...
1% of our Lady Hike sales go to the National Parks Foundation's 'Every Kid In A Park'.
But recently we learned about Compassion International. We plan to give 10% of our Kickstarter funds to sponsor as many children as possible in 2019!!!
Thank you so much for supporting my woman owned, women designed, woman operated small business!
Risks and challenges
There are virtually no risks or challenges with this project. Reliable sources for all materials have been identified and prototype Swim Dresses have been fabricated. Lady Hike has been working with this factory for three years, the factory has already created the required patterns and is ready to begin production once they receive the materials.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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