Stores in Australia and New Zealand:
The Warehouse (affectionately known as The Red Shed)
The Warehouse offers a wonderfully low-priced brand called "Active Intent". The useful sporting items include:
- a shelf-bra muscle-back tank top that covers the hips -- make sure it's the type without the plunging neckline;
- a sport short similar to boy-leg pants but with a much longer leg;
- several types of t-shirt, some with shelf-bra support and some without;
- and of course the colourful and varied board short.
Board shorts are fairly easy to come by in other stores, such as EziBuy, but tend to be much more expensive. I recommend you go for the dome-fastening board short -- avoid the lace-up version, as they're frustratingly tedious to get in and out of!
www.TheWarehouse.co.nz and www.TheWarehouse.com.au feature store locations, brand listings, and online viewing of catalogues/mailers. They are not online stores.
www.EziBuy.co.nz and www.EziBuy.com.au
Check the various women’s labels for swimwear sections. I didn’t get any joy out of typing ‘swimwear’ in the search feature.
My mannequin is wearing a rash vest on top of a muscle-back tank top. The bottom hem is elasticated to help prevent ride-up.
The Warehouse rarely stocks women’s rash vests, and I’ve never seen them at EziBuy. See the Rash Vest post for further ideas on where to get these.