Trunks, board shorts, rash guards—which ones will you wear on the beach this summer?
Read on to find out what your choice of beach wear says about you, according to women.
"Kailangan may abs ka when wearing a rash guard kasi fit siya. Ang off tignan kung hindi maganda 'yung build ng katawan. Only wear this when surfing or scuba diving. Kung sa swimming pool lang, it would look really funny. Better to go topless or wear a bright colored sando." —Janna, 24, public relations officer
Get it for: P2,000 via Speedo
"This kind of swimwear is better worn by athletes or professional swimmers. It's okay for ordinary guys to wear it as long as he has the guts, body, and bulge to show off. But mind you guys, it doesn't look so trendy." —JM, 22, fashion stylist
Get it for: P599.75 via Island Haze
"I think it's for the sporty types. You'd wear it not because you want to make prom, but because you're joining a competition. It looks old-school though, I guess, because it's for practical use. It also looks very basic." —Maika, 27, advertising editor
Get it for: P649.75 via Island Haze
"A man wearing these swimming trunks is not out to flaunt his beach body, make sand castles or apply sunscreen on you. He's there to practice his butterfly and breaststroke forms. It projects a sense of 'I mean business.' Muscle definition is recommended but not a requirement. It would add to the 'I'm into sports' vibe these trunks have. But if you're a guy and would like to wear it just because you like the look of them then hey, whatever floats your boat. I wouldn't describe them as trendy or makaluma. They sit at the sidelines of fashion too much to be called either of those." —Jill, 22, staffwriter
Get it for: P999 via Funfit
"Its length kinda reminds me of old school basketball shorts. But it still looks trendy given na all the Instagram dudes are wearing it and thigh-ceps are the new biceps raw. It doesn't matter if the guy is fit or not. Depende na lang kung paano siya magdala." —Ria, 24, editorial assistant
Get it for: P699 via Penshoppe
"Board shorts are forever the best. Anyone can wear it. Whether you are fit or have a dad bod, young or old, it would still look good. The length is perfect; it's not too short and not too long. The fabric used is really meant for swimming so it would never look awkward unlike when you go to the pool wearing basketball shorts. It also never goes out of style." —Millet, 30, nurse
Get it for: P3,295 via Oakley
Photos via Oakley; Penshoppe; Zalora