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Abalone Restoration FULL-BODY Sun Suit

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Designed for diving, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, kiting, winging... you get the idea. If the ocean is your happy place but you recognize the importance of skin protection, these suits are for you! Versatile too - wear it alone or as a base layer to help you easily slip in and out of your wetsuit on those colder days.

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    3. High neck collar and thumbholes at wrists to protect the tops of your hands
    4. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, 23”, 8”, 4”, and 2”. Crop the long legs to your favorite shorty length, or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    5. Strong front zipper for easy entry and adjustable neck/chest coverage
    6. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    7. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    8. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    9. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    10. Tag-less for comfort
  • Our signature fabric is sleek, soft, and luxurious, while strong, substantial, and resilient. It’s got a gummy, supportive, and smoothing stretchiness you’ll love, comfortably hugging you in all the right places. 

    Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by Abalone

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered.

Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Katie White (Los Angeles, CA, US)
So cute! Can’t wait to try it out

Fits great, super excited to try it out this summer!!

MIRIAM Elizabeth Carmack (Kaneohe, HI, US)
Accurate Size Chart/Possible Neckline Options

Aloha Fiona, Camilla, Laura, Patrick and all Waterlust Employees!

The only thing wishing to be added to this stylish, functional, and COMFORTABLE(!!) suit is a different and slightly more flattering neckline.

The suit's online fitting chart was very accurate and helpful for my online and first time purchase (I usually am able to send my exact measurements to my previous bodysuit providers, so having a standard size that fits me already is so wonderful, especially now that I know your size chart is accurate!).

My only input about the neckline is as follows:

Can you make different neckline shapes optional before purchase? If so, a true "V" shaped neckline would increase the overall aesthetic for my body dimensions, and others with my build. Currently the zipper/collar creates more of a circular shape.

I look forward to using your full coverage sun suits as my daily clothing options as with my Caucasian DNA and living in Hawai'i I have struggled to find SPF clothing that is not only responsibly sourced with eco-conscious clothing, but is durable (like yours!) and affordable (I usually have paid $220-$300 per suit from Europe and Florida). Shipping with recycled ♻️ material only adds to your commitment to excellence and increases my longterm loyalty to your company. Mahalo nui loa for your love of the ocean!!

I am not sure if 3D Knitting technology (in know of one in NYC) would be helpful, but it does provide less waste and more saving from a manufacturing side, and more customizable options for customers. It also "prints" (knits) articles of clothing with NO SEAMS which helps durability. See company www.oliver-charles.com using seacell/yak hair materials for their sweaters made by 3D Knit Machines.

Miri from the Martian Museum
Ānuenue Pōhaku Mea Pena Ki'i

Debra Deal (Escondido, CA, US)
So great looking and feeling!

I absolutely adore my swimsuit. It keeps me from getting sunburnt looks amazing, and feels great on in and out of the water.

Jayne Todd (Ashburn, VA, US)
Full Body Sun Suit

The suit fits perfectly and is comfortable. I love the thumb holes on the sleeves, they are comfortable and much better than the skinny tabs that other suits have. The colors and design is also flattering.

Martha Smith (Palmyra, VA, US)

Abalone Restoration FULL-BODY Sun Suit

Kat Larson (Roanoke, VA, US)
Will order another!

This suit is comfortable, yet flattering. It will provide me with the sun protection I need this week! I love how environmentally conscious Waterlust is, too!