Extra Strength Compression

Extra Strength Compression

We're adding extra strength compression!

You spoke, we listened and the result is pretty cool.

There is something really special about getting to hear directly from our customers; the good and the bad. Thankfully there is a lot more good than bad and the bad is usually not really bad. We wanted to let our customers know we listen very closely to everything you tell us. This is why we are adding an extra strength compression level to our Flatsea.

Our compression tops aren't binders, they can never be as tough as traditional binders as our compression tops are swimwear and they are made to be active in so the spandex materials we use will always stretch a lot more than any fabric used in traditional binders. But we heard a lot of you ask for more compression so we're working on an option. For those of you who want or need more compression, we have designed and are working on creating an extra strength compression version of our very popular Flatsea. We'll start with the Flatsea and as we continue to grow and see how this new compression level does, we will add it to the rest of our compression tops.

How did we do this? Well, we went back to the drawing board and added a few details in the inner layers of the Flatsea that would create more compression. First we took a close look at traditional binders and thought of how we can incorporate some of the aspects and cuts of these binders into our swimwear tops. Taking into consideration our swimwear tops are made with spandex and much more stretchable fabrics, we ran a few tests to see how we can still reach a higher level of compression.

Outplay pattern making for new extra compression Flatsea

An extra layer of a super tightly knit stretchable fabric was added to the front and back of the Flatsea, creating a tighter level of compression. This fabric is what is called power knit. Now there is the compression material thought out the entire Flatsea, plus the super tight power knit fabric only over the chest area for maximum compression and a crisscross layer of the power mesh in the back to help with creating maximum compression.

Outplay making for new extra compression Flatsea queer swimwear, binder, tomboy swimwear, lesbian swimsuit

The sample makers were meticulous in making sure this new layer was placed in just the right area in order to reach the best results. It took a few tries but we think we've got it down.

This is the inside of the back side of the extra strength compression Flatsea.

(we're still working on a name for this compression level. If you have any suggestions, let us know!)

This is the first fitting after we put it all together. We're still working on a few tiny details, like that little bubble at the bottom of the neckline and we're raising the neckline just a bit more, but the extra compression level is very noticeable, don't you think?

Outplay Extra strength compression Flatsea test sample

As soon as we have the final sample ready, we will have a price for it and we will begin offering it at pre-sale pricing for the first 30 days, like we usually do with all our new products. They will be available for this summer!

Like the new compression level? Have anything you'd like to say to us? Let us know in the comments, or write to us at hello@outplaywear.com

June 19, 2017 — Outplay
Tomboy Swimwear for Your Summer Lovin'

Tomboy Swimwear for Your Summer Lovin'

Tomboy Swimwear for Your Summer Lovin'
November 09, 2015 — Outplay
Outplay tomboy swimwear featured in DIVA magazine's hottest summer looks

Outplay tomboy swimwear featured in DIVA magazine's hottest summer looks


Tomboy Swimwear Featured in DIVA Magazine's

Hottest Summer Looks

We've crossed the big pond! Check out Outplay in DIVA Magazine

Outplay was asked to be part of a very fun photo shoot in the UK featuring different types of swimwear for the summer season.

Check out this summer's hottest looks.

This is the result thanks to the amazing Bella Q.

Outplay tomboy swimwear featured DIVA magazine hottest summer looks

 Outplay tomboy swimwear featured in DIVA Magazine magazine hottest summer looks:

18 Swimwear Ideas for your last minute getaways


Outplay tomboy swimwear Flatsea top and boi shorts in black tomboy queer swimwear

Model on the grass is wearing our Flatsea top and Boi shorts, both in black



Outplay tomboy swimwear Swimmee compression/binder top and Tomboier shorts DIVA magazine


Model in the navy blue two piece is wearing our Swimmee top and Tomboier shorts

Outplay tomboy swimwear Swimmee compression/binder top and Tomboier shorts


A closer look of the Swimmee tops and the Tomboier shorts


If you want to see more of our photo shoot with DIVA magazine and the incredible Bella Q, check out her post on some of what went on backstage, all on bellaqvist.com
May 18, 2014 — Outplay
Swimwear for Butches, Bois, Femmes and Otherwise-Identified Summer lovers

Swimwear for Butches, Bois, Femmes and Otherwise-Identified Summer lovers


Swimwear for Butches, Bois, Femmes & Otherwise-Identified

Summer lovers

Its not officially summer yet but the sun is out and its time to hit the beach! Its time to hang out with your friends and stick your toes in the water.
But does summer time, pool parties and beach outings get you all unraveled because you're tired of not having something comfortable to wear while looking and feeling like your stud self? That's why we created Outplay.

Its been in the works for some time now, and after listening closely, we have come up with our first (of many more to come) styles of tops and bottoms for your summer time fun. So for all butches, bois, femmes, and otherwise-identified summer lovers, we've got you covered! We're introducing our basic pieces first and we will continue adding new styles and colors with time.

Lets start with tops.

Our first 2 pieces include the full coverage top and the mid-drift top. Both are offered with light compression or high compression.
High compression tops will have a very strong hold on your chest, acting similar a binder (but they are not binders as they are swimwear and stretch with your body). They will need a little maneuvering to get into, like a tight rash guard, but they fit comfortably around your chest and hold and tuck what needs to be. It moves with you and no one will ever notice you're wearing anything constraining.
Tops with light compression will hold back nipples and give you a semi-biding look, so if you've had top surgery or just have small breasts and all you need is that extra help to flatten them, or just want to keep everything in place, light compression is perfect for you. It feels like a well fitting sports bra.

This is our mid-drift with a light compression in a size S. We called it the Swimmee

Outplay tomboy swimwear - Swimmee

Outplay tomboy swimwear - Swimmee Mid-drift binder top in navy


This top covers just what you need covered, and holds everything in place, while still allowing for full movement. The neckline is high enough to cover any type of cleavage but is still low enough to feel as comfortable as a T-shit neckline.

Outplay tomboy swimwear back view of a Swimmee


If you're comfortable with a little more covered up, then basic top #2 is more your style; we call it the Flatsea. This swimwear top covers everything it needs to cover and holds in what needs to be held back. Neckline is high, similar to the mid-drift top, and armholes are high as well. In these shots, Alex is wearing a size M so it fits her a little loser and has less of a binding-like effect but still keeps everything where it should and covers what needs to be covered. Keep this in mind when deciding what size to order, its a personal choice.

Outplay tomboy swimwear Flatsea in black front view


Outplay tomboy swimwear Flatsea in black front view


Now lets take a look at the briefs.

Our first two choices are both in the matching Lycra but differ in length. Waist bands are 1" wide and fall slightly above your hips, just like a pair of pants.

Here you see the short briefs in navy and the long briefs in black.

Outplay tomboy swimwear Swimmee and Tomboier shorts


Outplay tomboy swimwear Boi shorts and Flatsea front view




The short briefs (we call them Tomboiers)  fit like short boxer briefs while the longer shorts (we've called Boi Shorts) are close to 3" longer.

Every piece is sold separately so you can mix and match color and sizes. Our first color selection will include a few basic colors and as we grow, we'll continue to add not only new styles and cuts, but of course, new color options as well.

Our first color options are Black, Grey, Navy, Red, & Outplay blue



So go check them out and order them while the sun is still out and hot! Just go to our menu under swimwear or click on the link here.

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Remember, we're here for you, so if you have any comments or suggestions, send them our way via email, Facebook, Twitter, or just leave us a comment right here.

May 16, 2014 — Outplay