Rated 5 out of 5 by Bethelen Best swimsuit. The end.
I hate swimsuit shopping... with a passion. Since the birth of my first child my body hasn't been the same--pouchy tummy, deflated ta-tas, jiggly rear--my bits just aren't where they used to be! Bikinis aren't really an option right now, since I'm not really feeling comfortable showing that much skin anyways, so I was on a mission to find the PERFECT one-piece. No matter the cost.
I'd searched every store in my city to no avail: ugly prints, strange designs, too much padding, not enough padding. I felt like it was hopeless! Why hadn't someone designed a swimsuit for young, post-baby women? REAL women who were used to wearing bikinis, but not up for that challenge just yet?
I took a chance on this one. I saw it in 2011's swim catalog and realised that my wishes had been answered... I just had to spend the money, cross my fingers, and hope that I'd ordered the correct size (I live in Canada where the nearest store is 8 hours away, so returns aren't really an option). When it arrived I couldn't wait to try it on...
And my husband couldn't wait to take it off! He definitely loves it. Plus, I get compliments everywhere I wear it: beach, pool, spa, water-slides. Something that makes me feel this confident nearly-naked, post-baby is worth every penny and more! It's everything a bathing suit should be.
Only qualms: since my ta-tas are slightly deflated from a year of nursing I sometimes worry that they'll slip out (just gotta make sure I've tied the back tight enough), and I probably could have sized down to a 6 since the 8 stretches slightly with extended swimming.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JilDZ Love, love, love!
The world of one-piece swimsuits is new to me as I've always worn bikinis but after having a baby I'm not comfortable showing off my stretch marked stomach . I had high hopes for this suit when ordering it and when it arrived I couldn't wait to try it on. It fit perfect and I felt beautiful in it. For reference I'm 5'5, 150 lbs, and ordered a size 10. I love the neck line and the support it provides in the bust. I'm a 32 F and finding a suit that provides support and coverage is near impossible but this suit provides both. The material is thicker and the suit is really well made. I wore it on a recent trip and received lots of compliments. The only con is that on our trip after coming out of the ocean the suit took forever to dry since the material is a bit on the thicker side.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gnomelover Unbelievable
I saw all of the fabulous reviews for this swimsuit and they got my hopes up. Was there really a bathing suit out there that might look good on me? It seemed too good to be true.
I ordered this in black and pink. I knew I would send one back. I ordered a size 8, the size I wear in dresses. They came today and I do not ever want to take them off. This swimsuit is so incredibly flattering. I have had two children and also recently lost almost 70 pounds. So, my body has had havoc wrought upon it. I have a tummy that I wanted to hide. This does that. My breasts have seen better days. This swimsuit lifts them and molds them beautifully. I actually look tiny in this swimsuit. My husband loves it. I cannot wait to wear this on our vacation next month.
Oh, and I am keeping both of them! When you find something this fantastic, you just gotta go for it.
February 26, 2013