Hey there everyone,
So the summer is around the corner and the last swimsuit haul I had was about few years back. Since then I have lost some weight and to be honest I needed something different and new.
If you are a big chested girl like I am, you know that finding a good supportive swimsuit can be a difficult task. Even when I find one that has good support many times it ends up in me not liking the style/pattern/color or ends up unflattering on my particular body type. I wanted something feminine, age appropriate, flattering, cute, happy and yes dare I say sexy and supportive while not too revealing. I was beginning to think this was too much to ask for after purchasing than returning tons of things.
Now, I have been taking my time and seriously shopping around and found my particular swimsuits in Victoria's Secret out of all the places :)). I looked in barenecessities.com, swimsuitsforall.com, adoreme.com, Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Target, Khol's, J.C. Penney, Sears, Ross, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillards, T.J. Max, Amazon.......and few other places so I have kind of went thru all the price points. Ultimately though, I didn't really care about the price. I just wanted to find a swimsuit I looked and felt great in.....and so after all that search I was passing by Victoria's Secret one day on the way to somewhere else and randomly walked in not expecting to find anything I particularly liked ......and I didn't actually find a single piece as far as the swimsuits went. The sales person said it was probably a bit too early in the year for them to have the swimsuits displayed on the floor ......but that the new styles are actually already available online.
I did check out their online offerings and actually found a few pieces I really liked. There where very mixed reviews on the items though in terms of quality and fit in general. I am pretty good about my own measurements, bra sizes and such.....I always keep a good track of that and I knew my VS sizing pretty well .....so based on my own previous experience shopping there and sizing chart on their site I choose the pieces I thought would work the best. When it came to quality of VS items it's always a mixed bag for me .....sometimes it's really good, other times it's really bad for what you end up paying. I'm however, always prepared to make a return especially when shopping online .....so I purchased a few swimsuits pieces and waited for them to arrive patiently with my fingers crossed . They had a free shipping and a deal going on few weeks back so I took advantage of that .....but the shipping took over 10 days .....probably because it was free which I didn't like.
The Heavenly Tankini
I only got 2 tops for this one in size 34DD in different animal prints/colors because the bottoms where not available in my size/print/color but both work with black bottoms I already have..... I might still check if they have what works for me in terms of matching the bottoms. These also fit me so well....I'm actually considering getting more colors :). I got both of these in shorter length since I'm only 5.4 tall....and it was perfect length and covered my belly button.
DescriptionThis classic tankini gets the golden touch with light-catching hardware at the front. Adjustable straps let you customize the fit, while removable padding gives you a little extra lift.
* Removable push-up padding
* Pulls on; no closure
* Adjustable straps
* Available in 2 lengths: 22 ½” and 24”
* Hand wash
* Imported nylon/spandex
I also chose to use a bikini mixer on their site where they let you mix the bottom and top styles and colors/prints to create your perfect swimsuit.This I found very helpful because I could choose what works best for my body needs and style instead of choosing pieces already put together. Here I chose The Angel Convertible in 34DD an underwire top with good support and Non-removable padding. For the bottom I chose The Heavenly Bikini in small ( I wear 6-10 pant size currently depending on the brand) which was very forgiving and flattering while sucking me in and concealing the bits I felt uncomfortable about......love these bottoms :). I matched the top and bottom print and color for this one. When I finally got to tried them on they fit me perfectly and looked amazing on :).
And that was it for my swimsuit haul.....for now :).