You guys, I still haven’t made it to the pool or beach this year and Summer is almost over. Part of me has a fear of wearing a bathing suit with a post-baby body. Up until now, I always wore two piece bikinis because that’s what all the cool kids wore. I have plenty of different ones from throughout my college years of going on Spring Break trips and from going to the beach in California while visiting family. But now, with stretch marks and belly chub galore (I know, sounds glorious), one pieces are the way to go for me. I was pretty ecstatic when Swimspot.com contacted me to do a review of their website. The cool thing about their site is that you can search by a variety of attributes, such as body type, style, designer, price, etc. And they have a Bikini Builder feature where you can create your own mix and match swimsuit. Of course I was immediately drawn to the bikinis because that’s what I’m used to. Here are some of my faves:
But realistically, I knew that I had a to choose a suit to hide my belly, until I can get it flat again (if that is even possible). I loved that there were some tankini top options that are looser around the midsection as well as some that create a slimming effect. Not to mention the pretty color and design options available!
I ended up getting bathing suit 7 (Athena – Heavenly Bandeau Fauxkini) and I couldn’t be happier with it! It’s got a Slim Power lining and shirring around the waist to make it look skinnier than it actually is. And I love halters since it sort of pushes things up, if you know what I mean. 😉 Well, the weather is supposed to be in the high 80s this weekend, so it might just mean I’ll be heading to the neighborhood pool in my new bathing suit. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
My swim style is from the neck down. I don’t see that here. but some of these can be in my dreams.
i love 2 and 7!!! You would look amazing in any of these!!!!
love 1 and 5! so cute!
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I love the suit you choose! Very classic and sexy. 🙂
LOVE the second one 🙂
I love one pieces, I think they are slimming and still can be sexy! I love your choices too, especially 7 + 8. Vintage styles are my favorite.
Ohhh nice pick! Pretty color and so flattering!
Yuppp no more 2 piece bikini for me too post baby 🙂 No complain for me though since there’s tons of super cute tankinis or one piece nowadays. That polka dot one is so cute!
CUTE! i like 6 7 and 11 🙂
i’m 15, and had wanted a bikini…. but when my mom came into the room to see after i had tried it on, i knew it wasn’t for me because i felt naked with just my mom. how was i going to feel in public? maybe next year, but i found a really modest tankini and i love it 🙂
I love 1 and 4 for the bikinis and 8 and 11 for the one piece! Love what you ended up getting too, hope you can make it to the beach/pool before summer ends! 🙂
Love swimsuit number 7…great choice! One pieces are so chic these days.
I will definately go for the vintage style!!! xxx
These are all so great. I love the vintage inspired suits.
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I haven’t been to either also :-/ My swimsuit is black and sexy! It has a stereo v in the middle lol which causes some conflict sometimes
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I really like the shorts with bikini top, but i haven’t worn a swim suit since middle school, which was a one piece red…yikes
Lovely swimsuits- I love the floral one piece, no 11 and the shorts with bikini top, no 3!
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11! What a sweet style and print!
For some reason, one pieces only accentuate my flat chestedness, so I always go for a bikini. I love the suit you picked and I bet it looks great on you!
I still wear a bikini. Low cut bottoms and a bandeau for the top. I don’t like strap tan lines. I am thinking of investing in a one piece. My friends with kids have pool parties and I feel like I should be more covered up, lol (since all the moms are).
Great pics! I’m definitely a 1 piecer after having a baby too. Love pattern and ruching for camouflaging. Now, if only I could also thin my thighs in a bathing suit too 😉
How adorable are these suits? ! I love 7, 8, & 11. I bet you look smokin’ in your new suit 🙂 Cute blog, girl!