Summer is coming to an end, but you still have a month get that gorgeous tan and relax poolside. As a plus-size woman, sometimes I find it hard to find a swim suit I really like. I got lucky this year, and wanted to share my favorites with you.
Unfortunately, Torrid no longer sells this amazing swim suit, but I have to tell you about how awesome it is in hopes that they will bring it back.
Breast Support: 80% - I don't have insanely large breasts, so I don't know how it will hold up for larger sizes, but it kept mine tucked in and comfortable.
Tummy Flattening: 100% - Honestly, they could probably sell this as the most comfortable shape-wear in the world.
Color/Pattern: 90% - I was a little nervous about getting an all white swimsuit (accidents do happen), but I don't regret it at all. It looks clean and I can easily tell how tan I've gotten by comparing it to my suit ;)
With a bikini like this, I can only image how amazing their other tops are (guess I'll need to do a little shopping to confirm this hypothesis).
Breast Support: 100% - While most women (me included) find underwire to be very uncomfortable, this one gave so much support and so little pain. I wore this as a bra on several days.
Tummy Flattening: 75% - Obviously this bikini top doesn't cover my tummy, but it doesn't cut off right at the underwire either. It has about 1-2" of fabric after that prevented the start of a stomach roll.
Color/Pattern: 100% - Seriously doesn't get better than a cute floral print. I also was thinking the ruffle at the top was going to be annoying, but it minded it's own business and stayed where it was suppose to.
I'm pretty sure I have owned this top for at least 2 years, and it is still like brand new.
Breast Support: 70% - While I absolutely loved the support for this top, it had padding in it as well. I'm not the largest when it comes to cup size, so I liked it, but I could only imagine how much spillage there would have been if I were even a cup size larger.
Tummy Flattening: 80% - Same as the floral print bikini, it has the extra fabric after the underwire; this one boasted a good 3-4" extra. This is great for anyone who wants to test the waters when it comes to a bikini; to gain your confidence.
Color/Pattern: 90% - The bright and vivid hot pink and black zig zag pattern definitely stands out from the rest. And BONUS POINTS because it has kept it's color through many wash cycles over the years.
4) Torrid - Ruffled Bikini Top and Ruched High Waist Skirt Swim Bottom
Before the Asia trip, we went shopping at Torrid (for an entirely different reason than to buy swimsuits), but Jackie saw this baby pink top and bottom and had to try it on. Not only was it 30% off, but it was also buy one get one free - so she got another bikini top to go with the bottoms for free!!
Breast Support: 90% - Jackie is not lacking in the boobs department, so it is extremely imperative for her to have good support in a top. This one did not disappoint. The only reason it did not get a 100% is because sometimes she would have a bit of side boob.
Tummy Flattening: 80% - Obviously since it is a bikini, there will be a little bit of tummy showing. But, the extremely flattering high-waisted look hid most that she wanted to cover, but also gave her that bikini look!
Color/Pattern: 100% - Jackie loves this color, and the detail at the top. She's a very simple person when it comes to her outfits, so the simplicity of the solid bikini suited her. Also, because this was a super cute color, it was so easy to find bikini tops to mix and match the bottoms with! Check out this BONUS picture of the same bottoms with an awesome floral print top from... you guessed it... Torrid.
This was my "it's only $10, let's give it a try" swim suit. I ordered it online and told Jackie about this amazing new swimsuit and how excited I was to get it in the mail. And she told me to watch out because she had heard some bad reviews from the website. So I wasn't expecting much after that, but I actually love this swimsuit.
Breast Support: 90% - This one is heavy duty. It held everything in and nothing was going anywhere. It got a little uncomfortable after a few hours, but at the same level of comfort as your typical bra.
Tummy Flattening: 90% - The bottoms on this suit are as amazing at they come. It held everything in and I had no fear of it rolling down as I bent over or anything.
Color/Pattern: 75% - This blue is like no other. I wish I had blue eyes to match it. The fun fringe at the top may get in your way when you're swimming, but it's great for photos.