- I am landlocked here in Colorado. That means, I don’t have a beautiful ocean nearby where I can enjoy in the warm summer months. BUT, I am also a flight attendant. So luckily, I get to fly to places that do. Like Hawaii. Or Mexico. Yes, I am spoiled in that way.Going to these beach destinations weekly means I haven’t lost my tan in about 6 months. It also means I need plenty of cute bathing suits to wear, since I wear them often. One shop that has great bathing suits that fit my needs and insecurities but is also very affordable… Essential Swimwear.
- I got my first essential swimwear suit about 2 years ago. This was before I even was a blogger. At the time, I followed another blogger that reviewed one. The review was thorough, but it was the pictures of the bathing suit that sold me. The suit was modest, slimming and in a smashing color. It was everything I was looking for in a bathing suit. So I got one that day! Since then I have worn it dozens of times. Its been to Hawaii, Mexico, Thailand and Greece. Literally, it has been nearly everywhere I’ve traveled since then! I’ve received a ton of compliments on it. It is by far one of the best bathing suits I’ve owned.So just a few months ago, when I received an email about Essential Swimwear’s new additions, I went straight over to check them out. The new variety of swimwear were the same in modesty and cuteness, but different in style and design. Of course, I couldn’t live without one!
Ocean Ruched Halter Top & High Waist Bottoms
This suit takes two separate pieces, and forms an adorable swimsuit. You can customize the length of the halter by the amount of ruching you do – make it look like a dress or a tankini.
The swim top is a long, halter-style top with ruching that criss-crosses at the bust and continues down to the bottom edge. The ruching at the top bust area is more dramatic, and it simmers as it goes down. This creates a very slimming and flattering look. The top also is lined with a built in bra that is seamless and soft. This provides some extra support.
The bottoms are high-waisted, but versatile. I can choose to wear them in a few way. One way is all the way up – grandma style. When worn this way, they touch my belly button, but it helps flatten the tummy! Or I can wear them folded down into a waistband. This is my favorite way to wear them. It is a cute look, and almost looks like a skirt.
The fabric of the swimsuit is nylon/spandex – both soft and stretchy. The fabric is thick – so you don’t run the risk of it being see-through. It is a great suit for swimming in the ocean or just laying out on the deck!
This suit makes me feel like a women. I am very curvy as is, and this suit doesn’t hide them, but doesn’t point them out like a bikini does. It flows against my curves creating a womanly shape that doesn’t flash a big red arrow to the flaws. The tank top is long enough that I can wear it over the entire length of the swim bottoms to cover the full portion of my hips. This style is my favorite and make it look like a swim dress. I love the vintage-look of this swimsuit, and it is sure to be one of my new favorites!
More about Essential Swimwear: The owner, Brittney started the company in a very cool way. She began by sewing and creating her own swimsuits. Then got requests from friends and family members. The word was spreading fast, because they were comfortable, stylish and took women’s needs into account. She focused on women’s insecurities and frustrations, and turned them into comfortable, flattering swimsuits. Now because the demand is so great, they are manufactured and sold online at Essential Swimwear!
Purchase a Swimsuit: You can find the two pieces I reviewed online. The Ruched Halter Top ($36.99) and High Waist Bottoms ($18.99). They also have may other suits available for reasonable prices. In fact, they have some from last year on MAJOR sale too!
Win a Swimsuit: Essential Swimwear is giving away a $50 gift certificate as a part of the Summer Splash Event! You don’t want to miss this great prize and many more!