Often when we talk about swimwear, we really mean the sort of stuff we wear for topping up our tans on the beach – i.e. something skimpy, pretty, and not really suitable for swimming in at all. If you are looking for swimwear this year that is actually fit for the purpose it was named for – i.e swimming, then Swimshop is the place you should be turning to. Here there is a great range of swimwear that looks good, but is substantial enough for doing lengths at your local pool.
I love swimming, last Summer I was taking Joe at least twice a week to our local baths and his swimming really improved, while I totally enjoyed the exercise, especially on those lovely warm days we enjoyed. I am definitely a swimsuit sort of girl – I don’t have the sort of body that I want to show off in a bikini, and I find tankini’s seem to roll up one way and roll down the other (anyone with a tum knows exactly what I’m talking about.) When Swimshop asked if I was interested in reviewing a piece from their swimwear collection, I headed straight to the cossies!
Swimshop has an extensive collection of swimwear, including pieces from Adiddas, Zoggs, Speedo and Funkita. There are sporty styles, and more traditional holiday swimsuits, and a good range of sizes ranging from petites to plus size. I chose the Zoggs ‘Womens Blue Bazaar Twist Booty Suit in Navy / Blue’. I liked the fact that the legs were low cut, and the neckline was a sweetheart style that I thought would work well on a bigger bust. It also contained an inner bra shelf – I really didn’t realise how many women actually still wore their bra under their costume until I started reading blogs. I never have but still like the support an inner layer gives.
The costume is created in soft, high stretch and chlorine resistant HydroLife™ fabric, this means that the swimsuit offers fantastic shape and colour retention for at least 200 hours of pool use. This means it will last a lot longer than one holiday, and therefore offers great value for £23.I found this swimsuit to be a comfortable fit due to the shape, although I would be tempted to size up if I was to order again – the fabric is slightly thicker than some swimsuits so the stretch feels less pliable. The design is pretty enough for you to wear this on your holidays, but this is definitely a swimsuit you can actually swim in, without fear of falling out. This does have a slightly more grown up feel to it, a little bit retro 1940s in style, and the sweetheart neckline is very pretty.
If you are going on holiday soon I would definitely recommend Swimshop, the range of designs means you will definitely find something to suit your taste.
*I was sent a swimsuit for the purpose of this review.