Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Essential Swimwear: Review, Discount & Giveaway! Ends 5/23 (US/CAN)



Essential Swimwear is the place to go for stylish, hip, modern, modest, and flattering swimwear this summer. Have you taken the plunge and gone shopping for your suit yet? I know it's not always the most fun experience for women, but Essential Swimwear makes it a whole lot easier with flattering suits for every body type.

Essential Swimwear was started by Brittney who was frustrated by the lack of good-fitting, modest swimwear on the market. So, she pulled out her sewing machine and made her own! Soon enough, her suits were a huge hit with friends and she decided to open Essential Swimwear. Her designs each season are now manufactured to keep up with the increasing demand for her suits, and to increase the already high quality of her work. I love seeing a true entrepreneur go after her dreams and watch them blossom into reality! 
I chose to review the Indigo Ruched Halter Top and the Indigo High Waist Bottoms. I'm so thrilled with this suit! You get to order each piece separately so you can order different sizes if you need too! It also comes in three other colors: Ocean, Cappuccino, and Plum. Let me tell you some details about each piece.

The Indigo Ruched Halter Top is darling. First of all the indigo color is just gorgeous and works well with my very fair skin tone. I love the gathered ruching details all over the front to hide my not-so-flat, full-of-extra-skin midsection. It really supports my stomach and flattens it quite a bit too. It almost reminds me of an expensive shaping top with how snug and flattering it fits, which means it's the best I've felt in a swimsuit since I had Buddy more than 3 years ago! This top is pretty long so you can place the bottom of it where ever it's most comfortable and so that it provides enough camoflauging gathers in all the right places. It has a nice amount of stretch, stays exactly where you put it, and doesn't ride up either. And, paired with the High Waist Bottoms I'll be talking about in a moment, there's no chance of any belly flab making an appearance at all! It's just like wearing a one-piece but you have more options by buying each piece separately. With the added detail of the cute halter tie at the neck, you simply can't go wrong with the Ruched Halter Top this summer.

Here's another shot of the top's detail. The gathering adds volume to my otherwise very small bust too. The front is fully lined with built-in seamless soft cups, and there's even extra lining to add your own padding or cup inserts for added volume (which I definitely will be doing since I can use all the help I can get!). Essential Swimwear does sell Bra Cup Inserts which add a bit of more volume if you need it, and the extra lining pocket discreetly hides them so no one will ever know. Even with my very small bust, there are no gaps between my skin and the suit. It fits! This particular design is great for small-busted and all sizes in between!  

It's all in the details! The High Waist Bottoms do indeed have a very high waist. At first I thought, "what are they thinking??" but then I figured it out! It always bugs me when swimwear bottoms cut into my hips and majorly accentuate my lovely love handles. Bring on the muffin top that looks horribly obvious under the swim top! Yay! Not. The high waist actually smooths out the bulges and extra mommy-tummy-goodness I've acquired in recent years. Paired with the top that gently sucks it all in, it's the best suit for hiding that tummy! You can also fold down the bottoms to create a stylish hipster bottom too if you want. They are extremely comfortable and flatter the rear nicely as well. Again, swimwear tends to cut into any extra flab you have, but these are cut wide enough on the rear, and low on the leg that no cutting in happens! They just fit, which is so nice! I like wearing the top pretty low on my hips so just a little bit of the bottoms show like you would see in suits from the 60's. It's so much fun! I'd share a photo of my rear, but really? Who wants to see my out-of-shape rear? I didn't think so. :)

As you can tell, I love, love, love my swimsuit from Essential Swimwear. I actually feel beautiful in it, and I don't have to worry about anything showing that I don't want to show! I also ordered the Broadway Ruffles Halter Top from last seasons line and cannot believe how great it fits too. It's equally adorable and the print still camoflagues my stomach pretty well too. Feminine, totally cute, and on sale for just $14.99! I'll be back next time I need a swimsuit for sure! You just can't beat the high quality modest designs, reasonable pricing, and free exchanges. The nylon/spandex material, flattering cuts, and ruching details create the perfect combination for the ultimate flattering swim suit this summer!

Price: Indigo Ruches Halter Top - $36.99, Indigo High Waist Bottoms - $18.99

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

51 comments:

Andrea L said...

I love the swimsuit on the front page of the site...the ebony ruffled top and black skirt!

Tj And Amy said...

i like the Cappuccino Ruched Halter Top. amypugmire@live.com

Enjoying The Adventure said...

Cute suits!

rebecca williams said...

I love the Ocean Ruffled Halter Top and the Ocean High Waist Bottoms
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

mmmorgans said...

I like the plum rouched top and bottoms :)

sariegirl1989 said...

I love the Ocean Ruffled Halter Top and the Ocean High Waist Bottoms ..awesome!

Ambrielle Bender said...

http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/candy-stripe-tankini-top.html.
I like the candy striped tankini

Lisa Burke Cook said...

I just love the Watermelon Twist Front Top!

Sarah said...

I like the Ebony ruffled halter top with the skirt bottom!

Brittney said...

I like the Plum Ruched Halter Top!

Leanne said...

You look so cute in your swimsuit! I love it!

And my pick would be the Plum Ruched Halter Top.

Carrie Phelps said...

I REALLY love the one you're wearing but I also really like the ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE.

Anonymous said...

I like the black metallic board shorts with a cappachino halter swim top.
Amie Olson
alolson1@charter.net

Linda R. said...

I like the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

lyromero77 at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

I like the Plum Ruched Halter Top

price21100 said...

I like the Jungle Safari Gathered Top and Basic Black Bottom!

Jaimee Coupons said...

This is my favorite:
http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/plum-ruched-halter-top.html

deb c said...

I like the Indigo Ruched Halter Top and the Blue Front Seam Bottoms

Debbie P said...

I like the Indigo Ruched Halter Top. Beautiful colors!

Lori Thomas said...

I like Black Garden Sweetheart Top &Black High Waist Bottoms

ctymice at gmail dot com

lisa said...

Plum Ruched Halter Top

Tami Valentine said...

I really like the Navy Hawaiian Board Shorts. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ledford Land said...

I love the EBONY RUFFLED HALTER TOP!

cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

Jami said...

Love the plum ruched top! Hope to win!!

BlackAsphodel said...

This is my favorite item: http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/ebony-ruffled-halter-top.html

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bridgett said...

Albion one piece

Belinda M said...

I love the WATERMELON TWIST FRONT TOP


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

belinda mcnabb

Amanda said...

I love the Ebony Ruffled Halter Top with the Ebony Ruffled Skirt.
tvpg at aol dot com

jeanagirl1 said...

Indigo Ruched Halter Top & bottom

Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

Hannah said...

I like the indigo ruched halter top and bottom!

Michele P. said...

the watermelon high waist bottoms with watermelon dots top

Renee Sexton said...

I Love the ruffle halter tops!!

Renee Sexton said...

I Love the ruffle halter tops!!

Renee Sexton said...

I Love the ruffle halter tops!!

Danielle Meek said...

Love the watermelon twist front top!

Sara Wood said...

I like the rouge ruffled top

Jenny V. said...
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Sue A. said...

I like the indigo ruched halter top with high waist bottoms

Diane Zielinski said...

I like the black metallic board shorts.

Heather Feather said...

I really do love the indigo rushed top! :)

jenmalonee said...

I like the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

jenmalonee said...

I like the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

agparker said...

I really like the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini!

Dana Beeman said...

I love the Ebony Ruffled Skirt.
danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

Brandi Elam said...

I like the OCEAN RUCHED HALTER TOP and High waist bottoms!

Thanks!

allisa said...

I LOVE the ALBION Charcoal Tulle One Piece! So cute!

Christine Jessamine said...

my favorite is the ALBION CHARCOAL TULLE ONE PIECE!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

I love the Plum Ruched Halter Top + Plum High Waist Bottoms!

huntermb3 at gmail dot com

Naina John said...

I like rouge ruffle skirt.
http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-skirts/rouge-ruffled-skirt.html
~wisdompays50(at)yahoo(dot)com

Denise Weatherly said...

ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

Bernice06 said...

I like the Albion Charcoal Tulle 1 piece