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Pour Moi? Checkers Bikini Review for UK Swimwear

July 26th, 2017 @ Amber

I love swimwear that specifically makes sizes for full busts, but doesn’t necessarily “look” full bust. By that I mean, a piece of swimwear that has obvious underwires and a typical bra shape. Most full bust bikinis fall into this category, so I was really loving the Pour Moi Checkers Bikini from retailer UK Swimwear. UK Swimwear is sister site of UK Lingerie, and they carry great brands for all sizes. I really like the fun gingham black and white print of this set, but I also like that the checkered print reminds me of a flag at the finish line. The bikini top has a halter tie, firm band, and hidden underwire. It looks like a regular wireless triangle bikini bra and thats my favorite part! It fits well, and because of the hidden underwire it actually offers lift and cleavage. So cute and fun! The matching bottoms are a high waist brief with checkered panel at the front and back but semi-sheer black mesh side panels with black stripes. The bottoms and bra fit true to size. The bikini top uses UK bra sizing.

There is a oversized black bow at the center gore, not sure how I feel about that, I think the bikini could have done without it, but it’s still cute and doesn’t detract from the over all look. I like the cut and style of the high waisted bottom, especially the side panels. This set is so fun and not a print of design I see often in full bust sizing. I’m curious to check out more swimwear from the Pour Moi? brand. Special thanks to UK Swimwear for sending me this bikini to review! You can find Pour Moi bikinis and other swimwear brands such as Freya, Gossard, Gotexx and more.

I also tried the Pour Moi Glamazon Bikini which is so sexy and fun and really a fun design for the full bust swimwear market, but it didn’t work well for me as the sizing ran small and my nips were super exposed by the fishnet on the bikini top. It might have to do with my breasts being more full on top than on bottom though. Check out all of the full bust bikinis at UK Swimwear, and be sure to check their selection of Pour Moi for sexy fuller bust styles.

Playful Promises Peak & Beau Swimwear SS17

March 10th, 2017 @ Amber

Playful Promises sub-brand Peak & Beau has released their swimwear collection for SS17, and it’s so fun and playful! Sizes are available in sizes XS-XL and featuring sexy black strappy designs, and high waist bottoms, florals and bright fresh patterns and silhouettes. Check out the entire collection at Playful Promises.

Introducing: Andrea Iyamah Swimwear and RTW

March 9th, 2017 @ Amber

I recently found this beautiful luxury ready to wear line and swimwear collection from Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Iyamah. The collection is full of the most beautiful prints and fabrics as one piece swimsuits, monokinis and bikinis. The collection is so unique and original for the swimwear market, and Andrea also creates beautiful silhouettes in her ready to wear line featuring jumpsuits, bell bottoms and more. Everything looks couture and very stylish, merging modern shapes with bold colors and prints inspired from Africa and it’s rich and beautiful heritage. Check out some of the SS17 swimwear collection below, and see the entire lookbook at Andrea Iyamah.

Sunset Separates and Swim Systems Swimwear

June 13th, 2016 @ Amber

I love swimwear that has underwires. To me if just feels more secure, comfortable and supportive. I had found this great swimwear brand called Swim Systems that carries up to 36DD, which would be too small in the cup for me, but with a little research I found that they have a sub-brand called Sunset Separates that makes fuller bust sizing up with cups E-H and band sizes 28-40. I was super excited and the company was kind enough to offer me two swimsuits for review! I loved a lot of the styles, but two of my favorites with the tropical floral inspired Tropical Oasis Halter Bikini, and the colorful geometric print Bright Side Halter Bikini. The line has matching bikinis, one pieces, tankinis, and separates that can be mixed and matched to create a customized look. Such as a black bikini bottom and a black and white polka dot bikini top. The bottoms would work well for a curvier shape. The smallest bottom size they have is S-XL, though I normally wear a XS. So the bottoms fit me just a little large, but they’re super comfy. They have a lot of different bottoms styles from bikini cut, to high waist, to tie-side. The bikini tops are sized in tiers, for example, tier 1 will fit sizes 32E/30F/28G. I found that the cups fit true to size, and the band is quite stretchy. They also have the usual S-XL sizing if you’re B-DD cup. So if you’re between sizes, you could probably size down. This won’t give you as complete a fit as being sized individually, but it’s pretty close. The bikini has a small plastic clasp in the back that you slide into the loop on the other side of the band. There is no tightening the band, and it has a good amount of stretch, so you could probably size down. The halter bikini top is unpadded, and has a halter tie closure, that you adjust and tie around the back. The matching bottoms I chose were high waisted, because I love the slightly retro feel it can give to any print! If you’re smaller than a size S, you could try the Small and size up or use your own matching bottom coordinates. They’re a bit large on me, I think they would have been a better fit had I gone for a low-rise or regular style bottom rather than high waist. They’re so cute though!

I like this print, it has a pretty teal-green color with tropical style floral print in white, yellow, pink and peach. So cute! The bottom band offers support, and it gives a nice shape to the bustline without padding.

I found the fit comfortable and I really like the prints. This one is so fun, and features a bright color pattern of geometric shapes that creates a colorful look for Summer. I really like this brand for a selection of styles for fuller busts. They offer a nice silhouette and support without added padding, the underwires add extra oomph, and you can adjust the halter ties to whatever feels best for you, depending on the length of your torso. You can check out the entire line of swimwear at Swim Systems for B-DD cup, and and Sunset Separates for up to H cup.

Lilly and Lime Full Bust Swimwear Review

May 23rd, 2016 @ Amber

I love when I stumble upon a full bust swimwear brand. I still feel like there are so many stylish and fun swimsuits that I have to miss out on because they don’t fit over a D cup. So I was so excited to find Lilly & Lime, a dedicated full bust swimwear brand out of Australia. The women behind the brand are awesome, and were kind enough to let me review a bikini for them on the blog. I loved so many of the designs, but was immediately drawn to the lovely Lime & Chevron Balconette Bikini and matching Full Brief. The brand has a pretty large size range for being a brand new brand. They have band sizes 28-36 and cup sizes D-H cup. I appreciate that they’re so new to the industry but offer such a variety of fuller bust sizing. I wasn’t sure how the band or cup would fit, so I went with a 34F. As for the bikini bottoms, I went with a size Small. The bikini bottoms are a full brief, so they offer more coverage than their other styles. I like them because I like the slightly high waisted look which I feel gives a slightly retro vibe, paired with the kind of retro style of the lime and green chevron print. So cute! You can fold over the top of the brief if you want less coverage, or leave it up for more coverage. I would say that these fit true to size and are pretty comfy!

The swimsuit comes in a cute Lilly and Lime branded tote bag. The balconette style bra is cute and has an underwire and a thick plastic clasp in the back. I love bra sized swimwear for that added support. The straps are removable, and this can also be worn strapless! The band is true to size, but I found it a little small in the cups, and maybe should have gone with a FF. The shape gives a bit of a minimized look, which I’m not a big fan of minimizers, but it’s not overly so. It was pretty comfortable and did offer a nice amount of support and lift, I would feel pretty secure running around on the beach and maybe even surfing in this bikini! It’s really cute. I can’t wait to see the brand expand, and add new prints and see if their sizing chances up at all. Really good quality for a new brand. Check out the entire line of full bust swimwear at Lilly & Lime.

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Full Bust Swimwear for Summer 2016

May 17th, 2016 @ Amber

Summer is here next month! The weather is already warming up though, so now is the time I’m doing a lot of swimsuit shopping. If you’re a fellow full bust lady, here are some great options that are stylish and fun for Summer but also supportive for larger boobs. Having big boobs doesn’t have to mean supportive boring beige swimsuits. I gotchu, girl! I found some sexy styles that are so much fun for flicking in the sunshine.


Review: Freya Tribal Trax Bikini and Venice Beach Bikini

October 24th, 2015 @ Amber

While Summer is officially over now, I subscribe to the surf life, which means it’s always summer somewhere! I’ve been all about Freya swimwear this season. Freya makes some of the best full bust swimwear on the market, in my opinion. They actually offer styles that fit my bust, most of them are sized by bra size and fit so well and best of all, no boring prints. You know what I’m talking about, basic black suit, or a boring two tone striped print. I feel like full bust and plus-size swimsuits tend to get the most boring designs, so Freya makes me happy that they actually make stylish swimwear that I would be thrilled to surf, swim, and flounce around the beach in. Two styles in particular this season had me mad swooning: Freya Venice Beach Bikini, and the Freya Tribal Trax Bikini. You can see the Venice Beach, pictured above. Both styles are bright, gorgeous, fun, and perfect for swimming any time of the year (as long as thee is sunshine, pool or beach, I’m there!).

Freya recently changed their sizing. I used to wear a 34F UK/US with Freya which was the same sizing, but as they’ve now adopted US sizing (DDD) a 34F UK is now a 34G US, which was too large for me, so I ended up sizing down in the cup. I have to say I really preferred the sizing before, it’s taking me time to get used to it and finding my perfect fit within the Freya range, but I adore Freya Lingerie and their Swimwear line, so its worth the little extra work and sizing conversion. You can see the Tribal Trax Bandeau Bikini, pictured above. The Venice Beach Halted Bikini Top fits up to a GG cup, and the Tribal Trax Bandeau fits up to a G cup. Both offer 30-38 back sizes.

I love the bright splashes of color on the Venice Beach bikini. The halter tie bikini is lightly padded, the cups fit true to size, if not a bit generous, and the band is nice and firm. The straps are easy to tie halter style for your perfect fit. The matching Hipster Brief is so cute, it has a brief style with the same black and color splashed print, with ruffled edges all about the waistband and leg openings. This set is so pretty and I like that I can adjust the halter neck tie to offer me added lift. If you’re unsure of sizing, try sizing down in the cup. While the bottoms fit true to size.

One of my favorite swimsuits of the season! Tribal Trax is so colorful and full of a fun 80’s/early 90’s vibe with geometric shapes and colors of neon pink, yellow, purple, orange, black and white. The basic Hipster Brief runs true to size and features the same colorful print. The Bandeau Bikini Top is strapless and features padded cups for extra shape and support. The band is firm and true to size, and the back band clasps closed with a heavy duty plastic twist and lock closure. It feels pretty sturdy, and offers good support Not into going strapless? No worried, this suit comes with optional attachable black straps you can attach if you should choose to do so. I can’t get over how awesome this swimsuit is. I feel like putting this on and watching my DVD of The Endless Summer just because this suit is making me vibe surfing hard. Can’t wait to try these suits when I hit the beach/west coast next!

Freya Bon Bon Bikini Review

August 7th, 2015 @ Amber

I’ve been all sorts of obsessed with the Freya swimwear collection lately. They’re been on point this season, with super cute styles that are youthful and fun and colorful, and best of all, underwired! Ahhh, thats like a magical word for this full busted gal. I love bikinis, but I also really love having my bust supported and lifted, so if a bikini doesn’t offer an underwire I usually won’t wear it. But check out Freya swimwear: they have ALL THE UNDERWIRE! Bwahahaha. Okay, so as you can see, I’m a bit totally excited. I was immediately crushing on the brand new Bon Bon style as soon as I saw it. It’s like pink lemonade! It’s polka dotted bliss, in bright neon pink and bold sunny yellow. Available in a tankini, padded bikini, haler bikini, and matching short or brief. I was smitten with everything and ended up needing it all, but for starters I got the Freya Bon Bon Halter Bikini from Get Bras (The new US site for the UK based bra shop Bras and Honey!). Shipping was super fast, which I adore, and I ended up getting a cup size too big because Freya has gone through a change in their size scale, so a 34F UK is now a 34G US, so I needed to get a 34F US instead. They were super nice about making an exchange. The bikini itself is fabulous. It’s so awesome! This is a bikini you wear to the beach, this is a bikini you wear to the pool, this is a bikini you wear all of the places! It’s so cute, I love it. One of my favorite pieces of swimwear this year, it’s just so happy and sassy. Fun!

The halter bikini top is unpadded, but the underwear and the stretch of the Lycra material offers lift and support. The neck can be tired and adjusted to your liking, with two ties. There is a small gold disc embellishment at the center gore, and the cups are lightly lined for a bit of added oomph and comfort. It really provides a smooth look. The band is firm but offers a bit of stretch, similar to Freya’s usual band style, but instead of the metal hook and eye closure, there is a bright pink plastic closure that clasps shut firmly to hold the band in place and offer you support from the band. The cups fit true to size, if not a bit large, I actually felt that the wires seemed a bit wider and deep than usual Freya lingerie styles. This bikini top is comfortable! The halter style offers cleavage too, which is a plus when I look for a bikini. The matching side tab bikini brief is true to size, stretchy, and offers a full back and a high cut up the sides. It has the same pink/yellow polka dots and has fabric tabs on the side of each hips and a matching gold disc embellishment at one side. I adore this bikini! Such a fun style for a full bust. The halter bikini top is available in cup sizes C-GG and band sizes 30-38, and XS-XL bottoms. Grab this bikini while it’s still in season!

Hadley Smythe Swimwear and Bodywear

July 3rd, 2015 @ Amber

I’ve been following the totally glamorous and retro inspired Instagram of Hadley Smythe, designer of her own UK based swimwear, bodywear, and lingerie brand. I’m totally obsessed with her designs. They’re so cute, vintage inspired, and are unique to any other vintage designs I’ve seen on the market. I want everything. Check out her collection below!

Plus-Sized Swimwear for Summer 2015

June 29th, 2015 @ Amber

GabiFresh Kiwi Wrap Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Now that Summer if officially here, hopefully you’ll be enjoying some sunshine and frolicking on the water. Time to go swimsuit shopping! Whether you’re looking for a bikini, tankini, or one piece, this post will share some of my top picks for pretty plus-sized swimwear options for the season.

ASOS Curve Mix and Match 50’s Halter Bikini

Pinup Couture Marilyn Swimsuit in Leopard Print

Robyn Lawley Sky High Underwire One Piece

Swim Sexy Aztec One Piece from SwimsuitsforAll

Gianni Mercedes Mermaid Island Bikini

Elomi Night Fever Bikini

LILYSH Design Plus-Sized Bandage Swimsuit

Robyn Lawley Palm D’Or Criss Cross Bikini

Gabi Fresh Iridescence High Waist Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Lane Bryant Strappy Wireless Bikini

Cactus Fringe Bikini from Addition Elle

Vintage Suits by Mary Red Swoon One Piece

Nichole Alana Pink Pirate Bikini

Ancy Shop Neon Bandeau Bikini

Peace of Paradise Kohala One Piece

Nakimuli Mudcloth Convertible Swimsuit

PettiBear Black Floral High Waisted Bikini

Jessica Simpson Passion Flounce One Piece

Anne Cole Mini Stripe Colorblock One Piece

La Blanca Lagoon Sweetheart Tankini from SwimsuitsforAll

Laura Wells Coral Reef Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Hips and Curves Kelly Swimsuit

Swim Sexy Pearl Island Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Swim Sexy Spring Fling High Waisted Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll