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!