As you may know I love the summer sun. Who doesn’t? But for a long time I dreaded the summer, not because of the warm rays but because of the thought of getting my kit off. And only in the past couple of years have I gained the confidence to say I am bikini body ready, always.
What I also now love, is discovering new fuller bust friendly brands and brands that understand the importance of quality and good support when supplying fuller busted clothing and swimwear.
So today I’m going to introduce you to Artesands, an Australian brand that specialise in a range of plus size swimwear and beach wear including bikinis, tankinis and costumes from a size 14 to 24. Until they’d contacted me, I’d never heard of them, but my goodness I’m so glad they did.
I was very kindly gifted the Zig Zag Delacroix Bikini top and matching bottoms. I received both pieces in a size 18 and I was a little apprehensive to say the least. Seeing that it had no underwire and that it wasn’t sold in cup sizes, made me question just how supportive it would be. But I wasn’t going to judge until I tried.
This is hand on heart my new favourite bikini. I was so surprised and so pleased at the sheer support in the bust, it was a real treat. As for sizing I’m usually a 36H in the bust and it was so comfortable, no bulging, no falling out and no cutting me up. And no underwire? But all the support, and so gorgeous. The criss-cross style top and print are a match made in heaven. The bikini also has moulded cups inside to give a rounded shape, and the straps are wide so no digging in! This set also comes in tankini version, bandeau bikini and full costume so plenty of choice if you love the print but the styles not for you.
The matching briefs were right up my street, high waisted, also so comfortable. The print is so simple but so gorgeous. I love the navy, I’m a big lover of a cute blue, gives me all the nautical feels! The stretch material used on this set is perfect for swimming and you can really feel is such a high quality.
This bikini set currently comes in at $89.95 for the top and $59.95 for the bottoms. But the price 100% reflects on the quality and I can tell is a real investment. Artesands currently has 15% off for new customers and free shipping on over $100. I’ve invested a couple of times on swimwear that’s a little bit past my budget and they are the sets that have really lasted me. Just make sure you hand wash in soapy water not to damage the gorgeous material!
This is definitely a brand that I would recommend if you’re looking for true comfort and style in your swimwear this summer. As always I’ve linked the items below or if you’d like to take a browse on their site I’ve also linked below. So have you sorted your summer swimwear? Or have you discovered a new hidden gem too that you’d love to share? Let me know in the comments! X