Okay so paradise? Well it’s not quite is it. The world at a bit of a standstill, all holidays postponed, no trips to the coast, and no leaving the house. You could say it’s the worst holiday ever?! Because it’s not actually a holiday is it. It’s a lockdown in a pandemic. It’s actually very serious and very scary and honestly my way of coping whilst knowing I have a high risk child to this awful virus, is by trying. Trying to make the best of it all, whilst outside the world is a pretty scary place. How to make the best of a bad situation? Stay home, and pretend you are on a bit of an odd holiday, well a bit of a crap holiday, where the all inclusive runs out of stuff and the the pool is the 3ft wide paddling pool made for a toddler because you ordered the wrong one. At least there’s the sun?! Oh wait it’s the UK. And although the sun has made an appearance we’re hardly in Marbella are we babes?
We can all dream right, we can fake it until we make it right? Well that’s exactly what I’m doing. Costal Del Garden anyone? And I’ve never been so happy to have the little square of grass we do. It’s my happy place. So when I was contacted a little while back and asked if I’d like to receive a couple of pieces of pieces from Figleaves I’ll be honest and say that I thought I’d be getting more instagramable photos than I did. I thought she’d be getting a run to the beach, a swim in the sea, a dinner out paired with a beautiful skirt on a Spanish island! But that didn’t quite happen. And whilst we’re all staying in and staying safe at this very uncertain and uneasy time, I thought I’d bring this review to you from the comfort of my own home and garden. As that’s the only outing she’ll be getting in a while!
So who is she?!? Today on the blog I am bringing you Paradise Island Swimsuit by Figleaves. Now as you may have seen a couple of blog posts back it was my first time trying Figleaves own collection lingerie, so now it’s my first time trying Figleaves own collection swimwear! Firstly the print, come on it screams summer! Beaches, tropicals, florals, what more could you want? I love how bright and flamboyant it is and the style is just beautiful.
Usually with fuller busted swimwear there’s a compromise on style for fit, but with this it’s a great all rounder! I love the cut out side details, it really emphasises your curves and adds on trend style to the swimsuit. I’m usually more of a bikini girl but this swimsuit is pretty much all I’ve worn recently as garden attire. Comfortable, so pretty and goes amazingly with a pair of shorts! Such a versatile piece as it can be incredible on its own or paired with a skirt or jeans for an on holiday brunch or bar dinner. This gorgeous print is also available in a bikini and a bandeau swimsuit if that’s more of your style.
This swimsuit is available in a size 30F to 38G a good fuller bust range but again would love to see it available in larger cup and bust sizes. I received mine in a size 36GG and the fit was perfect, no digging in, plenty of stretch and no bulging on the cups. The swimsuit is non padded (which I love!) and has the black waistline band and plunge neckline to really show off those curves! With tummy control technology if you’re a little conscious of that area it’s really a lovely fit. With a clip back, adjustable straps and underwired cups you really do get the all round bust support us fuller busted babes need in a cossie! And at the reasonable price of £55 it really is value for the quality you get. But with quality comes care, make sure you always hand wash your underwrited lingerie and swimwear as the washing machine loves to ruin them!
This piece for me really is a classic, it’s timeless and would be a great holiday piece. At the pool, at the beach, running after little ones by the sea, or paired with killer heels at an Ibiza pool party! Okay okay, so we can all dream, but for now the only action she’s getting with me is in the garden! So if this is one for your holiday wish list I’ve popped the link below. So tell me where is your post lockdown dream location? I’d love to know! x
Figleaves Paradise Cut out Swimsuit