As you may, or may not know. I recently went on holiday to Spain. It was the first time we’ve been away with Isabelle on a plane and the first abroad “all-inclusive” trip we’ve taken in absolutely years (I am planning on writing a review of the hotel so keep your eyes peeled for that to pop up in your feed). As I’ve not been away for ages, I had none of the stuff I needed to take with me; no beach clothes, shorts or tops, and especially no swimming gear! About two weeks before we were due to fly, Simply Swim got in touch and asked if I would like to review some swimsuits. How ideal is that?!
When I was deciding on what I wanted to try I had a really good rummage through their website. Their choice of swimwear is staggering, there is truly something for everyone. As I’m not a skinny minny, I chose some shaping swimsuits to help hide all my lumpy bits, but they have a selection of almost anything anyone could want, including men’s and children’s as well. The brands stocked are high quality with the likes of Zoggs, Adidas and Nike dotted about, along with budget selections if you’re not willing to pay the £50 price tag. Alongside swimwear, they also sell other water-related apparel such as goggles, triathlon gear armbands and even swim nappies.
Here are a few pics of the ones I chose – be kind, I know I’m big and not exactly a swimsuit model, but this is real life eh?!
The two cozzies (do people still call them that?) I chose were Zoggs and Arena, costing £46 and £47 respectively, in a size 16. This is way more than I would ever spend on swimwear, but I wanted to see if paying more is really worth it. When I was away I tried both in the pool and with suncream to see how they fair when it comes down to the nitty-gritty. The Arena cozzie (the blue one) is chlorine resistant and both are classed as shaping and quick drying.
There isn’t much more that you can say about as cozzie other than it works, which they both did; and they did dry really quickly when I had rinsed them out. However, one thing that came to mind was that they made me feel more comfortable in my own skin next to all the tanned bikini babes by the pool. I’m not confident in my body (but I’m working on it) and these helped to let me relax by the pool without having to cover up with the anxiety of being practically naked in front of hundreds of people.
I would definitely recommend Simply Swim if you’re looking for your swimwear this summer, or if you’re sporty and looking for something more professional. The selection is fantastic and the quality is excellent. If you can afford to spend a bit more, I would say that you should. A properly shaped swimsuit does wonders for your silhouette and gives you bags of confidence when you have that difficult spare tire around your midriff.
*The swimsuits featured in this post were gifted to me by Simply Swim in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are my own and truly what I think.
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