Sunday, 23 June 2013

Swimming pool glimmering, darling..

Baku Tropical Fiesta Scoop Neck Maillot *

Swimming every day seems to have taken it's toll on my swimwear. My beautiful Red or Dead suit from last year gets used about four times per week, which I guess is quite a lot. So it's hardly surprising to report that it's no longer quite the same shape or colour it was a year ago.

Luckily, those fabulous folks at Simply Beach stepped in to save me from the hideous prospect of hitting a sports shop, by offering me a new one to review. It didn't take me long at all to narrow it down to a few possible choices.

I knew I wanted a swimsuit, rather than a bikini (I will never be brave enough for a bikini, however pretty the print on some of the Seafolly ones may be). I used the "refine your search" options to get rid of anything with a bandeau or halter neck, as I've learnt from experience that these are not functional cuts for swimming lengths!

When I saw the mix of prints on this Baku suit, I was totally won over. Bright floral prints and leopard print edging - double win. When it arrived, I'm pleased to report it is as good as I'd hoped.

The fit is great, totally true to size and not tight anywhere. The cups are slightly padded, but not so much that if you haven't got much in the chest department (i.e. me) that it gapes at all.
I managed to swim a couple of hundred lengths in this suit without so much as the straps moving or anything, so I'd say it's totally functional. Plus, the lovely ladies who I see at the pool each morning mentioned that it was a very cheerful new suit, and that I'd brightened up their morning, so that has to be a good thing, too.


  1. This looks such a lovely swimsuit- the print is so cheerful! :)

    Florrie x

  2. This is such a lovely cossie, I will have to try it out!

    Maria xxx

  3. That is one awesome costume! I love the pattern.

  4. I wish simply beach would rescue me! What a gorgeous suit! x

  5. Thats one heck of a swimsuit!