Friday, July 30, 2010

Essential Swimwear (Review & Giveaway)

essentialContest Closed.  Winner: Cori W.
If there’s one product that’s a must for summer, it’s a swimsuit you feel comfortable in.  That is certainly no easy feat.  Swimsuits are like underwear that everyone on the beach will see you in.  Isn’t that a crazy thought?

For as long as I can remember, I have dreaded shopping for summer swimsuits.  You comb the racks, try on at least fifty suits in front of those strange mirrors, with fluorescent lighting that brings forth every last bit of cellulite on your body.  That was back when you had to visit an actual store to find what you needed.  We’re very lucky to now have so many online retailers that offer hassle-free returns.  One of those online gems is Essential Swimwear

Essential Swimwear offers tankini swim suits, and there are four gorgeous designs to choose from.  Each design is available in four different fabrics to allow you to choose the one that suits your personality. 

essentialtop Seeing that the Vixen Gathered Halter Top featured ruching to slim your upper half, that’s the one I went for.  I was impressed with richness of the red color along with the quality of this top when I opened the package.  I’ve always been top-heavy (trust me, it is a curse), and I was worried about how well this would fit.  When I pulled it on I fell in love with the style, and even though it has padded soft cups, it did fit pretty well.  However, the halter string was not working.  The weight of my chest was held up by an uncomfortable knot at the back of my neck.  I was rather sad about this, because I do love the style very much – it is figure friendly as promised!  Guess I’ll have to stick with tops that have underwires and the thick straps.  If you don’t have this same figure problem, I’d recommend this top.blackskirted

The bottoms were another story.  I requested the Black Skirted Bottoms, and I love them.  The skirt has built-in bottoms, a slit up the side so as not to constrict movement, and a tie at that same side which adds a nice flair to your look, and a distraction from the extra skin that slit would otherwise show.  The other thing I love is that the tie gives you control over the waist size.

The Vixen Gathered Halter Top is $32.99 and the Black Skirted Bottoms are $24.99, both available at Essential Swimwear.  And if you have a fit problem like I did, the company offers free shipping on all exchanges.  Now, I’d love to see some underwire designs in the near future, pretty please?  Because I love these swimsuits!

GIVEAWAY – One lucky lady will receive the swimsuit of her choosing from Essential Swimwear!

Here are the links needed for some of the EXTRA ENTRIES (You may want to complete before filling out form).
-Like Essential Swimwear on Facebook
-Like Girl Gone Mom on Facebook
-Follow the Essential Swimwear blog.
-Follow Essential Swimwear on twitter
-Follow Girl Gone Mom twitter
-If you follow us both on twitter, you’ll receive one extra entry per day for tweeting this:
Choose your favorite swimsuit from @essentialswim and #win it! ---> @girlgonemom #Summeressentials

No compensation was received for this post. I received a product sample in order to facilitate my honest review. Contest is open to U.S. residents 18 and older and closes at Midnight EST on August 16th. The winner will be selected using See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!


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