I know that I am not alone in saying shopping for swim wear is the bane of my existence. I don't love my body, I don't like seeing it in harsh fitting room lighting and I really loathe the idea of finding a two piece that's top and bottom both fit (finding the Holy Grail may be easier). I often settle for an ill fitting takini top and board shorts, or at my lowest point last year, my lycra tennis skirt with built-in shorts. So why do I share this humiliating information with you? So you will understand just how lucky I feel to have found LOLE Swim wear.
LOLE (Live Out Loud Everyday) creates clothing that takes a woman from the trail to lunch in the city with ease. In that same spirit their swim wear is both attractive and a little sexy while still being functional. I was fortunate enough to receive two tankinis and the first thing I noticed was how sturdy they felt without being bulky.
Upon further examination, I noticed that the bottoms are fully lined and that is a huge plus to me. If you've ever been swimming in the ocean or a sandy area you know the perils of sand crotch. There is nothing more uncomfortable than sand stuck in the lining of your swimsuit, and getting it out discreetly, forget about it! With the fully lined bottoms that is not a worry.
When I tried on Gulf Halter Top and Reef Hipster bottom in Watermelon I was pleased with the fit. The leg holes were roomy, the top provides excellent support, and the color was very flattering, even to my pale skin. I then tried on the Cali Halter Top and Catalina Bottoms in Light Moss and this was my favorite. I really love the color and the cut of the bottom is very flattering for my shorter legs.
After the fawning over pleasing fit and colors I had to take them for the real test, the swim. I am delighted to say the suits were just what I wanted. The tankini tops are cut loose enough to give you some breathing room but not so full that they flop around when you're swimming. The bottoms stayed in place when I kicked, no riding up so I suddenly wasn't caught in the accidental thong. Not only are they beautiful and functional but they're chlorine resistant and rated UPF 50+ for protection from UV Rays.
If you find yourself in a bind this time every year looking for swim wear I highly recommend LOLE. While tankinis are my preference they also have a one piece and various bikinis. The colors and prints are designed to mix and match so go crazy, and Live Out Loud Everyday this summer! Click here for a list of retailers.