Though I typically am a fan of bikinis, given that I'm hitting swimsuit season about three months postpartum, I wanted a little more coverage this season. Just the other week I was looking remorsefully at my bikini collection (which includes a couple of cute bikinis I bought at Lands' End last year) when Lands' End reached out and asked if I'd like to try out some swimsuits for editorial consideration. And I'm thrilled to report that there's just as much cuteness in the full coverage suits as there are in the bikinis. Here are two great picks to consider:
I should first say that I'm a regular online shopper and when it comes to clothes, it's not often that I order something as critical-eye inducing as bathing suits and am happy with everything that arrives. But remarkably, this was the case with my Lands' End suits. After browsing through all of the two-piece non-bikini options (I'm a big fan of two-piece bathing suits both for myself and for Laurel for ease of bathroom use), I decided on the Beach Living Geo Print Tunic Top + coordinating Beach Living Bottom with Tummy Control (pictured above). I was thrilled with this suit -- the print is cute and modern and the top has side drawstrings to allow for coverage adjustment. The suit also features real straps (I'm not a fan of halter ties, given my fear of wardrobe malfunctions) that are removable and the sewn-in cups offer nice structure and support. And I really like the tummy control bottom -- it offers full rear coverage and a wide waistband that doesn't pinch.
Despite my love of two-piece suits, I also wanted a one-piece option since the very tired one-piece I brought to Red Jacket Resorts barely survived the water slides. I ordered the All-over Control Slender Sweetheart Swimsuit, which I think would be super flattering on anyone given the sweetheart neckline and shirring at the waist, and I imagine the use of slimming fabric doesn't hurt either. Like the geo print set, this suit has sewn-in cups and real straps. Another winner.
In a nutshell, I'm thrilled with both of these suits. Though I'm all about celebrating the body in all forms, I'm not quite ready to step out in bikinis yet and these two suits made it easy for me to enjoy our first poolside weekend in comfort and style. I definitely recommend checking out Lands' End for swimsuits -- there are lots of options and everything appears to be on crazy sale right now. Though Laurel's swimsuits from last year still fit, I think I might go ahead and stock up on suits for next season (seriously, how cute is this Hampton triangle tankini?).