Here Comes The Sun.


Surely the fact I’m reviewing swimwear means summer’s on its way, yes? Either way, I will be finding a multitude of ways to hit the beach now I have this delectable bikini to wear. Firstly, apologies for the not particularly good photo. This is partly because I am lazy, but mostly because I would feel a bit weird about posing for a super-sharp DLSR photo of myself in swimwear.

I guess back in the day, in my slightly more aesthetically repressed youth, I wouldn’t really dream of wearing a bikini because I was so conscious of other people being weirded out / generally repulsed by my pale, abundant fat. Now I really do not care and completely understand that what I wear to the beach is my choice only.

So here you have it.

This is the beautiful, wonderful Isis set from Elomi Lingerie, in the Swim Bra and the High Waist Brief. I’ve actually pulled the sides of the brief down a bit as I felt it was a tiny bit too high waisted as it was. As ever, I’m wearing a 36E top and a size 18 bottom, and as ever with Elomi, they fit perfectly. The bottoms shape me without sucking me in like Spanx. The low leg and high waist combine to make a really lovely silhouette. The bikini top is supportive and I’m really digging the thick straps. It’s dreamy. It gives me the old-school outline I’ve always wanted in swimwear, and until now I’ve felt woefully underserved by retailers in terms of fat-girl swimstuff. It looks especially delicious on an hourglass figure, but I dare you not to feel a little bit sexy in it whatever your shape.

My only criticism is the fastening mechanism. I’m a clever girl but sweet Jesus it was hard to do up. I want to be able to do my bra or bikini top up behind my back with everything in the right place, but this just resulted in major arm ache, frustration and eventually caving and spinning it round to the front. So I guess it was no big deal, but a criticism none the less.

I pranced around my housemate’s room wearing it (that’s Beth’s room you can see above!) and she was so crazy about it she already ordered one for herself. Friends, these are some truly gorgeous swimsuits. Secure, supportive, sassy, stylish.

And because this is my current obsession, here’s a musical interlude to accompany my beachwear…

Pool party, anyone?


14 Replies to “Here Comes The Sun.”

  1. Looking saucy! Really love it, although not sure my tummy will ever see the light of day 😉

  2. Hot mamma, of course. I have been considering to expand my Elomi obsession to the kingdom of swimwear, and the Isis set looks perfect for that.

  3. Just found you via Retweet by Elomilingerie. Thanks a lot for the review! I'm really happy about Elomi 'delving' into swimwear since plus size there's still a huge gap in the market, especially when it comes to 40+ bands and 18+ shorts.

  4. You look great :] I love the highwaisted look it looks perfect on your figure. xx

  5. I remember seeing the print ad for this at Plus London and utterly fell in love with it but MY BOOBIES ARE TOO SMALL….gutted! I really want it too! You look all kinds of fabulous in it….

  6. Where the eff did you get the swim bra? I've been lusting after it for ages and have desperately searched for it online since Feb, but I have not been able to find it anywhere.

  7. wow check you out! looking like a real bathing beauty. love this set, retro perfect and ideal for the curvy girl. you look stunning x

  8. Hot. I've been looking for something like this ever since I saw Florence (of 'and the machine' fame) wearing something similar, high waists are forgiving and retro, win.

  9. you look amazing! i also love your outfit and lip color from the previous post. i have been reading the same blogs over and over and just stumbled upon yours… it's really refreshing! your hair looks great and is inspiring me to get bangs 🙂 thanks!

    sarah rose

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