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Unphotoshopped Women Honestly Review Summersalt’s 3 Bestselling Swimsuits

It’s swimsuit review time over here – one of the oddest yet hopefully helpful content ideas we’ve added to our roster. This year, though, we wanted to shake things up a bit…so when Summersalt (a brand that’s been all over our IG for years, marketing their cheerful suits that have been developed using real measurements from thousands of women) reached out, we asked if they’d let the EHD team – along with some of your favorite contributors – do an honest review of their three best-selling swimsuits: the Sidestroke, the Ruffle Backflip, and the Perfect Wrap One Piece. I personally have bought Summersalt suits in the past many times and loved their quality, especially the thickness and compression, and have always admired that they carry such a great range of sizes (0-24, and with long torso options available, too). So the rest of our team was excited to try them out (and as always, no photoshopping here, but a spray tan or two might have been involved:)). Without further ado, here we go…

Emily

The Sidestroke

This one really surprised me. First off, it COMPRESSES and I would have said too small, but once it’s on it’s in place and doesn’t move – in a really good way. In hindsight, I think I should have opted for a long torso option because this one comes in a tiny bit in the bikini area, but not bad at all (as you can see in my butt shot). I found this very flattering and that compression really created a lovely shape. It holds you in and you can’t see any tummy action underneath – AT ALL. I am a little sensitive about my armpit area but honestly, the asymmetrical arm was so flattering and fun. I felt very sporty and very confident in this suit. I see now why it’s a bestseller (I didn’t think I was going to love it). Hoping it comes in that cherry red color sooooon.

The Ruffle Backflip

This is what I’d call a great ‘in-law’ suit. This suit is so flattering – creating a lovely curvy shape, the pattern so forgiving (you can’t see any tummy through the two layers of compression AT ALL, which I love) and the cut has just the right amount of support and modesty – if you are into that (I am,  when I’m around Brian’s family). BIG fan of this suit for beach playdates with the kids. I felt SO supported, taken care of and confident.

I don’t remember having my butt on the internet being one of my original goals in life, but here we are! My butt!!! Selfied in a mirror of a hotel for the whole internet! This suit (all of them actually) stays in place nicely and I personally find the cut very flattering. This one has less coverage in the butt which I love way more than full coverage (I think fuller coverage suits tend to make my butt look flatter, if that makes sense). I liked how my butt looked in this one 🙂

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

This one is GREAT in the back (good 1/2 coverage, no movement) but being on the larger side breast-wise, my boobs felt a bit more lifted in the other two suits. This one is definitely supportive in the sense that they felt guarded and not going anywhere, but if I’m comparing this one to the Sidestroke and Ruffle Backflip, I think the others were a better fit for my figure. (Again, I’m now wondering if getting this in the Long Torso would have helped with the support, since Caitlin has a similarly-sized chest and this one was actually her favorite.) So I’m giving this one to my little sister who loved it – she has a more athletic build, with a smaller chest – also fun fact she’s big on TikTok!!! What a world!

BONUS: The Ruched Backflip

So I bought this suit from Summersalt in February for our trip to Palm Springs and I loved it. It’s not one of their bestsellers, but I think it could be so I figured I’d review it for you. It has a supportive shelf, so it holds up those love pillows, and thick arm straps which I think read more like a sporty tank top (it’s super cute with shorts – looks like a fun summer bodysuit). It has a double layer (but doesn’t hide the tummy cellulite as much as the polka dot one). The back is a good, sexy scoop. I LOVE that bright blue color.

BONUS: The Halter Plunge

I ordered a halter suit, mostly because I love a halter cut (and that red is so good), but goodness, it really did highlight those ladies 🙂 Being raised during the era of puritanical cleavage shame my first reaction was a strong, ‘oh, goodness, no’ but then when I looked at it more objectively, like it was someone else’s body I had a better opinion. I do think this is likely too small (I’m yoyo-ing right now between a 4 and 6 – this is a size 4). My boobs did feel supported (as in lifted) but there wasn’t enough fabric for me to run around with the kids without a right or left nip slip. So this is definitely more of a Brian and I vacation suit.

On to the rest of my team – looking like regular smoke shows!!!!

Rashida

The Sidestroke

This was by far my favorite out of the three. The brown, black, white, and one-shoulder details are just so sophisticated. It supported the girls really well, and I want this one in every color. This is the kind of bathing suit you wear and make sure you’re seen haha with cameras around. I think any body shape will look and feel great in this. I got all of my suits in a size 14.

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

I loved the wrapped detail on this one. It gave the illusion of a more cinched-in waist which is great for someone like me with a large breast. I’m a G cup and I was surprised how well it supported me. Now, this is not the bathing suit to swim laps in hahaha, but it’s definitely one to sit pretty and do a little dip.

The Ruffle Backflip

The ruffle shoulders were so cute. This one does have a dipped back so wearing the cover-up for me felt most comfortable. I do have waterproof boob tape which I would wear with this swimsuit since there’s not too much strap support from the low back scoop.

Jess

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

Traditionally I’m not a one-piece person. I’m trying to get a tan all over here people!! (Also thank you Emily for funding this spray tan:)) So while I was really excited to get to try Summersalt’s bestselling suits, I was definitely curious to see if I would be really in them. Let’s start with this little wrap number. Is it totally my style? Not exactly. BUT I have to say that I felt so comfortable in it, I love these fun, bright colors (Hibiscus & Grapefruit) and the more I look at it the more I like it. It will be a perfect suit to wear around my family while still feeling fun (hello, plunge). And you can see it better in the next photo but I really love that cover-up! It’s so soft, I love the length and the no-collar collar. I feel very chic in it:)

The Sidestroke

This one was a real surprise! I thought it was going to be my least favorite, but it’s actually my #1! The cut is both modest yet super sexy and you can’t beat a simple black (color: Sea Urchin) suit. The one-shoulder is just so good. There’s ruching that you can’t really see that I also really like. Let’s just say this is coming with me to my bachelorette party #2 this August because it makes me feel super confident. Oh, and see how cute this cover-up is?!

The Ruffle Backflip

Here’s the deal. I think this suit is extremely cute. The colors are even prettier in person (Seaweed & Seaglass) and the secret sexiness of the neckline plunge and medium-low back is awesome. But ultimately ruffles aren’t my personal thing so this one wouldn’t necessarily be one I would buy. However, the conclusion I have come to is that since all of these suits are extremely flattering, comfortable, and so well made, I would feel extremely confident buying any of their other suits after trying these on. Also, I got a size 8 in all three.

Caitlin

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

I take this review stuff REALLY seriously – and we want to offer a full spectrum of experiences – so before I took these shots, I decided to consume the following: a huge airport beer; a fried chicken sandwich; a bunch of fries; and, like, half of Ryann’s tater tots. You may have already inferred this, but I also took a flight down the West Coast after the aforementioned meal because like, why NOT add some potential airplane swelling weirdness to the mix? Let’s up the ante and see what these suits are made of, you know???

And like, guys, if I feel comfortable posting swimsuit pics for 2 million people after (a.) a day of travel and (b.) consuming about a quart of vegetable oil, THEY MUST BE REALLY GOOD SWIMSUITS. I was between sizes on the chart – my waist was a 10/12, my boobs were a 16, and my butt was an 18 – but I ended up splitting the difference with a 14LT (long torso) and it worked out GREAT. This was my favorite of the bunch because my F cup boobs felt super supported and the extra length prevented any digging in at the top or bottom. If you also have a bigger chest and butt, I would absolutely recommend opting for an LT suit. WOULD BUY AGAIN, no questions asked!!!

The Ruffle Backflip

YOOOOO. Like, sure, this is a cute swimsuit, but I will *for sure* be wearing this as a top with my favorite silky leopard midi skirt this summer. All of these suits feel like a hug and the boob support on this one is SO GOOD, even with an open back, (I literally do not understand how that works??? Normally an open back means that there is NO support up top??? How did they do that??? Wizardry, maybe???). The butt cut (cute phrase) on this is also fun – it’s a nice balance to the more modest ruffle sleeve. It’s super comfy AND super multifunctional, so you’ll absolutely get a huge bang for your buck with this one. I can’t wait to wear it out to a bar this summer!!!

The Sidestroke

I know I’m a woman in her 30s, but I STILL LOVE BOOGIE BOARDING. And y’all, this is a GOOD boogie boarding suit!!! I was a little nervous about the one-shoulder – this isn’t a cut I normally would have thought that I could wear because, like, I’m worried about slippage and not particularly interested in accidentally flashing anyone at the beach (crazy, right?). All fears were averted when I put it on, though – I think the general consensus amongst the team was that this one felt the most compressive, which RULED as it means that this top isn’t going ANYWHERE. Absolutely gonna be bringing this bad larry to Rehoboth Beach this summer – does anyone wanna boogie board with me?

Ajai

The Ruffle Backflip

It’s that time of the year again – swimsuit season! Last year I was still healing from a c-section, so I’m much more excited for swimsuits this year! Last year, I also discovered the true power of a one-piece. That said, I was thrilled to try on Summersalt’s best-selling swimwear. Let’s start with the Ruffle Backflip – I love the plunging neckline on this! It has a timeless design and the contrast in hues works wonders for my waistline and bust. Also, how sweet are the shoulder ruffles right?!

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

Funny thing is, wrap dresses, tops, and skirts don’t typically work for me, but I’m feeling this one-piece! This wrap swimsuit stays in place and doesn’t leave an enormous amount of fabric left gathered beneath it (like other wrap clothing does to me). It hugs all of the areas just right, and I’m a fan of the front-tie detail. Also loving that side-v detail – this swimsuit won as my top favorite! 

The Sidestroke

The Sidestroke swimsuit is giving me real Baewatch vibes, and I feel compelled to run slow in the sand wearing this one. The single-shoulder strap makes me feel sassy, and the pleated fabric makes me feel classy – we’ve got ourselves a sassy and classy one folks! I loved pairing this one with the cover-up as well. The Sidestroke will be coming with me to Mexico for my family’s annual resort trip!

Ryann

The Ruffle Backflip

If you are looking for a bathing suit that makes you feel comfortable, this is it. The pattern does wonders to distract and so does the neckline if you know what I mean. I am usually not a ruffle person but because I like the shape so much, I don’t mind the ruffle sleeve at all. It’s definitely supportive enough to swim and do activities in, but I don’t feel like I am being full-on modest. It’s a little sexy and a lot supportive which is really all I want in a bathing suit.

The cover-up is simple but so good. I usually wear a mens button-up as a swimsuit cover-up and this is basically that but way softer and more feminine. I am a big fan.

The Sidestroke

In hindsight, I don’t think this white color was the wisest choice for me, but I do like this suit a lot (Now I know if you are going with a white suit, a wax is probably a good idea :)). I am very into a one-shoulder silhouette and this is probably the most supportive and active-friendly swimsuit I’ve tried on. You can run, hop, skip, and jump in this bad boy and you’d feel invincible (and YES Caitlin, I’ll boogie board with you!). My only wish is that it would have a higher leg cut, because I think that’s the most flattering for my body type.

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

Despite looking like the unhappiest woman in America (this photo was taken after a day of traveling, whoops) this is my favorite swimsuit right now!!! It’s my fiancé’s favorite too, so I know I’ll be wearing it a ton this summer. I love the wrap because it allows me to really cinch my waist if I so desire and the plunge neckline is so flattering. It has the perfect amount of padding in my opinion, because it supports without pushing the gals up too much. I’m not the biggest fan of pushing up my boobs to my chin because a nip slip becomes almost inevitable. Instead, I like when my boobs look natural yet supported and this checks that box. 10/10!! 

Mallory

The Sidestroke

So I, like Jess, have never really worn one-pieces and what better way to get into them than with Summersalt! This Sidestroke suit was certainly the suit I was most excited about – I love the one-shoulder action and I think the back is super well-designed. It has a decent amount of coverage on the bootay if that’s something you are wanting & it SERIOUSLY hugs you – like this one felt like maximum support (even more than the next two), so if you want your suit to keep all the goods in, this is for you (which is nice because most suits will expand a bit when they get wet, so I’m into it). I like how Jess put gold jewelry with it – such a nice resort wear kinda suit. LOVE IT.

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

This green is SO PRETTY. I’ve always loved a wrap dress, so this is a cute swimsuit version of that. I found this suit super comfortable & has lots of solid coverage. It’s not quite as thick as the last suit (I’d give the last suit a 10 for support), but in terms of swimsuits in general I’d put it as an 8 for support. The neckline is so chic though, PLUS it has boob pads for the girls! So you don’t have to worry about any nip fest when you’re getting out of the pool and it’s a lil chilly. V cute!!!

The Ruffle Backflip

This suit has my favorite back out of the 3 because I LOVE an open back. It’s slightly less covered on the booty than the other 2 (but I think in a good way), and it’s overall VERY comfortable. The ruffles are super cute plus it also has boob pads which is great for me who doesn’t got a lot going on in that department 🙂 there ya go!

Emily here! Just wanted to say one big THANK YOU to Summersalt for allowing my team the chance to finally review some of these suits we’ve seen all over IG for years. To see everything we showed you in one easy-to-navigate spot, click right here.

But everyone looks great, right? If you’ve spotted a suit that YOU love, be sure to use code STYLEBYEM10 to apply $10 towards your purchase. And if anyone has any questions about fit or sizing (again, they offer 0-24 with long torso options), please sound off below. We’ll be more than happy to give some more feedback. Here’s to feeling great in our swimwear, no matter the place (lake, ocean, pool, bar, etc. Wherever life takes you.). Now, what say you??

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I’m a G cup too, so having these pictures and reviews from fellow big boobed women is very helpful.
I think I’m way more conservative than I thought because I thought all of them except the one shoulder suit were extremely plunge-y in a way I wouldn’t feel comfortable with. Well, at least now in life. College years away from home were the girls gone wild years 😂 but that was a couple decades ago (omg. A COUPLE DECADES AGO?!😭 – ok, mental breakdown over)
ANYWAY- love the side strap one. I need that level of support on top. The other ones were cute but too plunge-y for me. The butts on these are super cute. But have now reminded me I need to get my backside game in order.

Sabrina
5 months ago

Same, I’m an H and would only do the side stroke. Rashida’s pic made me want it in that color! Looks awesome.

Patty
5 months ago

This post is amazing. Everyone looks SO GOOD and confident! And the note about looking at yourself as if it was someone else’s body almost made me cry. I need to practice that more often because I’m sure I’d have so much more compassion. I am always thinking about all the ways others would judge me in various areas of the suits (arm fat, back fat, jiggly thighs…), yet I didn’t even have that single thought looking at various women of all shapes and sizes looking HELLA FLY AND HAPPY. Buying that ruffle back flip NOW!!!

5 months ago

Just here to day I died at Caitlin’s pre swimsuit try on consumption. Lol so good. It will definitely prepare her for some Louis or Grottos or Thrashers in Rehoboth (IYKYK). And cheers to boogie boarding in your thirties. You ladies look great! I love this series so much.

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Haley

OMG THEY ARE NOT READY FOR ME. fries with extra vinegar ALL DAY. orange crushes and pizza ALL NIGHT. i cannot wait!!!! (i am SO GLAD someone can relate!!!)

Dena
5 months ago

I’m 50 and I love boogie boarding! I cannot lay there all day!!
Also, suits look beautiful on everyone!

Deborah
5 months ago
Reply to  Dena

I agree Dena, I cannot just lay there all day either! 🙂

Justine
5 months ago

WOW. This is my favorite post every year. And I agree that the note about looking at yourself through others eyes was so eye opening (LOL). I have never thought about it that way. I need to give myself some grace! Emily, you look phenomenal. You are wearing the hell out of all of your suits. Your back muscles look great BTW. Rashida, you look luminous and chic. You have such a natural elegance to you! Jess, your bone structure is to die for. That black suit was MADE for you. You look like a model. Caitlin, LOL. I can’t believe you are so funny and blessed with that shape. Like Jessica Rabbit or Joan from Mad Men! Ajai, WOW. From one c-section to another, you look so strong and powerful in these suits. I am so happy for you and your little one. Ryann, don’t sell yourself short on that white suit! You look like a mermaid or a beautiful painting come to life, especially with that flowing hair. I wish I looked half as good in my suits! And Mallory, just wow. You look like a model! These cuts are just stunning on you. Thank you for all… Read more »

Mollie
5 months ago
Reply to  Justine

Yes to your comment about Ryann! That’s exactly what I was thinking. Total goddess vibes.

Elisabeth
5 months ago
Reply to  Mollie

I was thinking Ryann looks like Liv Tyler (coming from a Xennial, that’s highest praise). Really loved this post from all of you!

Reply to  Elisabeth

Yesssssssss! Liv Tyler! Same!

🥰 Rusty
5 months ago

Whoo! Good on all of you! You look confident, sporty, sexy and fun!🤙

I feel quite inspired! I don’t have bathers (Aussie for swimsuit) that fit – all too big.
I went away for a couple of days in Summer (Autumn here now) and borrowed my friend’s suit…we tied the back with a hair tie to make it smaller …hilarious!! 🤣🤣 Sooo, I’m feeling like I CAN do this, come Springtime in 6 months.
Thank you for being real and being so inspirational. 🥰

Leah
5 months ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

My mum and I used the word “cozzie” when we were visiting friends in the States years ago. The confused looks we received 😅

🥰 Rusty
5 months ago
Reply to  Leah

🤣🤣

Jessie
5 months ago

You all look beautiful in these suits! I’ve been wanting to try them, but was nervous because I’m a little busty, and most of them have such deep V’s. Good to know that the support is great. Also, Rashida, waterproof boob tape!? Where have I been? I didn’t know this existed, but I think I want it. Although I would have no idea how to use it! I agree with Ryann that I wish the leg on the sidestroke was a touch higher. I would be sold immediately! Very helpful post!

Lori
5 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Yes, I also want to know more about this waterproof boob tape! Is this how everyone manages to wear halter tops with no support without the ladies flopping around with every step? I need to know!!!

anon
5 months ago
Reply to  Lori

Yes. yes. more info on boob tape please. waterproof and otherwise. where to get it how to use it…?

Allison
4 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Yes! More info on the waterproof boob tape, please!!

Tara
5 months ago

I just want to say I love this and you all look beautiful in the suits! I’m definitely sold!

anon
5 months ago

Thanks for being so brave. It’s a good role model to see people being body positive.

I liked hearing about your experiences with support on top.

I’m always on the hunt for a good swim suit for active sports for hour glass shapes that support big boobs (i.e. lift and reduce bounce). My elusive ideal suit would be good for swimming laps and other activities. I would love a suit with underwire suit that I could order by cup size. 🙂

Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  anon

I would try Land’s End, some of their suits have underwire support and DDD/G options. A DDD one worked for me, and I’m an H bra.

Angela
5 months ago
Reply to  anon

You might have luck with Athleta. They have good sporty suits with bra cup sizing. (I think they actually just divide things into A-C or D-DD but I’m a DDD and have had good luck with their suits and workout tops.)

Ktat
5 months ago
Reply to  anon

I’m a droopy 32H and bra sized swimwear with an actual underwire has been a game changer for me, way more flattering than trying to work with a DDD cup from Land’s End or Athlete. My current fave is a tankino from Panache (which also makes the best sports bra for large cups/smaller bands, the 5021). I think Panache or Freya has a sport swimsuit meant for lap swimming. Look at lingerie specialty stores like Herroom or Bare Necessities. Fantasie also makes great bras sized swimwear.

anon
5 months ago
Reply to  Ktat

Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂 it gives me hope there’s a solution. It’s not just vanity, good support is more comfortable.

I didn’t know Freya made swimsuits. Their bras are so pretty for bigger sizes.

Sheila
5 months ago

Kudos to all of you for sharing – you all look great, too! As a very pale person, I’ve never, ever felt comfortable in a swimsuit – the one time I wore a 2-piece suit, there was so much discussion of whether my stomach was blue or gray rather than white that it has never been seen in public again!

Leah
5 months ago
Reply to  Sheila

Embrace the pale! Anyone who bothers with fake tans, always look like they’re wearing fake tan anyway 😅

Angela
5 months ago
Reply to  Sheila

Ummm…rude! Making fun of someone’s skin color is like making fun of their cellulite…NOT COOL! I bet your skin is beautiful! And, as a fellow pale person, maybe try some bright blues and reds and hot pinks? I always feel a little meh in pastels but love how my skin looks in bright colors.

Elizabeth
5 months ago

You gals look amazing!!! (Are we sure you aren’t models?)

Victoria
5 months ago

Appreciate this post! Can you add your heights to the review? It would be helpful to know just so I can imagine where I fit within this range. Also, maybe note who went with the long torso option? The swimsuit size would be helpful, too – maybe just start under each name Height/Bra Size/Swimsuit Size or that kind of info.

Deborah
5 months ago

You are all bathing beauties 🙂 and I agree with what Justine wrote about each of you! 🙂
Thank you for your reviews, so helpful, The Perfect Wrap in sea urchin, looks like the one I would choose. That one is very similar to my favorite black one piece in college (though without the wrap styling) but it was not particularly supportive, though I did boogie board in it anyway in San Diego at my favorite beach, La Jolla Shores! 🙂 As Dena commented, “I cannot lie there all day!!” I love playing in the waves and I’m 63! No plans for swimming or the beach this summer – no waves in Puget Sound (Seattle) for boogie boarding and too cold!! 🙂
Thank you for the fun, helpful and informative post!
~Deborah

Deborah
5 months ago
Reply to  Deborah

Whoops! –> “I cannot lay there all day!!

Terra
5 months ago

Good lord I love this team and this post! Thank you, EHD and friends! But HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THE BUM TAG. Why!!!!!

Reply to  Terra

What’s a bum tag?

Kj
5 months ago

The little square label on the rear leg opening.

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Kj
5 months ago
Reply to  Terra

Yes! I have never bought one of their suits because of that tag. Please, Summersalt, stop adding the tag. Does anyone like that tag/label? Maybe you could use a Sharpie and “color out” the tag on a black suit.

BeckyB
5 months ago

LOVE this and you all look so gorgeous!! I need more feedback on breast support. You all talked about levels of compression, but what about lift? I’m large busted (probs in Rashida-territory), and after 3 kids and 8 years (!!!!) of breastfeeding I need compression AND lift. Having my boobs compressed close to my natural waist line isn’t the look I’d opt for. I tried Summersalt three years ago and just didn’t find the suits worked for me and I needed underwire and bra-fit. I had written them off, but this post is inspiring me to consider again? Have their been fit changes? Or did I not size properly? Thoughts?

Reply to  BeckyB

Yes to this comment. I would love a one piece that has an underwire bra fit

Jenn
5 months ago

I love all these swimsuits and you all look amazing in them! I struggle with wearing a swimsuit because of bikini hair. I wish I wasn’t so hairy. I also wish I could figure out a way to remove the hair that wasn’t unbearably painful. I’ve only had one bikini wax in my whole life, when I was 22, and I said never again. Now I’m 42 and have worn swim shorts my entire adult life because of this issue.

🥰 Rusty
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

Have you tried clipping really short and then using a hair removal cream regularly (like Nair)??
Painless!!!

Jenn
5 months ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

I have tried every version of those creams and none have ever removed any hair! Is there is secret to using them successfully?

Brit Gagne
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

I have used a tweezer. It’s super tedious, but it works for a good while. Laser is too expensive to try for now. Super light skin, super dark hair, so shaving really close works for two total seconds. But anything that takes hair to skin level causes ingrowns like mad. Aggressive exfoliation helps. Nair burned and made me bleed, but I’d probably be willing to try it again now, twenty years later…

Lori
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

I swear by using a men’s razor (I use Mach3), clip super short with scissors or clippers, and shave with the grain first, then against, with lots and lots of shaving cream or conditioner. I had a very traumatic waxing experience and would never do it again. And if you shave the morning of, it just isn’t necessary.

Angela
5 months ago
Reply to  Lori

Agreed! Shaving isn’t the longest-lasting option, but it’s so easy and painless. Also…swim shorts + a bikini top is the cutest combo so nothing wrong with rocking that!

Irene
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

Now that body positivity is gaining traction, could the next step forward PLEASE be that body hair is acceptable to leave as it is? And that it’s ok if it shows when you’re wearing shorts or a swimsuit?

Jennifer
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

just here to say that I embraced a skirted suit years ago when I decided to stop managing my pubic hair:) lots of options out there, but jcrew is my go to for skirted bottoms. I have a long torso, so love a two piece with a long sleeve rash guard to minimize the amount of sunscreen that I need to use for my fair skin! I feel cute and am always ready for a pool beach adventure in ALL of my glory:)

Ash
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

I bought a Groupon for laser hair removal a couple years ago and it is the best!

Mandy
4 months ago
Reply to  Jenn

I have the same issue, and any hair removal efforts leave me with awful ingrown hairs. Prana makes amazing swim pants. I wear them with a matching bikini top and usually a rash guard to keep the sun off. It’s so comfy, I feel great, I get compliments.

Karyn Meadows
5 months ago

So late on my comments! You all look fabulous in your swimsuits and I sure hope you keep them!! So great of you to take selfies of you in the suits…man, I’d sure never have the nerve but I’m old!! Thanks too for highlighting Summersvalt…I didn’t know about this place but sure will be shopping there now!! Please keep highlighting sustainable clothing stores. Too much fast fashion out there!!!

Addie
5 months ago

You all look fabulous! The sidestroke is the biggest surprise, especially for me who is a g-cup, the support looks phenomenal. It’s so helpful to see the same styles on different bodies. Thanks for sharing your reviews with us.

Angela
5 months ago

Hi Emily! Will you share you sisters TikTok? I love a talented family!

Grace Hoyle
5 months ago

Just how compressing is the compression on the sidestroke? Is it uncomfortably tight?

Kara
5 months ago

In re: to Ryann’s comment about needing to wax under a white suit:
For any people with high contrast between skin color and body hair color/nipple color and therefore thought they could never wear a white swimsuit, I bought a white suit from Andie (based on the last swimsuit post Emily did recently), and it’s truly double lined and you see nothing, when it’s wet or dry! I’m obsessed with the suit, 10/10 recommend: https://andieswim.com/products/the-malibu-ribbed-white-classic

Sarah
5 months ago

Bad. Ass. Biothces right here. Looking gorgeous
If Jess says but it and it’s fashion, I but it. Done.

Rupa
5 months ago

Thank you for the post! I really appreciated different styles and different bodies. Everyone looked amazing. <3 I purchased the ruffle oasis suit in Strawberry & Spritz. 🙂

Amanda
5 months ago

Love the reviews. Personally, I need to feel 100% covered – because when I’m in a swimsuit I’m SWIMMING! I don’t like 1% of my derriere out there!! and The Girls need to be strapped in LOL – but ya’ll look fabulous

Amy
5 months ago

Thank you, ladies, for doing this. It’s really nice to see normal-looking people modeling swimsuits. You are all fantastic rock stars and wonderful role models!

cat
5 months ago

Y’all are courageous and gorgeous and did a great job reviewing the suits! May I toss in a word to streeeeeeetch the conversation and say that those of us who identify as women CAN ALSO WEAR board shorts and tees if that’s where we feel comfortable? Just gotta put in words: current gendered social norms suggest that some of us show up in tiny bits of fabric that may or may not feel good and may or may not render us confident, happy, self-assured, and ready for action. Others, by the same norms, get to cover up and do whatever the hell they want. Just an encouragement that we can flout those norms or obey them as we wish! They are social norms, not biology! Promise!

Jenasie Earl
5 months ago

I am buying one of these today!!! I am desperately needing a good supportive suit for vaca! My body has changed a ton since covid and I have dreaded swimsuit shopping. It’s my worst nightmare at the moment. I really appreciated these try ons! The thing I’m having the most trouble with is knowing which size to go with. I really appreciated the feedback on the going inbetween sizing. I’d love to know which sizes you all ended up going with and if you got the long torso option. I know that’s personal and totally understand if everyone is not comfortable sharing that info.

Elly
5 months ago

You ladies are all SO wonderful. I loved reading everyone’s reviews and personalties. Bravo x a million.

J
5 months ago

I’d love to know how the side stroke holds up if you’re cold or wet? As far as nipples poking through the suit?

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