I’m headed up to the cottage this weekend for my boyfriend’s birthday. I just bought a few mix and match swim-wear pieces that I really like and wanted to share. I like all of the pieces I got, but I am especially in love with the rash guard and recommend one to everyone because they offer great protection from the sun and are perfect for hiding a not so perfect stomach.
Old Navy Women’s Mix & Match Underwire Swim Top
- In the colour black jack.
- $17 CAD
- This bikini top is lightly padded and has underwire support.
- I have a large chest and went up two sizes from my usual t-shirt size to get the cups to fit perfectly. I would say the size chart on the website was accurate and helpful in getting the right size.
- The adjustable spaghetti strap ties at the neck and back make it very easy to adjust and get the perfect fit.
Old Navy Women’s Mix & Match Boy-Short Bottoms
- In the colour flaming flamingo.
- $10 CAD (regular price $22.94)
- These shorts are a snug fit with some stretch.
- They are true to size.
- To be honest, I like them because they are comfy and make my small butt look cute.
Lululemon Rash Guard
- In the colour black/inkwell.
- $78 CAD
- I lost a lot of weight and have extra skin, stretch marks and some scars on my stomach. I don’t feel comfortable showing my stomach, so I always wear a rash guard over my bikini top.
- This rash guard is very slimming and hides my tummy perfectly. I definitely recommend a rash guard to anybody who is shy about their stomach (honestly this rash guard works wonders like spanxs).
- The rash guard works as a cover up, and gives a cool surfer chick look. Much more fashionable then covering up with a baggy mu-mu type deal, which is not very flattering.
- Swim fabric’s UPF of 50+ provides the ultimate sun protection. I have short sleeve rash guards, but I like that this one has long sleeves and offers my arms protection from the sun!
- The extra-long zipper pull in back makes this top easy to pull on and remove.
- A lot of the reviewers on the Lululemon website said that they sized up, but I went with my usual size (8) and it fits perfectly.
- The rash guard is very long and has a little loop to fasten to your bottoms. My bottoms don’t have anything the loop can grab onto, but I’m going to sew a button into them, so I can take advantage of this feature. I will appreciate not having to worry about the top rolling up and having my tummy poke out when I swim or go water skiing.
Walmart G21 Swim Shorts
- In the colour pink.
- I bought a pair of these shorts last year in black and love them because they are comfortable and are good at hiding my tummy if I am feeling self conscious in my boy short bottoms.
- They are true to size and are an amazing price at only $5.
- They come in a variety of fun colours. I decided that my black shorts with my black rash guard is too much black and thought that these pink ones would add a nice pop of colour.
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