It’s all going swimmingly…

I was very recently contacted by the lovely Rachael at UK Swimwear to ask if I would be interested in trying out one of their swimming costumes.

Now, I have my lovely Ewa Michalak bikini that is great for sunbathing, going to the spa and splashing around in the pool or hot tub, however I have never tried it out for a more strenuous session, such as lane swimming or aquarobics.

So of course I jumped at the chance of trying something out and had a good look at the range that was on offer.

UK Swimwear is a great website. The filter options are comprehensive and you can choose size, style, price bracket, brands, cup size and more!

They offer items in sizes 8 to 26, with the most availability in sizes ranging from 12 – 18 with nearly 100 products on offer.

I of course needed the larger sizes which I still had a good selection to choose from.

UK Swimwear are not just about the swimwear though. They also have a great range of kaftans and beach cover-ups too.

Now I knew that due to my “abnormally” large breast size I would struggle with getting a swimming costume with large enough cups. Before Ewa Michalak sent me the bikini of dreams, I had never been able to get a costume that fit me properly.

Most brands do them in the regular sizes, yet forget that plus size people can also need a larger bust section. Too often there is padding that is the diameter of a jaffa cake, or an elasticated material “shelf” that barely goes under my nipples and just simply doesn’t fit.

I always have to try and cut the padding out as it looks absolutely ridiculous.  So I was eager to see what was on offer.

Thankfully I stumbled across a gorgeous ruched blue Elomi costume almost immediately.

Elomi is one bra manufacturer that does go up to the larger ranges, and whilst not perfect, I have worn one or two of them in the past and know them to be a great quality brand.

I duly emailed Rachael back and requested that particular costume.

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SO excited!

A few days later, the parcel arrived on my doorstep. When I opened it, the cobalt blue colour just jumped out at me.

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Cobalt Blue

Now, my dilemma. Whilst the costume fitted great, it was a little problematic in getting some great photographs in it. After all, it was now the beginning of October and the weather was not being particularly kind.

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Stunning Colour

If I had gone and lay down on a blanket in the garden then I might have suffered hypothermia, or with all the rain we have had, gone a little rusty!

I emailed Rachael again and expressed the difficulty in getting some great shots, however mentioned that I was due to go on my annual holibobs to Centreparcs in a few weeks, and if she would prefer to wait, I could get some shots in the beautiful swimming oasis.

Thankfully Rachael agreed that this was a great idea, and so I packed my lovely little costume away ready for my short break in Nottingham.

The Pool area is an amazing location and so I pulled on the beautiful Elomi Swimsuit. It fitted exceptionally well, supporting me adequately and the ruching did a great job of draping the tummy area giving a little bit of style.

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The Elomi

On the Wednesday night we booked a private cabana which was amazing. Deep lounging chairs, towels, complimentary drinks, heated floor, safe, flatscreen tv and magazines. Perfect! We got in there and was about to take the photographs when the battery went on my posh camera. D’oh.

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Our little Cabana

Not a problem though, we decided to do it in two sessions instead.

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Close up of the ruching

I am happy to report that I went down lazy rivers, large slides into deep pools and more. The costume held me in and up (most important) and was really comfortable to wear.

Rear View

But what about the strenuous stuff? Well I tested it out with a vigorous swim, again with no problems.

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Beautiful Bright Blue

I was thinking about doing an aquarobics session, but due to a slight accident the night before, I sadly had to change my plans.

Whilst trying to dismount my bike, the heel of my boot got stuck on the crossbar. I fell into a wood and metal bike rack outside our villa, and then to add insult to injury the bike fell on top of me.

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Where the bike hit me!

I was left with over 15 bruises on my left leg, with the worst being at the top of my thigh where the bike had landed. However, my right thigh came off worst where I fell into the bike rack. I genuinely looked like I had gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson.

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five days old!

However, it didn’t stop me from frolicking around in the pool. I just had to try and hide the worst of the bruises!

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Chilling out in the Sprudel Pool

To recap though……

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In I go

I genuinely cannot recommend this costume enough. The purchase price of £65.95 is in my opinion, worth every penny. Whilst it may be more than you might consider normally paying, the support and comfort really is outstanding and I know with the right wash and care, this costume will last many years.

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Perfect!

I highly recommend UKSwimwear especially for us larger ladies. The range is exceptional and they do have something for every budget.

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Great for more than lazing about

If you are looking for something a little special and unusual then UKSwimwear will surely have something for every taste. I fell in love with so many of the costumes and couldn’t wait for mine to arrive.

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Brilliant when wet too

One of the things I thought UKSwimwear also did really well was their comprehensive selection of Mastectomy wear with a range of over 45 products including bikinis, sundresses and swimsuits. Something I had not seen much on other sites.

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Our Private Cabana

Oh and even better next week is Black Friday. I am happy to share with you that Rachael has told me that they will be offering 15% off on Black Friday and 10% off on Cyber Monday so why don’t you go and grab yourself a bargain or two?

So all in all, I was extremely happy with the Elomi Swimsuit. It looked great, performed great and was a joy to wear. If fact, I can’t wait to see what Elomi bring out for next year now….

Anyone fancy booking a beach holiday?

Till next time

Txxx

*****Whilst this product was sent to me to review, all the views and words in this blog are purely my own*****

Leave a comment

  • Nikee Rayner

    Well isn’t this colour gorgeous on you! Your little face in the pool is adorable. Good to know that once again Elomi pulled through for us bigger busty ladies! Gorgeous pics of the pool too! x

  • Jinzo_2400

    As I’m reading and commenting on your entry,Tanya,snow is trying to drop a few flakes in my neighborhood. The swimsuit looks great as well,love the color.

  • Jenni Grainger

    I love the colour of it! The swimming pool looks amazing too and those bruises are hardcore!

  • Katrina Downie

    I love the colour of the swimsuit and the classic style it’s very flattering and suits you well

  • Melanie

    I love swimming and sorry to hear you got bruses ouch! Love the vibrant blue suits you hun x

  • Angela Milnes

    i like the swimming costume. Sorry to hear about the accident. I have fallen and had big bruises and know how sore they can be. The pool looks fun and now I want to go swimming.

  • That’s good that that the bust size was big enough, I do find it can be hard to get the proportions right. Sorry to hear about the bike accident x

  • KGR

    I really love the colour of the swimsuit. Sorry to hear about the bruises that must have been painful x

  • Ali

    You look amazing and confident in this swimsuit. It’s great that they have a range for everyone. Poor you with all those bruises though bless you x

  • What a gorgeous looking swimsuit, and ouch about the bike accident! Those are some serious bruises! Hope you mend swiftly!

  • Rachel George

    Whilst the purchase price might seem high, when the product looks great and works well it is absolutely worth it. Great photos.x

  • Vicki

    That’s a really nice swimsuit! Sorry to hear about the accident though! Thanks for sharing

  • Ickle Pickle

    What a stunning colour! Love the swimsuit, you look amazing. Kaz

  • Alison Rost

    Awww .. hun, how beautiful you look! I just love the vibrant blue color, it fits you perfectly, and so nice that it’s affordable. ps: I’m so sorry about the mishap with the bike and I hope you’re bruises aren’t too painful. x

  • Looks and sounds like the Elomi did a great job! Just really unfortunate about the bike incident, it does sound really painful (and totally something I’d probably have done too haha, I’m so clumsy!) xx

  • FussFreeJen

    So good to see that you can buy a good fitting, supportive swimsuit. Loving the colour too. The bike accident sounds horrible, but like something I would do. Hope you’ve recovered and hasn’t put you off.

  • You look lovely! Love the swimming costume it’s a nice blue

  • Helen Clark

    UK Swimwear sounds a great company. I love the colour of your swimsuit, it’s so bright and eye catching.
    Ouch your poor legs! Hope you’re better now.

  • Erin Ek Rush

    That’s a fantastic swimsuit. I love the colour and it looks great on you.

  • UK Swimwear has some really great items. I have a sports swimsuit from there that I love. You’re look utterly delicious in this blue – really suits.
    C x