I finally (this decision really didn't take long) caved in and decided to buy a Triangl bikini. If you don't know Triangl are an Australian brand (from what I gather) and they do the most amazing bikini sets and underwear sets. The designs are edgy but feminine which is so 'me'. I first purchased the Tilly Sunburst bikini which is the first in the pictures. It features an optic white and black mesh top which is in the style of a triangle bra with fixed straps, this comes with the pastel neon orange hipster boyleg bottoms. This bikini is an absolute dream, it looks so lovely and flattering on. I have seen a few images of this bikini and just couldn't get it out of my mind. My sister hates it, but I love the mix and match almost underwear style it has going on.
The style of this bikini is an 'Ollie' which refers to the sizing guide, where the explain in the detail the fit...
As it states they recommend to go up a size in the bottoms as the neoprene fabric is not very forgiving, which I'm glad I followed. I went for an XS on the top, because I've not got much going on up there, with the S bottoms. For me it fits perfectly, but if you are unsure there is a brilliant customer care team available online 24-7 to answer any questions you may have.
The second bikini I went for was the Twiggy Stardust, which is a slightly more 'out there' and risque item, but I thought why the f* not? Again it's in the Ollie style, (I actually purchased the Tilly Sunburst first and had it posted to me before I made any rash decisions and ordered another one that might not suit me- this obviously worked out more expensive and I ended up spending about £40 on postage alone, ouch!) anyway... back to the bikini. This bikini is a metallic black which is almost like a PU wet look finish, with the same fit as the bikini before in an Ollie, a triangle bra with fixed straps and a matching hipster leg bottom. Unfortunately this bikini fit was slightly different, even though I went for the exact same sizing as before, the bottoms are slightly more snug. I mean I hardly have any booty, but I do think the M would have also fitted me fine if not better. I am usually a 6-8 on the bottom, so do keep this in mind if you are thinking about purchasing this bikini. I think it's because the fabric is slightly more sturdy and thick then the first. It still looks nice but if postage weren't so pricey I would contemplate exchanging for the bigger size. Another thing to point out is that I do I think this style is less forgiving. I don't think it helps that I've been trying the bikini's on over my unworked out, super pasty body. As soon as I'm tanned and a bit more toned (ever wishful), I think that it will look lush- that's what I'm hoping anyway. Both of the bikini's also come with a cool little bag that is made out of the same fabric as your chosen bikini. A nice little touch I think, and it may actually be quite useful on holiday. They also come with care instructions on the best way to maintain your bikini, as they do need that little extra love and attention.
All in all, yes, the prices are steep but I do think you get your moneys worth. The designs are unique and because the fabric is neoprene they should be durable and last a life time. The thing that bumps up the price most of all is the dreaded postage, it does cost around £20 to ship to the UK but there are no customs charges *there weren't for me, but do check if you are worried about that. Also the shipping is really fast and takes around a week or so to get to you, which is actually better then most of the UK based retailers. I'm off to Thailand in April and I'm looking forward to testing out these bikini's finally. I will let you know how I get on with them, and will most probably take some holiday snaps in them. For now, I will leave your imaginations to run wild with how my pasty body currently looks in them.
What do you think of these bikini's, yes, no?x