Hello! A couple of months ago as people started booking holidays and talking of summer escapes I thought it might be nice to feature some swimwear on the blog. Then I thought what would be even better, would be to get a group of plus bloggers all different heights, dress sizes, shapes together to look at various brands offerings, road test different swimsuits and give thier opinions. So, well.... Here it is!!!
As the title suggests this week we're looking at Tesco and what they have to offer. Tesco have a vast range of swimwear, a large proportion of their mainstream range goes up to size 22, they also have a small range of swimwear available upto a size 28 in their F+F Range and they have brands available such as Zoggs & Panache
The swimsuit I chose to review was the Zoggs 50's retro swimsuit (of course I did!!)
"High fabric elasticity for perfect comfort and fit with fantastic shape retention, ultra lightweight quick drying, breathable fabric, Xtra Life Lycra for tough and long lasting wear, chlorine resistant up to 240 pool hours, UPF 50+"
And from a brand like Zoggs you wouldn't expect any less!
So what does it look like?..... WARNING Chunky chick in a swimsuit, do not adjust your screen, that's right AND I'm actually at a swimming pool!! HOORAH!!!
|Me in all my glory, orange peel legs, the LOT|
The swimsuit is a full suit parading as a tankini, the bottom section is attached to an inner mesh and the top sits on top of this. You can rouche the side as much or as little as you like.
So what did I think?
Appearance - I love the appearance of this swimsuit, we all know I'm a sucker for retro styling and this ticks all the boxes! 5/5
Fit - I found the suit true to size, I ordered my usual 22, it wasn't restrictive in anyway, nor was it baggy, a great all round fit. 5/5
Comfort - The suit was really comfortable, it didn't dig in or feel uncomfortable in anyway. 5/5
Coverage - Overall I found the coverage good, although I only have a D/DD cup I did feel a little exposed in the boob area, but apart from that it was good. 4/5
Performance - My swimming activity nowadays involves taking a very active 2 year old for major splash time, so lots of bending, stretching, jumping and moving. No strenuous swimming activity though. I found the suits performance good, but with it being a tied halterneck there was a small amount of slippage. I also found that the top part did ride up on occasion exposing the mesh layer underneath. One thing I was very pleased with though was that it did not ride up my bum once!! Come on girls, you know what I'm talking about, those swimsuits which you are constantly un-wedgying!! This is NOT one of those. 3/5
Value - This suit comes in at £43 so it is very much at the upper end of the scale. It does boast high SPF protection and the styling is great. It's very well made and has some lovely features, but for me, the price is too high for my budget. 3/5
Overall I loved this suit and can see it fast becoming a favourite! Head over to the other swimwear challenge team to see which swimsuits they picked and what they thought of them!
Mhairi - Lilybobombs
Gina - Fat Fit Fine
Sara - Scribblings of a Brit Girl
Disclaimer: This item/s was gifted to me for review. I have not been paid to write this article or comment favourably on the item/brand, all opinions are my own.