surania swimwear plus size blogger review-1

My love of all things summer isn’t hard to pick up on. And for me a love of summer means a love of the beach and a love of the beach means a love of all things swimwear! I’ve had some good pairs, some great pairs and some ordinary pairs.

Surania Design approached me and asked if I’d like to make myself a custom suit using their website… I thought about it for long enough to consider that it would yet again mean shoving my swimwear clad self on the blog and said yes! A custom swimsuit, made in my size, in the material of my choosing… I said heck yes. And here we are.

How’d you do that? I had a voucher code so I could work my way through the site and experience it like an actual customer. I had mulled over my purchase for days before I made up my mind. Luckily you can create sets and save them for later. In the end, I went with the fixed tankini and high, high cut bottoms in the brightest colours ever. I’m sort of kicking myself I didn’t order the halter neck or one of the ones with underwire. Maybe next time.

From there, you either enter your measurements or size {including cup size}. I went with the 22’s as usual and the D cup. That was a wee bit of a mistake. I wear a DD so I should have ordered the E cup (derrr Melissa). But other than that when the suit arrived the fit was true to my usual sizing. The adjustable straps saved me a little though even if there is a bit of sport bra’esque squish going on.

So how are they? The quality is good. The pieces are both beautifully made and lined in all the important places. You would normally expect to pay more for the whole novelty favour of choosing your colours and mixing and matching style, but you don’t. As far as plus-size swimwear goes it’s pretty on par.

What about the time it takes and all that? I found the whole process went really smoothly and surprising fast. Now it’s not your usual pop to the shops and grab some swimmers time frame, obviously. But I was surprised by how quickly they arrived. I received an email at each step along the way, but no more than 3 or 4 from memory (let’s face it, any more and it’s too many).

Am I glad I went super bright? Yes, I am. I have a lot of coloured swimsuits, but none of them were patterned or printed. I love them, and I love that they will mix and match with my black and red tankini from last year too.

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(save it for later if you’re not ready to buy, it’s loads of fun!)

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