Here’s a little sneak peak of what I’ll be wearing this summer! Yes, it is the middle of winter here in Australia, but it’s the perfect time to go shopping for new swimwear. Most international brands are launching their new collections now & it keeps me optimistic that the cold weather will eventually come to an end.
Lilly & Lime have just launched their new collection which boasts a bigger size range, tweaked designs of their original items & a whole heap of brand new things. I’m a huge fan of the bold colours & prints they use & that these colours all mix & match really well. I already own this halter bikini set in blue & white stripes, so I chose this yellow set to compliment the set I already have.
If you have a fuller bust, you will understand the swimwear struggles we go through every year. I found that most lingerie brands would just copy their bra design in a swimwear fabric & do no more. If I wanted swimwear which looked like a t shirt bra, I’d just save my money & wear a cheap bra. I found it was near impossible to find a halter bikini to accomodate my bust, let alone one with wires & proper sizing.
In stepped Lilly & Lime to change my life!
This bikini feels so good. Because the designs are true to size & the band sits firmly, you will find that the halter doesn’t hurt your neck or back.
Yes, you read that right – I am wearing halter bikini for heavy H cups which doesn’t hurt your neck!!
As I said, the cups & back are true to size. Other features I really like are that the fabric sits nicely against my body. My bust doesn’t spill over the tops or sides of the cups & the fabric they’ve used has the right balance of stretchiness & support. Although the band in narrow at the back, it doesn’t affect how secure it feels or compromise the amount of support given. This design also features moulded inserts in the cups.
The high waisted bottoms are new to their range & are oh so comfy! In the past I’d only tried the basic briefs. They looked, sat & felt like normal basic briefs – comfortable & practical. But these are so much better for my fuller figure. These offer superb butt & tummy coverage, plenty of stretch, a secure waist band, no muffin top, & the font panel is triple lined. I won’t be hiding these under board shorts!
For those interested, Lily & Lime currently stock bra sizes 6D-18HH (AU) & bottoms 8-22 (AU)
They also understand how confusing sizing conversions can be, so they’ll be launching a US store soon, where US & Canadian customers can pay in USD with relevant sizing info to make life easier. Hooray!