The hunt for the one-piece of my dreams continues. Next up, Mara Hoffman's Slit-Front swimsuit that just got marked down.
So...where to begin? This will be quick.
The print is gorgeous and very Mara Hoffman.
This suit is Coachella material if I've ever seen it. All I would need now is a metallic body tattoo and round frame sunglasses.
It's also true to size, which I was totally surprised about.
I usually buy my normal size and then one size up when making my home my swimsuit-trying-on-fitting-room. And yes, usually the one-size-up option just feels better. But not today...
So why did I say "hello" and then "goodbye" to this one? Here's the review:
WHAT I LOVE:
- The print. As you can see, it's a bold one and I'm all for it. It will probably elicit love in some and "WTF?" in others. I was in the former group. Pure love.
- The keyhole slit at the neckline. It shows skin without being a skimpy two-piece on days when I just want more fabric. You know what I'm talking about.
WHAT I DIDN'T LOVE ALL THAT MUCH:
- I have been blessed with a bootie and hips. Curves are a part of my genetic makeup and thanks to squats, they have only been accentuated. Thing is, as a result, pants and bottoms can get pulled, making the fabric cinch around my upper thigh and dig. For those ladies with an hourglass or pear shape, you know what I mean. The bottom half of this swim suit is cut a little bigger and as such, was way too tight around my upper thigh. Not a fan.
- I also couldn't handle the tying on the back. I love that you can adjust the width to whatever you feel like, but it just never felt secure.
- Hence..."bye bye"
HOW IT LOOKS ON THE MODEL:
Super-cute, just not for those with curves on the lower half mainly due to comfort issues. When seams dig in, it's a no-go.
If you're more column-like in silhouette, this is a definite option for you!