Hey gang! After SWOONING over a few swimsuits at LOFT, I ordered a couple to try on. Just to see if they lived up to the hype. (At least the hype I created IN MY MIND.) It took me a bit to get these pics taken (the whole nipple reconstruction thing put a damper on things for a week or two), but as I was waiting for my poor boobs to heal, reader pics started pouring in (thanks, you guys!!).
So here we go.
This is my favorite. It feels like I’m wearing a bikini, but it has a little more coverage in my most-stretched-out area: DA POOCH. And the whole shape – the fabric meeting in the middle – reinforces the idea of a WAIST, even if you don’t have one.
This suit is also a bit skimpy in the bum (yikes), but whatever. That’s partly why it feels like a bikini.
So cool, right??? It highlights ‘the girls’ nicely, but I couldn’t tell if that was just because mine are fake. Until Amanda from MODG emailed me this pic….
A bit blurry, but WHOA. This clearly is a crazy-hot suit. (Do you guys know MODG? She’s one of my favs. Sadly, she’s taking a break from blogging, but I love going back through her old stuff.)
MODG says, “The blousy one is also LOFT and I love it. Just nervousness about once it’s wet. Had a bad trash bag experience w jcrew once. Traumatic.”
That is the thing with these blouson pieces. So good dry…yet….
This one is currently 50% off (no code needed). I love this one on MODG. AND, as she pointed out, “the boobs have a bit of light padding to cover up nips.” Yeah…that IS the tricky thing with rashguards. Well done, LOFT.
LOFT Beach Lanai Halter Suit AND LOFT Beach Keyhole Halter Suit
Reader K sent in these pics with the funniest note:
Hi Shana,I hope you are not having nightmares about moms in swim suits. [HA! Maybe…] I am so excited about the Loft suits. The combined ruching, patterns and interesting details are a winning combo. They are affordable, too! The pics may be tmi, but I felt so happy when I put them on, I had to share 🙂Thanks SO much for your tips and clever advice!KP.S. when my boys were small and crazy my biggest beach fear was that they would untie my top!
Love these. And K, we’re constantly walking the fine line of TMI over here. It’s all good.
But darn it, K! Your gorg patterned suit is sold out!! I managed to find a tankini in the same pattern, as well as a another cut-out suit (but the reviews weren’t great). The best/closest option is probably this blue and white paisley shirred halter suit. Not nearly as supportive as K’s halter, but it does that have very flattering ruching and a drool-worthy pattern.
In any case, Gang, I’ve been pretty pleased with LOFT’s swimwear, and, judging by the comments and emails, you guys have too.
Amanda (MODG) and K, thank you both SO much for sharing pics! I’m off to go have nightmares about moms in swimwear. Ha ha – Just kidding. I’ll go dream of moms in swim– Nope. That’s not better.[awkward pause]