I’ve been a longtime fan of Boden for shoes and jackets, but surprisingly, I’ve only tried one swimsuit from them prior to this selfies sesh. That old swimsuit was a good one though, so this year, I decided to order up four new Boden swimsuits to review.
From cool color blocking to sun goddess vibes, these easy-to-wear Boden suits have us covered. Gosh, I found so many cute combos in a variety of styles and fits. It’s rare I get this excited about swimsuits, but these are really good!
I tried to get a good peek into all of the swim styles they offer this season at Boden. We’ve got a rash guard, swim shorts with genius construction, two gorgeous one-piece suits with different strap styles, and a pretty printed bikini. But what I’m mostly gaga over right now? The gorgeous color blocking!
My Size Details: As a reminder, I’m 44, 5’4″ with a straighter, athletic frame, shorter torso, a booty and thighs. I’m a 32DD/34D bra size, S/M in most swimwear & a US 6 dress size. I’m typically an 8 in Boden sizing and found that true with most of their swimwear pieces.
1. Boden Mid-Sleeve Rash Guards & Elastic Band Beach Short
I always love the idea of a rash guard but many times they wind up looking awful on me…I think it’s because a tight crew neck is just not my best look. BUT…this zip neck style rash guard with the baseball-tee-style, color-blocking totally works! And how about this color combo? LOVE. It also comes in a few other combos, a floral and solid black.
These swim shorts are amazing, and I typically don’t love swim shorts on me. They have an inner bikini-style lining but then the shorts are a separate top layer. It makes them lay much nicer when you move around, but you’re still covered in the most important places. Heh. They come in a couple of solids, other dual-color like mine, and a retro floral print, all linked on the same page here.
Fit Notes: You’ll definitely need another top under this rashguard for support, but that’s how most of them work. I’d pair this navy top with this combo. Sizing notes, I ordered a size 8 in all of these pieces. They all worked beautifully except the bikini bottoms at the end of the post.
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2. Boden Kefalonia Halterneck Swimsuit
OK, friends. OK…this green halter suit though! It’s sporty, it’s supportive, it’s flattering…I love it and think it’s my favorite from my try-on session. I’ve always loved a halter style suit on my bod, and this one with the X detail and these classic colors is so good.
Fit Notes: TTS here, wearing an 8 like I mentioned above. You can see below in the back view that it’s just slightly cheekier than the next one-piece. I’m realizing that I prefer a little cheekiness in my suits these days. If you don’t though, scroll to the next option…
3. Boden Corsica V-Neck Swimsuit
This Corsica V-Neck swimsuit is a beauty. I think on my shoulders, bust and shorter upper body the halter works better, but this is the more sun goddess-y option I was talking about. The black and white with the ruching is just so chic and lovely.
Fit Notes: The back comes up a bit higher on this one, too, and the bum has a tiny bit more coverage than the green halter one-piece. I found the halter style above added a little more lift in the bust than this v-neck suit, but I probably could have adjusted the straps up a bit more.
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4. Boden Corsica V-Neck Bikini Top & Classic Bikini Bottoms
How fun is this print? So cute. And I love the Corsica bikini top that has the same style as the one-piece above. In most of my swim try-ons I typically find I like the two-piece suits better on my frame, but this time I think the styles above were my favorites.
The top comes in three other prints and four solids/color-blocking options, including the ivory and black like the one piece. Ooh, and there are some cute knitted shorts that also come in this palm forest print…adorable and kinda retro.
Fit Notes: The bottoms were too small here, and I needed to go up to a 10 for the best fit. Maybe these with the foldover waist would have been a good option to try.
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Shop The Swimsuits I Tried + More Boden Picks
How freaking cute are the Portofino style suits? I especially love the color-blocked styles, but they have them in some fun prints, too, if you’re a print person. I am also digging the Santorini styles for a really retro cut that looks quite supportive and comfy. I’ve noticed that Boden has added some really cute swim options since I placed my order, so find the rest of my favorites below. (Maybe I need to do a whole second try-on? Haha.) SO many adorable styles.
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