Flattering & Stylish Swimsuits ~ Essential Swimwear Review & Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, August 16, 2012



One of our favorite things to do during the summer months is spend time in the pool. The kids love the water and I love being able to spend quality time as a family enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. The part that I don't like so much is finding a swimsuit! With each year that passes I dislike swimsuit shopping more and more. It's difficult to find something that's stylish and fits well, covering me in all the places I want to be covered...all at a reasonable price. That's why I appreciate Essential Swimwear!

Frustrated with expensive prices, wrong fits and the hassle of searching online for hours, Brittney became discouraged and came to the conclusion that there was not a perfect swimsuit out there. It was at that moment that she thought to create her own swimsuit. After a lot of trial and error, she began creating swimsuits that were comfortable, stylish and flattering! As she made suits for her friends and family....word got out and she ended up being able to design a line of swimsuits for the 2010 season. To keep up with the demand and ensure good quality, Brittney no longer hand-makes the swimsuits. However, she still offers the styles, designs and prices that fit the needs of women!
If you've been a follower here for a while, you know I'm a big fan of Essential Swimwear! I have had the pleasure of reviewing a couple of their swimsuits in the past and am always impressed not only with the quality, but also the style and flattering fit! That's why I couldn't have been more excited to learn I was going to have the opportunity to review another of their great suits for the 2012 summer season.

I was sent the Blue Speedway Gathered Top and Blue Front Seam Bottoms.
When the swimsuit arrived on my doorstep, I was really excited to check it out. As I pulled it out of the package, I was already impressed with the quality and style. I absolutely love the colors, striped design, and unique style of this swimsuit. Now I was just hoping it looked as good on as it did out of the package!

As always I was a little nervous about trying on the swimsuit, but went ahead and did it anyways. Thankfully, I was very happy with the way this swimsuit fit! I love it!! The Blue Speedway Gathered Top is a great length. I don't want anything that's going to ride up and expose my stomach, so having something a bit longer is great! I can easily play with my kids in the pool, even when they're pulling on me, without having to worry that it's going to move around and expose skin I don't want to show.
The same goes for the bust area. There's elastic supports above and below the bust to ensure zero unwanted movement, and I've found this to be true! I have had no problems with the bust area moving around at all! The halter straps also help, as they tie so I can fit them to myself perfectly.

Aside from the great fit, I also LOVE the style of this suit! I am very happy with the ruching at the bust area. It adds interest to the suit and pulls the eye upward which I like. It really gives it a unique, flattering touch which I appreciate a lot! It also gathers down the bodice of the suit which flatters the entire upper body. The extra long length makes it possible to gather as much or as little as you like, making this a great swimsuit choice for almost any figure. I love it!!


I have liked the bottoms just as well. The Blue Front Seam Bottoms are a new style. The leg cut is medium and the seam (instead of being on the side), is more toward the front to make your hips and legs look more narrow. This is probably my favorite part about the bottoms, as who doesn't want their hips and legs to look more narrow?! I also appreciate the medium coverage, it's just enough to be flattering without showing too much. I'm comfortable in them when in the water with my kids and that's most important.

Overall I've been thrilled with this tankini from Essential Swimwear. I've had the opportunity to wear it several times and still can't believe I've found a swimsuit I'm so comfortable in. I think it's flattering and covers me well where I need to be covered. My husband even told me it's his new favorite swimsuit of mine! I look forward to wearing it the rest of the summer, on our upcoming vacation to the waterpark, and for many summers to come.

If you're looking for reasonably priced, high quality, stylish and flattering swimsuit...I would definitely recommend checking out Essential Swimwear!

Buy It: You can purchase the Blue Speedway Gathered Top and Blue Front Seam Bottoms at EssentialSwimwear.com!

Coupon Code - Essential Swimwear has even offered a 10% off coupon code for A Mom's Balancing Act readers - BALANCINGACT10 available for the duration of this giveaway plus one week after!

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win a $50 Gift Code to use towards the swimwear of their choice! To enter, simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.

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This giveaway will end August 31st and is open to US and Canada! 

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided by Essential Swimwear. All opinions are my own. 



33 comments
  1. wildflower00 August 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

    I would like the Cappuccino Ruched Halter Top and the Cappuccino High Waist Bottoms

  2. April G August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM  

    I'd love to get the NAVY TWIST FRONT TOP and matching NAVY HIGH WAIST bottoms. :)

  3. Rachel August 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM  

    I think I would get the Ivory Ruffled Skirt and the Indigo Ruched Halter Top

  4. Glogirl August 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM  

    I would get the PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP.

  5. The Baldree Family August 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

    Love the indigo roughed halter!
    Rachelbaldree at hotmail dot com

  6. Tj And Amy August 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM  

    I would get the Plum Ruched Halter Top. amypugmire@live.com

  7. mummytotwoboys August 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

    I really like ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  8. jodi lasher August 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM  

    I like the http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-skirts/ebony-ruffled-skirt.html

  9. A. Smith August 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM  

    I like their Topiary Halter Top with the Turquoise bottoms
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

  10. Carrie Phelps August 17, 2012 at 5:02 AM  

    I would love the ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE.

  11. renee August 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM  

    I like the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini

  12. jerseygirl137 August 17, 2012 at 6:50 AM  

    I like the Navy Twist Front Top and the Navy Swim Skirt

  13. Jus and Kat August 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

    I like the Broadway Ruffles Halter Top
    with the Black Hipster Bottoms.

  14. josiefiorda August 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM  

    I love the indigo ruched top and hipster bottoms

  15. luckynordberg August 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

    I would choose the plum ruched halter top.

    arifamily@comcast.net

  16. Liz August 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM  

    the Plum Ruched Halter Top for sure

  17. latanya August 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM  

    ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  18. Andrea August 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

    I would love the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini!

  19. aperry August 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM  

    Black Board Shorts

  20. evilredcaboose August 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM  

    I don't know what I 'd get just yet....
    I suppose I'll wait and see what exactly I want if I win.

  21. Hana August 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM  

    i like the ALBION Charcoal Tulle One Piece

  22. MamaStace August 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

    I like the Albion Metallic Graphite mini ruffle one piece

    nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

  23. lana August 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM  

    I like the PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP

  24. jcwega27 August 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM  

    plum ballerina one piece
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

  25. rj7777 August 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM  

    I like this top a lot-http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/ivory-ruffled-halter-top.html with a bottom of course. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  26. Michelle August 24, 2012 at 9:11 AM  

    http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/albion-black-colorblock-tankini.html I would love the Albion Colorblock Tankini

    wadenshell a gmail dot com

    Michelle Tiemann

  27. Christine Jessamine August 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM  

    i would love to get the ALBION CHARCOAL TULLE ONE PIECE!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  28. Amanda August 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM  

    The Plum Ruched Halter is divine!

  29. Stuff Parents Need August 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM  

    I love the coral paradise. And it's on sale!

  30. wigget August 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM  

    i'd get the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  31. coriwestphal August 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM  

    I really love the Ivory Ruffled Halter Top!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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