#thinx side by side since I hadn’t seen anyone do a comparison with their normal undies yet for fit.
The navy polka dots are “Steve” brand from Kohl’s that I’ve liked lately. Both pairs of undies are size Large and both are cheeky. The Thinx are definitely a higher rise by almost 2.5″ longer measured flat as shown. The Steve brand IS a low rise underwear so the Thinx are still by no means granny panties. They’re in the wash now and it will be another month or so before I will have a full review online (though I will probably wear them once just to get a sense of fit first.)
And for those who don’t know, these are intended to replace regular maxi pads and tampons. I’ve been very happy with my #divacup for several years now but wanted to give these a shot since they just came out.
I just bought – Athleta Ariel Cut Out One piece swimsuit spire green and I can’t fully review it yet since I haven’t worn it in the pool but so far I’m happy with the fit and wanted to share.
I wish the legs were a little higher cut and I’m going to have to trim the ties because they are WAY too long but overall it seems like a good suit.
The long torso / tall that I bought is actually verging on too tall for me but I think a regular would be too short. Yes I normally wear a tall in swimsuits which makes them really hard to find and buy! I have some other posts about this in the archives.
I LOVE cross back suits because they adjust so well and don’t dig into my neck. I also like one piece swimsuits with a low back. A tall / long-torso, low back, cross- strap one-piece swimsuit is almost like the unicorn of swimsuits – and it’s my favorite kind of swimsuit!!!
It comes with removable pads for the bra area and the way it’s cut gives you a bit of bust support. Lack of support is one of my issues with a lot of athletic suits. This should be great for swimming. The real test is whether or not I can DIVE in it. YES I DIVE. I love diving more than swimming actually. I love sailing backwards on a back-dive and I don’t want to be worrying about what my swimsuit will be doing. I’m pretty sure it won’t be a problem with this Athleta swimsuit. 🙂
I actually own another Athleta Swimsuit and it’s my favorite. Honestly I wish swimsuits didn’t change with the season or at least a few of the styles would stay the same even if they added new patterns. “Hey Athleta! Hint Hint!”
This one is a bit more strappy than the Athleta Samana Beachcomber I bought last year… no wait … two years ago? Wow. That suit has held up well.
Anyway, photographic proof on a real live non-model. No photoshopping or even filters on the photos below. #lovetheskinyourein #thepoolismygym
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