Several months back An Enhanced Experience was approached by an Australia-based swimwear company, Lilly & Lime who cater to those of us women with fuller busts, asking if we would be interested in trying out and reviewing their suits . After checking out their website as well as learning more about their company (read their company Spotlight HERE), several of us decided to jump on the opportunity! My fellow bloggers MsDizz and Jelz have already posted their reviews (HERE and HERE) and now it’s my opportunity to let you all know my thoughts 🙂
First off, the packaging when I received my suit was absolutely adorable! It came in a cute (and functional) tote, which I thought was a very nice touch. The suit that they picked out for me was their Floral Full Cup top in size 30GG and Floral Basic Brief in size 8 (which is a US size 4). The design is beautiful with bright blues, corals, and oranges, and looks almost like the pattern was painted on in watercolors. The material is sturdy and feels very well made, not at all flimsy and cheap, and the top comes with removable pads as well. As far as quality goes, I am very impressed!
To be honest, when I first examined the top I was a bit concerned that the wires were very wide. As any of our loyal readers know, we love our narrow wires! And when I tried the top on for the first time, as I suspected, the wires are quite wide in comparison to the bras that I am used to wearing. However, since this is a swimsuit and not something I would be wearing under clothes all day, the wide wires really don’t bother me at all. Plus, they are not super firm so I don’t feel any digging in my armpits. I also love the clasp in the back. When you close it, you can feel it snap into place so there is no fear of it coming undone! I do however think that I will get a size 28 band next time, since once suits get wet they tend to stretch just a little and a 30 band is already on the looser side for me.
The bottoms are just as they are called, basic briefs which I love! They cover just enough, but aren’t too full coverage with the waist band sitting a little below the navel. I ordered these in a size 8 (US size 4) but after trying them on I felt like they were a bit on the small side for me so I ended up ordering a size 10. However, the 10 didn’t arrive before I left for my honeymoon, and I couldn’t imagine not taking this suit with me to Mexico so I ended up taking the 8s, which actually ended up fitting pretty well! I really do love these bottoms, and don’t have anything but great things to say about them.
As I had mentioned, I took this suit with me on my honeymoon to Mexico and I loved wearing it! The bright colors are gorgeous, and I never had to worry about my boobs popping out either ;). My husband loves it as well and complemented it often! It wore well in the water and unlike some suits made with thinner material, even when wet it stayed in place and didn’t start “sagging” at all. Overall, I am very impressed with this suit and it is one of the first ones I grab out of my suit drawer! If you have struggled with finding a bikini that will accommodate a larger bust, or are just looking for one that is sexy and fun (not always easy to do in the big bust market), I would highly suggest checking out Lilly & Lime!