Anyone who knows me, knows I do NOT wear bikinis. After my first baby turned my stomach into a soggy roadmap 12 years ago, it was one pieces; or for a short stint, the dreaded “Mom Tankini” from then on out. I even blogged about my penchant for sexy one piece suits here. So when Aussie bikini makers Lilly & Lime contacted us about reviewing their suits, my first reaction was “You girls can take this one, I’ll pass.” However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there are many women out there that don’t love they way they look in a bikini, and maybe they might want to see what these suits look like on a soggy road map! Ok, probably not, but they might want to know how it works on someone with a few flaws. With that in mind, I give you a review of this beautiful and functional bikini designed with the D+ cup size woman in mind.
As stated earlier, Lilly & Lime is based in Australia but they ship worldwide. The bikinis come in 3 different cup sizes: Full cup, Halter and Balconette. The bottoms come in Full Brief, Basic Brief and Hipster tie. The set that was chosen for me included a Balconette top and Full Brief bottom in black.
These suits are very well constructed out of high quality fabric. They are not cheap, but in my opinion, the price reflects the quality very well. This is a suit I can imagine I will be able to wear year after year. The styles are classic and the construction certainly seems like it will hold up well. They are sent in an adorable fabric tote bag that my daughter loves to use, and I have to chuckle at her carrying around a bag that proudly states “Swimwear for D-Cup and Up.”
For size comparison, I wear an 80GG in Ewa Michalak, and a 36FF in Freya. I was originally sent a 36G and it was very small in the cup, so they very generously exchanged it for a 36GG, which fit great.
I will say I think the band runs a bit big, and after wearing it all day, I thought I probably should’ve gotten a 34, especially since I prefer to wear the balconette top strapless. I typically wear a US pant size 14, so they sent me the bottoms in a AU 18 (gotta love that size conversion 😦 ) The bottoms fit perfect and the Full Brief style has a waistband that can be folded down. The waistband is great, because it doesn’t dig into my bread dough…I mean stomach. and I like having the flexibility in ways to wear it. I also think the little LL emblems on the suit are a really cute accent.
All in all, I have to say Lilly & Lime knocked it out of the park. These suits are beautiful and functional and I would purchase one without hesitation.