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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Modest and Chic Swimsuits by Beverly Swimwear Product Review

Hey ladybugs!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the slightly warmer weather spring is bringing our way. :)
Today is a special product review post with the lovely Beverly Swimwear
 
Beverly Swimwear is all about giving people better options for their Modest Swimwear needs. These handmade swimsuits are customizable and affordable allowing each customer to have the swimsuit they've always wanted. With Beverly Swimwear you can stay fashion forward, modest and within your budget.


(Suit featured: Shape Up)

I had the pleasure of working with Beverly of Beverly Swimwear on a custom swimsuit! It was super exciting and she had a variety of fun and classy prints in stock for me to choose from. Remember guys, her whole collection is handmade... which means you can work with her on a very customized look and fit. Pieces range from $45 -$70.


I don't know about you guys but I'm a huge fan of showing too much skin-- especially when you are near water and swimming around! I'm just too active to wear bikinis. This would be fine if our fashion industry still offered tankinis and one piece suits for all age groups but I rarely see modest swimsuits that will fit me or fit my style. It's a shame really!

When I came across Beverly Swimwear.. I was really stunned by what they had to offer. Beverly incorporates retro fashions with modern patterns for high waisted two pieces and other very unique one pieces. The one that caught my eye was the Skirted Suzan-- a 2 piece dress and shorts (sold separately). It was immediately fitting for not just my body type and personality, but also great for everyone who wants more butt/thigh coverage (raises hand!).

I actually ordered the wrong size for this suit and Beverly was SO kind and said she could take it in for me because it was too big. I shipped it back to her and she works so fast you guys! She cinched it in really well and now, it fits like a glove!

The only issue I came across was that the lining that makes my sweetheart top likes to flare outward and show the sewing lining behind it where the fabric has been cut. It's not a big problem and I can just reposition my top. I have a feeling it is because I had to get it resized so it was originally made bigger (which was entirely my fault since I read her sizing wrong). Just make sure to read the size chart and ask Beverly any questions you have and you will be in GREAT hands. I'm also very much used to padding in swimsuits so just having a lining was a big change. But Beverly Swimwear now offers bra cup inserts so you're all set if you need them.


I thought the pattern was very fun and vibrant for a summer swimsuit but still muted enough by the black to match my style since I'm typically a more simple print gal. In photos, the light made this print look dimmer than it was. In real life, the first picture above showing the skirt print is really how vibrant it is. I think this print looks great in sunkissed lighting! The red turns coral and blends nicely with the blue and teal. Just look at her craftsmanship. Her sewing is stupendous! Here are some examples of what her sewing on the inside looks likes!


The length of my top was just enough to cover my upper thighs. It's flirty and kind of dressy for a swimsuit--which I loved. The top's halter straps are long, thick, and stretchy so they were easy to tie. I just really appreciated the idea of being covered near water and knowing that I can be comfortable actively swimming or running around. I can't wait for the summer to actually arrive so that I can put this baby to use!! :)

Swim suit pieces are normally sold separately so here are the high waisted shorts which are $30. They are really comfy and you don't have to worry about anything riding up. I like they were a nice tightness around my thighs and go so high up. I feel very safe wearing them and they are lined as well (2 layers of fabric).

That's my review! I'm going to share some of my fave items and interview questions with you now!
 
Shark Suit2-toned 2-piece

1. How did your shop get started?

I grew up on the coast of southern California. My life has been filled with perfect weather and beautiful beaches. I love to design, style and create clothes. I have been sewing for most of my life whether it be helping my mom with her quilting or creating my own clothing. (Sounds Amazing!

Growing up in San Diego I’ve spent a large part of my life in swimsuits. Like everyone else I always struggled to find modest swimsuits that I loved and that I could also afford. I knew I could help solve this problem not only for myself, but also for the many others that are searching for cute modest swimwear.

Once I graduated I started a new venture by creating my own business, Beverly Swimwear, an online shop selling cute modest swimwear, giving people more options of styles at a reasonable price.



2. What is your favorite product to design/make?  

I HAVE TOO MANY FAVORITES! I LOVE ALL MY DESIGNS AND LOVE CREATING NEW ONES. (I totally agree. How fun must it be to make all these swimsuits!)

 Miss RemixTri-color-kini

Miss Remix // Tri-Color-Kini


I also love that Beverly gets to include her facebook fans in her creative process as well. You get to help vote on new color combos and styles. She keeps her fans very engaged with her endeavors and sewing adventures.



3. Anything special you want to share about your work/products?


All of the swimsuits are handmade with materials purchased in the United States. I have created the patterns to best fit the everyday woman. With my sewing background I am also able to customize your swimsuit to better fit your body. With Beverly Swimwear you can stay fashion forward, modest, and within your budget.

That's it everyone! Be sure to check out Beverly Swimwear!  Thanks so much Beverly Swimwear for allowing me to review your work.
You are so talented and I know people will appreciate the customizations available for the charming modest swimsuits you continue to design!


3 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous swimwear!
    I love yours, and the stripes. c:

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cute! I love that retro styles are in again, cuz it makes it easier to find a modest swimsuit.

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  3. It's so hard to find modest swimwear, and the styles that Beverly Swimwear offers are so incredibly cute! I like the one that you chose, and I'll definitely be checking out this shop. Great interview too, btw.

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