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The F&F Bikini

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
tesco clothing, f&f clothing, swimwear, bikini, review

I dunno about you guys, but if you're more than an A cup in bra sizes, I find it almost impossible to find affordable and cute bikinis that fit well. Ever since my late teens, I've stayed away from bikinis, but now that I'm older and trying to grow my body confidence, I feel like I'm ready to try bikinis - only of the high-waisted nature at the moment, though! 

I currently own two high-waist bikinis, one of them being what I'm talking about today. It's a beautiful floral pattern one with a high-waist, adjustable shoulder straps, underwiring and moulded cups that fit perfectly, which I picked up for a mere £16 from F&F Clothing at Tesco I'm normally a girl who buys swimsuits from TK Maxx and George @ Asda, and it's only recently that I decided to give F&F a shot, after seeing how affordable and gorgeous some of their products are - this one caught my eye and looks hella cute on. As someone that tends to wear monochrome shades, I was surprised at how much I liked this. It's definitely a bold and busy one, and I think that's partly why I decided to get it: there's no real shying away from the fact that I'm in a bikini when I'm wearing something this loud!

Like most stores, the bikinis are sold as separates - for this set, the top and bottom were each £8. I generally find it inconvenient when items aren't sold as a set, for example in more expensive high street stores like River Island, it works out at about £30 for a bikini. I dunno about you guys, but that's way more than I'm willing to spend on a few items of clothing that will see the light of day once a year! F&F are a lot more purse friendly with their price range though, with the more expensive items on their site being from the brand South Beach. 

I'm not someone who can get away with triangle swim tops, as they don't provide me with any real support and I'm forever worried about them slipping! I essentially need a good bikini top that will be comfortable, cute and provide ample support. Adjustable straps are a total must-have too, as well as the hook back you'd find on a bra - I find the usual plastic clasps can be a little loose. This bikini pretty much checks all the boxes, and for a top that only cost me £8, it fits like a total dream.

For me, that's the most important part. Obviously, everyone needs and wants a bikini top that fits them well, and that's not what I mean by the important part. The important part is that for something so cheap, it fits perfectly! If you've bought from cheaper brands like Primark before, you'll know how wonky the cup sizes are. I bought a bikini top from Matalan which is mighty cute, but the difference in size between it and my F&F bikini top is astounding - I definitely should've sized up with the Matalan one, and I'm gutted that I didn't. I find it so hard to find a good fitting bikini top for such a cheap price, and that's entirely the reason I decided to do a post on this F&F bikini. It's truly a Godsend, and if you're someone that has the same struggles as me and doesn't want to break the bank, I highly recommend checking them out here.

Where do you guys like to shop for your swimwear?

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