When Will from Popina swim wear contacted me about doing a review for one of their suits I was over the moon. I've been needing a new vintage inspired swim suit in my life and their Jantzen Vamp did just the trick. I've always been interested in trying out Jantzen swimwear because of the history, and I was not disappointed in the quality or loveliness of the suit. Popina also has some other lovely vintage inspired swim wear as well.
The first thing I would like to say about dealing with Popina is that these people are seriously friendly and helpful. I've been contacted by some companies/people that are not helpful at all and really have no interest interacting with you. This case was the total opposite, they were really wonderful. Even suggesting sizing options about the suit I chose since it ran small.
This is a really big deal for me showing photos of me in a swim suit. I have never been comfortable in one and definitely not having my photo taken in one. I'm also still in the process of loosing weight, so I'm a bit more self conscious than usual. I have a pear shaped body and it's taken me a long time to come to terms with loving my body just how it is. I just want to be honest. Here's to facing fears and being brave and bold.
As I said I'm usually not comfortable in a swim suit but I really am in this one. I feel like it flatters my body and is super comfortable. I usually can't wear one pieces because my waist is so long and my booty so large (also I'm super short) so it always ends up giving me a wedgie or hardly covering my chest, so I was very impressed that this one piece actually fit! I did go up about two sizes because they said it ran small and the waist is also short, and it worked perfectly.
swim suit c/o popina
skirt q's day dream
shoes swedish hasbeens
hat j crew
sun glasses anthropologie
The straps are also removable on this suit so you could wear it strapless. I wouldn't personally do this as I feel my booty gravity would win out and it would fall down, but it's a good choice to have.
I feel like I will wear this suit all summer as a top. It looks incredible paired with a skirt and I bet it'll look super adorable with shorts as well.
Altogether, my experience with Popina was wonderful and the suit was of great quality and I'm sure I'll be wearing it for years to come.