Like a shining beam of style.
Not all one pieces are created equal. And with its strappy details and moderate coverage, the Carve Designs Women Beacon Full One-Piece Swimsuit is evidence as such. While it's a nod to a classic silhouette, this stylish suit is updated with UPF 50+ sun-protection, a stretchy nylon fabric, and a built-in shelf bra to handle all of your aquatic adventures.
- Boogie board to your heart's content with this suit
- Nylon fabric is lined for comfort and convenience
- Shelf bra provides subtle support
- Moderate coverage offers ample versatility
- UPF 50+ safeguards from the sun's rays
- Made in the USA
- Item #CRV003X
- Q & A
For the body conscious and the curvy. ;)
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Who says horizontal stripes make you look chubby? I found this swimsuit to be incredibly flattering, and I-like most women- feel super self-conscious in a swimsuit (hence the one piece) But I love this suit. It makes your chest look great without making you feel like you're going to pop out when you swim. It's a real problem. We've all been there.
I'm not a competitive swimmer or anything, but I like to play at the lake or dip in the hot tub, and it's perfect for both uses. Comfortable, doesn't ride up. It's a win.
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
Background: I teach Aquacise and wanted a new class suit...sturdy and modest while still feeling a bit fun and capable of being a "fun" suit too.. I'm 37, 5'4", 120-125, 32A (yes, there are usually more bra options in the girls' dept, though I'm happy to report they lack any sort of sexiness), usually a size 2, and built small (dentists, physical therapists, and a surgeon report I have a child-sized skeleton despite technically being avg height)
Review: The small was def the right choice of size and I did LOVE the back straps, at least on dry land. Sadly, beyond that I didn't find it flattering at all. Although my body is usually underwater, I look for suits that help me feel confident in front of the class. I'm told it's mostly my silly head, but I sometimes swear my under-the-navel pooch sticks out beyond my chest! I look for a suit that helps me feel positive. I hoped the removable pads would be sturdy enough to help give me a little shape (I shopped around and other descriptions made me think this would do that) but they are barely enough to prevent letting everyone know when I'm a bit chilly! The headline says "Like A Shining Beam of Style"...clearly they mean high-beams!
My last suit, a TYR, had enough oomph without feeling like a push-up bra (I don't want full-on fake, just a little help!), but it's losing steam and I'm due to replace it.
Final Verdict: A miss. Sadly, I'll be out the cost of the return ship since this is going back once I get the chance to hit the post office and look into the best priced option (think I can beat the cost of using their return label, though convenience may win out...not intended as a complaint, I know it's late in the summer and would prob need to look online for a good one-piece in my size).