Friday, June 3, 2011

Fun in the Sun: The Orchid Boutique Designer Swimwear {Review}

The Orchid BoutiqueWith the heat that we've been experiencing lately, I have finally been able to pack away some sweatshirts and flannel pajamas and start to take stock of the tank tops and shorts that have been in the depths of my closet for months.

Along with those are the often-dreaded swimsuits. Sigh.

After having two children, I'm much more particular about the swimwear that I choose... because my days of lounging on the beach in a bikini are definitely a thing of the past. But that doesn't means that I want to look frumpy or dull, right? After all, being a mom doesn't mean that I have completely lost my sense of style, does it?

Fortunately, this summer I was introduced to The Orchid Boutique and their unique selection of designer swimwear that is made for every style-savvy woman who wants to hit the beach or pool in a trendy, fashionable way.

designer swimwearStaying far away from the bathing suits of the mainstream industry that are generic and boring, The Orchid Boutique focuses on being a source for unique, fashionable, and cutting edge swimsuits. Their avant-garde selection of bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups and more has an exclusive and original item in every price range, from standard to luxury.

As I began to browse The Orchid Boutique for the first time, I was amazed by some of the bright colors, fun patterns, and distinctive designs. The site is very easy to navigate, as there are options to search by designer, style, trend, and more, making it easy for me to narrow down exactly what I was looking for.

When I came upon the Badgley Mischka swimwear collection, I knew I had found a line that was classic and modern at the same time. With added touches like ruching and draping, I was instantly drawn to the timeless elegance that these swimsuits seemed to have.

When the Badgley Mischka Draped Black One Piece arrived, I was thrilled to see that it looked just as amazing in person as it did online.

Reminding me of a designer gown that would be seen on the red carpet, this swimsuit features a draped design below the bustline that not only provides an attractive look but a very flattering way to hide any flaws along the midsection.

The thick shoulder straps are strong and secure and the full coverage along the rear ensures that I don't feel like I will be exposed when out swimming, playing with my kids or just relaxing on a lounge chair.

I love this swimsuit! As well as the really gorgeous fabric draping and the great fit throughout the front and back, I also appreciate the built-in support in the top for added comfort and security.

Using the convenient size chart right on The Orchid Boutique, I found that this Badgley Mischka swimsuit does run quite true to size as they suggested. By using their traditional chart along with their "Quick glance" chart that included pants and cup sizes, I was able to ensure that I would be happy wearing this great suit all summer long!

I couldn't be more excited about having the Draped Black One Piece as a part of my swimwear wardrobe, it really is perfect for pulling out for just about any beach or pool occasion. Retailing for $108, it costs more than what I might typically pay for a swimsuit, however, I can see this lasting for years to come and really getting a lot of use out of it.

Offering a wide spectrum of styles and fits for all women, you're sure to find the perfect suit this swimsuit season, whether you are ready to bare it all with something skimpy or stay a little more demure.

With their wide selection, clear return policy, and helpful customer service (due to availability, I was originally sent a different swimsuit from The Orchid Boutique and they were extremely wonderful about exchanging it), shopping for a swimsuit doesn't have to be a chore this season.

Find all of The Orchid Boutique's great styles and ordering information on their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter as well. Then be sure to visit A Mom's Balancing Act to hear what Jenna thinks of the Badgley Mischka Draped Black One Piece as well!

(Other than the swimsuit that I received from The Orchid Boutique to facilitate my review, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of this company and their swimwear.)