Monday, April 20, 2009

Lands End Bathing Suit Review and Gift Card Giveaway

I'm especially thrilled with the new Lands' End Slendersuit swim suit I was sent for review because on the final day of our recent water park trip I noticed the back of my old bathing suit was threadbare almost, but thankfully not quite, down to my bum.

I was mortified! But rather than question why not one person in my group of 11 pulled me aside and mentioned something, I'll gush about the new suit that covers me in all the right places. Make that covers me and holds me in in all the right places.

The Slendersuit lives up to it's name. It's like a tummy-tuck in a bathing suit. It gently holds my belly in without constricting my innards. A bit of shirred fabric enhances my waistline and as the website promises, the floral "geo daisy" pattern "conceals and flatters." Both DH and I give it a thumbs-up (though he might be sad to see my peek-a-boo look go).

I'm thrilled that this and many other Lands' End swim suits are available in petite sizes. I need a "short torso" suit to get the right fit. They also make plus-sizes (even petite plus) and suits for women who've had mastectomies.

I'm looking forward to sunny days at the pool in my new suit. And based on my experience with this brand, I expect to be wearing it next summer and the summer after, too.

And what about you?

Lands' End and I would love to get you ready for summer with a $100 Lands' End gift card giveaway.

You can pick up a suit that makes you feel fabulous, or cave and spend it on the kids. If you're the kids of person who avoids the sun, maybe housewares are more your thing? Lands' End makes super snoozy pillows and cushy mattress toppers that have earned the Moldofsky seal of approval.

Rules: Leave a comment letting me know how you'll spend the gift card.

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Edited 4/22 to add a video overview of Lands' End swimsuits: