3 November 2017

The one that got away

superbalist swimwear options, bikinis at superbalist


My sister chooses from swimwear options available at Superbalist this summer
Post in collaboration with Superbalist

You're all probably familiar with my (mis) adventures in looking for swimwear. My stance on that is still the same: give fat women support and all the options! The swim story you're not familiar with is Mphiwe's. My sister. When the weather gets warm enuf she (along with her friends) tends to venture to the public pools. They started with the local swimming pool here in Diepkloof but they ended up frequenting Jake in Orlando. (The pool is bigger, there are less "kids")

So when Superbalist got in touch to request a collaboration for their Swimfluencer campaign, I couldn't help remembering that a few summers ago, my sister fell in love with a bikini. We saw it in a catalogue but regardless of where we went, we just couldn't find it in stores.

And as it's the one that got away, she's spent the couple of summers since the first sighting pining over that swimsuit. Anything that isn't a high brief with a bandeau halter with a chevron-ish print has just come up short! 

I made my sister look through the Superbalist swimsuit edit to see if any of them caught her eye to replace the one that got away. Here are the results. Disclosure: she was disappointed at the lack of high brief bikini bottoms.


Mphiwe's picks from Superbalist women's swimwear range: 1. Nautical two-piece, 2. Mesh one-piece, 3. Nautical one-piece, 4. Lace up two-piece

Truss me, while I was surprised that Superbalist even has swimwear in sizes 14 or XL, I brought it up to my contact that, to quote Cyrus Rose, it's just "not enuf!" And I hope the feedback is taken into account.

View more women's swimwear options at Superbalist and if one of the suits catches your eye, I'd suggest getting it via the Superbalist app. They're offering R250 off on the first order if the total spend is R600. Android app | IOS app. And yes, I've been thinking about a post reviewing local shopping apps

Get your swim on!

This post was produced in collaboration with Superbalist. All views mine and my kid sister's

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