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Hapari Swimsuits: This Summer’s Must Have! #LoveForMom


Being a woman of rather round proportions, I’ve never been quite comfortable enough in my skin to run around in just a swimsuit.  I’ve always had to have something covering my curves.  Let’s face it, traditional swimsuits aren’t attractive on every body type!  I’ve always been that woman that wore the shorts over my swimsuit and quite possibly a tee as well, depending on the day, location and audience.  I was super happy when I discovered Hapari‘s plus size line.  Despite my size, I can feel comfortable and beautiful in their swimsuits.  I didn’t actually expect that to happen when I ordered it, so I was especially pleased when I realized how confident I felt wearing my new Hapari Tankini!

Hapari has a great selection for women of all sizes, men and even kids.  It seems that they come out with new lines each year, which is going to be very bad for my pocket book!  LOL.  I love them so much I find myself checking back to see the new collections!  Finding a company that makes swimsuits for women of all sizes, providing confidence and beauty in swimsuits is a rare gem.

As for my suit, the size is just as it is listed.  You don’t have to worry about those not so great company exclusive sizes.  They don’t run small or large, they are just what they claim to be.  Another thing that I just love is that you can start out with one top and bottom, then add new pieces in and really mix it up.  I always hated that with one pieces you were so limited, but being a non-bikini bodied person there wasn’t much I could do.  Hapari’s Tankini’s fix this issue and now I can mix and match to my heart’s content!  One more thing I love: the plus size models aren’t size 10!  They are women that actually do have curves, albeit not a ton, but I was pleased that the models looked like normal women, rather than super models!

Whether it was the confidence I exuded in my new Hapari suit or the fabulous design, wearing my tankini brought me tons of compliments!  Something my previous experiences hadn’t quite given me!  My husband nearly fell out of his chair and made sure to tell me I was incredibly sexy in it.  Though some husband’s will do those little white lies (such as “no, honey, your butt doesn’t look big in those pants” or whatever it is they say) I married someone brutally honest.  The good side of that is that I don’t ever leave the house looking terrible and not know it, the bad side is sometimes my favorite outfit doesn’t fit the way I thought.  All in all, the comments and reaction let me know that I was indeed looking fabulous!


Originally posted 2014-04-06 23:00:15.

Corset Chick Review


Being a plus size gal, I was excited to see that Corset Chick Review went up to a size 5/6 XL.  Let me just take a moment to go on my soap box and say, yes I’m a larger woman and I know I need to be smaller, however I’ve been trying for years and have yet to have enough success to make me a size 2 or whatever the ‘in’ size is.  I have made some great strides this year that have helped my health, but they haven’t made me a toothpick yet.  Plus, honestly, I’m 6 feet tall.  If I were a size 2 I’d look like I had an eating disorder!

*jumping off my soapbox*

All that being said, a 5/6 XL wasn’t what anyone I know would think of when they thought of it.  Normally, I wear a 2XL or maybe a 3XL if a brand runs small.  With Corset Chick, the 5/6 XL wouldn’t even fit!  That’s insane!  I was so thankful that I’m currently not having issues with self esteem, as I probably would have had a meltdown!  The 5/6 XL is supposed to fit an 18/20, even though they say they will fit up to a 22.  Well, let me tell ya, they don’t.  22 centimeters, sure, inches….  well, that is another story!   I will say though, that the g string that accompanies the corset is more true to size, I couldn’t wear them as they were actually a 5/6 XL…

It is frustrating to get to a site that boasts about ‘now carrying plus sizes’ only to find that their idea of a plus size is calling a size 14 fat.  Just because you slap on an ‘XL’ doesn’t mean it’s plus size.  Also, as the mom of a not large 17 year old, I can say for a fact that those kinds of things really hurt them when they buy a brand that runs *incredibly* smaller than they are supposed to then label something an XL to have ‘plus sizes’.

The only positive things I can say is that they have a good selection of styles and that the quality of the corset was nice.  Of course, I could only visually evaluate it was not going to fit around a woman that actually wore an 18/20!!!  It isn’t very often that I can’t find much to love about something, but here is one of those rarities.

Corset Chick


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2013-08-17 08:44:10.