Rara Wire-Free Convertible Tankini Top Plus Size
Pairs perfectly with the matching swim bra and bottom
U.K. sizing. See size chart for U.S. conversion.
Convertible, unlined tiered tankini swimwear top
Molded, double-layer wire-free cups for a natural shape
Stretch straps convert to criss-cross, halter & regular
This is the best bathing suit I have ever owned!!
I have years of experience looking for bras that fit well and give great support. Finding the right one for me is challenging at times but Elomi, among a few others, offered what I needed. Swimsuits, on the other hand, were a necessary evil. Having children, I had to have one in order to play with them at the pool. No matter what a company boasted about serving the plus size or large busted community, I could never find the support that I needed. I was disappointed every time, no matter what I paid for a suit!
Having worn Elomi bras and reading about their swim "system", I was, once again, hopeful. Once the package came, I braced myself to be disappointed. My Elomi swim bra remains on back order so I tried on the top with my regular Elomi bra. Much to my surprise, it worked. The bra was completely hidden, I was fully supported, and the top felt good. I looked in the mirror and actually did a "happy dance" in front of the mirror. Over the next few days, I tried it on several more times just to make sure I wasn't dreaming!
Not only did the suit fit but I looked great! Because I am supported well, I look thinner and feel great wearing it!
Specifics: I chose the black with white polka dots. I followed the instructions about what size to order and it was spot on. I was concerned about my bra straps being seen, not an issue. Even while wearing and moving around in the pool with my children, the straps stay in place, covering my bra straps.
I am 5'5" and the length sat nicely well below my natural waist at my hip.
My bra cannot be seen through the suit. The coverage across the back bra band is great, eventhough it can be a problem area for me when wearing T-shirts.
The ruffles were actually flattering and don't look too youthful or silly.
I also love that the shoulder straps are completely adjustable since you tie them yourself. Being short in that area, shoulder straps are usually too long and will fall off my shoulder, not with this suit!
Since there are no cups sewn into this bra or cup padding, there is no bust support. For this reason, I had to say that it wasn't supportive. But that is a bit deceiving because the tankini was not designed or intended to be the foundational support, the swim bra underneath (separate purchase) is what provides your needed support. This is not a top that I could wear without a bra. This is perfect for me since this padded cups are never enough for me!
The only reason why I did not give it a 5 star was because the bust is lined with a white fabric which sometimes sneaks up and can be seen. It's not terrible but it would be better if it were black to match the top. Given that I can sew, I will probably fix it myself by tacking it down with a few stiches. Not that big of a deal, just wish the fabric were black.
Overall, the absolute best suit I have ever had! I feel confident and beautiful when wearing this suit, an amazing transformation! While all 3 pieces can be pricy, it is worth it!