Betty Designs, Lululemon & Oakley Swimsuit Review

When getting ready for the beaches on St. John, I had one mission: new swimsuits!  I hadn’t gotten new ones in some time, so it was time for a swim wardrobe revamp Smile    And yes, I bought one too many, but I love them all and wanted to share in case there are active ladies out there looking for cute swimwear too!

Oakley Women’s Swimsuits:  Sporty ladies: Oakley swimsuits are a hidden gem!!!  While at the mall I stopped into the Oakley store to look at sunglasses, and I was SO pleasantly surprised with their swimsuits (and they were on sale)!  They fit my body really nicely and covered well; I don’t know if anyone else has tried other surf-inspired swimsuits lately (Billabong, etc.), but there’s not much coverage on the booty, so I don’t always find them practical.  Oakley, however, is made with active women in mind. 

This first one has a cool pattern & interesting strap design.  The material is also so soft; it is really quality.  I expect to get a lot of good use out of this swimsuit.

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The second Oakley one I purchased is bandeau-style, which I normally don’t care for, but I liked that it wasn’t strapless and absolutely loved the bright color.  Seriously, if you haven’t checked Oakley swimwear out, do!

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Lululemon Swimwear:  I had a gift card for Lulu and was just too curious not to try their swimwear.  Again, I liked the one I chose for its “sporty” look and really enjoyed having it for scuba &  snorkeling.  You don’t want to be adjusting your swimsuit the whole time you’re doing an activity or worry about strings and ties getting caught or untied.  I loved the back of this one too – sexy.  I did have to size up for both the top and bottom from my regular Lululemon size, so expect that if you buy one, otherwise the top will be pretty skimpy. 

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Betty Designs Swimwear:  Lastly, I didn’t buy this swimsuit for the trip, but I got it for my birthday and couldn’t wait to use it.  This is the only one of the bunch I’d do serious lap or open water swimming with,; it’s made for that. It looks like it’s a Splish brand, in case any of you swim in Splish.  I had to get the tattoo-style design to match my fave cycling kit.  I also sized up for this one from my regular Betty cycling kit sizes.  Again, a nice drawstring, and it stayed very snug the whole swim.  I still will wear a one-piece for most swim practices, but look forward to having this for open water lake swims the summer.  I really want some more Betty swimwear including a one-piece, but I’m nervous about which size I am, as the suits are non-returnable!

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So all in all 3 GREAT brands that I’d highly recommend.  Anyone else have any cute and functional swimwear favorites?

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3 thoughts on “Betty Designs, Lululemon & Oakley Swimsuit Review

  1. love the sport bathing suits – i need some of those. my bathing suits are kinda skimpy – nice for tanning but they fall off when you do anything remotely physical. like surf. i know this from experience (as does my surf instructor and my bf’s family. oy.)

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