VICTORIA’S SECRET PLEASE BRING BACK YOUR ABUNDANTLY STYLISH AND WELL-MADE SWIMSUIT LINE!!!
After rumors began to surface surrounding Victoria’s Secret’s cancellation of their swimsuit line last year, I began to PANIC.
“What on Earth was I to do now? How am I to find another brand that is equally as cute as it is affordable?!?,” I thought as the famous swim brand had been my go-to resource for the season’s cutest bikinis for almost a decade (since I was a teenager).
However, I tried not to panic TOO much, bringing myself back down to reality and recognizing that there are plenty of other brands out there selling good quality swimsuits at a great price. At least that’s what I continue to tell myself.
So, I began searching the web, but found myself quick to give up as I was still sold on Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret only. Thank God their PINK line continues to sell swimwear!
However, one day, I went out on a limb. After seeing an ad on Instagram for Zaful bikinis on sale for $12.99 as opposed to their market price of $51.96, I could not pass up on such an offer! The bikinis were triangular on top and of a cheekster style on the bottoms. Made of a textured material and in six different colors, they were everything I was looking for and more.
Please Note: This is not the original ad found on Instagram. Original ad can no longer be found.
I proceeded to click on the sponsored Instagram post, which brought me straight to the website making it ever so easy to place my order. I bought two sets of the Cami Plunge Bralette Bikini Top and Bottoms; one in a soft, dusty pink and the other in white. And, after reading the raving reviews, I was extremely excited to receive my order.
If I am completely honest, I should have stopped right when I got to the website. Scratch that. I should have stopped right when I saw the ad.
Flag number one, SHOULD have been the price and flag number two SHOULD have been the fact that I could only buy the bikini as a set, with both the top and bottom being the same size…no adjustments.
After waiting 17 days for both bikinis, they finally arrived yesterday packaged in what looked like Ziploc sandwich bags packed in a regular shipping bag. I promptly opened them up and tried each on individually and needless to say, after reading the reviews, I was a bit disappointed, as most said that the sets fit “true to size.” I ordered a medium…the bottoms are a bit snug and the tops a bit baggy, doing absolutely nothing to help my already small boobs. I supposed if I were larger on top the medium would have fit much better, but being that I am not, it would definitely have been more beneficial if I were able to order a small top and medium bottoms.
Other than the fit, one of the main things I noticed was the quality. The quality in fabric and craftsmanship is certainly lacking, as the material has a cheap feel and appearance, and the inside stitching is messy as well. The spaghetti straps of the tops are also non-adjustable and the “elasticity” as promised on the website is certainly not there…AT ALL. Perhaps it was just me, but I also had a very difficult time keeping the hardware in the back strapped securely.
However, I suppose you get what you pay for.
On the positive, the pink and white colors are true to the images online and I definitely cannot deny the fact that they are very cute in style. I just wish the quality that we expect of a bathingsuit was equivalent to the bikinis’ style.
BUT, this is not to say that the bikinis are not wearable. They totally are and I plan to wear them throughout the summer.
However, they are definitely being added to my pile of bikinis to wear in my pool rather than my more luxurious, special occasion swimsuits.
Have you ever ordered from Zaful or had an experience like this!?! If so, please let me know in the comments!
P.S. This is not intended to be a post intentionally dissing any brand. I am merely sharing my experience with my reading in hopes that they learn from it and have a better outcome! I’d love to hear of any positive experiences ordering from Zaful to give them another shot.