Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Triangl Bikini, review for larger busted ladies

  I am really excited to be able to bring this review to you today,  I have loved these neoprene Triangl bikinis since I first laid eyes on them last year.  When I first saw them they did not have a size option for a top for myself.  I am a 34/36 DD and sometimes even a DDD, I have a hard time finding bras, swimsuits and many items due this.  One day I dream to have a reduction to make them smaller but till that day comes I have to deal with the good and the bad of being large busted. It has it's perks but also has many down sides, like making you look heavier, having to buy dresses and tops larger and have them fit huge everywhere but the chest,  and worst of all, not being able to find proper fitting comfortable bras and swim suit tops.

  Before purchasing my bikini I did a lot of research, from looking at other blogs, watching youtube videos and scrolling through endless photos on Instagram to read what people had to say.  I then logged onto the Triangl website again.  My first visit I did the live chat and was told to wait because they were releasing the S++ size top.  The kind lady informed me this would be the perfect fit for me and to come back in a few weeks to see if the style I wanted was available.  I got hectic with my health issues and totally forgot till it was around Easter and I was shopping for a suit for my daughter when she found a similar look at Target.  I then came home to find that now several style suits were available in the S++.  I waited a few more weeks and started trying to find reviews or something about the new size, nothing.  Even now I have only found two ladies on youtube that have reviewed this size and both are tiny girls wearing a 32D or 34D and small bottoms.  I am a size 27-30 in jeans depending on when my last infusion (treatment for MS) was, because the steroids and cortisone along with other medications I have to take for my treatments can bloat me or cause weight gain for a couple weeks.  On a normal average day I am a size 5/6 and 27" waist, but I can get up to a 7/8 and even as high as a 10 depending on what is going on with my health.  It can be depressing but I have gotten use to it and don't let the weight get me down, it is only temporary and I usually return back to the smaller size within in a week or two.  I am almost 40 so at my age I honestly have gotten passed my body image issues and thinking I am over weight all the time.  I was always a size 00, to a 2 when I was a teen and in my twenties, even up until I started getting sick four to five years ago I was tiny.  I then gained like 30 lbs and didn't know why now years later being diagnosed we know it was due to my health.   My hormones were all kinds of out of whack along with many other issues.  No matter what size I am or will be I knew I wanted to try one of these suits.  I live in the swimsuit capital being that we have summer weather year round and some of the best beaches within 15-20 minutes drive from my home.  I have so many suits, styles, and brands, but I knew I needed to try this new hot suit for myself.

  I logged back on a few weeks ago and have since logged on several times, every time I have looked over all the photos, talked to the live chat customer service reps, which is my favorite feature of this company.  They are so helpful and kind.  Helping you with sizing tips, return questions, shipping questions and more.  I was so blown away with their customer service that even after being a bit skeptical of the suit fitting me good and the sizes being a good fit for me, I still wanted to so badly review this suit for my readers.  I really wanted to share with you how helpful these kind ladies were. My best experience was with a agent by the name of Lyn,  she was so kind, helpful, and really patient with me over the thirty minutes we talked about the suits, styles, shipping, all my concerns, duty costs and fees as well as the sizes.  I was still up late the nights before taking the plunge researching and looking for anything.  There had to be other large busted ladies who had these suits.  Maybe they just don't blog or share their opinion!?  I was really just looking for someone who was my size to review this suit and the sizes I was looking at.  The more I looked the more I worried about ordering this suit. Honestly it seemed like only young girls or super tiny ladies owned and loved these suits.  I saw a few ladies that didn't like the suits at all but before they offered the S++ and they had either ordered a large which had them spilling out the sides and top, or the XL which needed to be altered or returned because it was to large around the body.  These style suits like the Brigette and Poppy are not adjustable around, they have one clasp that snaps like a seat belt, only the shoulder straps are adjustable.  Also the neoprene doesn't have a lot of stretch or give to the material.  If you have ever worn a wet suit you know how tight those are, these are made of the exact same thick material. One thing it is a durable material, also it will from to your body amazing. That could be a negative for some ladies but I like how it shapes my body and hugs my curves. 

   I was concerned it would arrive and after spending $99 for the suit and $20 for shipping then I had read many got a call from the post office or Fed Ex telling them they owed an additional $40 for the duties or customs bill.  For me to even be considering paying over $100 for a bikini is insane.  Prior to this I have spent 60-80 on a new suit from Victoria Secret or a high end swim shop, but I was able to try it on and was in love with the fit.  I was not ordering a suit I had never seen in person or touched, never tried on and was being shipped from across the planet.  I spoke to my boss at work and she was intrigued, she had also heard a lot about these suits as of recent as she is also larger busted like myself with curves.  She told she would go ahead and order the suit, or I could order and that she would reimburse me for it, that if I didn't like it we could use it as a sample for the company, or if I liked it I could review it and post my review here on the blog.  Also she wanted me to write up a review and blog post for the fashion page on the company blog for Miami swim week. Either way I planned to review it fit or not fit, like or not like, I always like to be straight forward about all items I post about.  I also wanted so badly for someone to review this suit that I had to do a review myself.  I know there are other ladies just like myself who want to know how this fits the everyday woman who is not a size 0-2 and a 34A.

   I have lots of packages come from customs, I order a lot of items from Australia (best spot for Bohemian gems), China, Hong Kong and Thailand.  As far as I know we did not pay any additional duty fees in addition to the $20 shipping fee. My item came wrapped nicely inside a large matte black box with Triangl in shiny black on the front.  



   I went with the Bridgette style with the denim and crochet look.  I ordered a S++ top and a XL bottom.  I was so excited to see this suit in person, it was all I imagined.  The neoprene is amazing, the crochet detail is stunning and over all the suit is made very well.  It has a underwire for extra support along with wire boning on the sides also, so it has a lot of support for larger busted ladies. 





You can see why they charge what they do for these amazing suits.  Neoprene will last forever and if taken care of correctly this suit should last you easily five or more years.  It won't fade unless left out in direct sun to back for hours,  or get the sand stuck in between the fibers like most suits, it won't get that scratched or those little balls that most suits get from swimming in the pool.  I am just over all impressed.




   I plan to keep the box it came in to store it in my closet on the top shelf so it doesn't get wrinkled or the wire doesn't get bent in the drawer.  I read online that once it gets messed up or creased it is hard to get that back to normal, so these are for sure something that you should store, and wash with care.  I recommend of course hand wash and rinse then laying flat to dry. I am happy we have a salt water pool and not chlorine because as much as this suit cost I wouldn't want to be worried lol, but from what I have read it is super strong and heavy duty material, it should last the test of time and all the elements.  I took the suit out of the box and removed it from the plastic, again at first sight it is gorgeous, but I was worried because it looked so small on the top and so large on the bottom from first glance. 



   I ended up taking the advice of the live chat lady and ordering my Brigette top in the S++ and the bottom in a XL, she was between the large and extra large but I would rather it be loose than too tight any day lol.  Plus I can always wear a black bottom with it if I gain or lose weight in between.  The bottoms fit perfect, they are fitted for sure and if you have love handles or a booty it will dig in some, but for me they fit rather nice.  I am a size 27-30 usually, right now I just had two treatments in a row usually I have them once every two weeks but we are going out of town so had to have two back to back, so I am currently wearing my size 28 in Silver jeans. 



    Out of the box the top looked really small to me, I was kind of disappointed and started thinking of all the reasons why I hate shopping online especially if it is a new store or brand that I don't already know my size.  I went to try it on and was amazed honestly.  It fits around perfectly and actually seems to have a little stretch to it which I was told it didn't.  I had to adjust the straps several times before I liked the look but it does fit me and I am a large DD pretty much almost a DDD like I mentioned before I can go from a 32-34DD-DDD and a 34-36DD.  It all depends on the bra.  I can not wear anything with a padding or push up, luckily my boobs don't hang (I had a lift after my second daughter, I have always had larger bust).  Wish I would have made them smaller but didn't lol.  Was worried the lift would make them smaller but it didn't lol.  Okay so the top doesn't cover me perfectly, it fits like a demi bra.  It is not a full coverage style bra, it shows a lot of skin and cleavage but it is a bikini.  It makes my chest look very nice and accentuates my curves nicely.  I really love the color blue so that is why I went with this style and color, but wish now I would have ordered one of the Poppy in one of the coral and orange shades, because that really makes my tan and blonde hair pop. (Looks for more recent posts, ordered the Pink Lemonade). 



If you are larger busted or you wear over a 34 normally around I would not recommend this top, it just barely fits me and luckily I am a little over weight right now so hopefully in two weeks I will be back down to my regular size and it will fit even nicer.  I plan to try the XL top next I have seen a few ladies selling their suits they ordered, that didn't fit, on eBay. Have a few bids out now as well as sent some email out trying to get another suit to review. 


Next up will be trying the XL top to compare for you ladies and have a dupe coming because I have heard they have more stretch. I want to help the larger busted ladies find the perfect fit top. Once I have all my suits after my trip I will post shots of them all on and side by side. This is the Brigette but I ordered a Poppy suit in pink lemonade and also got a free Dark Cola black and yellow then since I left for vacation won three suits off eBay for under $50 and ordered two dupes. One is really amazing looks like the real deal and read several ladies with large busts loved the fit better then triangl. My mission is to find this style of trending suits for us bigger busted ladies. 
Not everyone is a size 0-2 and a size A-B cup. 


Hope that this has been helpful and when I am feeling better and not retaining fluids from my infusion I will be sure to post photos of the suit on. Hoping to take the plunge now that I know how it fits and order another suit. I have also considerd ordering a dupe mostly to use for my other post on the many duplicate and fakes out there, most are honest and tell you they are fake but wanted to be able to show you the difference and also see upclose for myself so that no one is ripped off or scammed. It is amazing how many items they make fakes of. Had no idea that the bikinis were the same till I hit blogs and YouTube researching for size references. It is amazing and some are pretty spot on. Check out my post following this one that I posted earlier Thursday for some comparisons I learned  from watching the videos and be sure to check out YouTube yourself for some videos. Deep down I always have my fingers crossed that I will get lucky and be gifted one of these amazing suits for myself without having to involve my boss. As of right now saving up for the Poppy in a Pink Lemonade and also love the Miami Flamingo (not sure that is the name). I will have a lot of other posts coming up about swim wear because for Mercedes Benz Fashion week, which is our big swim suit week for fashion here, I got some amazing suits from lots of designers. I got over 15 new suits in addition to this new suit to sample and review. Going to be reviewing suits all summer and during my Costa Rica trip. Off to bed and tomorrow will update this post with a link to my suit on the site as well as one for the live chat if you have sizing or product questions. Also feel free to comment below and I will do my best to answer any questions I can. Have a lovely holiday weekend and please be sure to check out my new fashion IG page @cr8tivefashionwanderlust and follow if you like, since it's a new page working to build up my followers to 1k like my old page has. Have a safe and fun July 4th to all. Xoxo 🇺🇸✌️❤️


All photos are mine, taken with my iPhone. Suit is the Triangl // Brigette // Moondance. I ordered a size S++ top and I wear a 34/36DD in a VS bra. I can't wear padding at all, or push up. Bottoms I went with a XL I wear a size 7-10 or 27-30 jeans usually I am a size 6 and 27 but currently fitting in my 28-29 and size 8-10

15 comments:

  1. You are so correct I have been looking high and low for reviews on this triangl S++ top. I am so happy you ordered one just for this reason, thank you. Love your post so far and will be back for more details and photos. I wear a 34 D to DD and was going to order a XL so glad I waited. I have also read many blogs and watched tons of video reviews all the girls are tiny and smalll busted such a hard choice to pick an size wish local stores had them. Impressed with all your blog posts and outfit photos. Amazing for someone who claims to be a for fun blogger, I think your blog is pretty amazing. Keep doing what you are doing and you got a new fan/follower. Once you finish this review I will be ordering and will be sure to mention you.

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  2. Finally a review for larger busted ladies, thank you. I have enjoyed your blog and checked out your Instagram also enjoyed. Great posts, photos, details and more. Really was a lot of help and answered a lot of my questions, thanks. You rock and now I know I am going to go with the S++. Have a great July fourth weekend

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  3. Remarkable review and thankful for another woman with a large bust has reviewed this suit. Thank you for sharing your your feelings about the suit and sizing. Have a good weekend and Happy Independence Day ❤️

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  4. Thank you for sharing your sizing choices and measurements along with photos. I am trying to decide if I want to order one of these. Did you pay th duty fee from customs? I have heard many have had to pay the $20 shipping then $40 more from customs. Suit is already super expensive but really love how they look, just worried how it will look on me I am not as tiny as all the girls I have seen wearing them online. Gorgeous choice love the brigette and poppy styles. I like the one you got,lighter version and the poppy Miami flamingo think I may stop sitting on it and just buy it already

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  5. Thank you for posting I have looked all over for a review on the S++ like you mentioned there are not a lot. Love your blog and your post. I am also a 34-36 DD and was worried the S++ would be too small and the XL too big. I went ahead and finally purchased the suit after talking to many ladies on the live chat and went with the S++ after reading your review thank you again and hope you will review more of their suits and more items for larger busted ladies. Keep sharing

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  6. TrianglbikinilovaJuly 6, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    I just got off the live chat and ordered my first Triangl, I told the lady I spoke with about your amazing blog and Ig feed she said she would show it to the ladies in the social media department. I sent a link for this review. Ty for the sizing help I ordered the S++ I am usually a 32/34 D-DD and 6-7 bottom went with a large just because I want it bigger rather than small and showing my hip fat lol. Please continue to share and I am so happy to have found your fun and awesome blog love it ❤️

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  7. Love your suit I have the Milly in Miami mint and have been wanting to order a poppy but not sure what size to get being bigger in the chest. Ty got sharing and now considering the S++ didn't even know what that size meant lol. Great post and happy you shared your sizes and struggle with finding a top that fits. It isn't easy being large in the chest at all

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  8. I purchased the S++ and I am a 34DD Victoria's Secret full coverage. The band fit great but I am spilling out the top just a little and am thinking of ordering the XL. Have you tried the XL top yet? If so, how was it?

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    1. I have both the XL and S++ the S++ fits me perfect around and I'm a 34-36 DD in VS and sown times a DDD depending on the bra. The S++ and XL have the same cup size the only difference I found is the cut around the XL is way to big on me and my 16 ear old daughter who wears a 34DD in VS she wears the S++ but is starting to get to where she isn't fully covered I can't wear any of there tops sadly without hanging out. I found some cute styles this year at Target that come in D/DD size that both my daughter and I loved for the price. I have messaged and spoke to customer service at Traingl hoping that it more people request they make a S+++ for the DD/DDD size ladies. I know we aren't alone and I loved the suits so much I did wear them last summer but sadly gained a few lbs since last summer so I am spilling out more this year but still didn't ever feel totally covered or comfortable in the XL or S++ hope this helps and sorry I just saw your messages

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  9. Have you tried the XL top yet? I ordered the small ++ & it fits great around the band but I hang out if top a little. I'm a 34DD full coverage VS bra size.

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    1. Yes I have tried the XL and S++ the S++ fits me around my body perfectly but the cups don't sit on my ribs my boobs pop out the bottom and top then even the sides. I am between a 34 DD and DDD. I tried the XL it is the same cup as the S++ but the band is larger more for someone who is a 38 around so I can't wear it had to sell on eBay. It's sad because the tops are so cute and they look like bras if only they offered in bra sizes for us larger busted women it would be so easy to make offer a 34 and 36 DD and DDD I know there are a lot of larger busted women who own these and or want to wear them I have seen many online and you see they have bottom or side boob but have retouched or stand at an angle. I can't wear a bikini like that with my kids and just don't feel comfortable dressing like that. Lol. Thank you for reading my post and hope this helps you.

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  10. Best review I've found about the sizing on this top! Thank you! I was just debating exchanging the S++ for the XL because of the spill issues (band fits fine). Was very very hesitant about paying for the exchange just to encounter different sizing issues, but this has convinced me just to keep the S++ and deal with the tightness, considering the cup size is the same on the XL, only wider band. They really do need a S+++

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    1. Awesome I am so glad I could be helpful to you. I also had the XL and S++ which I kept both but had to have the XL taken in two inches. I have spoken to Triangl service reps several times and told them a S+++ would be ideal there are many women like myself and you that have larger or fuller breasts. I literally spill out the side or underneath have to always be tucking or looking to make sure I'm not showing too much. It isn't bad at home but at the beach it can be unnerving lol. Thank you again for passing by and glad I was able to be helpful to you. I love their new solid top and floral bottom suits but not going to invest this type of cash again till I know they have something for larger busted ladies 34/36 DD/DDD. It is funny because when I was reviewing all these style suits last summer found some dupes and fakes that fit me better that looked the same but quality isn't as good, but they only cost $7-20 in comparison for the same look. I always struggle finding a good fitting top and have to say it was sad to wait for these suits to only have it not fit the other sizes I got off eBay and everyone had the same issue didn't fit so they were selling versus returning. Hope you and I get lucky as well as the many other larger busted women and more trendy and high end swimwear companies make suits to fit us properly, I wish they would just come in bra sizes since the top is designed like a bra. Makes the most sense to me. Thanks again. Xoxo

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  11. Jumping on this thread just a few years too late! I'm wondering if you ever received a customs bill. I just received my suit and I love it, but I think I might need a larger bottom piece. I love it so much that I'm thinking of getting a second one, but I'm not sure what I'm going to end up paying (if anything) for the first suit, the exchange if I do it, and then a second one! Yikes!

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    1. I have 3 suits from them and never got any custom bills. I know someone who received one but they got it when the item arrived not after. I hope this helps, I'm not sure why some get them and some don't. I order a lot of items overseas and have never paid duty fees or taxes on anything yet. I'm selling a size M bottom and XL top on eBay in the marshmallow yellow with mesh style with underwire. It's an older style though. I went through same thing with sizing took me forever to find the right size combo lol. It's hard when you can't try on in person. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your new suit. ✌🏼❤✨

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