The Swimwear That Is Plain Sailing To Wear- Curvy Kate

 Curvy Kate has always had some really pretty designs when it comes to swimwear for us bigger boob women. When I was given the opportunity to review one of their newest designs I wasn't in doubt, it had to be the super cute Plain Sailing Tankini Ink Spot.

Isn't it gorgeous? I love the design as it is so girly and vintagey. Right up my street. I also love the colours as red and blue are my favourite colours.

This set is part of the mix and match swimwear collection so you can chose other styles like bikini top and mini brief.I chose this tankini with the skirted brief as they adds a bit of flirtiness to the set. I love how the little polka dots contrasts the bigger ones as well. 

Great high coverage at the back of the top and the skirt of the briefs are so cute. 

 When I first put this tankini on I was so pleasantly surprised that it had actual cups inside the fabric for more support. I had never had any swimwear that had cups built in. This is the way to go for swimwear for bigger busts. It gives you ease at mind that your girlies are actually secure and won't fall out.

The cups are made of a thin material which feels very delicate against you skin. The cups were too small for me in a size 40K, but that wasn't a big surprise as I always have to compromise with size. The back size is spot on and closes with normal bra hooks and makes it feel so secure. 

The tankini top is very comfortable to wear overall, but I wish that it came with wider straps. Cause as you can see they twist really easily. I also think that if the tankini came with wider straps it would give even more support. Especially in the bigger sizes as we need all the support we can from the weight of our heavy bust. 

 I love the big polka dots!!!

You can see the cute skirt of my briefs.

There are very useful ties to the side of the tankini top if you find the top a bit too long. And if you want more coverage you can adjust it to be longer. In addition the ties and the ruching adds an exciting design feature to the tankini. 

Swimming in this tankini was very pleasant. I felt that my boobs were secure and the briefs stayed up. I had chosen them in size 22 and they were actually a tad too big for me, so I would advice you to size down if you have narrower hips like I do. I like my briefs to be a bit tight as I like them to stay put while swimming, but these briefs stayed securely on throughout my entire swim (and I spend hours in the pool!!! I'm a mermaid!!). The straps didn't fall down even if they twisted so that was good. I didn't notice much of the straps at all when in the water. Just out of the water I wish they were bigger so they could give a bit more support.

The colours are so beautiful and nautical and perfect for a sunny holiday. 

Floaty skirt on my briefs are so cute and no wonder I was smiling cause this tankini made me feel so cute and pretty. No more boring black swimsuits when us bigger boobed women can indulge in fun and beautiful prints and styles like this. My 84 year old mother in law commented on how pretty the tankini were and said that it reminded her of swimwear from she was young, only prettier. So there you go Curvy Kate. Great work designing such cute swimwear, but think about adding wider straps in the bigger sizes next time for added support.

Have you tried any swimwear from Curvy Kate?


*this swimwear was gifted me of Curvy Kate, but all views are my own.


  1. You're looking great! I love the colour scheme of this set and the ruffles on the bottoms are so cute! xxx

  2. Oh I love this set on you!! You look like an adorable pin up. The frill on the skirt is just the sweetest little feature and it's so good to know that the tankini top has cups built in. Something I didn't know they had so I might just check out the range for my holiday in March xx

  3. This set looks perfect on you! Absolutely gorgeous. :) And now I can't wait for December and my honeymoon and getting to swim in a pool...! xx

  4. You look so cute and adorable in this set! I love it so much. :) I can't wait to get in the pool next year. ;)