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If you were to skim most bathing suit reviews, you'd find women at their most vulnerable. Insecurities surfacing‚ frustrations on display. Especially bikini reviews. Alas, we've found a gorgeous exception!
Over 11,000 five-star fans of all ages, shapes and sizes are praising a single bikini on Amazon for what it has done for their figures and their self-esteem. The Tempt Me Two-Piece Vintage Swimsuit is "the ultimate confidence booster," they say.
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So what's all the buzz about? Well, not only is the retro style just plain adorable in itself, but it accentuates, lifts and adorns your figure in a most flattering way. "Makes me feel like a pinup girl!" said a five-star fan.
Read on for a sampling of the rave reviews and some sizing tips, and to browse some of the styles — there are 43 colors and patterns in all!
Cheers from the over-50 club
As we gain experience in the art of bathing suit shopping, we develop a stronger sense of what shapes suit our body best. But many women over 50 were surprised to find that the right two-piece can offer the finest fit. Once they tried the Tempt Me Vintage Two-Piece, they were floored.
"This bathing suit is a stunner!" declared a happy shopper. "I’m 55 and I love the cut and fit! Entirely appropriate for any age. The fit and size is right on!"
"Beautiful," exclaimed a fan. "My first two-piece EVER!! I'll be 60 when I finally get to wear it. Too excited. It's so 1950's and flattering and holds larger breasts in place...I feel completely comfortable walking around and not worrying about anything slipping out. Chasing grandkids, forget it. Enjoy All!
Another added, "This must be one of the most flattering two-pieces for a short stout aging body...I have that “middle age spread” pretty bad...I have not worn a two-piece in probably over 10 years. Whoever thought up this design is a genius."
This 54-year-old went for the hot pink: "Flattering fit for this young grammy. Nice alternative to a one-piece. Good support in the top, yet still comfortable, bottoms offer full coverage and feel like they will stay put."
Another chose the green floral beauty (pictured above) and was taken aback by the fit and quality: "Beautiful two-piece, high-waisted swimsuit. Retro vibe, modest style, which is flattering even for someone like me (I’m in my mid-50s, small chest, a little bit of a muffin top, larger hips). The top is a gorgeous dark green and complements the floral bottom. Good quality and weight to the materials, very well made, looks expensive. Comfortable fit where I don’t feel like I have to tug or adjust it...Amazingly fast delivery. Got it the next day."
Top lifted, rear covered!
If you crave coverage and support, this well-constructed, vintage-style suit is for you.
"It's sexy without being too skimpy," said an overjoyed shopper. "It's high-waisted but hits right at my belly button. Very flattering on my chest, giving my girls some oomph! I like the butt coverage as well. Very comfortable. I'm VERY happy with this suit!"
Of the top, a fan explained, "My breasts need a lot of support and this top is able to hoist them up with no problems..and provides enough coverage that I feel comfortable that they won’t be escaping." A G-cup-sized shopper added: The "perfect suit for the well endowed with bust support, modesty yet 1950’s sexy! I wasn’t expecting to love a mail order suit, but wow!"
"Great for big buns," promised a fan.
This bod-booster boosts confidence too, shoppers say!
"In LOVE with this bathing suit!!" one raves. "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This bathing suit makes me feel like a pinup girl! It fits perfect and the top is cute and supportive. I need this swimsuit in more colors!"
A "pear-shaped" shopper said: "Comfortable and flattering — even for thick girls....I also love that the top is padded as I am very self-conscious about “nipping.” Will be wearing this to my trip to Mexico in one week! I’m very excited to show it off!
"I've always loved the retro look, and have tried and been disappointed by many retro-style swimsuits over the years...until now. ... I'm SO glad I didn't give up hope! This swimsuit looks really cute on me and honestly boosts my confidence...This bikini is still incredibly flattering to the midsection and breasts. I've bought it in three different colors so far (wonderful that I can mix and match to create different looks, too)."
Another raved: "One amazing ego boost in a swimsuit. FINALLY one that fits everywhere! ...It's high enough to cover the menopause belly but still very sexy as the top gives you just the right amount of cleavage without being revealing."
Mamas, listen up!
The applause from moms is particularly loud! They love how the high-waist kindly covers loosened bellies and scarring and the reinforced top adjusts to changing breasts.
"Hides mom belly! Great boobs support! :-)" wrote a thrilled mom. "...I love the top support with two straps (tie & hook) across the back and the tie around the neck. For reference, I’m a 38 DD. The bottom had the floral print and it hid my mom belly rolls along with being higher to contain my problem area. The butt fit nicely and was not too revealing. I’m purchasing another one today! This is the first time I’ve worn a bikini/two-piece in 20 years!!"
A new mother chimed in: "Best bathing suit after pregnancy (C-section). Definitely holds in the belly. The top is a little on the smaller side but holds the girls up! And there is enough room for when the milk starts filling up it’s not uncomfortable...Confident for first time back in a swimsuit."
Another raved: "One of the best suits I own!...It's hard to find swimming suits that flatter a figure after having kids. ... I love the top because it gives shape to my upper body. The swim bottoms fit nicely and hide any unwanted areas. I like that they are high-waisted and give a nice amount of coverage...I never thought I could wear a two-piece again."
For good measure...
Worried about getting the size right? The X-Small to XX-Large options are reportedly quite versatile, accommodating a range of body shapes. But for a little guidance, here's a sampling of sizes that worked well. (And remember: You can always exchange for size as long as the item is in "new, unused condition.")
A happy X-Small assured us, this isn't for the big-busted only: "So pretty! And perfect. Love love this bathing suit! I ordered a small. Fits perfect. I’m a size 4 in jeans and small in shirts, 34A bra size."
A curvy Medium wearer shared: "Comfortable and beautiful patterns. This swimsuit is beautiful! I am extremely impressed with the fit, quality and cut of this suit. I am 138lbs, 5'5", normally wear a 5 or 6, chest is 32DDD and I ordered a medium for this suit. It looks great, it feels comfortable, and it feels like it keeps everything right where it should, due to the support around the middle... which really is the secret struggle with a lot bikini tops for us girls.... I really love this suit overall. I think it would be a great fit for alot of body types."
A reviewer who's smitten with the fit of her Large said, "Very cute retro style. Perfect for mom-bod or flirty at the beach. I love the high waist without the high cut of the leg openings. Modest bottoms paired with flattering top. It fit true to size. I ordered a large and I'm 5'5" tall 148 lbs with thighs and hips bigger than average...I'm a 36C and the top fits perfect."
A shopper who nabbed an XX-Large raved, "This is an extremely luxurious swimsuit. I run tall and have a large-framed, hourglass figure, so it is always a challenge to find swimsuits that fit well on my upper and lower halves and look schnazzy at the same time... Nice, flattering ruching around the center of the bust, and I particularly enjoy the way the inch or so panels on the sides of the bust give some framing and structure to my chest, and I feel supported. The bottoms have some elegant gathering of fabric as well to achieve a look of slightly asymmetrical elegance. Very flattering swimsuit."
It's a keeper
While you could return it, unworn, you won't ever want to, shoppers say. This high-quality suit will last you through heavy swimming, sunning and play.
An active wearer in Florida said, "Best swimsuit I've ever owned!...I'm always at the beach, pool, or a water park, so I needed a swimsuit that can hold up... This swimsuit not only does a fantastic job at staying in place when the waves are rough, but it also covers a good amount while still looking good. I was a bit hesitant to order online, especially since my chest is small and my bottom is big, it's hard enough to find a swimsuit that fits in stores. The way the swimsuit is made, even if one of the pieces is a little smaller or larger than you'd like, it still covers and holds up the way it should."
"Girl, don't hesitate! BUY. IT, " urged a superfan. "I have never felt more confident in a swimsuit in my life! This thing is flattering...! Hides that mom belly and gives the girls a nice boost.... it will have you looking in the mirror while feeling like a whole new woman. Sizing is accurate and it is amazing quality. Definitely will be buying more!!"
The Tempt Me Two-Piece Vintage Swimsuit testimonials just won't quit. Nab one on-sale starting at $33 and we bet you'll be writing your own in no time.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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