bikini review hollygoeslightly rosa faia black pearl bikini top

You might remember that recently I wrote about the struggle to find the perfect bikini, having bigger boobs. The high-street doesn’t always have a lot to offer, particularly that is still chic and fashionable.

So when I was planning for our holiday to Italy, this was a big factor for me. I wanted a bikini that I felt good in, that was well designed, that held me in where I need to be held in and that doesn’t fly off when you jump in a pool 🙂 Being a 34F on top and size 12 on the bottom, I do struggle to find something that’s just right. 

Then I came across Rosa Faia from Anita – a fantastic range of stylish lingerie and swimwear for ladies with a larger cup size. With cups from B to I, Rosa Faia certainly tailors for most and has a vintage-inspired feel to some of their ranges with gingham prints, polka-dots and frilled bikini bottoms. Right up my street!

So when the lovely bunch at Rosa Faia asked if I’d like to try out one of their bikinis from last season and see what I thought, I jumped at the chance. Particularly when I heard it was black with white polka-dots and a frilled bikini bottom. And what better way to test it out then on a boat in Positano, Italy.

I’m wearing the Rosa Faia Black Pearl Bikini, Style Number 8773 (RRP £80). It’s still available in selected outlets and boutiques, though not on their website. It comes in sizes 30-36 B-F. I’m wearing 34F with size 12 bottoms.

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This bikini is incredibly comfortable and supportive, with light-moulding on the cups to keep the shape, but without extreme push-up or over-padding. The underwired bra has a plunging balconette neckline, showing just the right amount of cleavage and the adjustable straps means it doesn’t dig in, I love the retro-feel of the polka dots and the slight frill detail on the side of the bottoms. You can tell this bikini is more than your average one found on the high-street…it feels more premium and durable and I think this classic style is timeless and will last me many summers to come.

I teamed mine with this black and white zebra-print sarong from Zara, as I love to mix and match my prints.

The Black Pearl is from last season, so do be sure to check out Rosa Faia’s current range. I already have my eye on the Marinera range and particularly like this red gingham bikini and gorgeous hawaiian number which I think would be perfect for our holiday to Turkey later on in the year.

Have a good look through the website, as they also do a selection of chic beach accessories and cover-ups. If you’re anything like me, you  might not always be up for showing off your belly, bum and thighs – Rosa Faia have a great selection of sarongs, swim skirts and beach dresses to match the swimwear. They really do have beach and pool-side fashion sorted.

Have you had a similar problem finding the right bikini? Have you found “the one” yet?