If it reaches 70 degrees outside, I’m likely to be in a swimming suit. Growing up in Arizona, I can recall spending countless summers sprawled out on a pool float and conjuring up any excuse to be in the water as often as possible — trust me, it’s basically the only way to survive back-to-back months of 115-degree temperatures. While I might not get to spend as much time poolside as I’d prefer these days (because, adulting), I still try to stock up on as many different types of bikinis and one-pieces as possible, that way I’m prepared for whatever the summer months may bring — including a weekend beach trip or two. Naturally, you can see my excitement after Free People’s FP Beach, my favourite swimwear destination launched its first ever swimsuit line. The pieces are functional, stylish, and sustainable.
Free People graciously provided me with a sample of their new spring collection in order for me to experience the unique materials, patterns, fits, and designs. The FP Beach Amber One Piece Swimsuit ($148) was my choice. It came in a limited edition floral print ($168). Sporty, one-piece swimsuits seems to be Free People’s spring theme. You don’t have to worry about it, there are still Plenty There are many bikini styles available. For more proof, check out the Farrah Crop Top ($88), and Dylan High-Waist Bikini Bottoms ($88). When I put the piece on, it was clear that this was the swimsuit I wanted for the season.
What I like about this FP Beach Swimsuit
As someone with a larger bust, it’s been a struggle trying to find a sexy bathing suit that flatters my body and curves but still manages to keep everything tucked in and feeling secure — this is especially the case with one-piece bathing suits. The styles are either too plunging or too conservative, with seemingly no middle ground, thus forcing me to invest in different one-pieces for different occasions — like a high-neck swimsuit for sporty beach dates and a strapless one-piece for tanning. The FB Beach swimsuit was the first that I felt comfortable enough to wear. It is made of a combination of recycled polyamide and elasticane. The suit has enough flexibility to allow you to move about, but it is still fitted enough to hug your body and keep you feeling secure. The style features a plunging neckline with open-back design. It also has adjustable shoulder straps and tie back so that I can adjust the fit to my liking. The style’s one-piece has a high-leg silhouette that shows off your legs. It’s perfect for tanning and other occasions where you need to show some skin. This Free People piece is eco-conscious and made with recycled fibers. It’s a style that I feel confident about wearing, especially during Earth Month.
It’s worth noting
While this bathing suit’s upper coverage is great, it is a bit skimpier toward the bottom and has a tendency to fit more like a thong bathing suit — somewhat unintentionally, too. I’m a medium-sized woman and chose this one-piece style because it was similar in size. This piece, unlike other Free People swimsuits (e.g. the Pamela One-Piece ($148), has a thong-like style. It appears to be a more traditional fit and enough material to cover your backside. The model’s product photos do not show the fact that this bathing suit rides up quite a bit at the crotch. Although it is not uncomfortable, the suit shows a lot more skin than I expected. I would recommend another FP Beach style, such as this Heidi Surf One-Piece ($188).
For whom is this FP Beach Swimsuit best?
This is the perfect one-piece for anyone who wants a stylish, comfortable, durable, and safe swimsuit.
Is this FP Beach Swimsuit available?
Exclusively available at Free People, this one-piece swimsuit can be purchased.
- My version has a burgundy floral design, but the Amber One-Piece is available in a variety of fun colors, including stone and lime green, black, as well as orchid pink.
- This swimsuit is available in US women’s sizes XS-XL. It’s recommended that customers refer to Free People’s size guide for the best fit.
- This one-piece, as well as all the styles in the FP Beach collection, is made with eco-conscious fibres that are recyclable and biodegradable. These thoughtful designs are just one part of Free People’s bigger mission to promote circularity and reduce the brand’s carbon footprint.
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