Swimwear haul from Lands'End - MissLJBeauty

Swimwear haul from Lands'End

The sun has been shining up here in the Highlands for what feels like forever. This might not seem like a big deal but we tend to get fewer sunny days than the rest of the country and I am loving this weather it really is making me feel like this summer is going to be special. 

I am as I write this in the midst of packing for a holiday of a lifetime. I am heading to Canada to go mountain biking in Whistler. Even writing it seems unreal. I am in desperate need of swimwear and quickly. So I had to get an order in quickly. I left it so late I know but luckily my orders arrived and I can finally share what I am packing to take with me. I have chosen swimwear from Lands' End they have the best selection of swimwear and the quaility is beautiful. 

Firstly I need to talk about my size and shape. I am a UK size 6/8 I am 5ft6 and I am curvy. I am an athlete I cycle between 100 to 150 miles a week and I have an hourglass shape with legs built for cycling. I am a 28E. 

I like everyone have flaws and insecurities. My body is not perfect due to weight loss I was once a UK size 24. So an inclusive size range is important to me. I like to tell you my sizing and shape so you can make a good judgement on what you should order for yourself. Right let's get in to it. 

lands end Women's TankinisWomen's Bandeau Tankini Top lands end

First up we have a gorgeous Women's Bandeau Tankini Top. I have been looking for a nice tankini that can be a Bandeau and have straps and this fits the bill nicely. I have this in a size 8. It has a size range of UK 8 to 20 and comes in standard or DD cups. I went with standard.

I love the rooshing on the stomach area this is very flattering. I would say this is true to size. But if you like a tighter fit maybe size down. This is perfect for helping you feel confident on the beach with a really lovely fit. I am self conscious of my stomach so this is perfect for me. I also love the removeable straps for a nice even tan. There will be no strap lines with this stunning top. I also felt very secure with the build in bra. Which is always a worry for me but this top has you covered and secure at the same time. Winner.

Features of the Bandeau Tankini

  • Adjustable, removable straps
  • Soft cup bra
  • Ruched at the front
  • Pair with your choice of swim bottoms
  • UPF 50 fabric
  • 83% nylon/17% Lycra® Xtra Life™ elastane
  • Lycra® Xtra Life™ resists breakdown from chlorine, sunscreen and heat
  • Hand wash
  • Built in support

Women's 9ins Board Shorts, Print - with Swim BriefsWomen's 9ins Board Shorts, Print - with Swim Briefs

Next up we have Women's 9ins Board Shorts with Swim Briefs. I have been looking for a longer short that I can wear to the lake with the option of being able to swim in it as well. As soon as I seen these Board shorts I knew I would love them. I am in love with the print and the pockets. I love a pocket. 

I have size 8 these come in UK sizes 8 to 30 and have two colour options. There are also a whole host of matching items but these shorts took my eye. I like the length of these on me. They are longer without being too long. The built in swim brief is a lovely feature. These are oversized in fit and built for comfort. I think I will get lots of use out of these this summer. 

Board shorts features

  • Quick-drying
  • Comfort waistband, inner drawcord
  • Integral swim briefs
  • Side pockets
  • Hidden pocket at waistband
  • 23cm/9ins inseam
  • Pair with your choice of swim tops (sold separately)
  • UPF 50 fabric
  • Shorts: 86% polyester/14% elastane; waistband: 82% nylon/18% elastane; mesh pocket lining: 100% polyester
  • Integral swim briefs: 82% nylon/18% elastane; lining: 90% polyester/10% elastane
  • Machine wash

Next up and one I was really excited for Lands end have a range with Daper James as in Reese Witherspoon's Draper James! I love her. The most famous Laura in the world but goes by her middle name. Yes you could say I am a fan. Who isn't I didn't know you could get her range in the UK and I am delighted to be wrong. 

This is the gorgeous Women's Draper James x Lands' End Chlorine Resistant Bandeau Swimsuit In size 8. There are three patterns in this Bandeau swimsuit I have the pale green shadow Floral. The size ranges from UK 8 to 30. Lands End just understand the assignment when it comes to inclusivity of sizing. 

The straps are removable but I really like that they tie in a cute way on the shoulder adding a whimsical feel to the swimsuit. The sizing on this one is perfect for me meaning it might be on the smaller side. So that is worth thinking about when ordering if you are between sizes.  

Fantastic support in the cup giving confidence when you are wearing it with no chances of slippage. I will be checking out the rest of Daper James x Lands' End range. 

The features of the suit

  • Exclusive Draper James x Lands' End collection
  • Fully lined
  • Ruffled edge smocking detail
  • Tie-up shoulder straps (detachable)
  • Soft cup bra
  • 83% nylon/17% LYCRA® Xtra Life elastane; 87% polyester/13% elastane lining
  • LYCRA® Xtra Life™ elastane resists breakdown from chlorine, sunscreen and sweat
  • Hand wash

Lastly we have Women's High Neck Multi-Way Swimsuit. I am obsessed with this one. I love the colour and they way the colours fade in to each other. I think this is my favourite. I got size 8 or XS and this goes up to a uk 20/22 XL. I think this is the suit that fits me best. It doesn't say it has tummy holding in properties but I think it does. This gives me a real clinched in look and feel. The rushing on the stomach also helps this. 

This swimsuit has soft cup bra which are medium support. You can also wear the straps on one side making it a side neckline. I prefer it in halter neck. Love it. 

Features of the swimsuit

  • High keyhole neckline
  • Adjustable straps
  • Multiway styling: straps can be worn either side of the neck or swept together over one shoulder
  • Soft cup bra
  • UPF 50 fabric
  • 83% nylon/17% Lycra® Xtra Life™ elastane; 87% polyester/13% elastane lining
  • Lycra® Xtra Life™ resists breakdown from chlorine, sunscreen and heat
  • Hand wash

I hope you have enjoyed this Lands' End swimwear haul and I hope you have found this helpful. I can honestly say that everything I have order has been the highest quality and arrived so quickly too. Also, I have noticed a very big discount code on their site right now so get on over there. 

1 comment

  1. great review! would love to see some lingerie stuff too!