Thursday, May 30, 2013

Free Country Swimsuit Review

Disclaimer:  I received a swimsuit from Free Country for review purposes.  The opinions below are my own.

Memorial Day is over, which means swimsuit season is here.  I was happy to get the opportunity to review a tankini from Free Country.  They carry a wide variety of active wear to fit your individual style.

I chose a tankini because I don't feel all that swimsuit ready right now, and tankinis have a way of being more forgiving.  I found a black and white one that I loved for it's sportiness.  The shorts, in particular, were really cute on - they had an athletic look to them that appealed to me.

The tankini was very comfortable and it didn't creep up at all in between standing and sitting.

It also didn't slide up in the water.  I've had tankinis in the past that were really bad about floating right up as soon as you hit the water.  This stayed put, thanks to the strings on the side that allow you to raise/lower the sides and tie it in place snugly.  Even when I swam a couple of laps, the swimsuit stayed in place.

As it turned out, we had a really fun time in the pool, and I liked not having to worry about the fit of the swimsuit so that I could just enjoy my time with the boys. 

In addition to swimwear, Free Country also carries an assortment of winter coats and outdoor clothing for men, women, boys and girls.  Readers, do you like tankinis, or do you prefer another style of swimsuit?

35 comments:

Cat said...

That suit is so so cute! Looks great on you. I have never had a tankini that didn't ride up in the water. I will have to see if anything they have is old lady appropriate. How did you take that underwater picture?

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

when swimming i do wear a 1 piece or i do own a tankini. ( :

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a cute suit! I love the shorts.

My Journey With Candida said...

That is really a nice swim suit Lisa!! At first I thought it was a one piece, but then I seen it was a 2. Very cute!

andy said...

Happy Thursday !!

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

Better you than me modeling a swimsuit! You wear it well!

Maple Lane said...

That is cute on you. I did not even know these existed! Looks comfy and what fun to share time in the pool with your boys.

Summers Acres said...

I don't know why you don't feel swimsuit ready?!? If I were you I would be sporting the bikini. :)

However, I love the look of this suit. I have always liked the idea of a tankini, but none of the ones I've ever had performed well. They always rode/floated up and only looked ok standing up. LOL So I had sworn them off. I need to check them out as I need something new for the season.

Thanks for sharing!

~Ann

Anne Payne said...

Lisa, You are too hard on yourself. You definitely look swimsuit ready and the tankini is adorable on you! I have yet to find a swimsuit that I would wear anymore, at my age & my size. I generally wear shorts and a t-shirt when we go to the beach.

Gloria said...

Lisa, I just bought a one piece from Old Navy - I am definitely not ready to show my stomach. You look fantastic and that swim suit is so cute :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That looks so good on you. Love the style.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I think you look great! I've never tried a tankini. It has been so long since I've been in a swimsuit, I don't think I could bear to look at myself in one. :-)

Jill said...

That suit looks like it was made for you! So cute!

Monkeywrangler said...

Never heard of a Tankini before today. Luckily I have a suit that fits and looks reasonable (one piece).

alissa apel said...

It's cute! I love it!

Karen said...

I like tankinis too, and this one looks great on you. But seriously I have to say this... if you really think you're not swimsuit ready (are ya kidding?).... you need to see a shrink. You have a great figure, unlike those of us who really aren't bathingsuit ready.

Sally Crowe said...

I love that, Lisa. You look really good, and the boys look so happy! :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Yup! Tankinis are so comfortable and definitely the way to go, especially for women in my age bracket. :-) But Lisa, you could wear any type of suit you wanted to, you are so young and fit.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I do like tankinis and may just be purchasing one after seeing this post. You look great in yours, Lisa. Good choice for a sporty look for an active mom. <3

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

I love the sporty look! And it's very flattering on you. :)

Debbie said...

my kind of swimsuit, for my ever changing, ever growing body!!

Ginny said...

This is really nice and I imagine it could be used for other purposes as well. Maybe going for a jog in hot weather. I love your underwater photo!!!! As a teenager, I bought a black one piece that had black see- through mesh in the middle where the stomach is. It was very modest by today's standards. I totally scandalized my grandmother and she relegated me to the backyard only with it! I was ahead of my time!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a cute suit! I've never tried a tankini before but I think it might work well for me. If I'm swimsuit ready sometimes I will wear a bikini, but usually I feel more comfortable in a one piece.

Terri said...

Now that's what I need- something to cover my belly! LOL This one looks very cute on you.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O, you look awesome in that suit. It really is very nice, with a flattering cut. I'd definitely choose this style if I were swimming indoors -- however we don't have that here. With 32 degree sun every day, I use a rash guard top!

Willow said...

That is a lovely tankini, and you wear it well.

A Quiet Corner said...

That suit is perfect for you! I'll have to check them out!...:)JP

Valerie said...

Lisa-you are so ridiculously cute!! I had a tankini once where the top rode up. It felt more like a floatation device! Now I wear a one piece with a pair of board shorts over top-but I'm tempted to try the tankini you are wearing. It's a fun look!

Lynn said...

Adorable suit! And it looks great on you. I will have to go check out their clothes. I usually go for a one-piece, tank style, but maybe it's time for a change.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Nice suit. I sure do like the tankini. I can't wait to get out swimming. We still need to fill our pool.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say that was a beautiful suit. sandie

Linda said...

You look great!

Michaela said...

Looking good there! I need to work out more!

mail4rosey said...

A tankini that doesn't ride up? Yes please! And it's cute too!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh! I can say that you really
have a breathtaking beauty.
You are so beautiful!
Your boys are gorgeous too.
Blessings,
Poet Starry.