A little over ten years ago, New York-based designer Aerin Kwait-Taubin recognized a void in the marketplace for high quality, smartly designed, bra-sized swimwear. This means swim tops that come sized like bras to properly hold “the girls” in place. She filled the need by creating Aerin Rose Swimwear.
Aerin’s new collection of one-piece and bra-sized separates includes bikini tops and tankinis with hidden underwire, removable padding, and tummy control. There’s also a new bikini top that converts from halter to strapless that you can see here! Sizes for one-pieces range from 6-14. Bra-sized swimwear comes in band sizes 32-38 and cup sizes B/C, D/DD, and F/G. Bottoms (S – XL) in solids and prints come in a retro-style ultra high waist brief, tonga hipster with shirred tabs, low rise side-tie hipster, shirred skirted bottom, and a-line skirts. Maternity styles (6-16) and cover-ups (XS-L) are also available.
Our reviewer wore an Aerin Rose bikini in the beautiful and abstract Parrot Fish print of bright coral, yellow, aqua and purple. The top she wore was the PARASOL DEMI CUP UNDERWIRE BRA and the bottoms were TONGA HIPSTER. Here’s what she had to say:
“I have worn the bikini three times now. When I first saw the picture online I knew the style would be classic but the print would stand out. I was not disappointed when I first saw it in person!
Pros: This bikini very cute and the fabric is very comfortable. The colors are true to what is pictured in the catalog, and it wears and feels like good quality. The top gives maximum support with a four-part foam cup with moderate coverage, underwire, and slide adjustable back closure which gives six inches of adjustability. The best feature about the top is the slide adjuster in back. It’s located off-center so that I don’t feel it against my back when I lie down.
The colors have stayed vibrant even after washing. When I wore it people told me it was pretty.
Cons: I wear a 32-D bra so I ordered the same size in the suit top. The suit is a little snug around my chest and a little big in the cup. I think I should have ordered a 34-C for a better fit.
I am slender, and bottoms could use more lycra to help it hug my hips. But for women with more hip it might be snug enough.
Other pretty Aerin Rose prints include Kaleidoscope (purple & teal shades), Butterfly (butterfly pattern in black, purple, green & blue tints), Lace (black & white floral) and Strobe (blue & white water look). Solids include Aqua, Cobalt, Watermelon and basic Black.