We drive by the pool everyday. It’s at the front of the neighborhood just teasing us..willing summer to get here. At least once every trip, I get asked when summer is going to be here and if and when the pool will open. (Funny, the answer never changes and yet they still ask!)
We were recently sent the Portia Bikini swimsuit by Stella Cove to get the girls even more excited about the impending pool opening.
I opted for a two piece with a surf guard. Shoulders necks and backs are always so easy to get a sunburn, even with sunscreen, so a surf guard is the way to go for my girls. And, since they will have a shirt on, I don’t think a one piece suit underneath is an option (it would make it quite difficult to go to the restroom). For right now, for us, a two piece alone (despite the girls wanting to wear it) isn’t an option. It’s cute and the top is very modest, but we aren’t ready for them to wear a two piece just yet.
Here’s the oldest “swimming” in her suit. It’s a size 6-7 and she’s a very tall and skinny 6 for most clothes. It was a good fit for her, but I felt the bottoms were a little small and snug (the company does say they run a little small. However, the surf guard seems to run true to size).
For comparison sake, we also had the 4 year old (who wears between a 4-5) try it on. I was happier with the fit of the bottoms on her. The surf guard, obviously was much longer.
The suit is very high quality and both the bottoms and top are fully-lined (which I feel is a must for swimsuits).
Stella Cove produces beachwear for boys and girls from 12 months to 16 years, and a few women’s bikinis. They also feature maillots, bikinis, fitted and board shorts, surf guards, dresses and cover ups, and even have expanded into sunglasses and a line of French Terry robes and towels. My favorite feature, of course is that all swimwear is UV50+
There are a ton of fun, sophisticated prints, many of which are exclusive to them.
We can’t wait to test out our new suit next month at Disney!
*We received the swimsuit and surf guard to facilitate our review. All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received.