M&S Collection Peacock Feather Print Swimsuit
Close again, but still not quite!
This looks lovely, the colour and style are fab, but it fails on construction. Unless you are a stick insect, this type of costume has a natural tendency to 'pull down' a little as the elastic in the material is so strong. Unfortunately the white rubberised strip along the top is not strong enough to hold itself in place and it folds outwards, showing an uneven and untidy 'edge' to the costume. This is accentuated every time you have to grab hold of it and 'hoik it up' a bit, as we all do! Not quite so much of an issue when you have the neck strap on - but if, like me, you choose these costumes so you can avoid any tan lines, and want to walk around 'strapless' all day, it will not do the trick. I shall be returning it, along with the 'Water Lines and Feathers' Bandeau swimsuit which has exactly the same problem - but not quite so bad, as the rubberised strip on that one is at least dark!
15 October 2013