Hi lovelies! As you probably already know if you have been following me on twitter or Instagram, I have been doing way too much shopping lately! I am officially on a huge spending ban right now but in the mean time I thought that I would do a review to talk about my latest purchase from Triangl Swimwear because just like a lot of online clothing stores, there were absolutely no reviews on this one! So I thought I would share my thoughts on this increasingly popular swimwear brand in the hope that it would help you make a better informed decision if you have been considering making a purchase from them.
It seems that Instagram is working really well as a marketing tool for companies because this is yet another online store that I found out about through Instagram. I fell in love with the simple yet bright designs and they looked stunning on all the pictures I saw even if all the models wearing them were a size 6!
I thought that Triangl was an Australian based company because they have a '.com.au' website, however I was surprised when I noticed that my package had actually been sent from Taiwan. Either way, regardless of where they are from, they have the best customer service that I have experienced from an online store. Even though my order was shipped from overseas, it arrived within a week! As soon as I placed my order I received an email from the company confirming that they had received payment and the next day I had the tracking details in my inbox - talk about efficient!
Their website accepts Paypal which is awesome and makes me feel much safer when doing my online shopping. They also have detailed information about sizing so all you need to do is measure yourself and compare to the sizes available. One thing that I have to note is that since these bikinis are made from neoprene (same material used in wetsuits), they do not have the strechiness of your usual bikinis so my recommendation would be to choose the next size up then you normally would. I am usually a size 10 so after measuring myself I ordered a size 'Small' in the bottoms. However, I found that they were not a flattering fit as the material did not have any give to it. As a result, I decided to return my bikini bottoms back to Triangl again (it also helps that they have free shipping on exchanges!)
I found that the exchange process was very simple and easy to follow. I just emailed the company within the stipulated time period (I think it is 10 days of receiving your order) and got a return authorization number and the return address. My exchange was processed super fast so I feel that I got a great service from the company. Although they then made a mistake with my exchange and sent me the incorrect size, they were kind enough to refund the return postage to me.
In terms of choosing sizing of the bikinis, they have an online chat where you can talk to one of their representatives and ask any questions. They helped me choose the size of my bikini top because I am a 10E so I was worried about coverage. Based on the recommendations from the Triangl representative, I bought the 'Large' bikini tops and they are the perfect size. I think that the medium sized bikini would not give enough coverage for us larger girls so I would recommend the large because the back is adjustable anyway. One thing to keep in mind though, just like with any other triangle bikinis these don't provide much support for the larger bust even though the neoprene material is thicker.
As you can see from the pictures above, I purchased the 'Miami Mint' Chloe bikini and I absolutely love the colour! It is so pretty and vibrant and since it is neoprene material, it does not go see through when it is wet. With the bikini you also receive a matching neoprene bag and the bikinis are nicely packed in there when you receive them.
I think that these bikinis are good value for money (cost $86.00 AUD plus $10.00 shipping) and I would recommend Triangl as I have had such a good experience with them even in light of the fact that I had to get my bikini bottoms exchanged twice due to their mistake.
I am shy so I have not posted a picture of myself wearing these bikinis but I have tried to include as many pictures as I could so you could get a better idea of what they look like in real life. One thing that I should note is that the bikini bottoms are pretty low cut (or low rise whichever way you want to put it) so that took a bit of getting used to as most of the bikinis I own are more modest. The fact that they are low rise also means that I am a bit insecure about wearing them to the beach and have to work up the courage to wear them.
Overall, I have been happy with my Triangl purchase and think that the bikinis are good value for money compared to my favorite Seafolly, and they look pretty cute too.
Have you purchased a pair of Triangl bikinis? What did you think of them?