As the kids get older, it is becoming harder and harder to find good quality, modest bathing suits for my girls. I’ve always been one to grab whatever I can find at Target or Kohls. I don’t really care that they’re cheaply made when they’re younger because they just outgrow them anyways. Even when I have bought more expensive ones at Gap or Gymboree, they tend to fade before the summer’s out.
But as my oldest daughter heads into adolescence, I’m having a harder time finding bathing suits for her that I approve of. I’ve always appreciated the quality and modesty of Lands’ End suits for me, so it makes sense that they would be the first place I’d look to find such a suit for her.
Conveniently, I was contacted by Lands’ End a few weeks ago and offered one of their kids’ bathing suits to try. Gotta luv that!
My daughter chose this one:
Isn’t that precious? I love that my 9-year-old still likes ruffly one-piece suits! The adjustable straps enable me to fit it to her so that it doesn’t gape in the front or pull too tightly through the body. It is lined so you can’t see through it, which is more than I can say for the last one-piece suit I bought at Gymboree (and I think that was $30), and this one even has sun protection built into it.
I guess you can tell — I’m thoroughly impressed!
It comes in slim and plus sizes, and on sale right now at $16.99, it is quite affordable. I spend almost that much at Target, but those only last a season. I’m trusting that this one will get passed down to her little sister. I have to assume the quality will hold up — does anyone else have experience with Lands’ End’s kids’ suits? Is this a safe assumption?
I’m reading the reviews online, and there seems to be an issue with the butterflies peeling off. I’ll be watching for this, but given Lands’ End’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, I know they’ll replace it with something else it if it proves to be defective.
I’d love to show you a photo of my daughter wearing it to see how well it fits and how cute it is on, but I’m not a fan of putting swimsuit photos of my kids online. Suffice it to say, I will be ordering more Lands’ End suits for my kids — and I’m planning to take full advantage of the excellent sale they have going on at the moment.
Have you ever tried Lands’ End Swimsuits for kids? What is your opinion?? Worth it?
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