For the record, I would like to point out that since posting this review I have now been blocked from Andi Bagus' Instagram. Now I absolutely can't shop with them again in the future. This just says enough about their customer service that I really don't even need to continue with my review.
So i've finally found a bikini for sun baking only. This Andi Bagus Kulit Suede bikini is purely for looks in my eyes. Attempted to wear it at the beach and i'm incredibly grateful there was no one else there with us. It actually fell off while i was walking after it got wet! Not to mention the waves practically knocked it off too.
My boobs fell out completely ( I had underboob from the start), i'm not a heavy chested girl but this one size in the bust is a bit frustrating, it means anyone bigger then a C cup won't stay in it, as much as Monty thought that it was great! i didn't find it at all amusing. The back tie around my ribs didn't stay tied up - like is there a special way to tie up string like that? am i missing something here guys?
As much as i love looking at this bikini it's a no go for me. I did take some cute photos though, on the bright side. And it does photograph well.
It does dig into my hips - the elastic is thin so that's why it does that. If you're a curvy girl i don't recommend it, even if you're as small as me. You can't have any fat on your hips at all to wear it and it fit like a glove. This is an issue i've been having with some new designs that are out as of late. The thinner the strap, the more it will dig into my hips. I'm learning to embrace this fact and to be more comfortable in my own skin.
I love the material and the earthy colour of the bikini, the cheeky tiny design makes it perfect for tanning. It also won't matter if your tanning oil gets on the outside of the crochet detailing too - super handy! my Cocoa Bali Body oil usually leaves marks on my bikinis till i wash them (sometimes it will stain them too). Also, this baby is hand wash only - and dried flat in the shade just like every other 'kini i recommend. That's just another tip to keep them at their peak for seasons to come. Out of ten on the bikinis i would purchase in another colour - i score this one a 4.
For the record, i've reversed the top for a more plainer detail on the front. I didn't really like the crosses and felt like mixing it up a little. A few people have messaged me and told me i had it on inside out - this is totally done on purpose, guys, i'm aware, and yes it's okay!