I’m sure you’ve all seen and heard about Triangl by now – you know, that Aussie swimwear brand that has taken over Instagram, Tumblr and blogs with their colourful neoprene bikinis! Of course I jumped on the bandwagon when Triangl offered me the chance to try one of their bikinis, after all, Summer is on its way and I really need to work on my bikini collection (and body for that matter!).
Before deciding which Triangl bikini would be the best for me, I turned to blogs & vlogs for advice, and although I could find lots of imagery, there weren’t many comprehensive reviews that covered everything from material, fit, price, shipping, etc. Also, I saw a lot of very slim and fit girls wearing the Triangl bikinis, but not many curvy girls like me, so I couldn’t really tell if the bikini would look right on me. Hopefully my review will be useful to some of you looking to buy your first Triangl bikini or just interested in seeing how the Triangl Indy Bikini Set looks in real life.
What is Triangl and what’s unique about the brand?
A bit of background on Triangl – it’s an Australian brand that specialises in selling neoprene swimwear and micro mesh underwear with a nylon/spandex composition. Neoprene is the material used in wetsuits for its excellent thermal insulation, and it seems logical that bikinis follow the same trend to benefit from this firmer and stretchy material, which shapes the body really nicely. It’s kind of genius and I haven’t seen it done before!
How does the bikini look/feel on the body?
At first I thought it would look a bit weird and stiff, considering neoprene is such a firm fabric, but it actually hugs the curves on the body really nicely and comfortably. The fabric is firmer than normal bikini fabric, but it’s not hard.
Do sizes run small or big?
Sizing depends on the model of Triangl bikini you choose, but for the Triangl Indy, which is the one I got, the material has some stretch to it, but not that much on the top, so if you’re looking for full coverage, it’s recommended you go one size up.
With my rather large bosom (34DD/32E), I decided to go for XL on the top, which is the largest size they do, and it was definitely the right choice for me! It fits really well covering all the important bits, but it’s not overly large that it hugs from corner to corner of my breasts, which I personally quite like. It’s modest and sexy at the same time!
I found the Triangl Indy bottoms to be true to size; I went for a M because I don’t need any extra love handles, thank you very much. Bikinis that are tight on the bottom are a huge pet peeve of mine and that’s why I always choose the ones with the adjustable side ties. These are not what I’m used to, as Brazilian bikinis tend to be a bit smaller and they provide less bum-coverage than the average US and European bikinis, but I actually think these are quite flattering and not at all granny-ish and floppy! If you’re having trouble deciding which size to choose, Triangl has a live chat available 24/7 with personal and tailored sizing advice, so make the most of it!
How bright are the colours?
The Triangl Indy is available in lots of colours and patterns, but the ones that really caught my eye were Arizona Sunset (orange) and Malibu Blue (blue); I chose Arizona Sunset, as I thought the orange shade would suit my skin tone really well, especially with a tan. It’s also a very unusual shade of orange – it’s kind of pastel but neon at the same time!
Is the material good quality?
What impressed me the most about this Triangl bikini was the attention to detail, the quality of the fabric and the exceptional build quality! The material feels very durable and there are no wonky stitches or loose cotton – I love the little square tassels at the end of the ties with ‘Triangl’ engraved on them!
How is it packaged and what comes with it?
Your swimwear comes with super cute neoprene bag matching the colour of your bikini, which I think is a rather lovely touch! The bag can be used to store your bikini flat, to prevent creasing, as well as for carrying your wet clothes from the beach!
Do they deliver internationally?
Even though Triangl is an Aussie brand, they deliver internationally – hooray! Shipping costs vary – in a nutshell, international shipping (including UK) costs 20 USD and for Australia they charge 10 AUD, but make sure you read their Shipping FAQ before placing an order so you know what to expect in terms of additional duties and taxes.
Would you recommend Triangl bikinis? Are they worth the price?
I would wholeheartedly recommend Triangl bikinis! I know they are not cheap at 79-89 US dollars, but having a bikini that really fits well is, in my opinion, worth the investment. You don’t have to have a hundred of them, but if you have one pair that you really feel confident wearing, that makes all the difference. If you have big boobs and a bum like me, choose the right style for you and it will fit fine on you – I recommend the Indy style for curvier girls, as it’s totally adjustable. The bikini top is my favourite, and I would love to see different styles of bikini bottoms from Triangl, mainly the fold-over ones, as I think they are really flattering and rather forgiving on some imperfections down there. Overall, this is one of the rare products that I think is totally worth the hype!
- Product: Triangl Indy Bikini Set in Arizona Sunset*
- Price: 79 USD (approximately £47)
- Where: Triangl website