What Knix’s All Inclusive Swimwear Line Looks Like On 5 Different Body Types
At the beginning of May, Knix announced that they were expanding their line and introducing their first-ever inclusive swimwear line, Knix Swim. The line, made for all shapes, sizes, and ages, is sleek and stylish, and features built-in bras, removable pads, adjustable straps, and bonded seams – similar to the Knix bras. Right now, the swimwear line comes in three colours – black, bronze coral, and ocean teal and offers four suit styles.
We decided to test out the suits for ourselves and give an honest opinion on fit and quality.
“Here is one of the swim suits variations from Knix’s new swimwear capsule collection. The teal bottoms is the high waisted and the coral is the peekaboo top. This is what I went home with and the one I felt most comfortable in. In the scoop top, I felt like I was just wearing a tiny sports bra and underwear. I felt naked and vulnerable, to be honest and I didn’t love the fit. In regard to the one pieces, they didn’t fit me at all (at a size 18/20) but the fit specialist told me XXL to them is only a size 16 which is interesting.”
“The Knix Swimwear line is a great little capsule collection – the pieces are very versatile whether you want to mix or match. I appreciated the overall fit of the line because pieces fit as I expected them to, and the cut of both bottoms I tried (high rise and bikini) sat well on my body and were flattering. Often swimsuit bottoms just seem to cut at awkward places, so I really appreciated that. I ended up choosing the Peekabo Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom in Teal (I loved the green me!) but honestly I’d be happy to wear any piece from the line.”
“To be honest, I love shopping. However, shopping for swimwear is something I’ve dreaded my whole entire life. So coming into the Knix Swimwear showroom to try on swimsuits wasn’t my idea of a good time. That all changed the second I tried this little number on.
I absolutely love the colour of this set — blue is one of my fave colours and it’s different from all the other swimwear I own. The bottoms in a size small fit absolutely beautifully, too. I had a little bit of trouble with the top, however. I’m very small in the chest area so the cups don’t really fit right and there’s nothing smaller than a size small. Adjustable straps would be a great addition, as would a size XS, perhaps. All in all, this is a super comfortable swimsuit that I absolutely can’t wait to strut around in once the weather (hopefully!) heats up.”
“This was my first Knix experience and I wasn’t sure about how it would go down, but consider me a convert. As soon as I saw the colours on offer and found out they came in my size (I’m typically a 20), I got excited. When I tried on the bikini top, a fitter helped me and said I should try the XXL+ (with zero shaming or judgement in her tone) for a more comfortable fit. The bikini top and high-rise bottoms (in XXL) fit me like a glove and are oh-so-soft. I am so excited to rock it this summer (and to buy a Knix bra!)”
“Going into the Knix Showroom, I was a bit nervous to dress dress down and try on bathing suits — squeezing in and out of tiny swimwear isn’t exactly my favourite thing! But with that being said, I knew that with a focus on inclusivity, this fitting would be different from some of the other experiences I’ve had.
I decided to try the two-piece swim sets: the peekaboo bikini top, scoop bikini top, bikini bottom, and high rise bottom. After giving the Knix Fit Specialist my measurements, she recommended I try a size medium, which fit perfectly. I admit that I sometimes get so fixated on size, that had I gone in without the help of a specialist, I probably would’ve tried on the small first and been discouraged right away. But when I ignored what the letter on the tag said, I felt a lot more comfortable and actually liked the way the swimwear fit.
While I liked the scoop bikini top, I felt that it sit a bit too high, and I wished that the straps could’ve been adjusted. I ended up going with the peekaboo top and the high rise bottom instead, but I couldn’t be happier with it.”
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