My name is Lara Jean Becar, and when I was about six years old, I started noticing an unusual thing happening on my skin when I'd go swimming. Now I'm 22 years old, I've been "diagnosed" as having a sensitivity to chlorine. What does this mean? I can't go swimming. Ever. It was a pretty gradual thing to happen, I was supposed to grow out of it, but I grew into it. And people are all "Well, salt water pools!" And I'll tell you that's nice, but it still doesn't work because of science things.
So what do I look for when I'm looking for swimming suits? Believe it or not, I actually love swimming suits, despite my inability to really USE them. But it doesn't stop me from using them. I use them a lot. I use them to sit by the pool and just smell the chlorine and dream of better days. I use them for ocean, lake, river swimming. Those kinds of swimming are my favorite. They call more for adventure suits than swimming suits. Something that will feel comfortable dry on hikes, and hold up sturdy in the water trying to climb up a river. (Ever tried doing that? It's a lot of fun.)
I've learned lots of things about swimming suits through this adventure of... my life...
1. I want a suit that covers my stomach. Along with chlorine sensitivity, the skin on my tummy is just ridiculously sensitive. If it even thinks the sun is near it, it WILL burn.
2. Furthermore, I just don't feel particularly comfortable in bikinis. Tubing in a bikini can be dangerous for indecency reasons. Never mind rocks that may try to bite your skin. Yes bite.
3. Tankinis are either over priced, or cheap and not cute.
4. One piece suits are probably my favorite, but they don't lend themselves to being comfortable for hiking. Thus, they're ok sitting by the pool suits, but not great adventure suits.
5. Bikinis cause me envy. The offer the support of a bra, and they are almost always a really great price. But yeah, read the above reasons, I don't feel comfortable in a bikini.
I was really excited to learn about the Modkini. Modkinis are suits that transform a bikini into tankini!
|Feel free to mock me for the dirty mirrors... I know...|
Melissa, the creator of Modkini, had some great points about what a Modkini has to offer.
-A more Custom fit. Find the best supportive Bikini and Pair it with a Modkini to create a Tankini.
-More Coverage. Flattering. Different size up top than in the middle
-Bikinis have more style options, different fits and different Patterns. A Modkini allows you to take advantage of nearly all of them while still providing the coverage of a Tankini.
-Bikini tops allow you to accentuate your “Assets” considerably better than a Tankini or Onepiece. Just add the Modkini to get the coverage you want
-Transfers from one Bikini to another. Not permanently attached to Bikini. Use your Bikini for some events. Add the ModKini for others.
-Cost effective. Bikinis can be found cheaper.
The Modkini was incredibly easy to attach to the bikini, with easy to follow instructions on the website. The fabric was comfortable, not itchy, and it was durable as well. It would hold up against scratchy sticks in rivers or on hiking trails near lakes.
Overall? I'm really very impressed with this swimming suit. I'm excited to use it through my summer adventures!
You can buy a Modkini here and learn more!