I used to spend hours in the fitting room trying on bathing suits. It didn’t matter if my weight was up, down or somewhere in between, I could never find a suit I felt sexy and comfortable in. Thanks to Pualani Hawaii, my bikini angst has officially come to an end.
One Saturday afternoon, I headed to Waikiki to get my weekly dose of vitamin sea followed by a sunset chaser. As I was crossing the park toward the Natatorium, I noticed a bikini shop on the ground floor of the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Inside, I found wall to wall bikinis in prints that made me smile, perfect little dresses, active wear and island chic jewelry.
Still skeptical, I selected a couple of different styles and made my way to the dressing room. It didn’t take long for me to realize I had a problem. I wanted everything, every last piece. Everything fit, looked and felt good but best of all the tops gave me support where I needed it the most.
The secret to the great fit, shape and feel is the quality four way European stretch fabric and the soft lingerie lining. Pualani was created by Iwalani Isbell, a big wave surfer and water sport stuntwoman who was born and bred on the Big Island. The line has attracted the attention of pro surfers as well as celebrities for it’s cute styles, functionality and staying power.
All tops and bottoms are sold separately to ensure the best fit in a wide variety of prints and solids. They’ve got you covered with a range of bottoms from itsy bitsy to boyshort or skirted. Pualani also sells suits for misses and keikis.
Their best selling styles are the sport tie top and the skimpy double tie bottom. My personal favorites are the tie front halter and the tie side bottom. You can discover your own by using their handy fit guide online, much more than just a size chart, they’ve given you a ton of pics to help you decide which styles are best for you.
Visit MauiShopGirl tomorrow for Iwalani’s tips on how to find the perfect suit!
Try on Pualani Hawaii at their Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki or Hekili Street in Kailua locations. Or do as I do, order online at pualanihawaii.com. All photos courtesy of Pualani Hawaii.