So I am just under three months postpartum and I am on the blog in a bathing suit. I have to be honest and say that this is never something I thought I would ever feel comfortable doing however, if you read my previous post you would know that I am feeling more comfortable than ever about my bod. Also, it does hugely help that I am wearing this deliciously gorgeous figure flattering Capriosca Swimwear suit which smooths in all of the right areas 😉 I have been following the designer swimwear brand on Instagram for quite some time for two reasons – firstly I love their bright and stylish swimsuit designs and secondly that they are suited for ‘real women’ – yes!! So I am completely honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with Capriosca Swimwear and spend two minutes with Marcia Pilkington from the Australian brand to talk all things Capriosca Swimwear.
BG- Thanks for spending two minutes with B-G Marica! To begin, could you tell us about the Capriosca Swimwear concept and how it came about?
CS- Capriosca Swimwear came out from simply not being able to find a fashionable swimsuit, there were other plus size labels around but they were designed for a more mature lady and consisted mainly of plain black swimsuits and crossover styles.
BG- I feel pretty fabulous in this Metalic Orchid swimsuit. Could you elaborate on the high performance stretch fabric that is used in your suits and how it helps to contour and flatter?
CS- Capriosca Swimwear uses mostly Italian lycra for all of our swimsuits, we also use power mesh in the front of our swimsuits to smooth out the stomach area, we also have some clever panelling designs that help to lengthen out the body.
BG- What is your inspiration for the designs?
CS- initially it was designing what we could not find in the market, designing some great prints and introducing lots of colour. A lot of our designs now are based on what our customers want, you’ll quite often see on Facebook for example that we ask our followers what colours they would like to see in some of our designs for next season, and we really listen to what they say.
BG – What type of woman do you see wearing your swimwear?
CS – The Capriosca Swimwear woman is a confident woman, she may have lots of curves but she wears it proud. They are the mums who go to the beach and play with their kids in the water, they are the women going on a cruise, or the women who love aqua aerobics.
BG- If you could see one celebrity in your swimwear who would it be?
CS- I would love to see Sam Armytage in one of our swimsuits, she has such a fabulous smile that draws you in. Or someone completely fun like Rebel Wilson would be amazing!!!
BG- What is the best way to purchase one of the suits?
CS- we have all our stockists listed on our website, and also a couple of online stockists who offer fabulous service. But we are always more than happy to help when someone rings our head office for advice on what style would suit them best.
A huge thank you to Marcia for spending “Two Minutes With” B-G! It has been an absolute pleasure. Ladies, If you are on the hunt for a polished pool/beach look for summer that does not comprise in comfort than I couldn’t recommend one of these swimsuits more. Take a look here to shop online or to find stockists in Brisbane, Gold Coast Qld & all other Australian states & to view the latest catalogue which is divine- it was shot at the beautiful Maldvies location – so envious!! You can also follow on Facebook here.
Love Barbara-George x
***Pics by Steve