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12 years ago
08/28/2008, 03:24 AM
You CAN love swimsuit shopping at Popina's, It's wife tested, husband approved! – I had spent a harrowing day trying to get ready for my upcoming Caribbean trip. The suit I received from Land's End the night before was frumpy. I tried on the five that were my size at Nordstrom and Macy's. They were all about trying to look like a Barbie in a swimsuit. They were boring and expensive. I wanted something that said "I am here to have a good time and l just happen to look good doing it" My husband, always the helpful guy, found Popina (aka Poppi) online and sent me straight from the mall to the cute boutique space. I walked in the door, saw the unique fabrics and knew that so long as they weren't trying to fit thimbles, I would find my suit there.
Candace was super helpful and made me feel like my womanly figure was no problem at all to fit. I tried on over 15 suits that she brought me! We had fun, she was honest about what looked good and when I needed to try the bigger or smaller size. She even insisted I'm not chubby but rather voluptuous.
The beauty of Popina's retro styling is that it takes the advantages of modern day fabric and combines it with really adorable styles. The suit I found, a Retro Sadie, fits comfortably, is sufficiently modest, is cute AND IT MAKES ME LOOK HOT!
And then, I found ANOTHER SUIT! And it was cute and hot too! The bottoms that went with the takini weren't super flattering, so I ordered a custom drawstring bottom that I found actually slimmed my least favorite part of my belly. Candace and Pamela made ordering super easy and made it sound like they would just whip up my suit. It's awesome knowing that I'm supporting a local women's business.
Then, the best part... I took the suits home and my husband thought they were cute too! He was proud to have referred me there, and thought the price tag was super reasonable for what I got. I will take every girlfriend who needs a suit there first. Popina's is the SOURCE.