Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Bigger Picture

It's been a long time between drinks! And Swimwear Blogs... Rest assured we've been toiling away on a new-look, mobile friendly website which we hope you'll love at www.swimheaven.com.au - just in time for Spring. Easier to navigate by cup size - catering this season up to G-Cup Sizes and swimwear styles up to a Size 26


And we are very excited by the arrival of new season Mastectomy Swimwear from gorgeous Aussie brand Capriosca - styles anyone can wear with mastectomy pouch options.


Be sure to check out our cute Kids Swimwear range and what better way to kick off the new swimwear season than with a Swimwear SALE! 
Click Here to grab yourself some bargains and get ready for Summer - it's not too far away!

Mel x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

2014 Photo Shoot - Behind the Scenes

Well they say you should never work with children or animals… We have done both now and loved it!

This year’s Swim Heaven photo shoot saw the introduction of new Kids Swimwear labels Cupid Girl and Wave Rat and casting call for four kids models which was answered by Hank, Ben, Jess and Jorja who gave us the best shots we could have hoped for and a whole lot of laughs too! Thanks also to patient parents Leeanne and Jaime & Brookesy and of course our beautiful models Monique, Terriann and Brooke for some truly stunning shots this year.



Genius photographer Miky2Rude and Triple Threat (Hair, Make-up & Photographers Assistant!) Kellie McCulkin made up a tight knit team that nailed the shoot in 24 Hours! We were hosted at Conway Beach Tourist Park, an amazing location full of surprises! Enjoy the 2014 Behind the Scenes Collection as we roll out an exciting new Swim Season at www.swimheaven.com.au…

Mel x

Monday, 17 February 2014

No more Muffin Tops! Five Swimwear Styles to try...

Not the ones you eat - those squidgy bits on your hips than can appear more noticeable with skimpy tie-side or regular style swimwear bottoms, whether you're a size 6 or 16.  


The aim here when choosing your swimwear bottoms is to balance those squidgy bits on your hips and thighs with a ruffle in between. 

Shop SKIRTINI Styles Here...

If skirtinis aren't your style then the same balance can be created with a thick tie-side bottom. Shop thick TIE-SIDE Styles Here...




Alternatively, you can try a side-smoothing style with more coverage such as the wide band boardshort with rouching and scoop side to add a bit of extra leg length.
Shop BOARDSHORT Styles Here...




Another popular style across swimwear brands is the gathered side brief - the ultimate muffin top smoother and great with halter or bra style tops to draw the eye upwards. Shop GATHERED SIDE Styles Here...




Lastly, for those with a defined waist or hourglass body shape, another muffin top smoothing style to try is the high-waisted brief - also best with bra style or halter tops. Shop HIGH-WAISTED Styles Here...

 
All swimwear tops & bottoms sold separately - with FREE Shipping on Australian Orders over $50! Shop all MUFFIN TOP SMOOTHING Styles Here...






Thursday, 23 January 2014

Shop your Swimwear Shape!


PEAR Body Shapes

(Small bust with wide hips, bottom and thighs)

TRY 
● Ruffles, fringing, moulded bra style or coloured tops with detail to emphasise bust
● Plain coloured and higher cut bottoms 

AVOID 
● Shapeless or unpadded bandeaus and Tri tops
● Skimpy tie-side or boyleg bottoms which will emphasise your lower half - the aim being to draw the eye upwards

STRAIGHT Body Shapes

(Small bust, broad shoulders, undefined waistline)

TRY 
● Moulded or padded Halter tops to create cleavage
● Higher cut bottoms to lengthen legs
● Monokinis to create curves

AVOID 
● High-waisted bottoms, may make your waistline appear "boxy"
● Over the shoulder or bandeau tops unless softened with a frill, halter strap or directional print - the aim being to create curves 

APPLE Body Shapes

(Big/medium bust, rounded stomach, smaller hips)

TRY 
● Halternecks to balance shape
● Underwire or moulded cups to create definition
● Busy prints and rouching to smooth stomach
● Higher cut bottoms to create length

AVOID 
● Boyleg bottoms which shorten legs 
● Plain coloured swimsuits which emphasise roundness of shape - the aim being to create length 

HOURGLASS Body Shapes

(Big bust with big hips and defined waistline)

TRY 
● Underwire or 50's Halter tops with band support
● Skirtinis, thick tie-side or high-waisted bottoms to balance out curves, also try gathered side bottoms to smooth sides

AVOID 
● Non-supportive Tri tops or Bandeau tops without underwire
● Skimpy tie-side bottoms unless you're wearing a supportive skimpy top - the aim being to balance your curves


PETITE Body Shapes

(Small bust, waist and hips)

TRY 
● Bra style tops, 50's Halter tops or Tri tops with piping, moulding or ruffles to create cleavage
● Tie-side bottoms that adjust to fit your frame and skirtinis to create shape

AVOID 
● Shapeless or unpadded bandeaus and Tri tops
● Baggy or ill-fitting bottoms - the aim being to create curves without overwhelming your frame












Friday, 13 December 2013

12 Days til Christmas Countdown!

Christmas. That special day that seems to roll around more 
quickly each year. To keep you enthused in the 12 day lead-up amidst last minute shopping, travel plans and looking forward to catching up with loved ones - enjoy the 12 Days til Christmas Countdown with Swim Heaven!

 
Become a Facebook Fan or follow us on Instagram, Pintrest and Twitter to be in the loop this season with ALL orders shipped FREE in the 12 day Christmas Countdown - any order $50 or more will also receive a BONUS limited edition 2014 Swim Heaven Wall Calendar featuring all our favourite shots! Be sure to #swimheaven with your summer fun in the coming months for your chance to win a $100 Swim Heaven voucher.

Have yourself a fashionable Swim Season and a very Merry Christmas! 

Mel x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The DD-Cup Solution: Aqua Blu Swimwear

As hard as it is to find D-Cup Swimwear in non-nanna styles, it is even more of a challenge to find DD-Cup sizes in fashionable prints and wearable shapes that offer support. Enter Aqua Blu, an Australian brand specialising in D, DD and E-Cup sizes now stocked in Swim Heaven! Keep an eye out as they receive great coverage each season in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Shop til You Drop.

Here are three DD-Cup styles to look out for this swim season when shopping on-line or in-store:

 1. Aqua Blu Flower Chains DD-Cup Bra Top

Featuring subtle moulded cups for shape, underwire and adjustable straps, this is an over-the-shoulder fail-safe style that's easy on the neck. Base your size selection on your bra size with these styles.

2. Aqua Blu Island Palms DD-Cup Tankini

With side band to prevent spillage and cross front halter to give shape and support without underwire, this tankini below has the added benefit of a busy print to help smooth any lumps and bumps and elongate your shape.                       


 

 

3. Heaven Ringa Rosie D-Cup Halter Top


Technically a D-Cup style, this halter can be selected in your next size up to accommodate a DD-Cup size due to the tie-back and top while still offering the under bust band support as an alternative to underwire.

It is always a good idea to check out both D-Cup and DD-Cup categories when swimwear shopping if you are uncertain of your sizing or the brand you are buying. For those broader across the back some D-Cup Bandeau Bras will be able to accommodate DD-Cup sizes with a clip back, and cross straps at the back to offer more support. Others with narrower backs such as 10DD-Cup sizes may be limited to up-sizing with tie halter styles or a slight swimwear alteration to have a clip-back taken in if a suitable DD-Cup style top can't be found. Be sure to read the product descriptions on-line, check the exchange or return policy and learn which shapes will offer a comfortable, fashionable compromise for you this swim season. Happy Shopping!
 



Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tummy Slimming One Piece Swimsuits

For those of us venturing back into the water after a long winter hibernation it can be a little daunting. Even more so for new mums or most of us who haven't been so regimented with any form of exercise program and feeling a little self-conscious about their tummy area. Good news is - one pieces are back in a big way this swim season!

Here are three features to look for in your new one piece swimsuit to help camouflage any lumps and bumps and elongate your shape...


Heaven Vintage Floral D-Cup Underwire One Piece

1. Rouching (pronounced "roo-shing")

Gathering of fabric along the side seams to create a pleating effect to hide not-so-smooth areas, works well in this example on the left with a flat front panel to create length through the torso, this one piece with underwire for D-cup sizes

2. Busy print

Most effective with a darker background as seen below to distract from lumps and bumps otherwise highlighted with plain or shimmery fabrics - this one piece also featuring contrast banding around the bust to draw the eye upwards

Heaven Wild Child One Piece

3. Dark side panels

Featured below in black with vibrant front panel to draw the eye up and down and away from areas of concern at the sides - this style is best for A to C-cup sizes

Heaven Magic Garden Zip Front One Piece