Gigi Swimwear: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis A swimsuit by Gigi will help make swimsuit shopping much easier this year and help me feel confident in my post-baby body….and that’s a TALL order!

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One swimsuit in black from Gigi and one nervous Experimental Mommy with a belly that just hasn’t been the same since the birth of my second daughter.  About Gigi:

gigilogo “Every girl’s been there. The cold dressing room, the terrible lighting, the myriad of suits in detestable prints, our white undies sticking out from under the leg elastic, our sun-starved appendages. It’s a sure recipe for self-loathing.
How hard can it be to come up with something flattering and stylish, I wondered. A bathing suit version of the little black dress? I decided I’d have to create it myself. And thus, GiGi was born.

Lucky for you, attention to detail is my forte. I’ve had a fabulous time creating a suit that truly complements almost every figure. My various sized female friends agree: GiGi is the most flattering bathing suit they’ve ever worn. If you don’t think so, just send it back. Enjoy your new GiGi suit. GiGi loves you!

results Before kids, I was teaching dance about 4 days a week.  I was thin and while I never had a 6 pack abdomen, I was darn proud of my figure.  Fast forward about 5 years and my confidence in a bathing suit has shrunk to almost nothing.  I am only dancing one night a week, and while I am very active chasing my girls, I don’t get in as much toning time at all.  So, as you can imagine, the thought of trying on swimsuits makes me cringe.  Apparently, Gillian Gabriel, owner of GiGi swimwear, felt the same way and set out to design a suit every woman would love. So, when I got the chance to try one of these suits, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

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After searching the Gigi website, I will admit that I was quite skeptical after reading the statement, “No matter what your body type, GiGi is very likely the most flattering suit you’ll ever buy.”  Could it be true?  How can it flatter everyone?  After doing more reading, I found that Gillan uses six points to create her swimsuits in order to achieve her goal:

  • Fabric: Imported from Spain, higher nylon content and SPF 50
  • Style:  halter top and lower back to minimize B.S. (Backfat Spillage!)
  • Four-Way Stretch
  • Lining:  In my opinion, this is the best part.  The lining is cut 4 inches smaller than the suit to smooth out all of your little imperfections.  Genius!
  • Ruching:  helps disguise my post baby belly
  • Elastic and Thread:  Three types of elastic for a specialized fit

When trying on my suit for the first time, I was a bit nervous.  But the minute I looked in the mirror, I will admit that I actually didn’t cringe!  The material is soft, the plunge neckline flatters the smallest part of me, while the ruching definitely hides the parts I am my self-conscious about.  I followed the sizing chart online and my suit fits perfectly. I am sooooo ready for the beach!

hypothesis The Gigi swimsuit is like the “little black dress of swimwear!”  A one piece suit that has definitely been thought out and well designed flattered my post baby figure.  At just $98, this swimsuit comes in black, pink, white and brown.  I love mine so much, I am considering purchasing another one in pink!

Going to the beach this summer?  Want to look fabulous?  Gigi swimwear has generously offered one reader their choice of one swimsuit!

How to enter:

1. Visit Gigi and tell me what aspect of the suit you find the most flattering.

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Gigi (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

6. Subscribe to my Feed.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on May 31st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by Gigi. All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I like the look of the swimsuit – sexy but not too sexy and how it covers the tummy area.

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  4. I like the 4 way stretch, I think that will help with comfort!

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  8. Jennifer h says:

    I like the top portion. I like halter style bathing suits.

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    your fb fan!

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  11. Nicole May says:

    I like how the ruching hides tummy flaws. 🙂

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  16. adrienne Gordon says:

    I like that it covers all your assets.

  17. Linda Kish says:

    I like the idea of a smaller lining.

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  19. I think I like the lining the best!

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  22. I LOVE the long, lean look of the suit! I think it really would help create a long torso look on those that don’t have that.

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  25. Jennifer B says:

    The fact that it’s a halter top, is what I find most flattering

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    fan on FB Jennifer Bee

  28. I like how the bra cups tuck into the lining and are removable, not that i would take them out though, : )

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  30. I like the rouching the best.

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  36. Robert L says:

    The suit uses different types of elastic in the top, side, and leg for maximum comfort.
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  41. Donna B. says:

    The 4-way stretch. I would use this for water aerobics, so that’s very important to me!

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  44. My favorite is the ruching because I have a twin skin belly that I need to hide.

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  51. Cassandra says:

    I like the pink one, and that it has 4 way stretch…I’d love to see how that works.

  52. Karen Gonyea says:

    Love the pink one 🙂

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  55. I love it in black – and it looks good because of the halter neckline.

  56. I like the lining

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  58. Maria A. Malaveci says:

    Really love the soft
    ruching across the tummy.

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  71. amanda thompson says:

    i think the ruching makes it most flattering. and the lower back is amazing!

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  73. nan lara says:

    i like the underarm coverage
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  75. Autumn B. says:

    i like how the top ties

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  76. I find the ruching the most flattering feature.

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  81. Vickie Couturier says:

    I would choose;I like the Black size XL

  82. Vickie Couturier says:

    I forgot to add aboue the four way stretch would be what I thought was most flattering

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  97. Karen Gonyea says:

    My 05/20/2010 entry please and thank you 🙂

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  100. The ruching for a flattering midline.

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  107. I love the ruching

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  112. I like that it cuts “back” on back fat.

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    Pick me please 🙂

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  125. I like the hip cut. Perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. steven lewis says:

    WE like the Four Way Stretch incorporated into the designs

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  149. Karen Gonyea says:

    I could really use a new suit this year : )

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  158. Karen Gonyea says:

    Love GIGI 🙂

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  162. Love the Four Way Stretch

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  176. I think the halter neck is very flattering

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  182. Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in please 🙂

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  185. I love the Ruching which would help hide my tummy flaws.

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  190. Karen P says:

    The Ruching is nice

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  193. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would LOVE to win this 🙂 5/29/2010

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  199. Danielle says:

    the tummy hiding ruching for sure!

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  214. I love the ruching!

  215. I subscribe via google reader 🙂

  216. I love the super-flattering halter top!

  217. I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/15077947104

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    Ruching

  220. Ladytink_534 says:

    I like that the ruching hides tummy flaws!

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    I’m a FB fan~ Jennifer L.

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  226. The aspect I find most flattering about Gigi Swimwear is that Gigi uses 4-way stretch fabric – whereas most other swimsuits are made of 2-way stretch fabric.

  227. Constance L says:

    My favorite part of the suit is the ruching which helps camoflage tunmmy bulge.

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  228. The ruching at the waist would be flattering to me.

  229. I follow on google friend connect

  230. I subscribe by email
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  231. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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  234. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite feature is the runching across the tummy.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  235. Jill Myrick says:

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  236. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  237. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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    ruching

  241. Carol M says:

    I like the ruching to hide the tummy blubber.

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  246. Shellie says:

    I like the ruching. I think it’s flattering.

  247. Shellie says:

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  249. Jennifer R says:

    I think the most flattering aspect of this suit is the ruching which is suppose to help disguise the larger belly area.

  250. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    the halter top for me.

  251. I like the black one.

  252. carol curry says:

    how does one buy a suit.

    I have looked and I do not see “order…someplace?”

  253. pam elconin says:

    my problem with the suit is that unless you have implants or very firm breasts, this suit will flatten you out. unfortunately most suits do not have a good fitting struchtual top. this one has potential due to the cut of the bodice. i am older than the designer and have spent much more time unsuccessfully looking for swimsuits that fit and flatter. if she could make the top more structured without it looking like a “grandma bra” inside, i would be very intersted. also it would be nice if it came with a cover up skirt.

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