I was shocked by how many questions I received about the Hunza G Pamela swimsuit I briefly reviewed in this past weekend’s “Magpie Edit” post. Today, providing a more thorough review of the Pamela, answering all of the questions I received in one place:
+This suit has a stretchy but not compressive texture. It doesn’t exactly “hold you in” — it’s definitely not shapewear, and it doesn’t have quite the same “slimming” effect as the standard lycra swimsuit textures – but it feels mildly contouring and it does hug the body beautifully in a way that does not require a lot of fidgeting/adjustment.
+Because of this stretchy material, the suit is supremely comfortable. It does not dig in anywhere, especially not at the leg hole area, which is usually the part where any kind of digging in / cinching occurs for me.
+Full rear coverage. I was worried about this one. I have had to sideline a few of my suits for mom life at the pool because they are just not practical/modest enough! But the Pamela boasts very comfortable rear coverage. I think this is because of the OSFA material — it stretches to cover what you need to cover?
+In general, I was confused about the OSFA nature of the suit. I am petite (5’0) and when I first pulled it out of the bag, it looked small even to me! But the suit magically expands to the right size, length, etc, for a flawless fit. Nothing gaped/snagged/felt overlong/felt too short.
+I was personally worried that the texture might add “puffiness” or “fuzziness” to my silhouette, but it really doesn’t do that — the material hugs the body beautifully.
+There are no cups/is no padding in the bust area. This may mean it’s not a great fit for bustier women? I will wear with these petal covers for coverage. I use these with swimsuits all the time and they work even in water. (I’ve tried a few different brands of petal covers and these are my favorite. They remain adhesive a lot longer than other brands.)
+I had a few questions about whether the suit was “sheer.” It is unlined, but not at all sheer — it is an opaque, stretchy material. However, because it is unlined, I do think (per previous note) you might be more comfortable wearing the petal covers. If in doubt, you might elect for the black instead of the pink, as I think it will be even more modest.
+The Pamela has a strappy neckline that I prefer, but Hunza G’s more famous silhouette is this classic squareneck style. Note the differences in the back — the Pamela cuts straight across in a sporty/athletic style, and the squareneck scoops low. Both very cute, but different vibes. I am tempted by this pastel blue in the classic squareneck. I’ve heard once you go Hunza, you don’t go back!
+Both my sister and cousin swear by the Hunza G brand for maternity! Both wore while pregnant and raved about comfort, fit, etc. Then the suit works just as easily postpartum, and shrinks right back to the original fit/size. I wish I’d known about the brand while I was expecting, because it was kind of a dagger to even spend $30 on an unattractive Target maternity suit knowing I might wear it a handful of times (if that!) and then toss. I love the idea of treating yourself to a Hunza G while pregnant — something stylish you can wear NOW and later.
While we’re talking swim/beach, sharing a few chic cover-ups:
MAREA CASITA DRESS (SEEN IN PHOTOS ABOVE)
P.S. More chic swim/beach finds here.
P.P.S. Recent Target finds.
P.P.P.S. “Don’t say that about my best friend.” (My mom’s empowering response to my self-deprecation as a child.)