Summer Kickoff Giveaway — Hapari Swimwear

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In the past I have HATED buying swimsuits, but this summer, with Hapari, it was actually fun and easy to find one I liked that fit well and looked good. And they’re doing a giveaway, WAHOO!

THE PRIZE

hapari swimwear modest tankini

Hapari swimwear is providing today’s giveway.

One VERY lucky reader will get one of the fabulous Hapari swim suits!

MY REVIEW

Lucky for me, I live in the same city as Hapari, so I can go try on all the swimsuits I want. If you’re not so lucky, you can still go to their website, which has all the same gorgeous swimsuits as the store, so you don’t need to make a special trip all the way to Utah for your swimsuit this year. Whew.

So I got to go try on all their different styles (v-neck, sport, butterfly, scoop) and patterns and choose my favorite swimsuit, which I love more than I’ve ever loved another swimsuit before because it’s cute AND is long enough. I chose the Giraffe Sport Tankini with the Aqua Tummy Tuk Bottoms, and I love it! It’s a little bit sassy and a little bit classy at the same time. I can’t wait to wear it to the pool! Here’s why:

1. It’s modest. I’m 6’2″ and finding a one piece that is long enough in the torso or a tankini that actually hides my tummy is nearly impossible. In the past I’ve only been able to buy a swimsuit from one place, and their selection wasn’t great.

Hapari tankini swimwear is long, even for me. And if you choose the Tummy Tuk bottoms, you’ll have plenty of overlap. (If you like to show a little more skin, they have bikinis as well…)

2. It’s well made. Flimsy swimsuits are often the same price as the expensive ones, and by the end of the summer you’re suit is thrashed. Hapari swimsuits are made from thick fabric that will hold its shape and stay looking great for all of this summer and next summer too!

3. The selection is perfect. There are 4 basic styles: Sport, Vneck, Butterfly, and Scoop, and each style comes in several different prints. So you choose the cut that looks best on your body (I prefer the Sport, which has a little more coverage up top) and pick your favorite print in that cut. They even have plus size swimwear. Then choose bottoms to match – I love that they have polka dots and solids that you can mix and match with the tankinis.

4. Room to Grow. Each Hapari swimsuit has a little pocket in the bra part for breast inserts, if you need some help. I’m telling you, after only 2 kids I’m thinking I’m going to need something soon! Nobody has to know…

The store itself was a fun place too. I went on a Saturday afternoon and the place was buzzing with groups of girlfriends and moms and daughters. There was even a guy there! The store has a really fun beach/island theme and the dressing rooms have straw roofs with colorful curtains. The girls next to me in the fitting rooms were having a great time trying on suits and gabbing.

Hapari is the key to one stop swimsuit shopping this year for all the women in your family. Check out their website or visit the Hapari store and pick our your suit for this season!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Hapari.com
  • Come back here and tell me which tankini is your favorite before midnight Sunday, June 14.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
  • Facebook about the contest

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Hapari!

{ 179 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth June 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

I hate buying swimsuits. From your review this may be a winner for me.

2 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

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3 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

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4 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

I get your newsletter and LOVE IT :) thanks for the updates!

5 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

pick me! I hate swimsuits..but when you have kids you have no choice I’d love to find one I actually like :)

6 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

posted on twitter :0)

7 JaKell June 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

follower on twitter now :) previous post forgot to add my fav one…i’d say Mango Mudd Sport Tankini is adorable!

8 Donna K June 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

I like the Aqua Bay Sport Tankini.

9 Donna K June 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

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10 Donna K June 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

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11 Donna K June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

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12 Donna K June 11, 2009 at 10:58 am

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13 Heather D. June 11, 2009 at 11:11 am

I love the maui vneck tankini

14 Heather D. June 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

i subscribe

15 StampinCathy June 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

Wow this sound fabulous. I sure can use on of these…I’m like most women..hate to go shopping for swimwear. Thanks for a chance.

16 StampinCathy June 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

Wow that for another chance. I’m a subscriber.

17 Harley June 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

These are really cute! I think my favorite is the Giraffe Butterfly Tankini

18 Harley June 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

I subscribe :)

19 Harley June 11, 2009 at 11:36 am
20 Liz S. June 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I’ve seen these swimsuits before and they look so cute. I love the Maui Vneck Tankini one!

21 Liz S. June 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

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22 Liz S. June 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

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23 Kristen June 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I love the GNO butterfly tankini!

24 Kristen June 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

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25 Rebecca June 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Lots of cute suits! I like the Aqua Bay Sport Tankini!

26 Lindsay V June 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I love the Red Aloha Sport Tankini! Soooo cute!

27 Lindsay V June 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

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28 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Very cool giveaway! My fav is the Mango Mudd Sport Tankini – just beautiful!
Thanks!
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29 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I’m following you on twitter: cokelush
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30 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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31 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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32 Brianne S. June 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Oh, wow. Those suits are awesome! I love how the tops are so long. I love how you can choose different styles of bottoms, including skirts. Fabulous.

33 Brianne S. June 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I am subscribed to your feed.

34 Brianne S. June 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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35 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Your button resides on my sidebar.
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36 Brianne S. June 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Your button is on my sidebar.

37 amanda June 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I have one Love it!

38 amanda June 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

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39 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I tweeted: http://bit.ly/3TGVXe
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40 robin June 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I FaceBooked the contest too: Robin Phillips-Knotts
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41 Sara G June 11, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I love the red aloha tankini. It’s super cute!

42 Christi Roeger June 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I ??? the zebra v-neck tankini! It is to die for!
Thanks!

43 Christi Roeger June 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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44 Christi Roeger June 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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45 coralee johnson June 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Mango Mudd Sport Tankini is SO CUTE!
Please pick me!!!!!

46 Angie June 11, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I LOVE the Zebra V-Neck Tankini!

47 Angie June 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I follow you on Twitter (pricousins)

48 Sara June 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I like the GNO V Neck Tankini best. The pattern is beautiful and I like a halter top best.

49 Sara June 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm
50 Sara June 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

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51 Sara June 11, 2009 at 3:51 pm

commented on “you listen mom” post

52 Sara June 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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53 danielle June 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

maui vneck tankini
perfect for my big ole’s!

54 danielle June 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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55 susan Beecher June 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I love the girls night out v neck tankini

56 Hilary June 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I am in love with the GNO v neck tankini with the brown polka dot bottoms! Cute stuff!

57 Hilary June 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I follow you on twitter!

58 Hilary June 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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59 Lisa June 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I love the Zebra V neck — will you promise I will look as good as the model in it? :)

60 Maria June 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm

The aqua bay v-neck was my favorite. What a great site, with wonderful suits and I can’t believe the reasonable prices. Thanks for sharing!!

61 Maria June 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm

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62 Angela June 11, 2009 at 7:33 pm

The GNO butterfly tankini is so cute! I do need it!

63 Jeannine Billings June 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Brown Dot V-neck Tankini is my favorite!

64 Jeannine Billings June 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I also subscribe to your feed using Google Reader.

65 Angel S. June 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I love the Maui Vneck Tankini. Such cute farics! Thanks for the link. We just put up our pool tonight – look out pool, here I come!

66 Angel S. June 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I subscribe!!

67 kathemc June 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Mango Mudd! Soooo cute, and I am in the market for a new suit!

68 kathemc June 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

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69 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

My favorite suit is the v-necks, i love the aquabay or the sport mango mudd and red aloha!

70 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I facebooked about your contest.. Liz Blake Memmott http://www.vanillajoy.com is giving away nothing but the best… a Hapari Swimsuit!!!!! CHeck it out!!!

71 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

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72 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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73 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

i contributed to a non contest blog

74 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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75 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

MrsShoogiehttp://www.vanillajoy.com giving away an awesome Hapari Swimsuit!!

tweeted about your contest

76 liz memmott June 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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77 Em June 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for your reviews, they were extremely helpful. I love the brown dot scoop tankini! You’re now on my google reader and I’m glad I happened across your blog.

78 hayley June 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

i’m a subscriber!

79 hayley June 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

i facebooked about this

80 hayley June 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

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81 hayley June 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

mango mudd sport is my favorite!

82 hayley June 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

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83 Amy Brewer June 12, 2009 at 3:31 am

I love the Giraffe Sport Tankini with the Tummy Tuk Aqua Bottoms. I hope I am lucky…………

84 Amy Brewer June 12, 2009 at 3:32 am

I am following you on twitter already. My twitter name is makeetis..

85 Amy Brewer June 12, 2009 at 3:33 am

I have your rss yahoo feed. Thanks for the chances,

86 erin June 12, 2009 at 6:39 am

I love these tankinis! My favorite is the GNO V-neck. I have always had a problem finding a bathing suit with a top that I didn’t feel like I was falling out of…especially after having my son!

87 erin June 12, 2009 at 6:39 am

I subscribe to your feed.

88 erin June 12, 2009 at 6:40 am

I receive your newsletter.

89 erin June 12, 2009 at 6:41 am

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90 Ashley June 12, 2009 at 7:17 am

I really like the Mango Mudd tankini – what a great vibrant design!

91 Ashley June 12, 2009 at 7:17 am

I subscribe to your newsletter, too.

92 Trisha J June 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

My favorite is probably the Red Aloha Sport, but which one I would actually pick would depend on how they fit.

93 Emilie June 12, 2009 at 8:17 am

I really like the Aqua Bay V Neck Tankini. I like the halter style for more support and the colors are beautiful!

94 Emilie June 12, 2009 at 8:18 am

I’m an email subscriber!

95 Kathy Mc June 12, 2009 at 8:25 am

Aqua Bay Sport Tankini is my fav. Your comments would definitely help someone order a suit online. Swimsuits have to be the most difficult item to purchase as none fit the same and sizing is all over the place. Would love the chance to win the giveaway as desperately need a suit for summer!

96 Kathy Mc June 12, 2009 at 8:25 am

Aqua Bay Sport Tankini is my fav. I subscribe to your feed also.

97 Kathy Mc June 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

Aqua Bay Sport Tankini is my fav. I’m also an email subscriber.

98 Annalee June 12, 2009 at 8:27 am

Ooh… I love the Mango Mudd Sport Tankini!

99 Staci J. June 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

I have such a hard time finding a modest swimsuit that I would want to wear. I love the Aqua Zebra Sport Tankini and wouldn’t mind wearing it all summer long.

100 Staci J. June 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

I subscribe to your feed.

101 Karen June 12, 2009 at 9:59 am

I like the aqua bay sport

102 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

Are you kidding? These swimsuits are SO cute! I’m really excited about this giveaway!!! I really, really, really, really, really like the GNO V Neck Tankini…. Please pick me!

103 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

I’ve commented on some of your book talk posts.

104 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

I facebooked about the giveaway.

105 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

I have your button on my blog.

106 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:21 am

I subscribe.

107 Missy June 12, 2009 at 10:21 am

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108 Kristin June 12, 2009 at 10:40 am

Am I the only one who likes the Cali Palms Butterfly style. Great website!

109 Chelsea June 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Aqua Bay V Neck Tankini is my favorite and I so need a new suit. Thanks!

110 Chelsea June 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I subscribe!

111 Chelsea June 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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112 Anika June 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Love, love the vintage v-neck!

113 Anika June 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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114 michellew June 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I like the vintage v-neck. They are all so stinking cute!

115 Aimee W. June 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Such a tough decision…there are so many choices! I believe my favorite is the Aqua Bay V Neck Tankini.
Thanks!

116 Aimee W. June 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I am following you on Twitter…my user name is Nelsby.
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117 Aimee W. June 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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118 Aimee W. June 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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119 Aimee W. June 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm
120 SavingDiva June 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I love the red aloha sport tankini.

121 Carrie June 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I love the vintage v-neck tankini. Very cute suits.

122 Carrie June 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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123 Katie Konold June 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Giraffe v-neck for me!

124 Gina Loggins June 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Tough choice but my favorite is the Maui Vneck Tankini.

125 Kaye June 12, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I love the maui vneck tankini! So cute and the patterns are fun!

126 Cristy June 12, 2009 at 7:53 pm

There are so many cute ones to choose from! I like the Mango Mudd Sport Tankini. This is awesome! Thank you!!

127 Cristy June 12, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I just came across your blog and am lovin’ it. I’m a subscriber now!!!

128 Alice June 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I like the Mango Mudd Sport Tankini

129 Alice June 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

130 Dev June 12, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I love the GNO Butterfly Tankini.

131 Dev June 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

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132 Kimberly June 13, 2009 at 1:48 am

I like the Red Aloha Sport Tankini.

133 Kimberly June 13, 2009 at 1:49 am

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134 Kimberly June 13, 2009 at 1:49 am

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135 Kimberly June 13, 2009 at 1:50 am

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136 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I love the GNO butterfly tankini, mardi gras tankini, red aloha sport tankini, and the cali palms butterfly tankini….can you tell I love their suits! I hope I win!

137 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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138 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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139 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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140 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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141 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

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142 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm
143 Becky Smith June 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I commented on the carseat cover post!

144 Etta June 13, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Aqua Bay Sport Tankini is so cute!!
PERFECT for a day at the pool with the kids :)

145 Michelle Weymouth June 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I love them all but especially the Mardi Gras Butterfly Tankini or the Aqua Bay V neck tankini. These ones look like they would help my depleted breastfed bosoms the best!

146 Michelle Weymouth June 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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147 Richelle F June 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I like the Red Aloha Sport Tankini. Cute!

148 Richelle F June 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

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149 Richelle F June 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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150 Cristine June 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Great suit!!! Would love to win for a houseboating trip we have planned for next month.

151 Cristine June 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I subscribe

152 kesha gooding June 14, 2009 at 8:19 am

Absolutely love the Zebra V Neck Tankini! Great coverage in the back =0

153 kesha gooding June 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

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154 Andrea Shef June 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

These are adorable!!!

155 Emily Albrecht June 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I’m lucky enough to have 2 of these suits and I LOVE THEM! I have a long torso so they are great for coverage. I love that I can choose which way to wear the straps. I don’t have a new pattern from this year and I really like aqua bay or mango mud, although I have a hard time deciding for sure. :)

156 Emily Albrecht June 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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157 Emily Albrecht June 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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163 Wendy Ryan June 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I love them all!!!! So hard to choose.

164 Autumn June 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

i love the sport tankini in the aqua pattern. also the tummy tuk bottoms look awesome. i would love to win.

165 Autumn June 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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166 Lorena Carver June 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm

It’s so hard to choose a favorite because I LOVE all of them!! The one that caught my eye at first was the GNO Butterfly Tankini. Thanks for the chance!

167 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I love the blue aloha v-neck tankini!

168 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I follow you on Twitter! (katiescatharsis)

169 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm
170 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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171 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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172 Katie June 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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173 Larissa Luke June 14, 2009 at 8:09 pm

The Brown Dot Tankinis are my favorite!

174 sito June 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I’m liking the aqua-bay-v-neck-tankini. Pretty colors and busy print would distract from body imperfections!

175 sito June 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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176 sito June 14, 2009 at 8:44 pm
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178 andrea June 14, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I would love to win one of these suits! They’re so cute!

179 andrea June 14, 2009 at 9:28 pm

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