Sunday, 18 December 2011

Review | Aquaini - Burkini/Modest swimwear

Salaam sisters!

I was sent a burkini from the company Aquaini to review and tell you guys all about.

When I first received the burkini I was pleasantly surprised with how it actually looked and felt like a swimming costume. The burkini itself is made from swimming costume material which means it performs when it comes into contact with water.

The burkini comes as a 2 part, a tunic top with an integrated hijab/hood and trousers. The tunic top comes with a strap and the trousers come with buttons on the side. This is to make sure the top doesn't ride up and expose you when blown by the wind or in water.

The hijab/hood is attached to the tunic top but I would have preferred to be able to detach it so that I had the option to wear it or not.

When I wore this burkini on holiday to Turkey it was great because I I didn't look too out of place in it. The hood/hijab looked a bit funny especially with my hair in a bun, I didn't like the way that looked so I wore a hijab on top, you could easily tie your hijab into a turban style so it looks better but your neck will still be covered. The hood hijab was too loose for my liking and I found that it tended to slip off and my hair came out the sides.

I understand that the trousers were wide for modesty purposes but it's not very practical to swim in. Due to the legs being wide when the waves came the trouser leg went up and exposed my legs. They also flapped around when I tried to swim in it. An alternative would be to have an option for legging like trousers that don't ride up.

The material is very good quality as it dries quickly in the sun, is durable and will last you many years.

I hope you found this review helpful inshaAllah. Let me know what you think of modest swimwear as well inshaAllah.

For any further questions about this product please 

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  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you could do
    with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than
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    1. Aww thank you, but no, I'm not an expert in any of the things I review. I always review the product from the customers point of view in order for my reviews to be as beneficial as possible to both parties the company & the customer

  2. Now that it's been few years, I'm sure you have tried wearing and swimming with this. So, how fo you like it?

    1. I wore it on my honeymoon to Turkey and the good ting is that it's comfy and dries quickly when in the sun. The bad thing was when I was sitting on the sand every time a wave would come the trouser legs kept riding up and exposing my legs. The water sometimes made the 'hood/hijab' part slide back. I don't find it very practical to be completely honest.

      It looks nice and is comfy but not great for actually swimming in.

      See my honeymoon in Antalya post for some pictures of me wearing it at the beach