WHEN Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS brand released a swimwear line, fans were quick to join the online waitlist for the new collection
One reviewer had a hard time buying any of her desired items from the site, and once she tried on her purchases, she was unimpressed by some pieces, including one that looked like “a diaper.”
YouTube fitness guru Bay usually shares workouts and diet plans on her channel, BanbiiAnna Fitness.
When Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand SKIMS released its first swim collection, Bay knew she would want to review it right away.
But she had a smaller collection to choose from than she anticipated.
Bay logged on to the SKIMS website thirty minutes before the swimwear release, and was shocked to see that “almost everything was already sold out,” she said in a video.
Frustrated, Bay said that she wondered if the “skim pickings” on the website were a sales tactic to get people to join the waitlist.
The Sun has reached out to SKIMS for comment about any website issues customers faced during the launch.
Luckily, Bay was able to secure a few pieces from the collection, and they arrived in compostable packaging that she praised right away.
“If you are a multimillion-dollar company, you should be doing this,” she said.
First, Bay tried on a swim top and high-waisted shorts in the shade ochre. The pieces were perfectly in line with the brand’s neutral, simple style.
“I don’t hate it, I don’t love it,” Bay said.
The fabric was comfortable and breathable and the bottoms were fairly conservative, but Bay was less enthusiastic about the fit of the top.
“As of now I won’t be returning it,” she determined.
Next, she tried on a black one-piece with a full-length zipper – but was continually confounded by the strange fit on the back, crotch, and sides.
Only after filming the video did Bay realize she tried the swimsuit on backward.
Admitting her mistake, she told viewers, “you can roast me, I deserve it.”
Her next option was the swim cycle suit, which looked like a sports bra and bike shorts.
“I wanted it to be something versatile,” Bay explained, that she could wear swimming, or during other activities.
Feeling the fabric, Bay said that while the cycling set was “definitely swimsuit material,” it was also very comfortable.
She especially loved the seamless edges, which created a streamlined silhouette without digging into her skin, and allowed her to move easily.
Next, she switched to a more traditional style: a scoop neck one piece.
Bay called the silhouette “significantly better” than some of the other swimsuits she had tried, until she turned around.
“You have this weird excess diaper booty,” she said, demonstrating the loose fabric in the seat of a swimsuit that otherwise fit snugly.
When she leaned forward, Bay worried that her chest would spill out of the scoop neckline.
“I’m nit-picky and it doesn’t make me feel super confident,” the YouTube star admitted. “It’s a ‘wear it if you’re brave’ swimsuit.”
Her final choice was the one-shoulder monokini – the only item she ordered in a size other than her usual small.
The monokini was sold out in all but the smallest size, but Bay ordered it to try anyway.
She was able to squeeze into the suit, and though it wasn’t exactly comfortable, Bay loved the silhouette.
“If I were this size, it would look really good,” she said.
Overall, Bay had no complaints about the high-quality material, but found the fit was hit or miss.
That was especially true at the price point, which Bay said was too steep for how the clothes fit her.
Bay knew she would send back the one-piece swimsuits, and debated keeping the first two-piece set she tried on.
“I don’t know if I like it enough to keep it for that price,” she said.
The cycling set, however, was a smash hit, and Bay said that even if she returned the other pieces, that set would find a permanent home in her wardrobe.
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