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Hapari makes swimsuit shopping a happy experience

June 4th, 2009

When I think of Hapari I think “happy” and not just because the two words sound so much alike. Swimsuit season always brings with it a few nasty side effects: the dreaded glare of the fluorescent lights in the dress room; the shock of pale white skin; the sheer exhaustion of trying on numerous suits to finally find one you like well enough to wear in public. Okay, I’ll stop there before I break out in hives!

Fortunately I’ve discovered a line of swimsuits sure to turn this year’s swimsuit shopping into a much more pleasant experience. Hapari Swimwear offers a fabulously stylish, flattering-yet-modest line of tankinis and bikinis sure to keep those nasty side effects at bay. You can mix and match any bottom with any top and every tankini top can be worn three different ways: halter, tank, and criss cross!

Though their two most popular tankinis are the GNO V-neck tankini (pictured above, left) and the Mango Mudd Sport tankini (pictured at right), I chose the Blue Luau V-neck tankini (v-neck styles look better on me since I have broad shoulders) with the coordinating bottom to test for this review—I just couldn’t resist the red with white polka dots! I had totally planned to wear this while visiting my girlfriend in Florida but it rained all but one day I was there, and the one day we went to the beach I was going for all the sun I could get (i.e. I wore my tiniest bikini—and fried my stomach in the process, but that’s another story!).

I did try on the suit and found myself actually enjoying what I saw in the mirror rather than cringing from it. The suit fit really well and was truly flattering. I could tell it was made from high-quality fabric and with high-quality construction. I also checked out one of Hapari’s unique features: pockets for silicone breast inserts or “Illusions.” If I want to look anything like the model in the picture I better pick up a pair!

Hapari also has swimsuits for men and junior girls and boys. One other fun fashion find from Hapari is their Shores line. Shores is a collection of half tees that “provide a comfortable layered look without the extra bunching and bulk of a full-length layered tee.” I am really excited about this tee and here’s why. I have a couple dress under which I have to wear a cami or layering tee and every time that tank or tee starts riding up under my dress. By the time a couple hours have passed my waist looks twice as thick as it did when I first got dressed! I’m constantly going into the bathroom to pull it back down. So if your first thought of Shores was mine (“a half shirt? didn’t those go out of style a long time ago?”) I beg you to think twice. With summer’s full-on heat almost here do you really want multiple layers over your entire torso?

I believe a good swimsuit is worth the investment and Hapari Swimwear makes more than a few good suits. If you are looking for stylish tankini swimwear visit Hapari.com. Money may not buy happiness but a good swimsuit sure will!—Emily

*** Giveaway Hapari Swimwear is giving away one tankini and one Shore tee, winner’s choice! Please visit Hapari.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite swimsuit style. Please include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: June 12, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Lisa S., the winner of the Hapari giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!
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43 comments on “Hapari makes swimsuit shopping a happy experience

  1. Cynthia on said:

    I love the sport tankini. I have one that in a similar style that is 10 years old and it’s flattering but covers everything.

  2. Candace on said:

    I love the Vintage V Neck Tankini. Love the halter style top! It is so cute. After losing close to 100 pounds this summer, I have been looking for a new bathing suit. This is so cute. Hope I win! :)

  3. daria on said:

    Wow their swimwear is so awesome! I just visited their website and I’m loving the suits available, will have to make a purchase!

    Thanks for the sweet review and ROCKIN’ giveaway

  4. Azucar on said:

    I never thought of using a half shirt that way! Brilliant!

  5. Missy on said:

    I went to the website and got so distracted by the amazing suits, I ordered one and then almost forgot to come back here and enter the giveaway! I had such a hard time deciding. I chose the zebra suit. But, if I win, I am getting the giraffe too!
    Yay for a rockin’ giveaway!

  6. marianne on said:

    I absolutely loved the Mardi Gras Butterfly Tankini. The colors and print are just wonderful! If I were to win the giveaway though, I would donate it to a friend of mine who just had a double mastectomy for her to get her first post surgery suit. Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. Meg/Brassy Apple on said:

    I would definately look sexy sch-mexy in the Giraffe sport tankini! oooooh! rockin’ the pool time in that number! :)

  8. De in D.C. on said:

    Love the Maui VNeck Tankini. They’re all pretty awesome though.

  9. Brenna on said:

    I like the GNO V Neck Tankini! I so need a new suit too. :)

  10. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy on said:

    My fave is the Aqua Bay Sport Tankini.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  11. Kristina on said:

    Love these Tankinis. I’m a big fan of the floral prints. Super cute! krust37@yahoo.com. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  12. Missy B on said:

    I love them all. The blue ones are all very pretty.

  13. Jyl (Mom It Forward/#gno) on said:

    I love the Blue Aloha V Neck Tankini! jyl.pattee AT comcast DOT net

  14. apple on said:

    Love the Cream Shore (Crop Top) and Regular Red and White Polka Bottoms. Thank you!

  15. Sara on said:

    I like the Mango Mudd Bikini With Brown Band with the regular brown bottoms.

  16. Andi on said:

    The V-neck tankini is definitely my favorite style. I like the Zebra one the best!

  17. Jayne on said:

    I loved the V neck Giraffe tankini! What a fabulous style.

  18. bebemiqui on said:

    I really like the Brown Dot Scoop tankini and I like the blue and green shore tees.

  19. I love the GNO Butterfly Tankini.

  20. Michelle Underwood on said:

    Zebra V Neck Tankini is my fav!

  21. Huguette E on said:

    My favorite is the The Mango Mudd Sport swimsuit. I also like the

  22. Carol on said:

    The V-Neck Tankini Style is certainly very flattering, even for this mom of four. I like animal prints, I like the Zebra.

  23. nurinia melville on said:

    I like the Vintage V Neck Tankini!

  24. Sruti on said:

    V Neck Tankini of course!

  25. Sassafras on said:

    I love, love, love the Maui Vneck Tankini. W-O-W, how cute is that! Almost makes you want to shop for swimwear!

  26. Danielle L on said:

    I love the GNO Butterfly Tankini! It is a really pretty design!

  27. Kathy on said:

    I loved the Red Aloha Sport Tankini. Bright red is my favorite color to wear!

  28. icefairy on said:

    My favorite is the GNO “Girls Night Out” V Neck Tankini. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  29. socmama on said:

    I like the Aqua Bay V Neck Tankini. They have a wonderful selection! Thanks!

  30. I love the Maui Vneck Tankini! Thanks for the chance! :)

  31. zakka life on said:

    The Maui VNeck Tankini is my favorite!

  32. shelly on said:

    Like the Giraffe Sport Tankini and the aqua sassy skirt

  33. Andrea B on said:

    The Red Aloha Sport Tankini. I like the straight/scoop neck look of it.

  34. grams on said:

    I like the Aqua Bay Sport Tankini. I loved the color and it’s actually modest.

  35. tina reynolds on said:

    i loved the Mardi Gras Butterfly Tankini it is so pretty i really love the idea of these thanks for the giveway tina eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  36. xenia on said:

    I really like the Brown Dot V Neck Tankini… after having my second child a few months ago it would be like a dream to find a swimsuit that I would actually be okay with wearing in public this summer. Thanks!

  37. My wife would love if I won her a new swimsuit! I think her favorite would be the the Brown Dot V Neck Tankini. Thanks.

    csundell AT uwalumni DOT com

  38. Ellisen on said:

    The Brown Dot V Neck Tankini is my favorite, not too flashy but a fun print! Thanks.


  39. Lisa on said:

    Love these fun swimsuits! I like the tankini style, my fave is the beautiful GNO “Girls Night Out” V Neck tankini!

  40. Karianna on said:

    I like the aqua bay sport one the best—although there are several that I really like, too, like the mardi gras and blue aloha

  41. Laureen on said:

    I like the Vintage V-Neck Tankini with the Hot Shorts Brown Bottoms. Thanks for the chance!

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

  42. lace on said:

    The mango mud and the brown dot scoop tankini are really cute.

  43. Angela K on said:

    I love the Cali Palms Butterfly Tankini.

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