Let me tell you about my new favourite bikini – this is my Baiia swimwear review.
I recently came across Baiia, an Australian swimwear brand that seemed to offer a wide range of stylish and flattering suits to fit every body type. Of course I was intrigued by this claim, so I did a good bit of research.
I was really impressed with the selection of styles available. But… well, because it’s me, I pondered over a few months whether or not I needed this swimsuit in my life (being a minimalist and all). Turns out I did!
After trying out my new bikini, I was able to declutter three older bikinis I had been hanging onto and just keep one other suit. Why? Well because this suit transforms into as many styles as you like!
Let’s delve into my Baiia swimwear review and see if it’s a good fit for you too!
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- Who are Baiia
- What materials are used in Baiia swimwear
- Styles offered by Baiia swimwear
- What I love
- What I'd like to see
- The price
- FAQs: Baiia Swimwear
- Final thoughts: Baiia swimwear review
Who are Baiia
Baiia – pronounced ‘Bai-ah’ – means one who has the capacity to change the world for the better.
The Australian company, founded by Amber, is passionate about creating ethical and sustainable swimwear. Baiia are also passionate about helping women feel confident in their own skin. They want women of all shapes and sizes to feel beautiful and empowered in their swimwear – and their success is evident on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as by the reviews on their website.
The brand has since grown to be a much-loved favourite, with an emphasis on modern designs, high quality materials and of course, sustainability, offering a range of mix-and-match separates as well as wrapsuits, so you can find the perfect style for your body type. Plus, with fun and vibrant prints, there’s definitely a Baiia bikini or wrapsuit to suit everyone’s taste!
What materials are used in Baiia swimwear
Did you know, the amount of plastic waste produced each year is a staggering 400 million tonnes?
Baiia are committed to using sustainable and eco-friendly synthetic materials in their swimwear, so you can feel good about your purchase and what it’s doing for the environment.
The brand uses a high quality Italian fabric made from ocean waste such as recycled fishnets, textiles, carpets and plastic bottles. Their recycled synthetic fibres use 90% less water, 85% less energy and 75% less carbon footprint than virgin synthetic fibres.
Baiia have also achieved accreditation from Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), OEKO-TEX® and CLEAR TO WEAR because of the water based dyes they use. In comparison to commercial plastisol inks, which contain PVC and phthalates that are hazardous to the environment, water-based inks are proven to be a more environmentally friendly dying choice.
When you receive your order from Baiia, you’ll notice it’s packaged in satchels made from 100% biodegradable and compostable materials. Their tags are made from recycled paper and deadstock yarn, and the hygiene stickers are made from recycled paper. Not only that, but they make sure that the products they receive from suppliers also arrive in home-compostable polybags!
Styles offered by Baiia swimwear
I opted for the Tahiti Reversible Bikini Wrap Top as well as the matching bottoms. It is a beautiful color! With the top, you get two pieces – you can either wear as the full blue colour, the full design, or mix and match between the two. You also get a wrap tie that you can wear on your waist, to the side, or in the centre of the tops to show some skin. So essential, when you buy the tops and the bottoms, you’re getting a 4 piece bikini.
If you were to buy one set and wanted another set that you can easily mix and match with the first set, Baiia give you some of their favourite matches to help you with your choice.
Not a fan of bikinis? Then the wrapsuit might be the best option for you. You get two pieces, as well as a wrap tie you can play around with.
Watch the following video to get an idea of the different variations you can get with the bikinis and wrapsuits.
Baiia also have a range of dresses, sarongs, as well as a kid’s and men’s range.
What I love
Spoiler alert – I absolutely love my new bikini!
Bust: I was worried about the fit as I’m a larger bust and have never really found that perfect top. I can confirm that the top fits beautifully and offers fantastic support, as well as being flattering.
Variations: If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I love anything that has multiple uses. This swimwear is definitely versatile and with the reversible top and wrap tie, you can easily mix and match to get numerous looks.
Comfort: This is probably one of the most comfortable bikinis I’ve ever worn! I often find that underwires dig into my skin or that the straps are too tight, but I didn’t have any of those issues with this swimwear.
Customer service: I made the mistake of ordering the wrapsuit instead of the separate top and bottoms and had to enquire as to whether I could exchange. Baiia’s amazing customer service were so helpful with the returns process, they organised a DHL for me and let me know as soon as my credit was on my account so I could order the set I wanted.
Sustainability: This is obviously a big selling point for me as I try to be as eco-conscious as possible. I love that this brand is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, and that they are transparent about their manufacturing process.
Fit guide: I really appreciate that Baiia have a fit guide to help you with your purchase. It’s so helpful, especially if you’re like me and are a different size on top than you are on the bottom. It helps that the pieces are separate too so you can get two different sizes depending on bust/bum sizes!
What I’d like to see
As you can see, there are so many reasons to love Baiia swimwear. But there are a few things I’d love to see from them in the future.
Bottoms: While the high waited briefs are fantastic for covering up any lumps or bumps you might be self-conscious about, I’d love to see a wider range of styles on offer – especially a more natural waisted option. When you have a very short torso (like myself) the high waisted briefs tend to go a lot higher up than they’re meant to. The bottoms are also a little thinner than I’m used to so it doesn’t offer full bum coverage. I sometimes feel a little ‘cheeky’ in them!
Design: I think it would also be great to see some more subdued colours and designs. While I love the bright colors and bold fabrics that Baiia offer, I think it would be nice to have some more muted designs for those who prefer a more low-key look.
While it may seem like a lot to spend on swimwear, I personally can’t fault the price. Having moved away from fast fashion brands a few years ago, I’ve began to understand why certain brands charge a certain amount.
If clothing is cheaply made (from cheap materials and using underpaid workers), then it can be sold for a low price. However, if the clothing is made from quality fabrics and the brand employs ethical practices, ensuring their dress-makers are paid a fair wage, then the price will be higher.
Lower quality clothing is also likely to only last a short time, whereas higher quality clothing is made to last.
So, when I see a higher price tag, I don’t automatically think ‘that’s too expensive’, but rather ‘this is good quality and worth the investment’.
FAQs: Baiia Swimwear
Where can I buy Baiia swimwear?
Baiia deliver worldwide you can buy directly from their website. You can also purchase from the following stores:
– Canada (Ontario): ZAZU Boutique, Campbellford
– Australia: Beach Boutique, Agnes Water QLD or Green Horse, Northcote VIC
– USA (Texas): Miss Kitty’s Downtown, inside The Radiant Lily, Plainview TX
– United Arab Emirates: TKD Lingerie, Town Centre Jumeirah Mall, Dubai UAE
– British Virgin Islands: NAMI Resort & Swim, Romasco Place Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
What size should I order?
Using their online fit consultation, you’ll be able to choose the perfect fit for your body shape. Don’t get worried if this seems a little smaller than your usual size – the suits do stretch and while they might feel tight when you first try them on, they do fit better after washing.
Can I get any alterations if it doesn’t fit?
Yes! They offer a reimbursement for any alterations you might need to have after you receive your order. You can get a fit consultation with an expert first and then go ahead with your alterations and submit for the reimbursement.
Is Baiia swimwear worth the price?
I personally believe that it is! As I mentioned before, I think the quality of their swimsuits definitely justifies the price tag. Not only that, but their sustainable and eco-friendly practices are so important, and I’m happy to support a brand that has these values.
Can I return or exchange?
Yes, you can return or exchange your order if it’s not quite right. You have 30 days after receiving your order to return or exchange. However, you may only receive store credit and not a refund.
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Final thoughts: Baiia swimwear review
Overall, I’m extremely impressed with Baiia swimwear. The eco-friendly materials and construction make these suits perfect for swimming, lounging on the beach, or any other water activity. The wide range of styles and prints means that there’s something for everyone, and the high-quality materials make these suits worth the investment.
If you’re looking for high-quality, eco-friendly swimwear, be sure to check out Baiia. With a wide range of stylish and flattering styles for every body type, you’re sure to find the perfect suit for your next beach vacation.