As I prepare for my upcoming vacation and the impending summer, I [naturally] purchased some new bathing suits to rock for the next couple of months. In the past I had purchased Victoria’s Secret bikini’s, but over time I found that the quality would only last me one summer. So I began to look into new brands and fell in love with the Australian brand Triangl. Last year I purchased my first Triangl suit and quickly fell in love with the quality and style, so I decided to review all three of the styles I own now for anyone who might be curious about the brand!
At A Glance:
- True to color
- Excellent construction
- Great customer service
- Cannot try product on before ordering
- Pricey (and expensive shipping costs)
- Non-breathable material
- Long drying time once wet
Poppy Balconnet in “Paradise Palms”
My first bathing suit was the adorable Poppy Balconnet suit in the color “Paradise Palms”. Yes, these bathing suits can be a bit expensive, but sometimes its okay to splurge on yourself. I purchased this suit as a gift for myself after I finished my first 12 weeks of the Bikini Body Guide (I figured a bikini was an appropriate gift).
The first thing I will say about Triangl is that my customer service experience with them has been one of the best I’ve ever had. There can be a looming sense of fear when ordering a nearly $100.00 bathing suit online without having tried it on first, but Triangl has a great chat system on their website that makes the process incredibly easy. I spoke to 3 different girls on the chat before placing an order because I wanted to be sure that their consensus on sizing was consistent, and thankfully it was! After hearing their input I ordered a Small + top and a Medium bottom, both of which fit perfectly.
I placed my order on a Tuesday and my bathing suit arrived on Friday morning. It came packaged in a sturdy black box with the top and bottoms wrapped separately in plastic. The colors were beautiful and bright just like on the website, which put my fear of discoloration to rest. I am 5’3″ tall with a U.S. 32-34D bra size, so I decided to go with a style that offered extra support. None of their bathing suits are padded, which I really like. One of my major dislikes with Victoria’s Secret bathing suits was their use of extra bra padding, so this was a definite selling point for me. Despite the lack of padding, the balconnet style tops fit like a regular bra and offer plenty of flattering support!
The bottoms do run on the smaller/tighter side, so if you like a looser fitting bottom or prefer more coverage then I suggest going up a size. The difference between the medium and large sizes are very minimal, but the extra coverage goes a long way. Just keep that in mind when deciding on a bottoms size. As they state on the website, the tops are non-adjustable around the bust, but mine fits perfectly given the recommended sizing. It’s also important to note that your size may change depending on the style.
Poppy Bikini in “Paradise Palms” with non-adjustable clip in the back and un-padded cups.
Black Neon in Pink Rush
The second suit I ordered was the Black Neon bikini in color “Pink Rush”. I really love this bathing suit. It offers less coverage and support than the balconnet tops, but I still love how it looks. I am a Small + top and Medium bottom in this suit as well but I could see why some people might change the sizing for this style, especially for the top. The triangle shaped cups are a lot smaller than the balconnet style, and are not as supportive. Something to keep in mind if you prefer more support or more coverage.
The color is so rich and it is definitely neon (as advertised). The bottoms are softer than the bottoms of my Poppy suit, but that is because the Poppy suit has color blocking on the sides whereas this bottom is a solid black. I have started to combine these bottoms with different tops and they look perfect with all of them. Triangl unfortunately does not allow you to order tops and bottoms separately, but having a pair of black bottoms is great for mixing and matching the suits I do own.
Black Neon Bikini in “Pink Rush” with non-adjustable clip in the back.
Heidi in “Island Kiss”
The third suit I bought is the Heidi in color “Island Kiss”. Let me just say, I had THE hardest time deciding which color to go with in this suit, but I am really pleased with this blue. I am very pale skinned, and I feared that going with the pink “Heartbreaker” color or the green “Lost Paradise” would have washed my skin right out. All of the girls in the images on Triangl’s website are tan, so I try to always keep in mind how the colors will look with my skin tone.
I had originally thought that the blue in this suit was darker and the pink was more red when I was looking at the images on their website. In person it is definitely a softer, more vibrant blue and an undeniable pink color. In these images I took of the bathing suit, the third color appears to be more yellow but in person it is a neon green. This suit is so much fun, and I absolutely love how bright and cheery it is. It is even more fabulous in person.
The bottoms on this suit are different from the Poppy and Black Neon suits, but I still like them a lot. Triangl has started to produce cheeky bottoms but this particular suit does not provide that option. I will say that even though Triangl’s regular bottoms are advertised as full coverage, depending on your sizing and how tight you like your bottoms they can get a bit cheeky on their own! For that reason I will stick with regular cut bottoms in the future. I ordered this suit in the same Small + and Medium combination, and I’m extremely thankful that the sizing has translated so well across all of the different styles. I always check again before ordering in case of a sizing change, though- just to be safe.
Heidi Bikini in “Island Kiss” with non-adjustable clip in back and non-padded bra.
Missy in “Summer Fling”
The last suit I purchased is the Missy in color “Summer Fling“. This colors on this suit are so bright and I find the orange so flattering, even on pale skin. I will say that the ground color on the top is more of an off white, almost cream color. I wasn’t sure about it at first but I actually find it to be a very interesting combination. These bottoms are just like the Black Neon ones. They are super soft and have more stretch to them than the Poppy and Heidi suits.
Similar to the Black Neon top though, the cups on this bathing suit are smaller and provide less coverage. The nice thing about all of their suits is that they have adjustable straps, which help! I did notice that the clip on the back of this bathing suit was different than that of the Black Neon. While the Black Neon is plastic, the Missy clip is metal. Both of them are extremely secure, though, and I have never had them come undone on me.
Missy Bikini in “Summer Fling” with non-adjustable metal clip in back.
I was wary about spending so much money on a bathing suit, but the quality is undeniable. You can tell that these bathing suits are crafted well and will last. Perhaps it is due to the neoprene material being thicker than traditional bathing suits, but I do not have any worries about the fabric stretching out or snagging like other bathing suits can. These suits have lasted for over three summers now and are still in excellent condition.
That said, they do require a little bit more care than traditional suits. The neoprene can dent and wrinkle, so they need to be laid flat when not in use. They also take much longer to dry, which can be a a pain when you’re spending the day on the beach in a damp bikini. The thicker material can also get hot when laying out in the sun, and is not very breathable. If any of these qualities are important to you, this may not be the best choice for a bathing suit. To me, the most important thing is that it is flattering, comfortable, and will last, all qualities which Triangl provides.
All and all I would definitely purchase another Triangl suit in the future. I’ve had these for over three years now and they are still in great condition. They are a level up from all other bathing suits out there, which completely justifies the price for me.
Despite not being able to try the suit on before buying, I have have not once been disappointed with the customer service or their recommendations for sizing. I did say this earlier but I will say it again, these bathing suits are very snug. They give you sizing with the assumption that you want it to fit that way. If that is not the case I’d recommend going a size up.
Do you have any Triangl suits? If so, which ones? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts on the brand and this review. As always feel free to ask me any questions that may pertain to this post (or others!).