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Kelly McGrath

My Angle on Triangl: Bikini Review

05/28/2017 0 Comments

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:

Pros:

  • True to color
  • Excellent construction
  • Durability
  • Great customer service

Cons:

  • Cannot try product on before ordering
  • Pricey (and expensive shipping costs)
  • Non-breathable material
  • Long drying time once wet

Poppy Balconnet in “Paradise Palms”

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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.

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Poppy Bikini in “Paradise Palms” with non-adjustable clip in the back and un-padded cups.

 

Black Neon in Pink Rush

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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.

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Black Neon Bikini in “Pink Rush” with non-adjustable clip in the back. 

 

Heidi in “Island Kiss”

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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.

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Heidi Bikini in “Island Kiss” with non-adjustable clip in back and non-padded bra.

 

Missy in “Summer Fling”

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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.

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Missy Bikini in “Summer Fling” with non-adjustable metal clip in back.

Final Thoughts

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.

Black Neon Suit in color Pink Rush

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.

Heidi in color “Island Kiss”

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!).

0 Comments

  1. Reply

    carolina

    06/17/2017

    hi! i am so happy that i stumbled across this page because from what i read we have very similar body types. Ive decided to go with a large bottom but im still struggling with what size top i should get. My underbust is 32 inches, bust is 36, and i usually wear a c or d cup. In your opinion what size top would you recommend i get? thank you so much in advance! this post was very helpful 🙂

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    Make Food Smile

    05/15/2017

    Hi! I love your review!

    If you got the cheeky bottoms, would you get a size medium or large?

    Would the large size fit nicely across? or you think it might be too loose?

    I’m torn between the sizes, and I think your size is similar to mine!

    Thanks~

    • Reply

      Kelly

      05/18/2017

      Hi there! I found that the sizing isn’t drastically different between the medium and large, it is more-so a less snug fit than more coverage. If you’re worried I would size up!!

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    Alora

    05/14/2017

    Hi, I have been saving up for a bathing suit for a long time, and if I splurge on it, I want to get one that makes my boobs look the most flattering. I wear between and A and B, what would you suggest? I just want to make the right choice if I’m going to drop all the money on it. And if I wear about a size 2 in jeans, what should i get in bottoms? Thank you so much. I’ve been looking for articles like this to help me decide!!

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      Kelly

      05/18/2017

      If you’re a smaller chest than you can go with any of the classic triangl cuts and I think it would look great on you! They offer me less support (I am a D) but they are still flattering on my body so I would imagine it would be the same for you! The balconnet style probably wouldn’t do much for you in my opinion. For bottoms I would go with an XS or S if you are a US size 2, they fit snug so if you want it to be a little less tight maybe size up!!

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    Josune Marcos

    04/15/2017

    Would you mind measuring your underbust or the band that goes around of the Missy style?

    • Reply

      Kelly

      04/19/2017

      My underbust is 33″ 🙂

  5. Reply

    Cathy

    04/08/2017

    Hello!

    The Missy bath is so pretty! I wanted to order one similar but not sure about sizing! If I’m a 34A in bra size and fit 24-25 jean size what size would you recommend?

    Thanks!

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      Kelly

      04/10/2017

      I would get an XS in top and either a small or a medium bottom, they can be quite tight so if you want a loser fitting bottom then I would size up! 🙂

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    Teresa Gao

    04/08/2017

    Hi, I am a 32d and my sister size is 34c and i was wondering what size should i get. Small or Small +

    • Reply

      Kelly

      04/10/2017

      I am a 34d and I got a small + so I think for you both a small would be good!!

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    Tori

    03/30/2017

    The Missy- Summer Fling bikini, it states on their website that the bottom comes in a “coral” color. I really prefer the orange and I was wondering if it advertised as orange or coral when you purchased yours! Thank you xo

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      Kelly

      03/30/2017

      I’ll be honest I can’t remember, but mine look far more orange than coral in person! I love the color it’s beautiful!

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    Josune Marcos

    03/09/2017

    Hi! I love all of them and how they fit you! One thing, could you tell me what your underbust measures? I’m planning on getting one of the Missy style and I’m wondering which size to get. My bra size is 34C (90D EUR) and my pants size is 6 (38EUR), and my underbust is 80cm. I’ve been thinking of getting the small + as well and the medium or large bottoms? What sizes would you recommend me? Thanks <3

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      Josune Marcos

      03/09/2017

      Or maybe could you tell what the band that goes around the body measures?

    • Reply

      Kelly

      03/10/2017

      Sounds like you are close to the same size as me!! My bras are 34D, and I wear a 4 or 6 US bottom for pants, so I have mediums for both top and bottom with Triangl and they fit great for me! If you have a bit more booty or like more coverage for your bikini bottoms then I’d get the large, it isn’t a huge difference between the two sizes but it will likely be a bit more comfortable as the material is stiff and can cut in on the sides!

    • Reply

      Sophie

      05/02/2017

      I am exactly the same size i got a small + top and a L bottoms!

      • Reply

        Kelly

        05/18/2017

        I hope you love yours as much as I love mine!!

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    Julia

    03/02/2017

    Hi! It’s nice to see someone with boobs review these suits and see pictures. I was just wondering if these are comfortable to move around in? Like be active on the beach and everything, and if so, which style would you recommend.

    You look great in all of them by the way!

    • Reply

      Kelly

      03/02/2017

      Hi Julia! I hadn’t seen anyone with boobs review them either so I’m glad my review could be of help!! The balconette style tops are definitely best if you want more support and will be active on the beach, as the triangle style tops are a lot more lose! If I know I am going to be doing any sort of water activities I make a conscious effort to wear those styles over the triangle tops to avoid any slips.

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    Amelia

    01/18/2017

    Hi! What bikini body workout did you do?

    • Reply

      Kelly

      01/21/2017

      Hello! I do Kayla Itsines’ BBG guide and my friend’s Strong & Sexy Body Movement Guide!

  11. Reply

    Tanya

    01/03/2017

    You look amazing in all your suits, kind of a different question here; did you have to pay any extra shipping once they arrived? Thanks!

    • Reply

      Kelly

      01/04/2017

      Thank you!! I didn’t have to pay any extra, no. Just the shipping when I placed the order which was $20.00! I do know that a lot of girls in Canada have had to pay customs for their orders but I am based in the U.S.

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    Maddy

    11/24/2016

    I just wondered what pant size you are. I’ve read a lot of review and it says triangl runs small so I’m not sure what size to get. Did you feel like the sizing chart is true to size??

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      hiimkelly11

      11/26/2016

      They are definitely snug! I am a size 4-6 (depending on the brand) but typically a 4 jean size or a 27 so I got mediums and they fit me perfectly! If you like them a little looser and less snug then I would suggest going a size up 🙂

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    s3488765

    08/17/2016

    I love your Missy pair in color Summer Fling! How are the cheeky bottoms? I have a regular pair of bottoms but I find the neoprene doesn’t sit totally flat across my butt.. kinda puckers in (almost like a neoprene wedgie!) when I move. Interested to hear your thoughts… 🙂

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      hiimkelly11

      08/17/2016

      Thank you! I love that one too, I don’t actually own any of the cheeky bottoms (I’m a bit too scared to try them haha) but I have heard good things about the cut! I have the same situation with the neoprene puckering across the butt but I’ve sort of just come to terms with it. I personally prefer fuller coverage and worry that the cheeky might impose an even worse wedgie!

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    Rita

    07/20/2016

    So jealous of your Triangl collection. You look great in them!

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      hiimkelly11

      07/20/2016

      Oh my goodness thank you!! I saved up for them but they were so worth the splurge to me 🙂 nothing wrong with spoiling yourself sometimes! Thank you for this message I hope you liked the review!

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