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BREAST BUDDIES: Meloncup Review

Review of Meloncup Swimwear by Freya Bennett

Finding cute bathers has been a battle I have faced since I was 14. My boobs started growing at nine and by 14 I was a D cup. Finding age friendly, supportive bathers was a mission I didn’t want to have to undertake and many tears were shed in department store change-rooms as I tried to find a bikini that fit. I’ve had a new pair of bathers every year since I was an early teen and this isn’t because I love fashion and the latest trend, but because I’ve been searching for the ultimate pair of bathers that fit my boobs, flatter my curves, hold me in and don’t make me look like a 70 year old woman.

Enter 2018 and a plethora of beautiful bikinis are being made for my body type! Cue ugly crying and hugging of computer screens as I peruse the beautiful bathers I can now get to accommodate my bust. Where have you been my whole life? Is it that hard to cut material a little more generously? Natasha McGann of Meloncup Swimwear doesn’t think so.

Meloncup Swimwear make one of the most gorgeous set of bikinis I have discovered in my search for the perfect pair. As a London College of Fashion Graduate I wouldn’t expect any less. Natasha has created a simple, stylish and unique bather that is comfortable and supportive. I was sent the cantaloupe bikini in forest green and the colour is one of my favourite in the world and one you don’t see often in bikinis despite being so wonderful!

One of my favourite aspects of Meloncup is the fun sizing names. As a G cup, I have often felt disheartened and sad trying to find my size. Self esteem issues have been a huge thing for me especially when I get the shocked reaction after telling someone I am a G. Meloncup have the cutest labels for each size and when I received my size ‘gorgeous’ bikini it actually made me smile and feel confident even before I put it on.

Another favourite feature of Meloncup is the tie at the back. A series of four strings create a unique back and one I haven’t yet seen on a bikini. While it’s a little fiddly doing it up yourself, the tie means it’s highly adjustable so you can strap your girls in with no fear of an ‘oopsie’ as you confidently enjoy the water.

This bikini gets an A+ from me, I cannot wait until the Australian summer rolls around and I can get my melons out. Although I’m always open to a free European holiday if anyone is giving one away?

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Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who has a passion for youth rights and mental health. To combat her own battle with anxiety and hypochondria, you can find Freya boxing, practicing yoga, taking sertraline and swimming in the ocean. She believes in opening up about her mental health struggles and shining a light on what is not spoken about. Freya welcomed her first daughter, Aurora into the world on the 21st of November, 2017 and spends her days building blocks, reading stories and completely exhausted. With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed teen media. The magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality and kindness. You can follow her on Instagram @freyasadventures.

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