Capriosca Hawaii Blue bikini top, high waisted pant and long-sleeve rash vest

Capriosca: Embrace swimwear that loves your curves

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 55 Comments

Sponsored by Capriosca {Editor’s note:  I’m very excited to announce that this summer I’m an ambassador for Capriosca Swimwear – swimwear that loves your curves. To celebrate, read on for how you could win a $250 gift card, save 10% on your online orders and meet me for a swimsuit fitting at Capriosca on the Gold Coast on Saturday, November 9.}

I champion the swimsuit – and getting you into one – every summer because it took me too many years of missing out on the fun before I finally got over myself and got my body confidently into one.

About the same time that I realised life was way too short to sit on the sidelines and that I was kidding no-one (least of all myself) that wearing boardies in the water was a way to somehow make myself invisible, swimwear brands like @caprioscaswimwear swooped on in to save me from myself, creating swimwear that loves curves.

I’ve never had a body that tabloid mags and many corners of the social media world would ever deem worthy of wearing a swimsuit but I’m grateful that there is a growing movement to help women like you and I realise that we are indeed worthy.

Capriosca Swimwear and Curvy by Capriosca was created more than six years ago with you and I in mind, offering stunning styles in sizes 10-30. The founder saw a large gap in the market for curvy, plus-size swimwear.

“We want to help create beautiful, durable and confident swimsuits for women with curves. Our goal is to provide swimwear for every curvy, body shape so every woman can feel sexy and confident in her swimsuit whether she’s on vacation, at the beach or simply in her own backyard,” the design team says.

What I’ve learned is that that swimsuit confidence comes from both our silencing of the internal chatter and finding swimsuits that are designed purposely to flatter curves.

And that’s what Capriosca brings to the confidence equation. The brand’s extensive range of swimsuits are flattering, have bust support, thicker straps for holding a bust in place in comfort and tummy panelling. Best of all they’re made from a high-quality material that lasts.

When it comes to choosing a swimsuit to suit your body and your lifestyle, it’s good to have options and that’s what Capriosca has. From different shapes in one-pieces, bikinis and tankinis, through to a myriad of colours and prints, there is a swimsuit – or two – for you.

Below I’m featuring some of my picks from Capriosca’s signature favourites and latest collections, including Blue Hawaii, Tahiti and Diamond Geo. You’ll definitely find swimwear that loves your curves.

Swimwear that loves your curves

Capriosca Hawaii Blue bikini top, high waisted pant and long-sleeve rash vest

Capriosca Hawaii Blue bikini top, high waisted pant and long-sleeve rash vest: If you love blue you’ll fall head over heels for this new print. It simply pops! It’s no secret that I love a bikini for convenience of popping it on and jumping in the pool. This one will be on high rotation this summer as I LOVE the print and the underwire bikini top style is perfect for my bust – it comes in sizes DD-G. I’m in 16DD. Add the supportive high-waist pant and long-sleeve rash vest and I’m sorted for summer.

Capriosca Blue Hawaii Frill Sleeve one-piece

Capriosca Blue Hawaii Frill Sleeve one-piece: This style is a great sun-safe one-piece option. Adjust the zip to suit. A front panelling structure with two large front seams helps to shape and elongate the torso and tummy control. The ruching helps to give you additional coverage. 

Capriosca Hawaii Blue Twist Front Bandeau

Capriosca Hawaii Blue Twist Front Bandeau: this is a signature style from Capriosa. It comes with straps but is super supportive worn without thanks to the built-in shelf bra with moulded cups. The torso has ruching from under the bust to flatter curves. Team with a Capriosca wrap for beach chic!

Capriosca retro check wrap top | Embrace swimwear that loves your curves

Capriosca retro check wrap topI’m in love with this retro style top – a signature bikini top from Capriosca. Gingham will always get my attention, but I love the wrap style of this top for supporting the bust. The sleeves offer cute detailing as well as a little sun protection and the back is covered too. The cups, with removable breast pads, help to hold your bust in place and give added structure to this bikini top. Check out more retro-inspired designs here.

Capriosca Tahiti Frill one-piece | Embrace swimwear that loves your curves

Capriosca Tahiti short sleeve tie one-piecehow stunning is this print? So tropical and fun but super stylish on a black background. Show as much neckline as you like by tightening or loosening the ties.  The built-in shelf bra with moulded cups keeps your bust in a secure and comfortable. Light ruching across the tummy creates shape and detail. The cap sleeves offer protection on the shoulders.

Capriosca Tahiti 3 Tier Tankini top | Embrace swimwear that loves your curves

Capriosca Tahiti 3 Tier one-piecethis three-tier styling is a popular signature style for Capriosca. You’ll love it for its feminine styling but also because it skims the body and flatters with layers. As seen above in the one-piece but also available in a tankini. The v-neckline is flattering and the wider shoulder straps offer great comfort. This style includes a built-in shelf bra with moulded cups to give you a supportive and secure fit.

Capriosca tankini | Embrace swimwear that loves your curves

Rust 3 Tier Tankini topas featured in the Styling You 2019 Swimsuit Edition, this 3 tier style in rust was extremely popular. You get all the flattery of the tiered look in a stunning block colour. What’s not to love?

Capriosca Diamond Geo one-piece

Capriosca Diamond Geo one-piece (coming soon): How amazing is this one-piece, a great option if you’re looking for a full-sleeved sun protection look and want to be active in the water. The diamond geo print is stunning and the black waistband insert gives me a waist when I don’t normally have one! A built-in shelf provides support and comfort.

Capriosca Diamond Geo tankini

Capriosca Diamond Geo tankini (coming soon): The same print but in a great swing tankini style. You’ll love this style if you’re looking for a top that doesn’t hug the tummy, instead skimming in an a-line from under the bust. The halter-neck style is flattering – particularly if you have a broad shoulder/chest area like I do. A built-in shelf bra offers support and comfort.


Capriosca has a $250 Capriosca gift card give away to one Styling You reader.

To enter:

1. Follow both @stylingyou and @caprioscaswimwear on Instagram.

2. Answer this question: what is your favourite piece from Capriosca Swimwear new arrivals? Check them out HERE.

Entries open on Friday, November 1 at 5am (AEST) and close on Friday, November 15 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winners of the “answer the question” competition will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

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Event: let me help you choose a swimsuit that’s perfect for you

Capriosca is opening its Gold Coast studio every Saturday morning and next Saturday, November 9, I’ll be in store from 10am-2pm to help you choose a swimsuit that’s right for you. Plus, anyone coming to shop that day will receive 25% off the full price of swimwear.

Location: 55 Johnston Street, Southport QLD 4215

Book a time with Nikki: [email protected]

Photography: The Photo Pitch | Hair and Makeup: Dale Dorning

Comments 55

  1. I know this is from ages ago but I was looking for new bathers and remembered you’d talked about them so I did some stalking and now a pair of Caprioscas are on their way to me, complete with a 10% discount! Thanks Nikki.

  2. I love the Hawaii Blue rash. Having just had a large melanoma removed from the back (not asking for sympathy) as well as looking stylish while protecting would look fabulous

  3. I really like Ink and Water Chlorine Resistant Criss Cross One Piece. its a flattering style and being the pool several times a week the Chlorine Resistants is a definite bonus

  4. I’m jumping on board with the Diamond Geo zip up one piece. Stunning print and love the black contrast at the waist and the zip. Stylish and sub safe with the extra shoulder coverage. What’s not to love?!

  5. You can’t go past the geo print long sleeve zip up front! Flattering, SunSmart, bright and the perfect print to be seen under a kaftan or with your favourite shorts. I’d definitely be wearing this from the pool to the lounger with cocktail in hand. It’s gorgeous

  6. Last summer I purchased a Capriosca one piece which I love but I think it’s high (or not so high) time I stop trying to hide the girls and instead embrace them! I think I’d go with the Blue Hawaii bikini top, high waisted pant and I’d have to have the long-sleeve rash vest for sun safety as I’m so pale I’m at risk of blending into the sand and being accidentally stepped on.

  7. I LOVE the blue Hawaii frill sleeve (I already have this) but also find it hard to go past the rust 3 tier – such a gorgeous colour I’ve never seen in a swimsuit before, and love that it’s such a flattering style. Stylish while being supportive enough to play with the kids = winner!

  8. Capriosca Hawaii Blue bikini top, high waisted pant and long-sleeve rash vest are just gorgeous, love this print! Love the high waist as I may actually be brave enough to get back into a two piece, that and it hides the Mum tum I also love a rashie, great for my ‘get burnt sitting in my lounge room’ white skin and for hiding all those chest wrinkles!

  9. The Tahiti 3 Tier one piece. Looks beautiful, comfortable and so flattering. I can imagine feeling really good wearing this.

  10. I luuuuurve the rust 3tier tankini . I’ve never ever gone glamorous in a swimming costume but this might just convince me to be brave enough to.

  11. Aw, so many beautiful prints & styles… I’m torn between the Tahiti one piece (love that cap sleeve – refined & practical ). But then the Bohemian Sunset one piece speaks to me too (love the hidden support of underwire).

    Decisions, decisions… oh alright, I’ll take them both ! Lifeis too short for tie-breakers

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  12. Black Chlorine Resistant Long Sleeve Wetshirt Rash Vest Swimwear to keep the sun at bay
    I love to swim but not to burn when out all day
    I love the look of these
    trying one this summer would be great, please

  13. I was pleasantly surprised and very happy to see a retro selection – right up my street and not often an option. I clicked on Full Bloom retro skirted one piece and it was love at first sight – the vibrant colour set off by the adjustable and removable black straps looks so bright and cheery. Ruching is my best friend and the sweetheart neckline gets a thumbs up too. I’m sure I’d forget my insecurities and rock this beautiful swimsuit this summer.

  14. I love the Hawai blue bikini top and swim shorts and rash vest. I really need these pieces in my life as I have been hiding myself for far to long as well. I win I am going to celebrate in style!

  15. Congrats on being the ambassador for Capriosca Nikki. What an honour There are many gorgeous fabrics and styles in this amazing collection but because I love tropical prints sooo much, my favourite is the Capriosca Tahiti Short Sleeve Tie One Piece. Not only is this piece stylish and flattering, it offers that extra bit of coverage across the chest, back and shoulders while still being able to enjoy the summer sun and not get burnt. The other thing I like about this style is that you can pop it on with pants or skirt when on holidays when you’re out to a meal and still look nicely dressed, modest and stylish, and if you are near a pool or beach, it’s very easy to go for a swim because you are already “pool or beach ready ” in your swimsuit. No time wasted changing into another swimsuit! Fabulous!

  16. I LOVE Vintage Paisley range! I’m wanting to brave the high waisted bikini this year and if love to do it in this style x

  17. I love the rust 3 tier tankini for adding a bit of flounce and glam to swimwear while still being comfortable and skimming over any tim tam tummy.

  18. I absolutely love the new collection Nikki. What an honour it would be for you to be the ambassador for such a wonderful company that support all sizes. I was one of the woman that would be embarrassed to be seen in swim wear worried about what others thought. I must say that has changed in recent times. It’s so hard to choose a favourite but if I had to chose one it would be the – Hawaii Blue Twist Front Bandeau one piece!! Love your work Nikki

  19. Love love love the Safari underwire swimwear dress. I am of an age where I feel my comfortable in a swim dress. I will be buying one if these even though I am going in this competition because I love a good swimwear.

  20. “Rust 3 tier tankini top “love in first sight plus bonus to hide all my curves to make me more comfortable this summer and flaunt the beautiful colour and design in style and match it with my girls .

  21. I love the Bohemian Sunset Bikini Top and Bikini Bottoms. I love how you look slimmer in the bikini set than a 1 piece Nikki. I just need to get up the courage to try for myself.

  22. I’m so in love with all their swimwear especially because they cater so superbly for ladies like me with a fuller bust!
    My favourite this season is any of the swimwear in the rust colour and if I had to choose the three tier tankini.
    Another bonus they make chlorine resistant swimwear! Woo hoo!

  23. They are all absolutely beautiful! I particularly love the colour and cleverness of the rust 3 tier tankini. The colour screams ‘summer’ and the design is very flattering. From a practical point of view I also love the fact that it is a two piece, making it easier to get in and out of.

  24. I absolutely adore the honey comb plumb high waited pant and underwire bikini top! Not only is it very pretty, feminine and fun in design and colour, but in addition to that, being able to find something comfortable that fits me well AND looks great is absolutely what I’m looking for as a curvy girl! I can’t wait to enjoy wearing this ensemble during the Summer whilst having fun with friends and family – congratulations Capriosca!

  25. Hi I love the Hawaiian blue swim wear the rash shirt is gorgeous. Thx for a chance at winning this beautiful swimwear . The model nicki looks wonderful.

  26. I adore the Blue Hawaii bikini top and bottoms and matching rashie. Finding swimwear to suit my curvy 12-14E body has always been a challenge, but I know I’ll be showing myself off at every opportunity this summer while wearing this. (Disclaimer: this doesn’t mean I’ll actually get in the water until it’s been over 33 for at least two weeks…Mums don’t do cold pools!)

  27. Wow!! I love the fact that the Capriosca Swimsuits offer extra coverage from the harsh Australian sun but still make a woman look anf feel fabulous!
    My two top picks are the Full Bloom Frill Sleeve One Piece and the Bohemian Sunset One Piece Frill Sleeve.

  28. I’m swooning over the Rust 3 Tier Tankini top How gorgeous is it?!! I’m still hiding in my boring old black cover ups that I fall out of when I dive in the pool!! That’s how much I cringe at bathers shopping and keep putting it off and putting up with.
    This range is so pretty! At this rate I’d even consider a bikini – last time I wore one I was 2

  29. I love the Blue Hawaii Frill Sleeve One Piece
    I really like the Rash style costume as it gives you more protection from the sun, i like this style because it more flattering than the usual style of Rashie.

    I also like that it has a zip at the front as a i have full breasts and a top that goes all the way to the top does not suit me.

    I am glad you have brought this to my attention its a fabulous range and i think I will be making a purchase soon

  30. Hi I absolutely love the Tahiti 3 tier one piece. To me, it’s a versatile piece for a larger bust and that tum tum, and going swimming. After swimming or sunning, pop on a skirt or sarong and it’s nice enough to go out for dinner or drinks. Perfect!

  31. Oooohhhhh how to choose! I LOVE both the Bohemian Sunset frill sleeve one piece what gorgeous colours, and the Blue Hawaii Bikini…ive never worn a bikini, but seeing this on Nikki and her positive vibe has convinced me to go fo it! How true we deserve to love ourselves and be confident regardless of age size or scars. Thanks Nikki for the reminder ❤

  32. I love the Capriosca brand – they’ve made hitting the beach a lot more fun! My faves are the Hawaii Blue Twist Front Bandeau and then add the rash vest for a spot of paddle boarding

  33. Love the Tahiti Frill One Piece… So pretty and stylish.. Love the little frill sleeves.. Practical but feminine looking..

  34. I absolutely love the Retro Check Wrap Top and I’d team it with the Black High Waisted Bottom.

    I’m 42 years old and never worn a bikini but I have decided that this year is the year. No more obsessing about what other people might think its time to wear what I love regardless of my size. Even though I’m not comfortable making the plunge, my moto at the moment is fake it until I make it – if i act confident eventually I’ll feel confident.

  35. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Bohemian Sunset Bikini Top and Bikini Bottoms; the Bohemian Sunset Rashie and also my mix and max Honeycomb Bikini Bottoms – such stunning colours, print and cut! WOW I’m all set for Summer with several mix and match options and I am ready to go rock my beautiful, pale and curvy 18D tall body! Thank you both for helping me achieve the confidence and for providing the tools to love my body as she is! I am heading for the Gold Coast – Mermaid Beach, next week …. watch out, here I come, strutting my stuff ☘️❤️ xoxoxo

  36. I love Capriosca, my go to is always the simple black bandeau full piece, but after seeing your post today, I cannot wait to see if they will release the bandeau in the new geo-print… fingers crossed as I have been waiting to press BUY on the black one for a couple weeks now. Thanks!

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