Unsugar Coated Motherhood

An Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Gorgeous Roidal Bikini #ad

Renee modelling Roidal Robin bikini (UK Swimware review)The lovely people at UK Swimwear asked if I would like to review a Roidal bikini. Normally my approach to reviews goes a little something like this:

Will I get good use out of it? if yes, I’ll do a happy dance and accept the offer, if no I’ll politely decline.

It wasn’t so straight forward this time around though, because it meant actually wearing a bikini and posting photos here on the blog. A swimsuit that is much more revealing than anything I’ve worn in the six years I have been a mum.

Never one to miss out on a fabulous opportunity though, I did that happy dance, said hell yeah, and chose an itsy bitsy teeny weeny gorgeous Roidal bikini.

When I was 20 I moved into a travellers house with a bunch of crazy antipodeans. After seeing my knickers on the line one of them told me off for not having nice enough underwear. She forced me to chuck most of it in the bin and go out shopping with her to buy proper lingerie that matched, fitted well, looked fab and most importantly felt great. From that moment onwards I have stuck rigidly to this criteria, and have always had a similar attitude to swimwear.

“The maxim ‘less is more’ comes to mind when we explore this collection and Roidal certainly have gone for the minimalist approach with the Robin bikini. The simple, rich purple gets straight to the point and is unabashedly sexy, rather than fussy. Perfect for the seasoned Roidal woman, who looks for sophistication and elegance in her swimwear.”

When I reveal my body for all to see I want to feel as good about myself as I possibly can, which is why I chose a Roidal bikini. I have to say I feel pretty darn special when I’m wearing it. There’s a certain amount of confidence that this stunning bikini bestows upon me, and rather than trying desperately to cover up my mum-tum, and worrying about my uneven boobs, I’m happy to show them off.

I made a short video clip as well, so you can truly see what it looks like from all angles. There’s no escaping from my wobbly bits, but as I said in my original post this body has grown three babies, of course I’m going to have wobbly bits!

*I was sent this bikini in exchange for my honest opinion. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.

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  1. Deborah Clarke says:

    What a great article. After 5 children my confidence is not great yet i still.find a two piece more flattering

  2. […] as Renee at Mummy Tries who’s showed us that we should be proud in our swimwear with her #proudinmybikini post, a follow on from her original Are you proud of your body? post which was published on […]

  3. Natalie Crossan says:

    A one piece x

  4. Karis says:

    A one piece

  5. Two piece for me, I think πŸ™‚

  6. helen newton says:

    Two piece for me … be proud of what you have
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  7. One piece

  8. pauline black says:

    One piece….. Baby steps lol

  9. Susan P says:

    Probably a one piece, I’m not self-confident enough for a two-piece yet. πŸ™

  10. Sammi McSporran says:

    You look absolutely fabulous! I would definitely go for a two-piece and try to boost my confidence like you πŸ˜€

  11. Emma Whittaker says:

    I am currently on Weight Watchers so I am hoping my next swimsuit will be a 2 piece πŸ™‚

  12. Oh one piece always haha…I’ve got a rather nasty scar on my tummy and am pretty self conscious!

  13. Diana says:

    Two piece, because I have one piece already πŸ™‚

  14. emma kinsey says:

    2 peice

  15. Sarah Parker says:

    one piece πŸ™‚

  16. Martina Alban says:

    I think I would be brave and tried two piece

  17. Victoria Thurgood says:

    A one piece

  18. Jo W says:

    2 piece I think

  19. Kat Allinson says:

    I think I would get a one piece for post baby, see how my figure goes for a while before I brave a two piece again

  20. Ema J Lowe says:

    It would have to be a one piece, I would scare people in a bikini.

  21. Sheri Darby says:

    I think it will have to be a one piece

  22. Heather Tinkler says:

    A one piece for going to my local swimming pool.

  23. Samantha Atherton says:

    Probably a two piece

  24. Minnie15 says:

    A one piece πŸ™‚ x

  25. Daniel Todd says:

    2 piece πŸ˜‰

  26. Elaine B says:

    Two πŸ™‚

  27. Emma Fox says:

    A one piece

  28. Crystal Williams says:

    If i win i will be buying a one piece swim suit πŸ™‚ x

  29. Claire Davies says:

    A one piece πŸ™‚ Brilliant competition πŸ™‚ All entered, thank you very much!

  30. Kirsty Woods says:

    2 piece πŸ™‚

  31. teresa sheldon says:

    Definately a one piece to hide a multitude of sins

  32. deffo a 1 piece for me – I have in last 3 years dropped from a size 24 to a size 16 but I am still not confident enough yet for a bikini – I need to tone up and lose another 3 stone before I will be facing that mountain πŸ™‚

  33. Susan Hoggett says:

    two one for my daughter and one for myself

  34. Joanna ButlerSavage says:

    a two – who cares that I wobble a little!

  35. jessica newman says:

    a one piece definately since having kids

  36. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Probably a one-piece

  37. Kim Styles says:

    two -piece please

  38. Jackie ONeill says:

    a one piece

  39. Charlotte Hood says:

    I would get a two piece!

  40. Monica Gilbert says:

    I’d like a tankini. Convenience of a two piece while keeping me a bit warmer.

  41. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    a one piece looks better on me!

  42. Katie says:

    I’d be brave and go for a two piece. I’m sick of feeling ashamed of my flab all the time and I’m ready to not give a stuff and wear what I want for once!

  43. Zoe Bryan says:

    one piece

  44. Pauline Wilson says:

    Definitely a one piece, I need to cover my tum

  45. Liz Marriott says:

    At 58, it would have to be a one piece

  46. olivia Kirby says:

    A one piece thankyou

  47. Janet T says:

    A one piece definately never been into bikinis

  48. kate sabin-burns says:

    one piece πŸ˜€

  49. charlotte says:

    i would choose a 2 piece as i think it suits me better!

  50. lindsay chadburn says:

    a one piece, i bought 3 swimsuits for my most recent holiday and ive never felt so happy and comfortable

  51. katie skeoch says:

    A two piece would be lovely

  52. Debbie Preston says:

    A two piece

  53. Anneka Hulse says:

    i would love a new two piece

  54. Nicola Holland says:

    Two piece please

  55. Lauren Old says:

    Two piece for my upcoming holiday!

  56. kim neville says:

    I would get a two piece πŸ™‚

  57. donna l jones says:

    one piece

  58. Kamila Y. says:

    I would buy 1 piece πŸ™‚

  59. sarah clegg says:

    most likely a one piece πŸ™‚

  60. pamela gossage says:

    I find a tankini works best

  61. Dawn Andrews says:

    I’d probably choose a two-piece.

  62. Keshia Esgate says:

    One piece

  63. Kristy Brown says:

    I think I would go for 2 piece – after all my hard work in the gym I deserve to show it πŸ™‚

  64. Jodie W says:

    I like a tankini

  65. Megan Kinsey says:

    I’d love a two piece!

  66. Allan Wilson says:

    Neither – I would buy some swim shorts

  67. Sharon Mclauchlan says:

    one piece

  68. ELISHA says:

    one piece defo!

  69. Ms Gilly Clara says:

    I prefer a two piece!

  70. Julie Ward says:

    A two piece, easier when you need the loo

  71. MichelleD says:

    I need a new one piece!

  72. Karl Borowy says:

    two piece

  73. lynn heath says:

    A one piece for sure!!!

  74. Helen Stratton says:

    A 2 piece I think.

  75. Siobhan Davis says:

    A one piece πŸ™‚ xx Great giveaway best of luck everyone x

  76. Tracy Gladman says:

    A one piece

  77. Sarah Lambert says:

    A lovely one piece would be nice πŸ™‚

  78. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    A nice two piece

  79. sarah homer says:

    a one piece

  80. jodie crossley says:

    a one piece!

  81. Leanne moore says:

    It would be 2 piece please

  82. Thanks so much my lovely xx

  83. Thanks so much!

  84. Alison Johnson says:

    One piece. I’m definitely not in good enough shape for a 2 piece.

  85. Jonathan Reed says:

    My wife likes one piece costumes πŸ™‚

  86. I’d chose a one piece. Your bikini body looks great πŸ™‚

  87. leanne weir says:

    defo a 1 piece

  88. Fiona K says:

    I would buy a two piece

  89. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    One piece

  90. Victoria N says:

    I feel much more comfortable in a one piece

  91. One piece please xxx

  92. Lisa Evans says:

    A two piece would be great for my hols !!

  93. You look wonderful, the bikini really suits you! Thank you for linking up with #sharethejoy

  94. caroline walliss says:

    Two piece please.x

  95. Joseph Westhead says:

    That’s up to my mum, hah.. but I think she would wear a two piece.

  96. Michelle Banks says:

    a one piece x not confident enough for a two piece lol

  97. jodie yorke says:


  98. Lucy carter says:

    A two piece

  99. Jade Lavagna says:

    One piece

  100. You look amazing! I love the colour of your bikini too. I shall probably choose a one-piece as I already have a decent two piece πŸ™‚ Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  101. Sara JaneG says:

    I’d go down the middle and get a tankini, best of both worlds

  102. Clare Lou Parker says:

    Have to say a two-piece swimsuit xx

  103. Frances Morgan says:

    I dunno, maybe a cut-out one piece if they have any πŸ˜›

  104. Thanks my lovely xxx

  105. Swit swoo!! You look fabulous you yummy mummy you!!! Go girl xxx

  106. Definitely the two piece!

  107. kayleigh Bates says:

    A one piece x

  108. Dawn Brodribb says:

    I would buy a one piece as I love how it shows of my particular curves to their best advantage! P.S you look fab honey- wear that bikini with pride!!!

  109. Liam Bishop says:

    A 1 piece for my lovely wife πŸ™‚

  110. Rachel Butterworth says:

    A Two piece.

  111. laura stewart says:

    a two piece xx

  112. A two piece

  113. You’re a bigger woman than me (in the testicles sense of ‘big’). You’re definitely selling me the idea of wearing a bikini again. I had totally written them off, but am not that opposed to idea. Ok, so now I just need somewhere to wear the bikini to… xxx

  114. I would probably buy a one piece as I really do not feel confident at the moment. I am wanting to loose another 4-5 stone until I feel comfortable and confident about my weight.

    Btw, you look fantastic! Well done.

  115. I’ve never worn a bikini in my life, pre or post baby. I wish I had the gonads to just say Yeah, this is my belly, so what. But I don’t. Hats off to you lady. And I don’t think your boobs are uneven, not even a bit! xxx

  116. Darling, you look fantastic!! Am putting my bikini post up this week too, but I have to say this colour and style look amazing on you! Thanks so much for linking to #AllAboutYou xx

  117. Michaela Hannah says:

    A 2 piece x

  118. Well done you, you look fabulous, great to see yoru confidence showing. Mich x #SharetheJoy

  119. Tania Atfield says:

    A two piece

  120. That is a gorgeous bikini and you really do look fab in it! I need some new swimwear for our holiday later this year… I do want to work on a few of my wobbly bits first though :/ xx

  121. Stunning isn’t it πŸ™‚

  122. Gorgeous bikini. I’m not sure if I would but a one or 2 piece, depends what catches my eye πŸ™‚ #sharethejoy

  123. liz ferguson says:

    two piece

  124. Lovely…I love purple too.

  125. You’re so kind for saying that, thanks lovely. My issue is also my legs, but I’m doing couch to 5k at the mo so hoping to tone up πŸ™‚

  126. You look great and you are wonderful for posting this. I love the colour. I’d buy a two piece I think – my main issue is my legs to be honest #sharethejoy

  127. Thanks Livi! I love the colour too. Hope you’re well hon x

  128. Yayyyy good for you lovely lady, bet you look fab xx

  129. You look fabulous! I always used to wear bikinis before kids, and then got self conscious, but a couple of years ago, I thought what the hell and I am also proud in my bikini!

    Thanks for sharing xxx

  130. aaron broad says:

    I am hoping a two piece but gf choice ha

  131. You look amazing, gorgeous colour of bikini too!

  132. Thanks so much Carly, so kind of you! I love the colour as well, it’s really striking isn’t it πŸ™‚

  133. You look lovely – great figure. I think more mums should brave it with a bikini. I love that colour too

  134. Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  135. Thanks so much my lovely, took a lot of deep breaths to pluck up the courage to do this I can tell ya… all I see is huge flabby thighs and a ton of cellulite but I’m learning to love what I’ve got more and more. Modelling this gorgeous bikini has definitely given me a much needed confidence boost xx

  136. ELAINE DALE says:

    would have to be one piece

  137. Hey gorgeous! Check you out, modelling bikinis! I always go for one piece these days, but maybe I’ll go back into a bikini at some point. xx

  138. you look great!

  139. aj says:


  140. You look great in your bikini and have every right to be proud! If I won I would definitely be going for a one piece i think as have never really been confident in a bikini as i’m too self conscious about my tummy! I would be more relaxed about that after having kids though as I’m probably slimmer now than i was before! x

  141. I love the style of that top and especially the color!! Thank you for sharing. #SundayStars

  142. Laura Pritchard says:

    A two-piece, I hate one-pieces as I have a large chest.

  143. You look great! If I look like that after 3 babies I’d be pretty happy! #SundayStars

  144. Ruth Harwood says:

    One piece xx

  145. You look fab chic, I wish I had the courage to wear a bikini after my 3 but I just can’t seem to shift my mummy tum! I’m trying a new mums fitness campaign so fingers crossed it helps. Well done on being an inspiration. X

  146. You look great, I occasionally opt for a bikini, then catch site of myself at an awkward angle in a mirror and go back to the tankini with shorts! Thanks for sharing #sundaystars

  147. I have never had a two piece before – it’s only recently that I have been enough into exercise to be toned enough. I am hoping that I win the Β£40 πŸ™‚ but even if I don’t, I will be off to UK swimwear to get my first bikini. Thanks for the post, and you look great – I think you are proof of the hard work it takes to be a mum and what living a healthy lifestyle does for you.

  148. Keri Jones says:

    I’m not sure tbh. I would love a two piece but it would depend on my confidence at the time πŸ™‚ x

  149. claire woods says:

    one piece

  150. Tracy Hanley says:

    I would get a 2 piece

  151. ashleigh allan says:

    A one piece!

  152. Alica says:

    Definitely a one piece! I have recently lost 11 stone, serious excess skin issues!! Thank you for the chance to win x

  153. Nikki Hayes says:

    Definitely a one-piece – I’m plus size and am not going anywhere near a bikini πŸ˜€

  154. Iris says:

    Hopefully a 2 piece suit but I have to work extra hard in the gym classes now with the holidays coming up

  155. Tracy Nixon says:

    Lovely giveaway thank you! I would buy a 2 piece costume x

  156. You’re too kind Tas, thank you πŸ™‚

  157. You look pretty amazing to me!:)

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