An Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Gorgeous Roidal Bikini

Reneé - body confidence The lovely people at UK Swimwear asked if I would like to review one of their bikinis – 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.”

Renee modelling Roidal Robin bikini (UK Swimware review)

what it looks like on me

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 free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.

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  1. Deborah Clarke
    December 30, 2016 / 7:17 am

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

  2. Natalie Crossan
    July 17, 2015 / 12:03 am

    A one piece x

  3. Karis
    July 16, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    A one piece

  4. helen newton
    July 16, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Two piece for me … be proud of what you have
    Great Giveaway ♥♥ Fingers Crossed ♥♥

  5. pauline black
    July 16, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    One piece….. Baby steps lol

  6. Susan P
    July 16, 2015 / 5:34 pm

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

  7. Sammi McSporran
    July 16, 2015 / 1:07 pm

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

  8. Emma Whittaker
    July 16, 2015 / 11:39 am

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

  9. July 16, 2015 / 10:11 am

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

  10. Diana
    July 16, 2015 / 10:01 am

    Two piece, because I have one piece already 🙂

  11. emma kinsey
    July 16, 2015 / 9:22 am

    2 peice

  12. Sarah Parker
    July 16, 2015 / 8:31 am

    one piece 🙂

  13. Martina Alban
    July 16, 2015 / 5:49 am

    I think I would be brave and tried two piece

  14. Victoria Thurgood
    July 15, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    A one piece

  15. Jo W
    July 15, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    2 piece I think

  16. Kat Allinson
    July 15, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    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

  17. Ema J Lowe
    July 15, 2015 / 3:50 pm

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

  18. Sheri Darby
    July 15, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    I think it will have to be a one piece

  19. Heather Tinkler
    July 15, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    A one piece for going to my local swimming pool.

  20. Samantha Atherton
    July 15, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Probably a two piece

  21. Minnie15
    July 15, 2015 / 10:40 am

    A one piece 🙂 x

  22. Daniel Todd
    July 15, 2015 / 10:28 am

    2 piece 😉

  23. Elaine B
    July 15, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Two 🙂

  24. Emma Fox
    July 15, 2015 / 8:46 am

    A one piece

  25. Crystal Williams
    July 15, 2015 / 8:36 am

    If i win i will be buying a one piece swim suit 🙂 x

  26. Claire Davies
    July 15, 2015 / 7:20 am

    A one piece 🙂 Brilliant competition 🙂 All entered, thank you very much!

  27. Kirsty Woods
    July 15, 2015 / 6:12 am

    2 piece 🙂

  28. teresa sheldon
    July 14, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    Definately a one piece to hide a multitude of sins

  29. July 14, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    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 🙂

  30. Susan Hoggett
    July 14, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    two one for my daughter and one for myself

  31. Joanna ButlerSavage
    July 14, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    a two – who cares that I wobble a little!

  32. jessica newman
    July 14, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    a one piece definately since having kids

  33. MANDY DOHERTY
    July 14, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Probably a one-piece

  34. Kim Styles
    July 14, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    two -piece please

  35. Jackie ONeill
    July 14, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    a one piece

  36. Charlotte Hood
    July 14, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    I would get a two piece!

  37. Monica Gilbert
    July 14, 2015 / 6:08 pm

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

  38. Pam Francis Gregory
    July 14, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    a one piece looks better on me!

  39. Katie
    July 14, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    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!

  40. Zoe Bryan
    July 14, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    one piece

  41. Pauline Wilson
    July 14, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Definitely a one piece, I need to cover my tum

  42. Liz Marriott
    July 14, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    At 58, it would have to be a one piece

  43. olivia Kirby
    July 14, 2015 / 11:34 am

    A one piece thankyou

  44. Janet T
    July 14, 2015 / 10:42 am

    A one piece definately never been into bikinis

  45. kate sabin-burns
    July 14, 2015 / 10:29 am

    one piece 😀

  46. charlotte
    July 14, 2015 / 9:39 am

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

  47. lindsay chadburn
    July 14, 2015 / 12:51 am

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

  48. katie skeoch
    July 13, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    A two piece would be lovely

  49. Debbie Preston
    July 13, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    A two piece

  50. Anneka Hulse
    July 13, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    i would love a new two piece

  51. Nicola Holland
    July 13, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    Two piece please

  52. Lauren Old
    July 13, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Two piece for my upcoming holiday!

  53. kim neville
    July 13, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I would get a two piece 🙂

  54. donna l jones
    July 13, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    one piece

  55. Kamila Y.
    July 13, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I would buy 1 piece 🙂

  56. sarah clegg
    July 13, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    most likely a one piece 🙂

  57. pamela gossage
    July 13, 2015 / 11:56 am

    I find a tankini works best

  58. Dawn Andrews
    July 13, 2015 / 1:28 am

    I’d probably choose a two-piece.

  59. Keshia Esgate
    July 12, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    One piece

  60. Kristy Brown
    July 12, 2015 / 8:29 pm

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

  61. Jodie W
    July 12, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    I like a tankini

  62. Megan Kinsey
    July 12, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I’d love a two piece!

  63. Allan Wilson
    July 12, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Neither – I would buy some swim shorts

  64. Sharon Mclauchlan
    July 11, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    one piece

  65. ELISHA
    July 11, 2015 / 9:46 am

    one piece defo!

  66. Ms Gilly Clara
    July 10, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I prefer a two piece!

  67. Julie Ward
    July 10, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    A two piece, easier when you need the loo

  68. MichelleD
    July 8, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I need a new one piece!

  69. Karl Borowy
    July 7, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    two piece

  70. lynn heath
    July 7, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    A one piece for sure!!!

  71. Helen Stratton
    July 6, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    A 2 piece I think.

  72. Siobhan Davis
    July 6, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    A one piece 🙂 xx Great giveaway best of luck everyone x

  73. Tracy Gladman
    July 6, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    A one piece

  74. Sarah Lambert
    July 6, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    A lovely one piece would be nice 🙂

  75. Lorraine Tinsley
    July 6, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    A nice two piece

  76. sarah homer
    July 6, 2015 / 10:28 am

    a one piece

  77. jodie crossley
    July 6, 2015 / 10:01 am

    a one piece!

  78. Leanne moore
    July 6, 2015 / 9:19 am

    It would be 2 piece please

  79. mummytries
    Author
    July 6, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Thanks so much my lovely xx

  80. mummytries
    Author
    July 6, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Thanks so much!

  81. Alison Johnson
    July 6, 2015 / 8:07 am

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

  82. Jonathan Reed
    July 6, 2015 / 8:05 am

    My wife likes one piece costumes 🙂

  83. July 6, 2015 / 8:00 am

    I’d chose a one piece. Your bikini body looks great 🙂

  84. leanne weir
    July 6, 2015 / 7:08 am

    defo a 1 piece

  85. Fiona K
    July 6, 2015 / 4:54 am

    I would buy a two piece

  86. Lynsey Buchanan
    July 5, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    One piece

  87. Victoria N
    July 5, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I feel much more comfortable in a one piece

  88. July 5, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    One piece please xxx

  89. Lisa Evans
    July 5, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    A two piece would be great for my hols !!

  90. July 5, 2015 / 8:38 pm

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

  91. caroline walliss
    July 5, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Two piece please.x

  92. Joseph Westhead
    July 5, 2015 / 8:17 pm

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

  93. Michelle Banks
    July 5, 2015 / 6:26 pm

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

  94. jodie yorke
    July 5, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Tankini.

  95. Lucy carter
    July 5, 2015 / 9:30 am

    A two piece

  96. Jade Lavagna
    July 4, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    One piece

  97. July 4, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    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 🙂 Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  98. Sara JaneG
    July 4, 2015 / 2:21 pm

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

  99. Clare Lou Parker
    July 4, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Have to say a two-piece swimsuit xx

  100. Frances Morgan
    July 4, 2015 / 3:39 am

    I dunno, maybe a cut-out one piece if they have any 😛

  101. mummytries
    Author
    July 3, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Thanks my lovely xxx

  102. July 3, 2015 / 12:57 pm

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

  103. kayleigh Bates
    July 1, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    A one piece x

  104. Dawn Brodribb
    July 1, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    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!!!

  105. Liam Bishop
    July 1, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    A 1 piece for my lovely wife 🙂

  106. Rachel Butterworth
    June 30, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    A Two piece.

  107. laura stewart
    June 30, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    a two piece xx

  108. June 30, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    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

  109. June 30, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    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.

  110. June 30, 2015 / 8:30 am

    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

  111. June 30, 2015 / 5:51 am

    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

  112. Michaela Hannah
    June 30, 2015 / 4:57 am

    A 2 piece x

  113. June 29, 2015 / 8:09 pm

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

  114. Tania Atfield
    June 29, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    A two piece

  115. June 29, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    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

  116. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Stunning isn’t it 🙂

  117. liz ferguson
    June 29, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    two piece

  118. June 29, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Lovely…I love purple too.

  119. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    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 🙂

  120. June 29, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    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

  121. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 11:23 am

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

  122. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 11:22 am

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

  123. June 29, 2015 / 11:07 am

    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

  124. aaron broad
    June 29, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I am hoping a two piece but gf choice ha

  125. June 29, 2015 / 9:45 am

    You look amazing, gorgeous colour of bikini too!

  126. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Thanks so much Carly, so kind of you! I love the colour as well, it’s really striking isn’t it 🙂

  127. June 29, 2015 / 9:07 am

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

  128. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 8:46 am

    Thanks so much 🙂

  129. mummytries
    Author
    June 29, 2015 / 8:45 am

    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

  130. ELAINE DALE
    June 29, 2015 / 8:31 am

    would have to be one piece

  131. June 28, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    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

  132. June 28, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    you look great!

  133. aj
    June 28, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    One

  134. June 28, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    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

  135. June 28, 2015 / 4:31 pm

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

  136. Laura Pritchard
    June 28, 2015 / 1:04 pm

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

  137. June 28, 2015 / 9:08 am

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

  138. Ruth Harwood
    June 28, 2015 / 9:04 am

    One piece xx

  139. June 28, 2015 / 8:55 am

    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

  140. June 28, 2015 / 7:45 am

    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

  141. June 27, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    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 £40 🙂 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.

  142. Keri Jones
    June 27, 2015 / 8:18 pm

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

  143. claire woods
    June 27, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    one piece

  144. Tracy Hanley
    June 27, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    I would get a 2 piece

  145. ashleigh allan
    June 27, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    A one piece!

  146. Alica
    June 27, 2015 / 3:08 pm

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

  147. Nikki Hayes
    June 27, 2015 / 2:54 pm

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

  148. Iris
    June 27, 2015 / 2:41 pm

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

  149. Tracy Nixon
    June 27, 2015 / 12:57 pm

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

  150. mummytries
    Author
    June 27, 2015 / 8:15 am

    You’re too kind Tas, thank you 🙂

  151. June 27, 2015 / 7:32 am

    You look pretty amazing to me!:)

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