Whether the siren-song of the tropics is crooning your name, or the spa pool under the southern stars beckons, The Fitting Room has the swimsuit that completes the picture.
The Fitting Room’s two warm and feminine stores on Fendalton Road and Colombo Street (opposite The Colombo) have swimsuits and bikinis to suit every body, from teens to age-is-just-a-number.
Owner Deborah Lewthwaite says staff try every style to ensure it is flattering and supportive for a range of body types. Looking great is not enough – you want to feel great too and that comes from comfort and secure support. Styles contain shelf support, cup sizing and pre-pocketing to work with prothesis and some styles run to size 26, with cup sizing to J.
Deborah stocks quality specialist swimwear brands, loved for decades: Jets is always elegant and fashionable with rich blues and greens featuring this season; Seafolly has beautiful prints; Jantzen and Sunseeker are ever-popular; Freya swimwear utilises cup sizing, while Kiwi classic Moontide combines style with comfort. Monochrome is always chic and in store, while Deborah’s current favourites are the high-necked styles by Jets.
The experienced team know swimwear shopping can be a testing time but at both stores you can relax and enjoy. They advise setting aside 30-45 minutes and booking ahead works well. The large comfortable fitting areas are ideal for bringing along a friend for a second opinion. “Have lunch opposite at The Colombo or a local café and make an event of it,” Deborah says.