Who Says You Can’t Buy Swimsuits in the Fall and Winter? Not Us! (Giveaway)


Looking for the perfect swimsuit?  Look no further than Bleu by Rod Beattie.

I wore the Let’s Get Graphic Bandeau top and skirted bottom from Rod Beattie’s latest collection on a family vacation to Florida.  I was thrilled with the fit, style, and function of this swimsuit.  Comfortable enough to wear all day, this swimsuit exceeded all of my expectations.

Bleu by Rod Beattie was launched last year.  Beattie describes the line as having clean contemporary lines, brilliant saturated color and a bold graphic approach. “My customer is modern, sexy and wants a great fitting swimsuit whether it is a maillot, tankini or bikini,” says the designer.  “She is a chic woman… of any age.” As a middle aged mother of three, I was skeptical about being able to pull this suit off.  I don’t usually feel chic or sexy in a bathing suit. I am delighted to report that I felt good in this suit!



A swimsuit for a mom has to be good looking and functional.  I gave this swimsuit a workout.  I wore it to the beach, where we swam in the ocean and played in the sand.  The fitted bottom of the skirted suit stayed in place and provided perfect coverage, even when bending to examine shells. The skirt provides the right amount of coverage without looking frumpy.   After the beach, I hit the pool in my Bleu by Rod Beattie swimsuit.  I played “lemonade” and lost an underwater handstand contest.  The top stayed in place, the ties didn’t come loose or undone, even underwater and upside down.

I spent an entire day boating in the swimsuit.  I jumped on and off the boat, grabbed lines and pulled up the anchor. I walked across a sandbar at low tide, watching my son pull up critters. The swimsuit kept up with me beautifully.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the comfort and function of the Let’s Get Graphic bandeau top and skirted bottom.  If this style isn’t for you, don’t worry.  The newest collection from Rod Beattie has many beautiful options that will give you the same comfort, style and function.  Visit the New Looks section of the Bleu by Rod Beattie website to explore the options available.

Rod Beattie swimsuits are high quality. The colors and prints are bold. The fabric is beautiful, soft and dries quickly.  The Let’s Get Graphic Bandeau and Skirted bottom features decorative silver grommets.  They did not scratch or smudge, despite lots of activity and sticky, sun screened hands.

Fit can be a major concern when selecting a new swimsuit.  I typically buy my swimsuits one size larger than my clothing.  I followed my usual formula and the suit fit like a glove.  If fit is a concern, Rod Beattie’s website has a Style and Fit Tips page to help you chose the best suit.

If you need a new swimsuit, visit Bleu by Rod Beattie.  Check out my favorite, or find the perfect one for you. You won’t be disappointed.

 Enter to win

One winner is going to get the swimsuit of her choice from the New Looks Section. To enter this giveaway, visit the new Looks Section and tell us which suit you love the most.

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

I received a swm suit in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.


  1. says

    so many beautiful options. Not exactly sure how to explain the one(s) I like, but I love the Lined Up Banded Halter and side tie banded bottom in garnet.

  2. Leona says

    My favorite is the mixing it up Shirred maillot Im not sure the color choices but the indigo is beautiful anyway. Thanks!

  3. Tokekmise says

    These are beautiful suits. I wish I could wear a bikini but the marks from my four kids would not allow it, I have lost 40 lbs. this past year and would love to go on vacation sporting the Mixing it Up Shirred Maillot suit in blue.

  4. maggie says

    They are all great, I would say the best fit for me would be the Double Trouble, “fit and flair”, although I like the cover up too.

  5. Jeanette Jackson says

    I know you say bathingsuit but I don’t think any of them would flatter my figure but maybe I could wear the Midas Touch pop-into dress/cover-up

  6. says

    I dont htinl I have bought a swim suit for myself in the past 10 years. i would love the chance o pick one out for myself! The designs are gorgeous and with my birthday coming up I can show it off in Reno :)

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