Snowbathing: How To Review A Swimsuit In Minnesota

Hapari sent me a great swimsuit to review earlier this month. I knew it wouldn’t be warm enough here in Minnesota to do an outdoor review yet, but I figured it would at least be nice enough for a few outdoor shots. Boy was I ever wrong.

That’s right, that’s SNOW I’m laying in. Also – other than adding a border and maybe cropping out a messy living room or something, I don’t edit or photoshop my pictures, so you guys get to see what a real mom looks like in a Hapari suit. I ain’t a model, yo, and I’m cool with that.

This isn’t my first Hapari swimsuit. I wore one of their cute tankinis last year on a few trips. I love the way they perform in the water. They fit well and provide good support for the girls, which is the main thing I look for in my swimwear. Of course, being cute is important, too, so I like that they offer lots of different styles and colors.

I actually ordered two different bottoms to go with my Sport Peruvian Tankini Top. The Sarong Bottoms give a good amount of coverage, but still have a high slit to add a little flirty sex appeal.

I love that if you haven’t gotten wet, this combination could actually pass for a cute summer outfit. I usually get ready quicker than my friends, so I’m able to go sit at the bar by the pool and wait for them without having to worry about packing a separate cover-up. One note of advice – I think the sarong bottoms run just slightly on the bigger size. I had to exchange mine after my original order, and it was totally a breeze. You just send back the item that didn’t fit (provided it’s still new & unused), then reorder the correct size. Their shipping is pretty fast, so it was hardly an inconvenience at all.

The Hot Short Bottoms, on the other hand, fit very true to size. They provide great coverage while still being flirty, and they DON’T ride up your butt, which is awesome. No one looks good trying to pick out a wedgie at the beach.

I’m not gonna lie – I also like the hot shorts because I think they make my legs look amazing when I wear them with a pair of high heels. You’re probably thinking that’s totally impractical for the pool, and you’re right. Since the hot shorts have a super smooth fit, I put a skirt on over them and then I’m ready for a night of dancing on the boardwalk.

Which Hapari print is your favorite? 

Disclosure: Hapari provided me with a gift card to purchase a swimsuit from their website for the purpose of this review. All awkwardness of asking my ex-husband to take photos of me in the snow in a swimsuit and other opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Michelle Robbins Hallock says:

    white tankini

  2. lisa hurley says:

    Sea side <3

  3. jennifer wexler says:

    i like the cancun print

  4. Ok i’d say Dolce Twist in brown but I’m ordering that anyway if i win or not! LOVE IT!

  5. samantha avery says:

    Love this suit.. and you look GREAT!

  6. I love the Cancun print!

  7. I wonder about support though. I really like this color/pattern. Or this one

  8. Cancun

  9. i do need a new suit. my choice, if i won, would be the: plus size sport sunset palms tankini top.
    my question is, do the bottoms come with this?

  10. Jutta Pearce says:

    I kinda like the Gold Coast Bandeau Tankini. But it is so hard to choose!

  11. Jennifer B says:

    gold coast

  12. samantha avery says:

    I would get the Twist Cancun Tankini

  13. I love the black ruffle bikini! Thank you so much!

  14. Alicia Som says:

    I’m loving the Aloha print for a tankini! That would be awesome!! Thanks!!

  15. Karen Glatt says:

    I love the TWIST BLACK TANKINI TOP with the Tummy Tuck Black bottom!

  16. I like the V-neck Hibiscus Dream Tankini top — both the colors and style are pretty.

  17. Adrienne Kelligan says:

    so many cute ones! maybe Leilani

  18. Love the boy shorts! You look so cute and so bold to be in a swimsuit on top of all that snow!

  19. Kristina Q says:

    The Plus Size Twist Cancun Tankini Top is my favorite 🙂

  20. I like the Batik Tankini Top.

  21. I freakin’ LOVE the twist lemon. I really need a new suit – thanks for the giveaway opportunity my dear!

  22. Tiffany F says:

    I would choose the Plus Size V-Neck Leilani Tankini Top

  23. I like the Twist Black Tankini, and the photo posted of the snow model! Damn, that looks like a mighty cold tanning session! lol You go girl 🙂

  24. They have so many cool prints, but I think I’d go for the Retro print vneck so I can switch out the bottoms in different styles/colors 🙂

  25. I like the landscape print 🙂

  26. Brandy Hadley says:

    I love the Lemon Dream! Thanks so much!

  27. Renea Pike says:

    I love the cheetah sport tankini!

  28. Mya Murphy says:

    I love love love the Cancun

  29. Katrina F says:

    Plus Size V-Neck Belize Tankini Top
    Tummy Tuk Short Black Bottom and
    Straight Black Skirt

    if i won i use the gift card and spend my money to get all 3 pieces.


  31. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski says:

    I like the black twist bikini , and the sassy swim skirts

  32. Christina says:


  33. Oh my goodness, too many to pick one! Love the Dolce, Island fever, or Sydney.

  34. I like the Kava SOS tankini

  35. I love the leilani drawstring top and the tummy tuk black hot shorts!

  36. Jennifer frank-lopez says:

    I think I would order the batik print

  37. Tiffany Malloy says:

    Capri or Island fever… they are all cute though.

  38. Erica Mitchell says:

    I love the zebra print!!! i want it! 😀

  39. Amy Smart says:

    Gold Coast or Dolce!

  40. Joey Carnes says:

    I like the SOS Kava.

  41. Drawstring Leilani Tankini Top with the tie black bottoms, I think that would really work for my pregnant belly this summer. So brave to go out in the snow!

  42. Nicole N says:

    I like the belize tankini top, and the kavala allure top. Heck, I like them all. Does the summer model body come included? 😉

  43. April Rapozo says:

    BLUE LEMON- so tropical

  44. kim thompson says:


  45. I would love either the BElize V neck or the volley fiji

  46. Meghan C says:

    I like the “Swirl Island Fever” bandeau top! Super cute!

  47. I would order: Sport Peruvian Tankini Top

  48. I like Sport Kava Tankini Top!

    PS Love the snow bathing suit pictures!!

  49. I would get the sassy skirts in black.. and the polka dot red one.. I love them they are so adorable.

  50. Laurel Longoria says:

    I like the one you are wearing in the pictures. I NEED a new swim outfit for this coming season and in Central CA it’s come EARLY, too early.

  51. I like the drawstring Leilani top! I’m expecting my third child in August and I think this would work well for this summer and later too!

  52. Volley Newport Tankini Top

  53. I <3 the Leilani print!

  54. Tanya Dunn says:

    Gold Coast

  55. I like the Batik style, but any of the brown/turquoise or black/white combos are good 🙂

  56. Cindy ray says:


  57. Kate Moore says:

    Seaside Bandeau Paradise Tankini Top with the white sarong bottoms! I just have to say that I am loving this site! I am currently pregnant and have been searching for the perfect adjustable length tankini top for summer time since I’m not due till August. Looks like I found it!

  58. melissa Cunningham says:

    I would order the gold coast print its very chic & summery

  59. I would get the Allure Bandeau Dolce Tankini Top

  60. jamie b. says:

    Love the kona, but also the gold coast uhh, I can’t pick just one…..

  61. Aqua bay

  62. Mango Mudd S.O.S Tankini Top!

  63. Cynthia Brooks says:

    I like the Kavala, the retro v neck, and the mango mud sos tankini s ..I don’t exactly know my absolute favorite though.

  64. Ashley S says:

    Lemon Dream is adorable!

  65. Love leapord print!

  66. Jennifer Appleton says:


  67. Pretty sure I’d have to go with the Mango Mudd print (in the sport top!).

  68. Lisa Warden says:

    I love the Hibiscus Dream.

  69. You look fantastic!

  70. Ashley Watson says:

    I so could use a new suit! Love it!

  71. Ashley Watson says:

    Forgo to say I would probably get cancun or lellani print. Tough decision!

  72. Rachel Dawson says:

    I’d get the Batik Sport Tankini Top with the Tummy Tuk Brown Bottoms. It’s hard to choose…….lots of great prints!!

  73. Katie Gerlach (Rippentrop) says:

    I love the peruvian & Leilani print and I’d prob get some hot short bottoms. I own the tummy tuk ones and they don’t fit me as well as I’d like right now (still some work to do..)

  74. V-Neck Hibiscus Dream Tankini Top

  75. heather van horn says:

    I would choose Seaside.

  76. Samantha Waters says:

    I would love to have the SOS Fiji print!!!

  77. Belize V-Neck Tankini

  78. Karen Luttrell says:


  79. sheena mariee says:

    I would order the BOARDWALK BANDEAU NEWPORT BIKINI TOP! love it!

  80. SOS Flower Candy!

  81. CHEETAH CINCH TANKINI TOP 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win, would love it!

  82. I really like the Classic Bandeau Black Tankini Top. Thanks for the giveaway, Jen! 🙂

  83. I love the Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top!

  84. I would love to win the Seaside Bandeau Floral Candy Tankini in extra large and the white sarong skirted bottom in size medium.

  85. Julie Wood says:

    I like the SOS LEILANI TANKINI TOP with a Tummy Tuck black bottom!

  86. I would probably get Flower Candy but it’s so hard to choose!

  87. I would get the Cali black bottoms and the Drawstring Leilani Tankini Top

  88. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    love the Cinch Gold Coast Tankini Top

  89. I’m loving the SOS Fiji tankini!

  90. dianna breeden says:

    Plus Size V-Neck Leilani Tankini Top
    Tummy Tuk Black Bottom

  91. Newport!

  92. Amanda J says:

    Yikes. So tough. I *think* I’d choose the sport lemon dream tankini.

  93. I like the V-Neck Leilani Tankini Top and the Ruffle Black Swim Skirt.

  94. Kim Barrett says:

    It’s a tough decision, but I think Sunset Palms is my favourite!

  95. jeannine s says:


  96. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Sport Lemon Dream Tankini is the one that caught my eye.

  97. I love so many of them, but I really love the Seaside Bandeau Newport Tankini

  98. I’d probably choose the Kava or the Batik print. The harder decision would be choosing which cute tankini style!

  99. I’m loving the KAVALA ALLURE BANDEAU TANKINI TOP. I love that you modeled in the snow!!!

  100. Amanda Yelverton says:

    I like the Kona print! Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. carol roberts says:

    Drawstring Capri Tankini Top

  102. my favorite is the DRAWSTRING LEILANI TANKINI TOP

  103. I would get the Cover-Up Black Shorts.

  104. courtney hennagir says:

    i love the sassy black swim skirt and the v-neck capri tankini top!also,holy moly you look amazing,snow and all!

  105. Oh, man, I’m having a hard time deciding on just one! Ok, but if I could ONLY pick one, I think it’d be the Belize.

  106. Both the dolce and aqua bay prints would be so flattering!

  107. My wife would love any of these

  108. How did I not know about this to go take photos of myself hanging out in the snow and in my heels?!

    Also, the bathing suits are adorable! I want one! I love the black sarong botttoms with the hibiscus bandeau tankini top to the point where I may just buy them even if I don’t win!

  109. sport lemon tankini top

  110. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I’d get the Plus Size Sport Kava Tankini Top

  111. the twist white tankini!

  112. The drawstring tankini looks awesome!

  113. danielle lima says:

    Twist Black Tankini Top

  114. Holy balls lady, you look babely!

  115. I like the Kona print the most.

  116. Katherine says:
  117. kristen m says:

    the BLACK RAINBOW SOS TANKINI – love it!

  118. I like the Kona Tankini and Straight Brown Skirt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. seaside for my wife

  120. shannon Baas says:

    v neck zebra tankini

  121. Betty Baez says:


  122. Tracie Trump says:

    Love the mango mudd tankini, my email is


  124. Belize

  125. I like the bora bora print.

  126. Cynthia C says:

    I might get the SOS FIJI TANKINI

  127. I like the SOS Flower Candy Tankini Top

  128. Jessica R says:

    I like the Sydney or Gold Coast prints

  129. I like the White Cover-Up

  130. Loni Gofran says:

    Kona. Or hibiscus….or maybe Sydney…oh my goodness, they’re all so pretty!

  131. Odelia C says:

    I like the Lava print.

  132. I love the Capri and Sydney prints!

  133. I like the Turquoise Sarong wrap

  134. Denise B. says:

    I like the “Sport Peruvian Tankini Top”.

  135. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the Cancun.
    Thanks for the chance.

  136. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like the seaside bandeau newport tankini

  137. Leslie B. says:

    I love the classic bandeau 🙂

  138. Aww you look awesome in that suit! And wow yea you are brave to be in the snow but that is a great background scenery idea you have going on there.

  139. Brenda B. says:

    I love the Capri vneck tankini with either the ruffle skirt bottom or the boy shorts. Super cute!!

  140. Katie Roch says:

    I would order the Sydney print

  141. I’d go with the Rasberry Ice tankini.

  142. Huguette English says:

    My choice would be Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top

  143. sport kava tankini

  144. Karen Thaeter says:

    v neck zebra tankini

  145. Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top and Black Sarong Bottom

  146. I would choose Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top

  147. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Classic Bandeau Leilani Tankini Top

  148. ellen chevarie says:

    i would definately order the seaside paradise!

  149. Jennifer C. says:

    I really like the “Gold Coast Classic Bandeau Tankini Top!” (Brown shorts, too!).

  150. andrea mackafee says:

    V-Neck Paradise Beach Tankini Top

  151. lisa bolduc says:

    zebra or black. you can never go wrong with black

  152. Shelly Boyd says:

    Love the zebra and Leilani prints

  153. Becky Richied says:

    I love the Seaside Bandeau Tangerine Tankini Top and white bottoms.

  154. I would order the Twist White Tankini Top

  155. I love this top & print! CINCH GOLD COAST TANKINI TOP

  156. Cody Anderson says:

    I like the Flower Candy Print.

  157. tammy shelton says:

    The Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top… LOTS of nice choices!

  158. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love the zebra print

  159. Jennifer G says:

    Gold Coast Bandeau Tankin

  160. Nicole Stanke says:


  161. I’m loving the V-Neck Zebra Tankini Top.

  162. I would order RETRO V-NECK TANKINI, its so colorful.

  163. Kristi C says:

    I like the Drawstring Capri Tankini Top with regular turquoise bottom.

  164. rachel travis says:

    I like the black ruffle bikini 😀

  165. shelly peterson says:

    I like the zebra print v neck tankini

  166. stacey h says:

    i really like the Volley Black Bikini Top with a black bottom

  167. jessica edwards says:

    the black ruffle bikini

  168. I think the Sport Cancun Tankini is pretty.

  169. I love the Dolce print!

  170. It would be REALLY hard to pick between Dolce, Kava, Black Rainbow,Batik, and Mango Mudd because they’re all great!!

  171. Kona or Hibiscus I think!

  172. jessica hager says:

    Plus Size SOS Bora Bora Tankini Top


  174. Michelle says:

    I like the SOS Batik pattern.


  176. Carrie S says:

    V-Neck Zebra Tankini

  177. I’m a big fan of the Capri print!

  178. vneck zebra tankini top

  179. the vneck zebra tankini

  180. charlie a. says:

    My wife’s birthday is approaching fast!!This would be a great gift…

  181. Drawstring Leilani Tankini Top.

  182. Maegan Morin says:
  183. Holly C. says:

    I not only love the Cancun print, but love Cancun <3

  184. Holly C. says:

    love Swirl Bandeau Cheetah Bikini Top and matching bottoms

  185. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I would choose the Cancun print.

  186. Tara Gauthier says:

    I like the Lava Sport Tankini Top with the tummy tuck black bottom!

  187. Plus Size Twist Flower Candy Tankini

  188. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Malia Bandeau Emerald Green Bikini Top

  189. Great photoshoot! And the tankini looks so comfy. I really like the leilani print.

  190. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love the Malia Bandeau Tangerine Bikini

  191. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to get the Volley Lemon Dream Tankini Top and Tie Black Bottoms.

  192. Kat Emerick says:

    I like the Hibiscus Dream print

  193. Brenna says:

    I love the cancun print!

  194. Jennifer says:

    I love the twist cancun top and matching bottoms!

  195. sarah cool says:

    i like the Gold Coast SOS Tankini Top

  196. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    I love the Cheetah Sport Tankini

  197. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like the Belize sos tankini with black bottoms

  198. Debra Hall says:

    Plus Size Seaside Bandeau Paradise Tankini Top

  199. Capri

  200. Christine says:

    the Twist Cancun Tankini

  201. allyson becker says:

    I like the seaside bandeau newport tankini top with the tummy tuk brown bottom

  202. Julia Goldberg says:

    I really love the Seaside Bandeau Paradise Tankini Top

  203. Carolyn says:

    I like the twist black tankini

  204. sarah sar says:

    i would get the Gold Coast SOS Tankini Top

  205. Kayla M says:

    I like the cancun print.

  206. amy deeter says:

    Gold Coast Bandeau Tankini

  207. jessica schueler says:

    Plus Size Sport Lemon Dream Tankini Top

  208. Sherry Conrad says:

    I like the hibiscus pattern.

  209. Stephanie says:

    I Love the belize tankini vneck pattern! super cute!

  210. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Volley Lemon Dream Tankini Top with black bottoms. Love how cheerful this is!

  211. Allison says:

    dolce twist in brown

  212. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would order the Twist Black.

  213. Carolyn Daley says:

    I like the V-Neck Hibiscus Dream Tankini Top and the Ruffle Black Swim Skirt with Bottom

  214. Derek Timm says:

    I like the Blue Aloha Compression Shorts

  215. marissa maestas says:

    Plus Size Seaside Bandeau Tangerine Tankini Top

  216. kathrine says:

    maila bandeau peruvian

  217. susan smoaks says:

    i would get the Seaside Bandeau Newport Tankini Top with the brown bottoms

  218. Samantha says:

    Love the Swirl Bandeau Tangerine Bikini Top!

  219. I love the Ruffle Bora Bora Bikini Top!!! Hapari has the cutest swimsuits! 🙂

  220. I like the Belize SOS Tankini Top.

  221. shanta spradlin says:

    Seaside Bandeau Newport Tankini Top

  222. Suzie Williams says:

    I like the ISland Fever print. The tankinis are cute.

  223. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Love the Sport Sydney Tankini Top!

  224. Breanne says:

    V-Neck Capri Tankini Top

  225. cassandra says:

    i like the Swirl Bandeau Emerald Green Bikini Top!

  226. leopard print or maybe a orange or white bikini

  227. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the Plus Size Bandeau Tankinis

  228. The Cancun Print

  229. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…my wife loves the Boardwalk Bandeau Leilani Bikini Top

  230. Ashley Morrow says:

    I would order the Leilani Tankini top

  231. Sam Stamp says:

    I may get the Swirl Bandeau Bikini Top in either Tangerine or Sapphire Blue

  232. Sam Stamp says:

    I may get the Swirl Bandeau Bikini Top in either Tangerine or Sapphire Blue!

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