For Luna – Swimsuits That Will Boost Your Confidence

That first couple of days on holiday when you have to get your kit off and into the swimsuits? I’m still not overly confident. It’s the age thing I think. I don’t want to appear mutton!

I was approached by For Luna, a swimsuit brand that designs retro swimsuits. Actually, they’re more than that. I would say confidence builders too.

The designs on offer are fantastic for anyone shy of showing off their body on the beach or holiday resort and the styles are flattering in all the right places. I don’t like that high leg look that starts at the waistline on some swimsuits. All the ones I tried on in the shops I thought just looked ridiculous on me! I could imagine whispers of “look at that old girl trying to look twenty!”

One thing I will say – For Luna Swimsuits definitely have that sucky in magic!



I’m not really into the retro trend but I am in for swimsuits that enhance the figure and boost your confidence. I’ve chosen this Red  Gingham Bella Donna swimsuit and I loved how it sucked me in at all the right places. The material quality is fantastic and the  20% Spandex seems to do the job. Let me share the info on this suit.

  • Made in the USA
  • Ester Williams swimsuit
  • Sturdy under bust support band
  • Soft shaped foam cups
  • Side stays
  • No wires
  • Supports up to an F cup
  • Halter straps (tie)
  • 80% polyester / 20% spandex
  • Front lycra lined
  • Skirted front, full brief to the back
  • Ruched body and gathered bust
  • SPF50+ protection

I like the fact that my boobs are not hanging out and the side supports in the bust of the suit is a very clever part of the design. The skirt part of the suit is where the magic is, giving double support in the tummy area and the legs are well, finishing at the tops of my legs and not at my waistline!

Just Chilling!


for luna swimsuits


So I’m very happy with this one piece. I did intend on taking a few shots at the poolside but it was always so busy! The other half wasn’t keen on playing David Bailey and I didn’t want to draw attention, so I took these snaps on the balcony.

You may remember my post from last year about confidence boosting wearing swimsuits. The photos were taken in a London park!

How do you feel about swimwear in our age category?


So I’m intrigued to know how you feel about body confidence and wearing swimsuits if you’re in my age category? Would you wear a bikini? I was very lucky to be left with a stretch mark free tummy after having three children but I’m just not confident enough for a bikini. Maybe I’m just a bit prim and proper!

For Luna did nearly entice me with a high waisted type swimsuit though. There are lots of different styles but my heart was with the Gingham. I like the cute little bag that the swimsuit belongs in too.

Here are some other great For Luna swimsuits


I like the print on The Sailor Jeri


And the Palm Springs Retro Swimsuit

Do pop over and have a browse. The swimsuits are available in plus sizes too which is a bonus. I was really pleased with my swimsuit and would like to thank For Luna for boosting my confidence!

Bella Donna Retro Swimsuit Co/For Luna

Xo Laurie

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  1. Susan Digby
    June 18, 2020 / 3:51 pm

    would like some new swimwear, and my daughter recommended your swimsuits. How can i see your collection and how do i purchase a swimsuit

    • laurie
      June 19, 2020 / 8:21 am

      Hi Susan. Lovely to hear from you. Just click on the blue writing in the post and you will be taken to the website for each item. I hope this helps xx

  2. Sheree
    June 27, 2018 / 1:44 am

    Love these swimsuits, they look like pinup suits, the gingham print is very pretty, looks great on you!

    ~xo Sheree

  3. June 26, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    These swim suits are GORGEOUS! I much prefer a swimming costume to a bikini – I think they are much more flattering and I like the understatedness of them.

    And someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky this week to give it some extra exposure! Congratulations! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge πŸ™‚ #blogcrush

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      How lovely! I will check it out now! Thank you! xx

  4. June 23, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Laurie, I think this is one of the most beautiful and likeable post I have seen in a long time. You looking really amazing in this swimmsuit. I am writing a post about body positivity for tomorrow and am going to include a link to your post! Sending hugs and kisses dear! Just to let you know I am thinking of you…xo Sabina

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much Sabina! Funny thing is, I wasn’t sure I was happy with the post! It’s turned out to be one of my most popular! xx

  5. June 23, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Wow, don’t you look stunning in this cossie Laurie! I love the style and colour you chose – it’s perfect for your colouring and so flattering too. I’ve bought a couple of retro style swimsuits recently and do love them for their feminine appeal rather than sex appeal. And yes, like you I’m free of stretch marks, but every year say it’s my last for wearing a bikini – I think this year may well be all about the one piece for me.

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna x

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I knew you would like this retro print, Anna! However, you’re body is way fitter than mine! I’m sure you look great in a bikini and there are some lovely retro ones on the For Luna website too. xx

  6. June 22, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    They look great – i bought a new swimming costume earlier this year too and agree some of the styles just don’t work for me either. I found one that I would never have considered if those styles did work though, but hey ho! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you Stephanie xx

  7. June 22, 2018 / 3:30 am

    This swimsuit is positively divine! You look like a pinup model, Laurie. The gingham print is too cute and so on trend. It’s great to see a suit that is figure flattering and doesn’t show everything. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Jennie. Glad you like it! xx

  8. June 21, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    What adorable swimsuits and you look great in the red gingham. I used to have a real vintage suite like that but can’t squeeze into it anymore. I’m sure the spandex helps. I’m more tummy heavy so I need more of a baby doll style. LOL

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Rebecca. The tummy support on this suit is excellent but on the website, there are skirted swimsuits too. I nearly went for one of those. Super cute! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you Clearissa xx

  9. June 20, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Oh I love the red gingham


    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      It’s cool Huh? I really like it. Thank you for stopping by xx

  10. June 20, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Wow, you look amazing!! I adore the 50’s style and you wear it will, am lusting after one now too! Thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Thank you so much Helen xx

  11. June 20, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Hi, Laurie
    This swimsuit was an excellent choice, as it looks very flattering on you!
    I have been sticking to one-piece suits the last few years, thinking I should be covering up at this age. But on my first trip to the beach this summer, I was with my husband and dressed for him. I pulled out my Victoria’s Secret leopard-print bikini. I’ve lost weight in the past year, and I felt smashing! In fact, I considered taking a photo for Instagram but felt shy that it would look too sexy to display myself to the world like that. So I took a photo of the tree I was lying under, instead. πŸ˜‚ Also, as I have a long torso and short legs, I need high-cut legs on my swimsuits. If they are cut across the top of the leg, they visually shorten my legs.
    Well, back to the swimming pool in my maillots since it’s not just hubby and me.

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      I admire your confidence to wear Angie! You must take a photo next time! I just don’t feel comfortable in the high legs. xx

  12. June 20, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    You look fabulous Laurie! I love this suit, the style is classic, retro and fun! Sounds like you enjoy it too. I have a blue gingham suit I bought last year from Target. I wear a bikini and a one piece, it depends on my mood.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you Jess. I bet the blue gingham looks great on you! xx

  13. June 20, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Oh I love that suit on you. I just did a post on swimwear and the rouched look was definitely my favorite. I love how flattering it is and that it kind of camouflages any problem areas. I’ll have to check this brand out. <3 Jamie

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you, Jamie! Do take a look. The quality is amazing xx

  14. June 20, 2018 / 9:43 am

    These are all great, I am going to check some out now #mudpiefriday@_karendennis

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you Karen xx

  15. June 20, 2018 / 2:05 am

    These swimsuits are really cute, but alas, this is a style that I can never wear. Being hippy and short, the bottom of the swimsuit leg would cut me at my widest point and make my legs look shorter. I do love the idea of the tummy tucking and boob support so will take a look all the same.
    Found on you on the visible monday link-up with Patti!

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! Shame it’s not your style. I hope you find something on the site though xx

  16. June 19, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I lack confidence when it comes to swimwear, but these look great #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you, Claire! I’m the same depending on the style. I have to feel confident to be confident if that makes sense! xx

  17. June 19, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Laurie, this swim suit is so fantastic! I love the red gingham and the retro vibe. I am like you and do not like the higher cut legs on swim wear and the retro style provides the perfect amount of modesty that is still flattering. And I would totally wear a two piece but only if the bottom had a high waist and low cut legs! So more like a one piece in coverage! I have quit worrying about what I look like in a swim suit anyway. I find swim suits that flatter me and then I wear them confidently. My body is not perfect nor will it ever be, so I better just love it and enjoy it for what it is! This post is a featured favorite on my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up today! Thanks so much for sharing it!


    • laurie
      June 21, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Well said Shelbee. I know exactly what you mean. As I said before I have to feel confident to be confident! And my body is nowhere near perfect either! Thank you so much for featuring me xx

  18. June 18, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    I love a good retro suit. I had one like this that was navy polka dots and LOVED it so much. You look amazing for summer!

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth. there’s a navy polka dot one on the website funnily enough! Thanks for stopping by xx

  19. June 18, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    This swimsuit is super fab on you! I love the retro design.

    I often wear bikinis for snorkelling but since I have on my rash guard all the time no one sees it.


    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you Suzanne. I’m wondering what a rash guard is? xx

  20. Mother of 3
    June 18, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    That is such a cute bathing suit! I try to wear mine as little as possible. LOL. I have yet to find one that is both flattering and comfortable. I’ll have to check them out.

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Oh you must! I couldn’t believe how clever this suit was! xx

  21. June 17, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I like these bathing suits. They do look like they would fit well and I haven’t seen these in the stores yet so definitely worth looking because I love to take my boys to the beach every summer but I am very picky about the bathing suits. I am bottom heavy and most swimsuits do not look good on me. These are worth a look:) #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Glad you like them, Michelle. xx

  22. June 16, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    So they are made in the US but sold in the UK? Do they sell them in the US, because I’d love to try one. They are gorgeous suits. I love the palm print one too! The red gingham your wearing is gorgeous as well!

    • laurie
      June 22, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Amy. I’m going to have to find out for you! I will let you know xx

  23. June 15, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    This bathing suit is perfect! I relate to your philosophy, no stretch marks but not feeling the bikini anymore. I love a tankini though.

    • laurie
      June 16, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Thank you! I love a tankini too, so long as the bottoms suck you in!

  24. June 15, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    What a beautiful swimsuit I wanted something just like this last year when I went abroad. I will definitely be taking a look at their site. Thank you for sharing 🌟 #POCOLO

    • laurie
      June 16, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Thank you! Do take a look. They have some lovely styles. xx

  25. June 15, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    You look amazing in this gingham swim suit!! Saw this post pop up in Ada’s linkup and had to come and check it out!

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Well, thank you so much for that! Nice to meet you Linsay! I hope you return xx

  26. Jodie
    June 15, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    It’s that ruching feature that I think always help me look better and feel better in my swimsuits!!
    The one you are wearing is incredible on you Laurie!!

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you Jodie! xx

  27. June 15, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    you look gorgeous and I love that suit ( especially with that sucky thing going on) Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you back next week. Also I have a Pinterest Board A Labour of Fashion where I am adding all the pictures to that Board.

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thank you Linda. I will pop over! xx

  28. June 15, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    That is a very flattering swimsuit, you look great in it. I think that the 40s and 50s style retro swimwear are much more flattering on the whole than a lot of other styles. #pocolo

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:09 am

      I agree, plus the added sucky in helps! xx

  29. June 15, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I love the checkered look. I think when you feel comfy in your suit you just feel better about yourself! #pocolo

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Yes of course Tracy! So much more confident xx

  30. June 15, 2018 / 11:47 am

    What a gorgeous swimsuit and you look amazing! I am all for a good swimsuit these days as opposed to a two piece – that anchor designed suit is rather eye catching, love it! Sim x #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Thank you! xx

  31. June 15, 2018 / 9:17 am

    I have always been confident enough to put on a swimsuit despite my plus size figure. I wouldn’t go public in a bikini though. I love your pick, the gingham is gorgeous and you look amazing in it. I will definitely check them out for my next holiday. I actually got my last 2 from Bon Marche and they are the most perfect costumes I have owned for my size (20) #pocolo

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Girl after my own heart Tracey! I think the Bonmarche one’s are a great fit too xx

  32. June 14, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Well I blooming love this style, and you look bloody gorgeous Mrs! I really like the cut of these swimsuits, I will pop over for a look. I would never wear a bikini these days, but that is because I have gained weight over the last few years so dont feel confident to. If I had your figure I would go to Tesco’s in my bikini! Fabulous

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Will be perfect for your holiday Kerry! xx

  33. June 14, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Although, I couldn’t pull the same look off. But, I would if I could! Here from Thursday Favorite Things! Pinned!

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, Julie! Thanks for stopping by xx

  34. June 14, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    wow, loving all the costumes you show and am popping over to check out the site. Thanks

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so much, Berni! xx

  35. June 14, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I love this bathing suit and you look great in it

    • laurie
      June 23, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Thank you Yaya! xx

  36. June 14, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    This suit is precious and looks adorable on you!

    Thanks for linking with The Blended Blog!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Shelly! xx

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Susanne! Thanks for stopping by xx

  37. June 14, 2018 / 7:07 am

    I love the swimsuit and you show it to perfection. I wear a bikini as I feel it suits me better, unless the swimsuit has a low back. Also it is good to get the sun on your tummy as it is the best place to make vit D. Seemingly!

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      I did not know that Hilda! Interesting ! xx

  38. June 14, 2018 / 6:31 am

    You look stunning in a swimsuit , Laurie. I love your choice, it fits perfectly on you and the print is very playful and fun

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you Anna xx

  39. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    June 13, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Wow Laurie, you look gorgeous! What a wonderful swimsui with a very nice name πŸ™‚
    XO Tina

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Isn’t it just! Thank you Tina! xx

  40. June 13, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    That swimsuit is so cute on you! Thanks for introducing us to this great brand!

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you return xx

  41. June 13, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    You look great in this swimsuit Laurie. What a beautiful pattern and style. Love the 2 you have featured too. I need a new swimming costume as my Daughter took my new one before I got chance to wear it. I will have to stop by and take a look πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • June 25, 2018 / 6:36 am

      Thanks again for sharing at Creative Mondays Laurie, you will be one of my featured blogs today πŸ™‚

  42. June 13, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Laurie, you look like a goddess in this swimsuit!! Talk about gorgeousness, my friend. It’s like it was made for you!
    I can totally understand about not wanting to take pictures by a busy pool. I’d probably avoid that too lol!
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you Suzy! It might just have well been busy! Everyone was out watching from their balconies! xx

  43. June 13, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Dear Laurie, your swimsuit is wonderful, I love the print and the delicate design, with that beautiful vintage touch. And you look lovely with it!

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Josep! xx

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Michaela. I agree! xx

  44. June 13, 2018 / 7:42 am

    You look fabulous! I love the one with the anchor print.


  45. Pamela
    June 12, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    You look so chic and elegant in that gorgeous one piece,a lovely figure too. A one piece swimsuit on mature ladies is far more eye catching than a bikini,but again its a personal choice . A one piece for me and I am a trim petite over 60 but a bikini is a no no!
    I had to chuckle at the lady who said she burnt her tummy , that happened to me in my forties and it blumming stung for days,so her choice of tankini was a wise one.All the swimsuits you have showed are so pretty and look very comfy and supportive without being fuddy daddy !
    Take care,
    Pamela from Wales x

  46. June 12, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    Laurie you look fab !
    Love that swimsuit!
    I’m with you, I would never wear a bikini in public (although I do at my mums pool)
    It’s not about weight or size it’s just not my style !
    See ya soon old gal
    Ashley x

  47. June 12, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    How brave of you! And you look damn good in your swimsuit! I still wear a bikini, but I hate my upper arme and tighs. They are really ugly. But I only wear a bikini in my back garden!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  48. June 12, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I’m with Gail on this one Laurie, having just been away and seeing every other body shape I wore a bikini! I also had a tankini which worked well as I burnt my tummy! You look fabulous in this little number and it’s a winner in my eyes. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous swimsuit today Laurie. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  49. June 12, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    what a stylish swimsuit. You are looking fabulous.

  50. June 12, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    You look great in a cosi and spf 50 makes the suit a winner. Great colour and I really like the pattern.

  51. June 12, 2018 / 11:39 am

    This is a fantastic swimsuit! I love how it looks, the print is simply beautiful and the one piece is a favorite of mine. Looking good!

    Maureen |

  52. June 12, 2018 / 11:19 am

    That swimsuit looks fab on you Laurie! Love the shape – it looks really comfortable and stylish!

  53. June 12, 2018 / 10:12 am

    You look fabulous Laurie, very pretty swimsuit. Every year I angst about swimsuit v bikini but when I’m actually on holiday I see women both older and bigger than me and enjoying themselves in bikinis. So I’m trying to care less and just go with the flow!

  54. June 12, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Well done, Laurie, looking gorgeous and thinking confident. Oh how i do aspire to being both! It’s a fabulous swimsuit and you’re selling the brand to me alright, in fact you had me at F cup! Hugs my lovely, hope you are well, x

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