Spring Break! Natori Swim

Spring is in the air — and Spring Break is right around the corner. (One of the biggest benefits of being a teacher is the school schedule. “Spring break”, “winter break”, and “summer vacation” are all still meaningful events to me. Drives Ken crazy.) So, time to get your booty into bikini shape and purchase a hot new looking suit to match those killer abs (or massive pregnant belly). As much as I would love to show a picture of me in a bathing suit (sarcastic tone, obvi), I think it would probably be best if I didn’t. No one wants to see love handles on a 7 month pregnant chick. And I DEFINITELY don’t want to expose myself on camera, so no pictures of me in a bathing suit! A win-win situation.

Natori swim

Natori swim is the natural evolution of Natori bringing East meets West style to the beach or to the pool. Signature embellishments, exotic prints and detailed hardware all make the suits stick out!

I am so excited about my first Natori swimsuit! Seriously couldn’t be more thrilled. I have mentioned before that although a “Natori,” I am not always sold on every product and would never just promote something because it is “Natori.” So when I say that the swimsuits are amazing, trust me, they are THAT AH-MAZING. Like literally, life changing. I want to get a hold of every swim suit because they fit so perfectly. Everything about them is truly scrumptious — the look, the feel, the fit, the coverage, THE SUIT. It is perfection — and that says a lot coming from Miss Picky here.

They are so great that they are featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit Shoot on Irina Shayk, the cover model in 2011!  (She is wearing the Koko Multi Print Balconette and Hipster).


How beautiful is Irina rocking this colored leopard Natori suit? Love Irina and love Natori.

Also, Nicki Minaj was just paparazzi’d in Natori swim as well! (Triangle with Slider, Full Coverage Bottom)  (Read on for an exclusive deal for Josie Girl Blog readers!)

Nicki Minaj

Neon green and pink? What a great combo! Favorite part of the suit on Nicki is the side of the bottom — love the side shirring.

Natori swimsuits are different than the suits currently sold on the market because many of the tops are not sized as S, M, L, but rather are sold as your cup size (actually, a range of cup sizes that are equivalent because of the tie-back closures). So instead of getting a top that might fall of your chest (I have that problem), or fit too tightly (not my problem), this cup-based sizing creates the perfect solution. It is like your bra in your swimsuit — and it fits like a glove (or a bra). Not only is the fit great, but the prices are exceptional for a high end suit too, ranging from $80-200. High quality swimsuits are hard come by for a decent price, and Natori definitely hits a home-run with these suits!

The suit I ordered is the Koko Print Dragon Bandeau and Bottom. I love a little animal and flair, which is something Natori does so well.


The cups of this bra are super comfortable and form fitting. The perfect combination.

The bottom

I love these bottoms because they have a delicate and beautiful gold embellishment on the side, which makes them more special and unique. A little unexpected pop of gold hardware. Gotta love it.

The suits come in all different solid colors and prints, and in different body types… both bikinis and one-pieces. All of them look great, and have received excellent feedback from boutiques, department stores, and customers around the country. A good friend of ours just went to Canyon Beachwear on the Upper East Side, and said the salesperson was raving about the Natori swimsuits, and that this was the first time a bra brand moved into swim and “got it right.”

So if you are looking to try out a new swimsuit for Spring Break, you have my suggestion… And a special treat for Josie Girls: buy any swimsuit or cover-up online at natori.com and get 15% off today through March 23rd using the promotional code JOSIEGIRL (case sensitive)!

Have a great weekend.  Also, THANK YOU to everyone who visited Wednesday to read the Fashion Star post (and thanks to Macy’s for posting on Facebook and Twitter about the Josie Girl blog- such an honor!)  Based on the great feedback, I will be recapping the show every Wednesday!

Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl.

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  1. Glad to hear you will be recapping Fashion Star again! Looking forward to it..

  2. I just ordered with the discount!! can’t wait!!! Thanks JG!!
    BTW – Nicki Minaj is great, I always have her songs stuck in my head.. haha.. happy weekend!

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