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Tamanu Sun

Common Sense Swimwear for Girls
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What to do when summer hits and the stores have nothing but inappropriate swimwear for the lovely ladies in your home? You turn to Tamanu Sun swimwear! At the time of this writing, Tamanu makes modest, but usable swimwear for girls in the following sizes:
  • XS (2-3)
  • S (4-5)
  • M (6-7)
  • L (8–10)
  • XL (12-14)
The owner is planning to increase the sizes available in the future and already offers beach dresses as well as sun hats and beachcomber bags.

The swimwear is designed in a common sense style with a range of sleeve choices and shorts of varying lengths—it is really up to you. There are also several different types of fabrics to choose from. You and your daughter get to create the swimsuit of your own choosing.

These wash and wear suits are made of 85% nylon and 15% spandex. The tops are hip length and front-lined while the shorts are fully lined. For your growing girls, the XL top has a double lining across the chest. You will find that the cut of these suits is looser than conventional suits for a modest fit even when water-soaked.

Even though the directions tell us to wash by hand, we did not and they came through several washing machine washings just fine and we cannot tell any difference. I choose to line dry them and they hold their shape, color, and fabric well. Small and extra small will cost $25 and the medium, large, and extra large will cost $30. These are excellent prices and in a comparison with some other modest swimwear, is a very good price.

The only thing I would want to change would be the increased sizing – I hope they come out with larger sizes soon so that our older more developed daughters do not have to brave the swimsuit isles come summer.



-Product review by Kate Kessler, Product Reviews Manager, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, August, 2007


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