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Review:With Love from Paradise_Y-Strape Bralette

smm_review_wlfp_modelsittingsmile Have you ever recieved Love From Paradise? 

With Love From Paradise (WLFP) inspired athletic wear from Hawaii. 

Founder and creator of WLFP, Amie Gaines, was born and raised on Kauai, Hawaii.  She grew up with a big wave surfer/shaper father and a seamstress mother.  Adventurous sports & fashion are major parts of Gaines’ lifestyle, so she understands what active women want.  Gaines combines these two components to create versatile yet sexy active wear for the woman on the move.  With a creative mind and a surfer’s soul, Gaines wants to inspire women to sport the fitted athletic wear working out or going out.  Her line is made with love & passion from her home in Hawaii.  “I wanted to create a collection that makes women feel confident and comfortable. Fashion is a way to express yourself and how you feel.   I wanted to offer an athletic collection that stays true to the spirit of Hawaii, and makes women feel confident in what they wear while living a active lifestyle, what woman doesn’t love versatility! “

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Surf Mei Mei was lucky to stumble upon With Love From Paradise’s merchandise while I was visiting North Shore, Hawaii.  WLFP’s design is sleek, feminine and eye-catching.  I could not resist buying WLFP’s Y-strap bralette with a tropical floral print at my Bikram Yoga class.

Made out of swimwear lycra, I can wear it to sweaty hot yoga classes, while out running or surfing.  The Y-strap construction makes sure the top stays put and protects your chest even while performing extreme movements due to the support of the Y-strap.  It felt a bit tight at first.  But I just needed to adjust my chest forward, as if I were wearing a bra.  The way the bralette is designed, it gives you nice cleavage with good support.

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Type: Athletic Wear

Brand: With Love From Paradise is true to the spirit of the garden island of Kaua’i, where surf and mountains blend in casual harmony. Inspired by the island’s perpetual sunshine and water, WLFP has developed a fashion forward alternative to active wear. Their fabrics are quick dry, breathable, and flexible. WLFP is great for any workout and it can be worn all day as a part of a stylish outfit. Each piece has an element of femininity and strength that represents the active & motivated woman.

Look: Sport bralette that you can wear along with a pair of WLFP leggings.  Y Strap bralette not only shows off your beautiful back, but it gives great support for your chest and provides good mobility to your shoulders for dynamic sports, such as surfing. Tropical prints or vibrant solid colors are available.

Price: Top $54

Function: Secure movement of breast while supporting most extreme movements.  It is comfortable to wear everyday and stylish as well!

Pros

  • SHRINK & FADE RESISTANT
  • WICK MOISTURE, QUICK DRYING & BREATHABLE
  •  FLATLOCK SEAMS FOR COMFORT
  • FLATTERING SWEETHEART NECKLINE WITH CENTER FRONT ROUCHING
  • MOVE FREELY WITH THE BACK STRAP DETAIL
  • EXTREMELY VERSATILE & COMFORTABLE
  • EACH LYCRA PRINT WILL VARY IN TEXTURE AND STRETCH MATTE FINISH, LIGHTWEIGHT, & 4 WAY STRETCH LINED
  • Cleavage

Cons

  • Good size selection will give you maximum comfort. Select a size that’s best suited for your chest dimension and height of your shoulder
  • Cleavage might distract you from doing yoga 😛

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Verdict

Love the colors! If you are into floral pattern and some good support, this WLFP Y-strap bralette gives you a style that has a feminine look but not too flowery.  Purchase a size that is not too small but has a nice, snug feel that enables good shoulder mobility.

Surf Mei Mei tested it for yoga, surfing and running. Thumbs up!

SUMMARY

Style – sleek and floral look with beautiful Y-strap feature on the back to show off this dynamic open back detail

Material – 20% Spandex; 80% Nylon

Size – Slightly running small to give you a snug and secure comfort

Coverage – Top: Decent coverage, show cleavage

Sunbathing – Yes

Surfing – Yes

UV protection – Not mentioned

Professional Stand Up Paddler/ Kauai Native, Mariko Strickland Lum, in action!

Professional Stand Up Paddler/ Kaua’i Native, Mariko Strickland Lum, in action!

 More from With Love From Paradise

Thanks With Love From Paradise who is sponsoring Surf Mei Mei’s upcoming Surf Fitness video (coming in May) and provided all images for the article.
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