I was sent a burkini from the company Aquaini to review and tell you guys all about.
When I first received the burkini I was pleasantly surprised with how it actually looked and felt like a swimming costume. The burkini itself is made from swimming costume material which means it performs when it comes into contact with water.
The burkini comes as a 2 part, a tunic top with an integrated hijab/hood and trousers. The tunic top comes with a strap and the trousers come with buttons on the side. This is to make sure the top doesn't ride up and expose you when blown by the wind or in water.
The hijab/hood is attached to the tunic top but I would have preferred to be able to detach it so that I had the option to wear it or not.
When I wore this burkini on holiday to Turkey it was great because I I didn't look too out of place in it. The hood/hijab looked a bit funny especially with my hair in a bun, I didn't like the way that looked so I wore a hijab on top, you could easily tie your hijab into a turban style so it looks better but your neck will still be covered. The hood hijab was too loose for my liking and I found that it tended to slip off and my hair came out the sides.
I understand that the trousers were wide for modesty purposes but it's not very practical to swim in. Due to the legs being wide when the waves came the trouser leg went up and exposed my legs. They also flapped around when I tried to swim in it. An alternative would be to have an option for legging like trousers that don't ride up.
The material is very good quality as it dries quickly in the sun, is durable and will last you many years.
I hope you found this review helpful inshaAllah. Let me know what you think of modest swimwear as well inshaAllah.
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