Girls sunsuits by Platypus

Platypus sunsuits

Platypus are an Australian brand of swimwear for babies, kids and women. It was formed in 1996 by two mothers who after applying and re applying sun lotion to their on-the-go kids they realised there was a need for children’s bathing suits and rash guard clothing to protect them from the sun’s damaging rays and still be comfortable and cool.

And Australian mums know a thing or two about sunshine, sunburn and swimwear!

Their mission was to educate parents, children and the industry of the importance of protecting children against the sun’s damaging rays in order to prevent skin cancer in later life.

Their UV Protective Swimwear and Rash Shirts with coordinated Kids Bathing Suits will do just that and help avoid future complications!

Platypus invited my girls to choose a sunsuit each and try them out.

Platypus swimsuits

As I like to identify the twins quickly I have always chosen to dress them in different colours, so I went ahead and ordered a pink suit which I knew alice would like and a pale blue suit that would be for Bessie, when it all arrived and we unpacked them to take a first look there were lots of oohs and aahs and Alice immediately grabbed the pink one. Bessie looked about crestfallen until I opened hers up to show the pretty skirt on her bikini. Then Alice, of course wanted to change her mind – too late!

I can therefore guarantee the designs are eye catching and beautiful and I imagine my two will be swapping suits over the summer.

The size 6 fit my two soon to be 7 year olds perfectly. To have an idea of the sizing, my girls fall bang on the sizing offered by most shops, they will be 7 in July and so their clothes are all 6 – 7.

The pink bikini top has straps that can be adjusted to the perfect fit.

The first outing was to a friend’s birthday party where all the girls jumped in the hot tub and had lots of fun. All bottoms stayed where they should and so did the tops.

The twins LOVE them, I think they feel ‘older’ by wearing a bikini and I know we shall be using them a lot this summer

WIN 1 of 2 Platypus swimsuits as in the photo

Platypus sent me two packages of identical orders and instead of sending them back they have very kindly offered them up for a competition.

The two Platypus sunsuits are identical to those seen in the top photo and each suit is comprised of 1 bikini plus a matching jacket.

Open to the UK only entries via the rafflecopter widget below and best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the Platypus website for the entire range for babies, boys, girls and women.

Disclosure: We were sent two Platypus sunsuits for the purpose of this post.

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63 Comments

  1. Katherine Hewlett
    July 4, 2015 / 11:40 AM

    These look so beautiful!

  2. MICHELLE KEMP
    July 4, 2015 / 12:09 PM

    in the uk it would be Daymer Bay in Cornwall

  3. Susan Lloyd
    July 4, 2015 / 2:26 PM

    We love Brighton beach x

  4. Tracy Nixon
    July 4, 2015 / 2:27 PM

    Tenby Harbour beach in Pembrokeshire Wales – it is beautiful!

  5. Lorraine Tinsley
    July 4, 2015 / 3:06 PM

    Anywhere in Cornwall

  6. Esther James
    July 4, 2015 / 4:18 PM

    It has to be Rhossilli Bay in the Gower

  7. Zoe G
    July 4, 2015 / 4:19 PM

    Newquay, Cornwall

  8. Tracy Hanley
    July 4, 2015 / 4:39 PM

    scarborough beach , we dont get to many beaches

  9. caroline walliss
    July 4, 2015 / 4:47 PM

    Bournemouth is fab!x

  10. Joanne wood
    July 4, 2015 / 4:59 PM

    Rhossilli beach in the gower

  11. Tina M Holmes
    July 4, 2015 / 6:00 PM

    we would have to say Blackpool beach!

  12. Laura Asplin
    July 4, 2015 / 6:56 PM

    Blackpool Sands in Devon

  13. ELIZABETH DOODY
    July 4, 2015 / 7:27 PM

    St Ives – Cornwall

  14. claire blaney
    July 4, 2015 / 7:29 PM

    woolacombe beach is gorgeous

  15. Pamela Gossage
    July 4, 2015 / 8:12 PM

    Blackpool beach

  16. Elizabeth Hinds
    July 4, 2015 / 8:15 PM

    Whitby! :)

  17. Michelle Butler
    July 4, 2015 / 8:31 PM

    Perranporth Cornwall

  18. Catherine McAlinden
    July 4, 2015 / 8:48 PM

    Miami beach! The kids haven’t been yet, but I have ano it’s beautiful!

  19. leanne weir
    July 5, 2015 / 10:55 AM

    We love talacre beach x

  20. Holly Edmundson
    July 5, 2015 / 11:50 AM

    Southport beach :) x

  21. Michelle Banks
    July 5, 2015 / 1:10 PM

    hastings beach x

  22. Lynsey Buchanan
    July 5, 2015 / 1:30 PM

    Ayr Beach

  23. Kristy Brown
    July 5, 2015 / 5:58 PM

    Newgale beach

  24. Ashleigh Allan
    July 5, 2015 / 6:55 PM

    Brighton beach!

  25. Victoria N
    July 5, 2015 / 9:16 PM

    Northumberland beaches – quiet but gorgeous.

  26. claire woods
    July 5, 2015 / 10:13 PM

    Southwold beach

  27. Natalie Crossan
    July 5, 2015 / 11:11 PM

    St ives, cornwall :)

  28. jodie crossley
    July 6, 2015 / 12:52 PM

    love brighton beach

  29. jen jackson
    July 6, 2015 / 3:52 PM

    Carbis Bay

  30. Karen Barrett
    July 6, 2015 / 4:34 PM

    Mooloolaba, Queensland

  31. Kelly L
    July 6, 2015 / 8:59 PM

    Cornwall!

  32. Tammy Tudor
    July 6, 2015 / 10:21 PM

    It has to be the iconic Brighton Beach

  33. Keshia Esgate
    July 7, 2015 / 12:51 PM

    Woolacombe Bay in Devon

  34. olivia Kirby
    July 7, 2015 / 5:43 PM

    Reighton Sands or Filey, any beach in North Yorkshire really!

  35. olivia Kirby
    July 7, 2015 / 5:43 PM

    Reighton Sands or Filey, any beach in North Yorkshire really! We are going in just over a week!

  36. katie w
    July 7, 2015 / 7:02 PM

    Studland Bay, Dorset

  37. Kat Allinson
    July 7, 2015 / 9:33 PM

    West Wittering

  38. Nichola
    July 8, 2015 / 7:35 AM

    Portstewart strand on the north coast of Northern Ireland

  39. Cheryl Kean
    July 8, 2015 / 1:48 PM

    the beach at Minehead, a lovely beach :)

  40. Diana
    July 8, 2015 / 2:54 PM

    Cornwall beaches :)

  41. Vera Bahounkova
    July 8, 2015 / 6:45 PM

    Anywhere in Cornwall

  42. Gemma Aktekin
    July 8, 2015 / 7:57 PM

    Prestatyn Beach

  43. eva trelfa
    July 8, 2015 / 10:13 PM

    Marazion beach is our favorite beach to splash about on

  44. Selina
    July 9, 2015 / 12:45 PM

    I love Lligwi beach in Anglesey

  45. katherine grieve
    July 9, 2015 / 1:55 PM

    Lyme Regis Beach xx

  46. Eleanor Powell
    July 9, 2015 / 9:14 PM

    Woolacombe Bay

  47. Nancy Bradford
    July 9, 2015 / 9:24 PM

    My favourite beach is Pentle Bay, Tresco. A really nice beach to spend time on as a family.

  48. Tolu
    July 9, 2015 / 10:30 PM

    Joss bay

  49. Joanna Sawka
    July 9, 2015 / 10:44 PM

    Perranporth Cornwall

  50. Claire Butler
    July 9, 2015 / 11:45 PM

    Caswell, Swansea

  51. Hazel Rush
    July 10, 2015 / 7:27 AM

    Camber sands

  52. Alexandra McGahey
    July 10, 2015 / 1:25 PM

    Our favourite beach to visit is Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, North Wales.

  53. Lisa Backhouse
    July 10, 2015 / 2:27 PM

    The Witterings

  54. Susan Hunt
    July 10, 2015 / 5:48 PM

    The Beach at Hollywood in Florida.

  55. Natasha Bowler
    July 10, 2015 / 6:15 PM

    Port salon in N.Ireland.

  56. Debra Winfield
    July 10, 2015 / 9:25 PM

    Abersoch in Wales!

  57. Monika S
    July 10, 2015 / 9:58 PM

    Cornwall

  58. Leanne Bell
    July 10, 2015 / 11:01 PM

    Any of the beaches in south Devon. Bigbury is one of my faves :-) x

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