Bondi Alchemist Surf One-Piece Review
A flattering one-piece designed by surfers for surfers. Ethically handmade and produced in small volumes in Bali, Bondi Alchemist is a sustainable, ethical, unique, flattering, AND technically made surfwear for women.
Perfect for confident women that don’t mind turning heads.
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The Bondi Alchemist one-piece is a head-turner for all the right reasons. This Australian brand has been on our radar for a while now and on the bodies of so many women surfers that rip. The owner, Jarra Campbell was driven to design a functional piece that accentuated the wearer’s curves and celebrated the female form. You do feel especially sensual in one of these suits.
Bondi Alchemist is one of several leading independent sustainable swimwear brands that are using recycled textiles to make their whole range. Their suits are made from 78% Recycled Polyamide and 22% Elastane which is comprised of up-cycled fishing nets, plastic bottles, and old carpets.
In addition to the responsible fabrics used, Bondi Alchemist has the following environmental responsibility initiatives in place:
- Made from Carvico – a fabric comprised of sustainable techno-fabric made from ECONYL®
- Designed on the road, all cut, sewn & shipped from Bali
- The factory package directly into biodegradable packaging
- All items come in a reusable cloth bag
- To reduce CO2 emissions from shipping, all products are sent directly to the customer from where it is produced in Bali
This swimsuit is a head-turner so be sure you are comfortable turning heads as it’s hard not to look at a beautiful, confident woman in suit as beautiful and stunning as this.
We tested the one-piece in M, in olive – $179 AUD.
Note: we probably could have gone one size down in the one-piece.
We also tested the bikini in L but sadly the top was too small for our bust (size G) and too large for our ribs (32″), so we couldn’t do a proper surf review, however, we have included some pictures below as the bikini is stunning and given a different body shape, you should definitely check it out!
What we loved about the Bondi Alchemist one-piece
The luxurious ribbed texture
There is something luscious about swimwear that has a texture that makes the wearer feel extra special. This ribbed suit does just that, adding to the overall appeal of the garment. The suits are both available in this ribbed fabric or in a matte fabric.
Jarra was driven to design FUNCTIONAL SWIMWEAR that accentuated the wearer’s curves and celebrated the female form. You do feel especially sensual in one of these suits.
The sexy cut-outs – The suit the cleavage cut-out isn’t so low
The cut-outs on both the swimsuit and the bikini are in all the right places. Not only do they look amazing, but they also help with water flow, for example, the cleavage one when duck-diving allows for the easy passage of water between you and your board.
They are designed to accentuate a woman’s curves and they do just that, without being on the ‘exposed’ side. At first, we were reluctant to test of Bondi Alchemist’s designs for fear they were ‘too showy’ for a serious surf line up. We found they gave us a huge confidence boost in our bodies, and that the cleavage cut out wasn’t too low, leaving a little to the imagination. This swimsuit is a head-turner so be sure you are comfortable turning heads as it’s hard not to look at a beautiful, confident woman in a suit as beautiful and stunning as this.
The comfortable high cross-back straps
The thick straps that cross high on your back, between your shoulder blades were really comfortable for paddling. They also helped to scoop and suck your breasts up and in, providing more support.
The low-cut back
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeoussssss! This one-piece is so flattering from the front and the back. When duck-diving, no water flushed down below the bum as Bondi Alchemist have got this cut in the small of your back just right!
The double-lined construction of the one-piece
The black lining in the one-piece offered increased support and also more warmth. We opted to wear the swimsuit on cooler days and for snorkeling and other activities for the additional warmth.
We absolutely lurveeeee Bondi Alchemist and the owner Jarra. It’s great to see another amazing surf swimwear brand designed and tested by a surfer, for surfers.
Shop the full range of Bondi Alchemist swimwear on their website thebondialchemist.com
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Thank you to Jarra for gifting Still Stoked a Bondi Alchemist one-piece for this article. Still Stoked received no monetary reward for writing this article but will receive a small commission for every sale using our discount code. We appreciate your continued support of Still Stoked and the small, women-owned brands we work to promote.