Is gooseberry intimates worth the import fees?

Ok so a while ago I purchased some bikinis from, I was so stoked because the full piece I wanted had gone on sale and I was like yes I’ve just been paid, lets do this!

Wearing an XS in the So Chic one piece swimsuit

So I get to the checkout and it says that you will incur import taxes from your country, I was absolutely fine with this as I am always buying from Australia and the most I have ever had to pay is like £25 and that was for a big parcel. Anyway, DHL gets my parcel and texts me saying I owe them £31 in import taxes!!! I was literally gobsmacked, I could not believe it! Anyway after much arguing I ended up having to pay it. It was the tinniest package for £31 which made my heart sink, I wasn’t even sure they were going to fit me which would have bee the saddest part! I left them un packaged for about 4 days before I decided to go ok you just have to see if you’ve wasted £140 or not…. I can say with much relief that the two bikinis did infect fit! The one piece is a little tight, I would have preferred a small instead of extra small, but it will do.

The bikinis are extremely well made, and I am super happy with the colour and material and everything! I got a white ribbed two piece bikini which was and a tropicana coloured one piece, I will admit the white as discoloured on the inside from all the sunscreen I have to use (lol), but the outside hasn’t… and with a bit of vanish they’ll be brand new in no time. I actually don’t think I took my white pair off all holiday haha and I would definitely recommend getting yourself a pair even if they cost a fortune haha! They actually have a physical store in Bali, Seminyak, so next time I go there I will stock up for sure!!!!

Wearing an XS in the whipped cream bandeau bikini

Anyway, I wanted to write this because I googled sooo much before I actually purchased from Gooseberry as I didn’t know what to expect, and there wasn’t that much help out there. So here it is, all the help you could need, size comparison, colours, material etc. If you have any other questions, head over to the “contact me” page and send in your Q’s, alternatively you can message me on my Instagram – @evangelinetopaz