Lands’ End $100 Gift Card Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Lands’ End.

There are few things that fill me with fear and trembling more than trying on swimsuits. It’s an inescapable part of life, of course, since we have a child who loves the water (and, to be fair, I love the water, too), but there’s something so very, um, humbling about standing in front of a mirror, looking at yourself in a swimsuit and thinking, Well, for better or worse, this is what we have to work with.

For the longest time I’d make do with inexpensive swimsuits, but in the post-childbirth years I’ve discovered that I feel so much more relaxed and comfortable at the beach or pool when I’m wearing a swimsuit that’s made well. And for the last couple of years, those swimsuits have been made by Lands’ End.

A couple of weeks ago the Lands’ End people asked if I’d be interested in picking out a new swimsuit and writing a review, and I asked if I could do a giveaway, too. Since they are nice and lovely and accommodating, they agreed. For me it just boils down to the fact that I love their swimsuits. I wear their swimsuits. I know firsthand how durable and comfortable and dare I say flattering they are. So it only stands to reason that I’d welcome the chance to share the Lands’ End suits with you, the very best internets in the entire wide world interweb, amen.

I mean, look at all this cuteness.

Fun and colorful.

So flattering.

Adorable swim mini.

Perfect with this top.



These suits hold their shape over and over again; you need not worry about it fitting one way when you leave the house and sagging in unflattering places by the time you get home after a day at the pool. They launder like a dream, and – here’s my favorite part – you don’t have to constantly tug at them and check them to make sure that everything that’s supposed to be covered is still covered.

One more thing: I would recommend ordering a size larger than you normally wear if you buy any of the slenderizing styles; my experience has been that the fabric is so substantial and sturdy that there’s not as much wiggle room as you might be used to in other suits. The regular suits seem to run pretty true to size, but be sure to use the on-site reviews as a guide.

So. If you’d like to enter to win a $100 Lands’ End gift card, here’s what you need to do:

1. Click over to Lands’ End.
2. Check out the swimsuits (for women, men or kids – it matters not).
3. Come back here and share your the name of one of your favorite suits, cover-ups, towels, etc. in the comments.
4. For an extra entry, you can tweet about this giveaway and then leave the URL of your tweet in the comments.
5. That’s all!

And just FYI: if you win the $100 gift card, you can use it for whatever you want on the Lands’ End site: swimsuits, school clothes, Mama clothes, backpacks – whatever you’d like!

This giveaway will run from July 1, 2011-July 8, 2011. The winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond to me. If the winner hasn’t responded within 72 hours, I’ll select another winner.

Have fun, y’all!

This giveaway is now closed.

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  1. Robin M. says:

    I like the Women’s Tummy Control Medallion Print V-neck Tankini with matching swim mini…. very cute!

  2. Women’s Regular Faille Empire Tankini Swimsuit Top– SOOO cute! I’d get it in Wild Grape color. :)

  3. I like the women’s tummy control medallion print v-neck one piece.

  4. I love the classic looking Women’s Regular Carmel Stripe V-neck Bikini

  5. I like the Shell Beach Solid Ruffle swimsuit. It’s cute and practical at the same time!

  6. I’ve really wanted to try the swim shorts. I haven’t settled on a top just yet, but I was even thinking I could try one of the rash guard shirts because I’ve become a little more conscious of sun damage since I turned 40.

  7. Shari Campa says:

    I literally just ordered $200 worth of swimsuits from Lands End moments before coming to your site. I HATE swimsuit shopping and always order online. Ordered the Beachliving sweetheart suit and keeping my fingers crossed it will fit!!

  8. The slender tunic control suits are really cute!

  9. I like the Women’s Shell Beach Floral Print Tankini.

  10. MaryBeth says:

    I think I would choose one of the Beach Living Sweetheart Tunic tankini’s. I have been wearing Lands End swimsuits for over 10 years!

  11. I tweeted this too. Here’s the url!/TCKK/status/86847241419100160

    Can you tell I need a new swimsuit? haha

  12. Womens Beach Living Paisley Print V-neck Tankini!!!!

  13. Christina says:

    Women’s Regular Beach Living Paisley Print V-neck Tankini Swimsuit Top I love the colors and the coverage. ;-)

  14. Faille Empire Tankini Top with Swim Mini

  15. Heather B. says:

    I love the sweetheart swim dress in deep sea blue. It’s modest and adorable, two things I really prize in a swimsuit.

  16. Women’s Regular Beach Living Dot Scoop Tankini Swimsuit Top in brown is my fav!!!!!!

  17. Mami2jcn says:

    I like the Women’s ShapeWear Ombre V-neck Tankini Swimsuit Top.

  18. FUN! Does it also apply to land’s end canvas? because I’m in love with the Women’s Summerland Striped Ruffle Tankini. Super nautical and fun

  19. Jennifer McGowan says:

    I just love the Shell Beach Floral Print Tankini! I live in all LandsEnd clothes – their bathings suits have been in my closet for 20+ years!

  20. Jennifer M. says:

    I love the Faille Twist Tankini in lagoon blue.

  21. I love Land’s End products. Especially their tote bags for the beach. I’ve never bought a bathing suit but they all look fabulous. I live in Florida where a quality bathing suit is a must for the beach or boating. My favorite is the Floral Beach Bandeau tunic top with black bottoms. Too cute!

  22. Johanna says:

    I like the beach living supplex swim short — enough coverage, but not too terribly Granny-ish.

  23. I love the Carmel collection! The striped tankini or one-piece are adorable!

  24. Stephanie says:

    The paisly print v neck tankini is my favorite.

  25. I’m just learning about Lands’ End swimwear. My hubby really needs a new pair of trunks for our trip in September, so I’ll say the Men’s 9″ Cargo Board Shorts. For me, I like the Women’s Plus Size Shell Beach Floral Print Adjustable Tunic Tankini Top and Swim Mini (all in the blue).

  26. Considering my current swimsuit top just went through the dryer with a red crayon, I’m in the market for a new suit!

    I love the Women’s Carmel Stripe Scoop Tankini Swimsuit Top.

  27. Each person in our family has one of the extra large zip top canvas bags with our name on it. Now we need one that just has our last name on it for trips to my parents’ house/pool. If that doesn’t fit the requirement, I would love to buy the paisley print v-neck suit.

  28. I love the sport tankini line but unfortunately waited too long to order what I wanted & they are out of stock! I’ve been wearing my basic black skirted tankini from them for several years & love it, especially as I have 4 littles that I have to bend down & pick up & don’t want to feel like I’m oversharing at the pool!!

  29. Aqua Terra X back tankini! I have loved Land’s End bathing suits forever! They were the suit-to-have on our student summer mission projects because they covered well without being frump.

  30. I would love to win this. I love the Women’s Regular Carmel Solid V-neck Tankini Swimsuit Top!

  31. I’ve been loving the All-Over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit for months now. I’d love to have that one. :)

  32. Beach living black and white paisley tankini for sure.

  33. There are several I love! The Shell Beach Solid Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit in the Deep Sea color is stylish, yet modest. The solid ruffle swim dress is super cute, as is the swim skort. So many options!

  34. Susan Taylor says:

    I love the little girls Bow-tie Tugless Tank swimsuit that is black with white butterflies. Too cute!

  35. I’d do the aqua terra batik print style. Probably a tankini.

  36. I like the Beach Living Floral Print Scoop Tankini. I always have issues with ordering something like a swimsuit without trying it on, so I went to Sears to try some on and their LE department was so picked over that I couldn’t find A THING! I actually wrote a post about shopping for a suit post-baby if you want to read it:
    I’ve heard great things about LE suits and I’d LOVE to try one!!! I hope I win!

  37. Love the Beach Living Paisley Print. I’ve always loved a good paisley!

  38. I love that shapewear swimdress.

  39. Melissa says:

    The Women’s Regular Tummy Control Medallion Print V-neck One Piece Swimsuit is super cute and on sale!

  40. Women’s Beach Living Paisley Print V-neck Tankini Swimsuit Top
    i think after my baby i have definitely entered into the need for tankini’s and skirt bottoms :)

  41. Kim V. says:

    I really like the Women’s Regular Beach Living Floral Print Bandeau Tunic Swimsuit Top w/a little skirt. Never thought I’d be a skirt wearer but it really does seem to hide some of my “flaws”!

  42. I like the Women’s Beach Living Paisley Print Bandeau Top! So cute!

  43. I like the Women’s Seaside Bandeau Tankini Swimsuit Top, & the Women’s Beach Living Shirred Mini SwimMini!

  44. Women’s Plus Size Sport Tankini Geo Stamp V-neck Swimsuit


  45. Kristin B says:

    I love the Girls’ Skirted Tugless Tank Swimsuit for my tot – so sweet and feminine!

  46. Cindy Mc says:

    I love the swim mini’s. In fact I ordered 2 this year from Land’s End. In the past I always thought the swim skirts looked kind of matronly–not these. They are adorable.

  47. Lindsay S. says:

    I love the Wild Violet Girls’ Mockneck Rash Guard! I have very fair children and these would be perfect to protect from the sun!!!

  48. Sallie Lawrence says:

    I own three Land’s End swimsuits already!!!! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!
    I would love the Shirt Dress cover up to go with my already oh so comfortable swimsuits!!!!

  49. Kelly B. says:

    I like the Beach living paisley v-neck.

  50. Sally Rogers says:

    I like the geo print v-neck halter top with tummy control shorts. :) These are fabulous swimsuits!

  51. I love the paisley print top with the skirt!!

  52. Nataleigh says:

    I literally JUST ordered another Land’s End bathingsuit today! I already have 2 bikinis (one in the pretty pink and blue print above, and another yellow stripe one). I love them, but I also was on the hunt for a good tankini to wear on my more modest days. Today I bought the Seaside Paisley Beadeau Tankini (rich red paisley) with rich red bottoms and I wish it were here now! I can’t wait to see it in person and wear the hound out of it! I love love love Land’s End bathingsuits and totally love that they always have a sale or promo going on!

  53. kuliejellogg says:

    I bought my three year old a ruffle front one piece this summer. She loves it, and I love not having to dig her suit out of her hiney every 15 seconds!

  54. I am in love with pretty much everything in the Beach Living dots category, and have been drooling over it for a couple of years. Love the swim mini.

  55. I love the Shell Beach collection–went to the website as soon as I got the catalog. I received my Land’s End swimsuit and love the way it looks and fits.

  56. oooohhh, this is awesome, I LOOOOOVE LE!!! My fave {although it’s terribly hard to pick just ONE!} is the Petunia Paisley Bandeau top one – super cute!!!
    kathy k.

  57. Martha says:

    I adore the Ombre Bandeau Swimdress!

    I’d love to know what suit you picked, your examples are so cute!

  58. I just bought a fantastic LE swimsuit — it’s the black-with-white-polka-dots tankini. They’re one of the few companies that offer magnificent, uplifting underwire swim tops! :) So, my new purchasing goal is a wool winter coat from Land’s End . . . after cooler weather gets here, that is.

  59. SherryC says:

    I bought the tummy control swimMini this year and love it.

  60. I like the Beach Living Sweetheart Swimdress…among others!

  61. Cherl Royer says:

    women’s sport v-neck tankini swimsuit :)

  62. Maria S. says:

    I have drooled over the All-Over control Slender Tunic Swimsuit in Blackberry so far this season. I love Land’s End swimsuits, worth the $$. I need a new one as I have lost 52 lbs. since last summer.

    Runner up choice would be the Beach Living Paisley Print V-neck tankini with coordinating bottoms. Cute print!

  63. deanna f. says:

    L.O.V.E giveaways!
    Any swimsuit that has tummy control is AWESOME! Paisley prints are cute!


  64. Ericka T says:

    I like the Women’s Plus Size Tummy Control Scoopneck Tunic Swimsuit Top.

  65. Ericka T says:
  66. Melissa S. says:

    I love the shell beach ruffle tankini top, and the swim mini, probably both in the deep sea blue, though the pink is super cute, too! Love lands end!

  67. So many choices. I would love to buy the paisley scoop neck tankini and solid color swim mini. Happy 4th of July weekend. LRB

  68. Lacey C. says:

    I’m loving the ladies’ paisley print tankinis – super cute :)

  69. I’m all over that one piece v-neck halter suit–too cute!

  70. I like the paisley print v-neck tankini top (in blue) with the with the shirred swim-mini.

  71. I dread bathing suit season, but as you say, it is a part of life. Love the scoop neck tankini with polka dots. I think it would look very cute with a swim mini.

  72. I like the shell beach collection. The ruffled top with the swim mini. Cute!

  73. Gigster says:

    I liked the women’s beach living floral print scoop tankini. Having had a mastectomy, it takes a special suit to work for me.

  74. Jennifer says:

    I love the Grecian styles – they remind me of the 70’s style Miss America suits. I depend on the beach living styles for pool going with the toddler. I really love the fit of the shorts and sport skirts.

  75. I like the Women’s Beach Living Dot Scoop Tankini Swimsuit Top. Love it in bright iris. The majority of these swimsuits look like something I could pull off. (: Which is a switch from the usual. Yay!

  76. like the women’s tummy control medallion print v-neck one piece.

  77. Shawnie says:

    I’ve always liked the Faille tankini. They really are great swimsuits!

  78. Donna G says:

    I’ve been eying the Grecian swimsuit for a few years now. But I can’t justify buying one, because my Lands’ End swimsuit I bought many years ago still looks as good as a cheap suit would after just a few months. But if I DID buy one, it would probably be the Grecian Tapestry print in dark slate/gray.

  79. JennyJoT says:

    I like the Aqua Terra Batik Bikini Top with the Beach Living SwimMini!

  80. SarahJ says:

    I like the Carmel Solid V-neck Bikini top and bottom. I only dare to wear bikini’s after losing the last 10 lbs from my last pregnancy (18 months ago but beter late than never, right)

  81. I would pick the Women’s Regular Beach Living Solid Sweetheart Swimdress – I love the berry but would probably go with black!

  82. I love the blue ruffle swimdress. But am I too young for a swimdress? It just looks comfortable! Decisions, decisions…

  83. Meredith W in TX says:

    I love Land’s End swim wear! I bought the All-over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit earlier this summer and I love it!! Would love to buy another swim suit or maybe a cover up and some clothes!

  84. I would pick the all-over control slender carmela swimsuit. I love the detail on the back!

  85. Nate's Mom says:

    Women’s aquaterra v-neck tankini for me!

    Nate’s Mom

  86. This is me laughing…all my LE swimwear just arrived today!! LOVE it!! I got the board shorts and the pink and black floral top pictured above as well as the slender suit. Love them both! I love that they carry swim in Talls! And I love the clearance deals!! The girlies, who blow thru swimwear like nobody’s business, both scored on that order too!!

    But not to worry – I’d put the GC towards school uniforms for the fall!! Their unfiorm stuff is fabulous too!!

  87. fuzzytop says:

    Love the living dot shirred mini…. very cute! And I’m with you – HATE shopping for swimsuits. Yuck!


  88. You know, it’s actually not too warm here during the summer, so I’m looking for a rash guard! Also, my baby has started pulling the top of my shirt out to have a little looky-loo and I’d prefer it if she couldn’t do that with my swimwear. Their rash guard looks great!

  89. i’m in love with the slender tunic swimsuit!

  90. Heather says:

    I’m in LOVE with the Aqua Terra Batik Racerback Bikini Top and I would pair it with the Beach Living Mini Swimini!! Darling!!

  91. Boys tie dye cargo board shorts with the short sleeve solid rash guard shirt…..MC 2 is in desperate need:)

  92. I am digging the Oahu Solid Lingerie Strap Tankini Swimsuit Top. That is so darling, I’d rock it.

  93. Mindy S. says:

    I love the Ombre V-neck tankini and matching bottom. And I too think that Land’s End swimsuits are worth it. My girls and I pretty much only wear their suits now.

  94. One of my favorite bathing suits I own is a Land’s End ensemble. I love the tankinis and the swim minis. You can mix and match according to your mood. Love it.

  95. I would choose the bean print grecian suit in hot pink with a ruffly swim skit over top. I bought a grecian suit and skirt last year after you wrote about them here, and I’m tellin’ ya: I’ve never felt so confident at the pool since I had my child. I always used to buy cheap suits for myself, but hated to be seen in them. And this one has held up sooooo well that I would LOVE another! These are the best swimsuits I’ve ever worn and I can’t emphasize that enough! I’ve worn the heck out of it and it still looks brand spankin’ new! :)

  96. all-over control slender grecian swimsuit. It’s super cute and flattering! (at least on the model that is… ;)