December 19, 2014

TRIANGL MILLY Swimsuit / Bikini Dupes

I don’t know if you guys are familiar with the swimsuit brand TRIANGL. But this swimsuit brand has been creating such a buzz in the fashion world because of its classic styles but utilizing uncommon swimsuit materials for their product line. TRIANGL uses neoprene material for their swimsuits which is a very innovative way if you ask me because we’re so used to swimwear made only of spandex.




Neoprene is a synthetic rubber and exhibits good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts. In aquatics, it is commonly used as a material for fly fishing waders, as it provides excellent insulation against cold. However, neoprene is less expensive than breathable fabrics. The foam cells also make the material quite buoyant, and the diver must compensate for this by wearing weights. A recent advance in neoprene for wet suits is the "super-flex" variety, which mixes spandex into the neoprene for greater flexibility. (source: Wikipedia)

I was very intrigued of these new brand and breed of swimsuits so I immediately looked for it online and found the TRIANGL website. I was shock though, to find out that a pair of their neoprene swimsuit costs $89 and above (roughly PHP 4000). I am not ashamed to say that I am a cheapskate or kinda stingy and I would never buy a pair of swimsuit at that price, as in, no way…

But since I really wanted the styles and the colors of the TRIANGL swimsuits (especially the Milly in   Santa Rosa Splash and in Miami Mint) I had the gut feeling that there’s already a dupe (or replica) of it being sold somewhere. I saw something like it at Romwe and Choies but theirs is not neoprene, just spandex. So I searched and searched  some more and then I came across this You Tube video of a vlogger comparing her original TRIANGL swimsuit  versus the dupe she bought online at aliexpress.com; the dupe has very little difference with that of the original one.




I tried the link that she gave but the seller wasn’t selling the items anymore. Since I know that there are a lot of sellers on Aliexpress.com and that I had no problems with my past purchases at this site, I searched and searched until I narrowed down at least 5 sellers who carry these TRIANGL dupe swimsuits. And then I checked their trust ratings, feedbacks and number of orders; one store stood out: Leon Garment Factory Outlet Store

So I sent the seller a message to ask regarding what size I should get and also checked out the feedback from the other customers. Based on their size chart, I am size medium (36C bra size). So I ordered and paid for the Milly dupe in Mint and Medium. After a few weeks I received my package and I was super happy with what I got!




The material used for the swimsuit is actually neoprene. I don’t know if it is the high-quality ones, but gosh, I really don’t care! Although the swimsuit top had so many creases because it got probably squeezed or folded during transit, but if you soak it in cold water the creases become less and the swimsuit gets stretched while you wear them so they become less obvious.




The difference would be that the real TRIANGL swimsuit comes in a box (to avoid getting creases) and the back closure has a TRIANGL logo written on it.


packaging from aliexpress.com sellers
original TRIANGL packaging (photo c/o: thebasisnyc.com)

TRIANGL dupe seatbelt lock / no logo
left: original TRIANGL with logo on lock
right: TRIANGL dupe lock with no logo
photo c/o: MsPinkaholic0405


The fit of the swimsuit bottom is perfect, unfortunately, I don’t wear bikini bottoms especially as skimpy (kinda) as this one. I prefer wearing high waist swimsuit bottoms since I have large tummy and legs. Btw, my TRIANGL dupe bikini bottom is size M and my hips measures 99 cm/39 inches





With regards to the fit of the swimsuit top, well it fits ok but I think the cup of the Medium size didn’t give enough coverage for someone with a cup C size. It is a little tight but it still works for me and it is tolerable and still wearable.




Since I wanted the Milly in Santa Rosa Blue dupe, I was not able to restrict myself from buying another pair. This time around, I asked the seller to make the swimsuit top Large and the swimsuit bottom still Medium. Also, in this order I also bought a set for my friend Nikki but hers is hot pink. The processing and shipping process took almost as long as the first order and thank goodness it arrived just a few days before we leave for our trip to Coron, Palawan.





Btw, you can order different sizes for the top and bottom, just make sure to note it in the message box and send the seller the message and reference your order number. My second pair, wherein the swimsuit top is L (and the swimsuit bottom is M) fits better than the first pair. So I think getting one size larger would always be a good move whenever you buy something from a seller or company based in China or Hong Kong, since their sizes usually run smaller than usual.






I am super in love with my TRIANGL swimsuit dupes! I felt like hitting the jackpot for having them without paying such a hefty price for swimmies. I couldn’t care less if there are creases here and there and if they aren’t real TRIANGL swimsuits, who will care anyway? Besides I am not brand fanatic, as long as I like the design or how it looks and if can’t sleep at night because of some stuff, I know I gotta find a way to have them.

p.s. kinda exaggerating over some things I said up there hehehehe!

You can purchase these TRIANGL swimsuit dupes here: TRIANGL SWIMSUIT DUPES


NEW! CHECK OUT MY TRIANGL LILY SWIMSUIT / BIKINI DUPES REVIEW HERE!



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26 comments:

  1. Hi Ms. Jen,

    Love the mint swimees!

    May I ask how much is the shipping fee? Did you pay for duties and/or taxes sa Customs since it was shipped from outside the Philippines?. I would love to order kasi, Triangl is super pricey!

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi dear, it's from China and yes it's free shipping but you can ask the seller if they have other shipping options like Depex, usually Depex delivers straight to your home kaya mas better. Mine was thru china post and i claimed it thru our local post office fortunately the customs guy was absent when i claimed my package kaya i only paid 100... better if you ask the seller to declare it less than $10 para less din ang tax and less din ang mapupunta sa mga Napoles ng bayan natin lol! ;-)

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    2. Btw I saw someone selling the triangl dupes on IG but pricier than how much I bought them.. around 1.5k-2k ata

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  2. How many weeks exactly before mo nakuha yung package? :)

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    1. Hi dear around 3 wks after order has been made which is the usual case if packages are from china and shipped via china post... most of the time dito sa Pinas nagkakaron ng delay kaya tumatagal bago makarating yung notice from the post office

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  3. These look great! Just wondering what did you mean by "p.s. kinda exaggerating over some things I said up there hehehehe!"?

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    1. I was referring to this phrase: "as long as I like the design or how it looks and if can’t sleep at night because of some stuff, I know I gotta find a way to have them"

      Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

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  4. How much did you pay all in all? I want to buy sana but I'm still a little bit skeptical

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    1. I think i paid around $15 per set then it is free shipping na.. didnt pay customs duty tax because the customs officer was absent when i claimed my package at the post office

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    3. Btw Kate you might want to check this lically based instagram account named eightmermaid they sell the exact same triangl swimsuit dupes but on a much higher amount but free shipping na siya and you dont have to go through the hassle of dealing with customs officer at the post office

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    4. I have been eyeing eightmermaid's triangl dupes for a while now, yeah it is much higher than the ones they sell at aliexpress, but I'll give it a try. Thank you :)

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  5. Will there be any chance that you'd sell the box of your Neoprene bikini? :))

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    1. Hi mine came with a plastic bag angld the photo above with a bos is not mine.. i just grabbed the photo somewhre on the net.. i bought a small storage box for my triangl dupes so they wont get deformed

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  6. Hello! Hm exactly did u pay for your Triangl dupes? I want to try the link you gave kasi. IG sellers have pricey dupes and I don't want to spend around 1.3k+ :(

    also, how did u claim your package?

    I'll be a new shopper kasi at aliexpress hehe

    love your review! made me really want to go buy one for myself!
    hoping for your reply! :D

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    2. I think at that time it was $12 but the last time I checked these designs and colors are cheaper now and they usually come with free shipping sa aliexpress... with regards to shipping I received a notice from the post office after 2 wks from the date I purchased it. I didnt pay customs duty tax at that time since the customs officer was absent... hehe... other bloggers from Cebu and Davao told me that they are not asked to pay for customs duty tax unlike in Manila... sometimes the tax is higher even triple than what you actually spent on your purchase... this is not to disourage you though malay mo makalusot sa post office minsan ganun eh.. trip trip lang din un ibang customs officers minsan sinisingil ako minsan naman hindi..

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    3. Thanks for your reply!! :D

      By the way, how did you pay? Ano yung ginamit mong method of payment? I don't have a credit card r paypal, but Aliexpress accepts Western Union daw?

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  7. Hello! What method did you use in paying? I'm about to order sa aliexpress but I don't have paypal or credit card.. They said Aliexpress accepts payments via Western Union.. how could I pay? Please help :(

    Thanks!

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    1. I always use paypal eh... havent tried western union though... ask the seller what is their payment options besides credit card I think the seller can give you other payment options ;-)

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  8. Oh and are there padded cups?

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    1. the neoprene fabric is thick enough so I think paddings are not needed ;-)

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  9. Do you think medium bottoms would fit a size 10 sometimes a size 12?

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    1. i suggest you ask the seller... I am not really familiar with US sizing... my hips are 40inches though and I got a medum

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  10. Hello,
    My names jade. I was wondering about your bottoms. How much were they and where did you purchase them. I've been wanting a high waisted solid bathing suit bottom.

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    1. Hi Jade, my swimsuit bottom in this post was made by my sister... but there are lots of made-to-order swimsuit sellers in instagram if you're from the Philippines

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