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Body Glove Smoothies Sidekick Swim Short Reviews

52 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/19/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are very cute and comfortable. They have pretty good coverage. I first ordered these in a small as that is the size underwear I wear, but they were a bit snug in the waist so I got a medium instead.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/18/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I personally have figured out that if you have any flaws or extra weight boy shorts make the flaws more apparent and this short is no different. I ordered a large, normally I would wear a 9\/10 in regular short. I sent this back.

Additional 32 Smoothies Sidekick Swim Short Body Glove Reviews

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July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from The Steel City, PA

Great bathing suit if you're looking for something with a bit more side/bottom/back coverage than a traditional bikini bottom. Sizing was fairly true, but opted for the M (usually I fall between S and M) since it just wore a little more comfortably. Note the tie in front is purely style, not function. I paired this bottom with the Rip Curl Love N Surf Cross Back Top and the fabric finishes are quite similar. Could also mix and match colors. Great new suit combo for summer!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rip Curl, Roxy, O'Neill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are absolutely adorable. I typically hate boy short style bottoms but had to buy some to wear this summer. These are actually flattering and very comfortable. I am 5' tall and 107 pounds and ordered a M. I think a S would have been too snug and not flattering at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 1, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

This is a very sexy cut. It shows peekaboo booty, which is why I bought it. It is really great if you are comfortable showing off a little skin. I thought the sizes ran a little small, so I would order one size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

Little too skimpy for my 42 y.o bod. I usually wear a small so got a medium and still didn't feel like it covered enough. Be in good shape if you want these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love the look and good quality. Did start to stretch a bit after 2 weeks of constant wear on vacation. Still happy with the purchase though!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Upstate NY

I read some of the comments and people were suggesting going up one size. I am normally an XS but I ordered a SMALL and I probably would have fit better in an XS. When I wore the swim shorts in the pool on a float, I noticed when Iaying down the waist was a bit big and there was a gap between my stomach and the swim shorts. I figured I couldn't return them because I already wore them, so I purchased a long shoe lace similar to the one that the suit came with, but longer, and pushed it through the waist band area so that now I can tie it closed. It worked! I don't have to worry about my bottoms being too loose.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Toni

from Seattle

I liked the look of these shorts, but ultimately they were too small and gave me that super flattering muffin top look. I'm going to keep looking for a pair of short shorts that don't squeeze my top squishy areas so much.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 22, 2013

Sara M

from Virginia

I was looking for a pair of swim shorts and oh man, these are NOT it. There is a seam that runs down the middle of the shorts, and the crotch seems to be engineered to somehow divide and lift your lady parts uncomfortably while simultaneously highlighting them somewhat obscenely. I bought the black, I can only IMAGINE what these would have looked like in a lighter color. I returned them posthaste.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

I love these. The wide waist band is flattering, and the coverage is great, while still looking sporty instead of frumpy. They mix and match well with lots of tops.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Poland, Ohio

These are really cute and comfy. I don't like really low-rise bottoms, so these give me the coverage I want without being too bulky like some board shorts. I also like that they have the drawstring so I can connect them the bottom of my rashguards.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

They were very comfortable; however, I had to return them. I'm 5'1" and 95 lbs and the small was too loose in the waistband. Normally, I wear a size 0 pants and can fill the butt portion out fine, but with these, you really need a butt to make the waistband fit properly. It showed just enough butt cheek to not be considered skimpy. It's not a full coverage swim short; they're cheeky.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Jessica

from FL

These are ok but not my fav. Main complaint is they make my butt look flatter than it is because of the cut and the extra strip of elastic around the legs which creates the four-cheek look. I also got the Body Glove Sweetheart bottom- wow! Now those I highly recommend if booty view is a priority.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 23, 2012

Katy

 

Not exactly what I was hoping for. I am a size 12 and these were not figure flattering.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 18, 2012

Anonymous

from SLC

Loved these shorties the second I opened the box! They fit great and the coral pinkish color flatters sun touched skin. Definitely recommend these although a little pricey! I ordered a sm am 5'6" and weigh 115 and the fit is perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2012

Leila R

from Sausalito, CA

Lovely design. I am short (5'3") and reasonably fit (a somewhat muscular 130 pounds), but still have plenty of the usual "lady jelly" on my upper thighs and lower belly. These swim shorts did not make that a problem at all. But I still sent them back--why? The seam runs right through the center of the crotch, with NO padding. This made them both excruciatingly uncomfortable and created embarrassing 'camel toe'. Yuck. What a careless oversight, BodyGlove. I went with the Smoothies Bikini Bottom instead and am perfectly happy with it, though it would be nice to have a bathing suit bottom that allowed me to skip the occasional bikini wax.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Wichita, Kansas

These bottoms look amazing on, but are completely and totally see through when wet! Also, the drawstring does not go all the way around the waistband, so it doesn't actually tighten for water sports, etc.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I would say the sizing on these leans more toward juniors than misses. I'm a size 4 and got a medium - they fit great. Not completely full coverage for the rear, but I'm "gifted" in that area so I wasn't surprised. Super comfy, nice lining, didn't ride up badly in the ocean. One thing to note: the drawstring is strictly decorative; it doesn't go all the way around the waist. Definitely a good investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Miami Beach, FL

It's exactly as described. Very cute. Wish it were a little longer for more coverage, but it's better than swim suits for cheek coverage, which was my goal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2012

Aviana l

from denver, colorado

These swim shorts are perfect. Very comfy, and fit well. The elastic waistband is nice and wide, so there isn't any hangover even though I have a lot of high hip (unlike the model shown!) :) Also not too loose that they didn't stay on great while in the pool. Based on the reviews, i ordered the large, which was the perfect size. I am about 5'7'' and 135 lbs, with a lot of roundness in my hips, which these shorts complement very nicely! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

The problem here is this is a low, really low riding pant. How the heck is that supposed to stay on? Hips are made to hold things up and if the item's waist is lower than your hip bone, it doesn't fit well and won't stay up. I am so sick of low riding merchandise! Have to return. It is very cheeky in the rear, too.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Nicole

from Clovis, CA

Loved the style and material. Runs small in the waist. The band is pretty tight causing a little muffin top on me. I normally wear a 10 and the XL was too small.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Bend, Oregon

Super comfortable and flattering swim bottoms. They're a little boring in black. I wish I'd gotten red or another fun color, but they fit well and are flattering even for those of us with a bit of a tummy. I'm a size 10, sometimes an 8, and got a large based on other reviewers. I've been working out a lot and I think they'll be too big when they get wet pretty soon. They do seem to get a little bit droopy when wet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 12, 2012

E.J.

from Vicksburg, MS

These were cute, but they kinda ended up making my shape weird looking. I'm on the curvier side, but these made me look more square. Also, I would order these one size up from what you normally where if you don't want camel toe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

I have thick thighs and a torso that is as long as my legs. This cut does not look good on my body. I prefer a regular bikini bottom.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Sally

from San Diego

My daughter plays in a san volleyball league. I bought these for her to pactice and compete in. They were such a big hit, I bought a pair for her parther as well. You do need to wearsone type of undie, as the sand creeps in, if you are doing sand sports. If it's just for swimimng, no issue. She's a size 5, we bought a small, perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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