Brisbane-based brand Active Truth first built its foundations of inclusive sizing and designs in its activewear. Now, much to the excitement of the brand’s cult following, it has recently added a sustainable swimwear range, similarly optimised for your workout and available in an inclusive size range of small – 3XL (equivalent of AU sizes 8 – 26).

In an effort to maintain performance and reduce the brand’s environmental impact, the new swimwear range features a recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets, assembled in Australia like much of the brand’s quality activewear.

The one-piece swimwear styles are congruent with Active Truth’s mission to produce timeless, wearable pieces that perform in use but can also be worn casually, as discovered in our reviews of the products. In our very first product review for the site, Britt’s List writer Tessa Charters and designer Lorae Misipeka took these one-piece swimsuits for a spin. Here’s what they thought.

Note: Along with Active Truth, we never photoshop our models. Britt’s List strives to provide real life reviews and feedback of products across a range of body shapes and sizes. In this instance, the products were tried out by Lorae (usually wears size 8-10), and Tessa (usually wears size 6-12).

Noosa One Piece – Black Ribbed in size Small

Noosa One Piece - Black Ribbed in size Small

Reviewed by Tessa Charters

The scooped neckline and on-trend ribbed fabric had me sold on these swimmers. I can be a commit-phob when it comes to choosing one size to fit my slimmer upper half and curvy bottom half but the small fit perfectly in all the right places and didn’t budge in the water, making me feel super secure. The simple silhouette was very flattering and this timeless one-piece swimsuit would become an easy staple you can throw on all summer long. I would even pop on a pair of distressed vintage denim shorts and an unbuttoned white linen shirt to take the look out of the pool or beach and onto the streets. Relaxed summer look, achieved.

Byron One Piece – Black in size Small

Byron One Piece - Black in size Small

Reviewed by Lorae Misipeka

The Byron One Piece swimsuit perfectly marries fashion with functionality, which is a priority for me. Who wants to fall out of your swimmers when jumping into a waterhole? I loved the textured ribbing and sturdy zipper up the front from the get-go but it was the super soft internal lining and bust support that set this apart from other swimwear I own. A pet peeve of mine is swimmer wedgies from seams that won’t stay put but there are no fiddly bits to this one – once you’re into this swimsuit nothing moves and you’re good to go.

Bondi One Piece – Watermelon in size Small

Bondi One Piece - Watermelon in size Small

Reviewed by Lorae Misipeka

The first thing that hits you about this one is the colour – Baywatch vibes without the risque cut.
Again, the soft internal lining and bust support were standout features for me (how have I ever worn otherwise?!). When I first put these on I wondered if I’d have issues with the straps falling off my shoulders like some of my other swimmers but once moving around in this one there were no issues. There are adjustable straps that can be crossed over for those who want some extra support and again good butt-cover for those that don’t want a brazilian cut.

Bondi One Piece – Navy in size Small

Bondi One Piece in size Small

Reviewed by Tessa Charters

As an avid bikini lover I was certain that one-piece swimmers wouldn’t suit my pear-shaped body type. Plus, when I saw this swimsuit, memories of my navy blue school swimsuit that appeared once a year at swimming carnivals came to the forefront of my mind. But when I slipped (yes slipped, due to the incredibly soft and silky lining) into this piece from the Active Truth swimwear collection I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did the navy pop against my skin tone and the background, the sheen on the fabric almost glittered in the sun giving major mermaid vibes. The colour combined with the style and fit was super flattering and gave me an automatic confidence boost.

The adjustable straps make it extremely accommodating for those (like myself) who are in-between sizes and the extra butt coverage was not only great for my curves but stayed in place, which is a massive win. I’m a serial offender when it comes to removing padding in swimwear and activewear so I’m glad there was the option to remove this.

This article was produced in partnership with Active Truth.