Close friends Heather and Rachel unexpectedly showed up wearing matching HAPARI suits as they each celebrated 20 years of marriage!

Heather Thompson and Rachel Hovis are close friends and HAPARI customers. When they decided to go on a joint wedding anniversary trip to St Lucia, they were surprised to find they had both purchased the exact same HAPARI swim top to wear on their trip.

We love hearing stories like this from our HAPARI community! Check out their funny story below.

And, if you want to match with Heather and Rachel too, check out the Nautabloom Classic Bandeau Tankini Top. It’s not just these ladies who love this top; this is one of our most popular swim tops of all time with 350+ reviews averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Surprise! Matching HAPARI Suits!

“We both got dressed for that day on the beach and when we got out to the beach we realized we had on the same top!!” said Heather. “We were going to laugh about it with our husbands, but decided to see if they noticed. It took them forever to notice -- I think they maybe only noticed after they took our picture together.”

Social Media Post of Two Friends Wearing the Same Bathing Suit

The two couples are longtime friends; they all met during their residency programs back in 2001, the same year each couple was married. Heather now works as a pediatrician and Rachel is an internist, an internal medicine physician. They each have 4 kids.

“We both had our 20th anniversary in 2021, so we decided to plan a trip together. We don't get to see them much, but love to travel with each other.” said Heather. “We took a long time to narrow it down, but we finally settled on Sugar Beach in Saint Lucia. It was a dream. We wanted a few things to do, but mostly wanted to relax.”

Couples Posing On The Beach

Swimwear that Makes You Feel Confident

The friends discovered HAPARI a few years ago and have been fans ever since. Heather noted that one of her favorite things about shopping at HAPARI is the ability to mix and match swimwear top and bottom sizes. This allows her to create a personalized swimsuit that fits her body exactly how she likes.

“I love the separates because I am a different size on top and bottom. I bought the navy and black full coverage bottoms and have used those a ton because they go with anything,” Heather said. “I feel like it is made for women, it’s cute and fun!!”

Friends Posing By The Pool Wearing Hapari Swimwear

Additionally, the women said they love that HAPARI is made for women’s bodies. “I absolutely love that you are using real people in your ads… no photoshop, just regular people,” they said.

And, in fact, creating swimwear that’s designed to make women feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful is one of our primary company values. At HAPARI, we believe every body is a beach body; it’s why we design our swimwear to enhance a woman’s natural beauty, no matter her shape.

We love hearing stories, like this one, of our customers feeling confident and beautiful and how HAPARI can help connect them to the people, places, and experiences that matter most in their lives.

Couples Posing on a Boat

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