Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Buying a Bathing Suit!! I'd Almost Rather Skinny Dip!!

Today is a new day! This is the only day that counts!

Why is that buying a bathing suit is one of the biggest ordeals for many women?  I dread it like the flu.  We are going to Florida in a couple of weeks and I will be spending time on the beach.  I love the sun.  I can wear something to cover up until I lay down.  That way I can avoid been seen in it for a while.  I seriously would rather see my body flat out nude than in most bathing suits.  I think it is because its all the globs that stick out of bathing suits.

The funny thing is, when I was in my 20's, after having three children, I modeled bathing suits.  I ran 5K's and 10K's.  I worked out consistently.  I had a 22 inch waist at a time back then.  There was a very exclusive women's shop at the time and they asked me to model bathing suits for their style shows.  I did not have a problem with it at all.  There wasn't anything sticking out back then, except maybe a little cleavage.  Make that a lot of cleavage, I have always been very well endowed.

Now buying a bathing suit and putting it on is worse than going to the dentist.  I keep thinking maybe I should see if I can wear my old ones, then I won't have to go to a store and try one on.

I talked to a lady at the gym, she told me about a place that customizes bras and bathing suits.  I don't know if that would help.  Maybe, they can figure out a way to keep everything contained.  Do you think they might be miracle workers?  Has anyone been custom fitted for a bathing suit?  The biggest problem with that means I have to have someone there when I try them on.  Ewww!

If my son isn't home I go in the hot tub nude, just because I don't like putting a bathing suit on.  Do you suppose that would be a problem at the pool and hot tub at our condo?  Yeah, probably not a good idea!

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best bathing suits to buy to cover up my globs?  Any suggestions would be gladly accepted.  I do have to feel sun on my body though, so a complete cover-up just won't work.  After the long winter, I just want to feel the sun seeping in.  Of course, I know I should wear sun screen.  I'm not so good about that either.


  1. I just wear a light tee-shirt over mine. I justify it because I'm so fair, I say it's for sun protection. No one bats an eye. LOL

  2. I hear you. I am the same way, Like Gwen said I wear light shirt to cover the unnecesary. Florida sounds good right now. We still below 4o degrees her in PA. Enjoy your vacation.

  3. I like Gwen's idea!! I am horrified at myself in a bathing suit... cover ups make me happy.
    Have fun in FL! I am going down in May... I need an excuse to stay off the beach!

  4. Eek...I pride myself on being fit and active, and I look pretty good in clothes...but ask me to put on a bathing suit and my confidence dwindles away...how do you disguise love handles in a two piece? lol Thanks for following www.highheeledmama.com, happy to be following along!

  5. Very scary is all I can say about bathing suit shopping for me. It usually ends with tears

  6. Even though I have never really had to watch my weight, I absolutely hate wearing a bathing suit - there is something just too awful about them (can't put my finger on what it is exactly, but it is definitely real) - guess us ladies are just swim-suit-phobic.

    Kate x

  7. I have the opposite problem on top...so finding things that fit both top and bottom difficult. Lands End where you can a 2 piece that looks like a 1 piece and get a different size for top and bottom. I love the ones that have the little skirts on them. And even at my age 62, don't feel I need a cover up to walk the beach. Always felt that way before.


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