she got me thinking about my attitude towards my body and the swimsuit dilemma.
You can read her post here.
As a curvy gal with some wobbly bits I shy away from anything too scant.
Give me coverage and some support and I am happy to join in on the fun in the pool or the ocean.
My days of strutting around attention seeking were limited to my very early teen years.
Nowadays I am happy to cool off and swim before laying down and relaxing on a comfy chaise lounge...
no fuss, no fanfare, and I'd prefer if I blended in rather than sticking out!
I love Lands' End for their variety of styles and the accurate sizing makes for a happy encounter.
The good news is that you can buy a new swimsuit on sale now at Lands' End.
They have a swimsuit guide which will help you choose a style that fits and flatters.
There are many styles, shapes and colours...a suit for every shape and size.
This shape is flattering for a curvy gal and offers lots of support where needed...
looks great with a pareo wrapped at the waist too if you are modest.
These two bathing suits are comfortable to wear...
not that you'd find me parading up and down along The Esplanade at noon on a hot summer weekend.
Besides, securing a spot in the sand is like buying high end real estate in The Hamptons...
expensive and hard to come by!
A cute two piece suit and in a stunning shade of red but not enough fabric for this Hostess !
Beach, pool and boating attire all require some serious forethought.
If one is planning to swim a suit is required...
(unless under the cover of darkness!)
Shopping for a suit needn't be unpleasant and as Lisa suggests you might consider ordering a bunch
trying them on in the privacy of your own home and returning those that are not flattering...
Lycra and Spandex fabrics offer stretch and ease of movement and I like the way they help control my mid zone.
Washing and rinsing chlorine and salt water after use help to keep the fabrics strong and the colours bright.
I launder mine by hand and use Aveda Shampure Shampoo and hang to dry.
Two suits mean that I have a fresh one to wear while the other is drying.
Have you got a swim suit that fits and flatters?
One that makes you feel good or at the very least one that feels comfortable when you put it on?