Okay so there are two things I absolutely hate shopping for…jeans and swimsuits. I’d rather deal with a high-pressure furniture salesman than shopping for jeans and a swimsuit. I think the problem I have is, well other than that I am fat, is that the sizes are just not universal. One brand I might be one size and another brand I am two sizes bigger. Then of course I get depressed having to buy the bigger size than I thought when in all honesty it is the same size I have been wearing.
I have come to the realization finally that I will never be a size 3 or 5 or even 7 again, but that doesn’t mean I have to be frumpy. There are so many great swimsuits out there that I know I’ll find “the one” eventually. Luckily swimsuit manufacturers have come out with so many designs that help disguise un-flattering assets as well as styles that flatter other assets.
For example, if you have a tummy you want to hide. There are now high waisted brief and control tops to choose from. I love the idea of not having to suck it all in thanks to something sucking it all in for me.
Want to cover up part of your thighs, butt or just give yourself a little more coverage in general than briefs? There are adorable skirt bottoms available. I honestly have been wearing a skirt for years now as it gives me less to worry about.
Like more coverage update than just a bikini top but don’t want a one piece? Tankinis are the way to go. They can cover all the way down to your bottoms and don’t make you feel squished in a one-piece. I am all about the tankini tops with skirt bottoms.
Prefer a traditional one-piece? Now there are some fun designs available so you’re not just wearing a boring solid colored one. If you are a black-fan there are ones that has a little something to them as well.
Really though no matter which route you go, trying on suits in inevitable, unless of course you are perfect and everything fits you. I have honestly never been 100% happy trying in swimsuits but do the best I can. Now that I am getting older, I also don’t care as much what other people think. I am realistic though and know that no one wants to see me in a bikini now.