Happy Memorial Day weekend! Ugh, the beginning of bathing suit season. I've never dreaded it before, but then, I've never not wanted to wear a swimsuit before. As the wii fit bitch reminded me a few days ago, I have gained 14.7 pounds this winter. Ok, I've lost three of those pounds just by trying to chafe her ass and show her up, but that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to the swimsuit thing.
So, what is your swimsuit style? Last summer I chose a nice little swimskirt, just because I felt it was a flattering style that was neither showy, nor too conservative. I was comfortable in it.
This summer? I'm perusing my options. The swim short? The swim dress? Blech! I did a search online to see what the current styles were and it was quite depressing. I don't think I'd wear a bikini at this point even if I were half as anorexic as the models wearing them, but surely there will be a suit that I can live with?
Honestly, I'd rather sit in the shade with my wide brimmed hat and sunglasses, zinc on my nose and twitter away on my iphone. Unfortunately, that would be bad parenting, because I've got three kids that will be in the water causing a ruckus. The grumpy lifeguard is sure to let me know I should be suited up and alert, ready to save my children from drowning.
So, what to wear?
Do I go with this?
Ok, so here is another one...
yeah, not so much.
I did a search on one site for "skirted" swimsuits and they all came up looking like this....
Perhaps our definitions of "skirted" are slightly different? Suddenly the skirt doesn't even make it past the cooch? For real? This qualifies as skirted?
This season we are presented with the slut-kini or as many are calling it, the Monokini. Either way, it is one trend that I'm not wearing and hope I don't have to see too much of this summer.
I'm pretty hip, I'm style conscious and I like fashion BUT GOOD LORDY PEOPLE, I'm also a mom, I'm in my late thirties and have squeezed out three beautiful blondies. Let's just say the "girls" could use a little underwire and some coverage. I'm just asking for a suit that covers my girlie parts and gives the cottage cheese on my thighs a little privacy.
In my frustrating search for a suit that consisted of more than two inches of fabric, I came across a website called ModestSwimSuitsandSwimWear.com, a site that lists different online stores that carry more modest swimwear. I'm still on the hunt but I'll probably head back to this site to save myself from having to sort through the sea of hooker style swimsuits out there.
The pool opens this weekend and little K is dying to go on Tuesday all by herself, without her brothers. I'm looking forward to having her occupied and wearing herself out! Perhaps I'll find something, perhaps not.
What swimsuit style are you going for this summer?