Tankini: Fashion Bug (summer 2009)
Bikini Top: Panache, from Bravissimo (summer 2009)
Sandals: Columbia, at Famous Footwear (summer 2010)
Hat: Nine West, at Macy’s (spring 2010)
A little over a week ago, I wrote a post about “beach bodies” and size acceptance, in it linking to the amazing fat girl bikini gallery over at xoJane. Then the fabulous Grown and Curvy Woman posted photos from her fun-looking weekend in Atlantic City… so I figured it was appropriate to put my money where my mouth is.
I’m not really a big fan of the skirted swimsuit bottom anymore, unless it’s actually part of a really cute design and not just made to make ladies hide their thighs, but I couldn’t find my favorite one-piece snakeskin print (the top part of which can be seen in the “Beach Bodies” post). I seriously considered wearing the bikini top alone, without the tankini top, but decided against it, mostly because I didn’t want to worry about slathering myself with that much sunscreen.
Most suits do not provide enough support for my breasts, so you can imagine my great relief in finding bikini tops sized like bras! I bought mine at Bravissimo a few years ago, but you can also find them at Bare Necessities. I’m sure other retailers have them as well.
Have you any luck finding great-fitting swimwear or playsuits? I’ve seen some great made-to-order suits on Etsy, like ones at this shop. Holy balls, I want all the swimwear!
I like to keep covered up to avoid getting the dreaded sunburn. This hat came from Macy’s, where I have bought quite a few awesome hats. The hat, however, did not join me when I went swimming. I’m sure they make hats for swimming, right? Or at least water-safe ones for lounging on pool floats with frosty beverages.
When visiting my parents at their campground, I usually shy away from wearing socks. There is sand everywhere, and unless it’s cold, I’ve got something on my feet than can easily be removed and shaken out.