Saturday, June 24, 2006

Bathing suit battles

I'll be traveling to Hawaii in July for a wedding. While there, we'll be spending much time by the pool and in the ocean. Since there will be all these water activities, I feel I probably should search for a bathing suit, one that is both fashionable and flattering. I dread this search. I have had the same bathing suit for 7 years, and the best way to describe it in one word is "sturdy". It is a classic one-piece suit that has held up quite well to the trials and tribulations related to swimming with a toddler.

However, since I'll be child-free for this vacation, I would like a bathing suit that reflects this. Yet, my search as of yet has been a failure. It seems that any time I look for a new suit, there is never my size. If it is a bikini, I'll find a size 2 top and a size 16 bottom. If perhaps I was looking for a clown outfit, this would work, but since actually want something that flatters me, I keep searching. Then there are the one piece suits. Always when I find my size and then try the suit on, I am soon made to realize that it is an extra-long waisted style. (I'm short-waisted, which for those of you who don't understand what this means that when I try on pants, they come up to my armpits. My rib-cage ends below my bellybutton.)So with those bathing suits, the crotch is down to my knees. Again, not very flattering.

Worst of all, I actually have a bathing suit pictured in my mind, in both a one-piece and a two-piece style. Great you say, just find it and order it from on-line. Small problem there - I've never actually seen this bathing suit. It is a figment of my imagination. It does not really exist, which will make purchasing it rather difficult. Oh well, I'll just have to continue looking.


wally said...

I read your post to Dorothy. Her suggestion: Try Dillard's Dept. Store. She has always had good luck finding a suit there.

My suggestion: Wally to the rescue! I also have a wedding to attend in July. In Arizona. I'll go to your wedding in Hawaii and you can attend the one in Arizona.

Dawn said...

Sorry Wally, I think I'll try Dorothy's suggestion instead of yours!

Envoy-ette said...

Ha! @ Wally!! Good luck finding a suit! I think finding a diamond in the dirt is easier! One nice thing about Korea, I had swim suits made for me...which was good considering I'm no skinny chick!