I hate this experience so much that last time I found a swimsuit I liked I bought two... so I’d never have to shop for one again.
But here’s the problem. I did not anticipate my baby bump leftovers :) So although I haven’t tried... I do not think my favorite swimsuit still fits. Ahhh
So with only 3 days left before going to the lake I have a MAJOR problem...
Luckily there seems to be a few more options available in stores these days... When I was a kid not even the conservative families wore shorts with their swimsuits... I’m pretty sure our family invented modest swimsuits :) - One of my greatest summer memories was when an entire community (I believe they were Mennonite) came to swim at the beach by us... and we all matched wearing shorts and tees while swimming.
Now at least there is this hip niche market for modest swimsuits, be it shorts, skirts, etc. Still there is a long checklist to find the perfect modest swimsuit.
|If I don't find a swimsuit... I'll be stuck wearing this over my too small one. |
Cute, but I'd rather not swim in it.
Checklist for modest swimsuit
#1 Covers your bottom - shorts are very practical... skirts are more cute :) However whichever option you choose make SURE it is bathing suit material or it won’t dry and it is a nightmare!! (And some pools won’t let you wear shorts, unless it is a “swimwear”)
#2 It has a high neckline. This one is tricky... you can put a small piece of material between a v-neck. You want to see what it looks like when you move. Sometimes the best option on the hanger is horrible in real life.
#3 It cannot be see-through. Many times high top racing type swimsuit seem great until wet... and they look like saran wrap...
#4 Your belly... truly - I feel like you are in one of two categories: a) You do look great - in which case you can save your look for your special someone or b) Like me there’s just a little too much you to show off for the world :) - either way cover your belly :)
Bonus: Oh yeah and you want to look cute! If you’re like me this is secretly your #1 on the list.
We will see how my shopping goes... I’ll keep you updated!
Does anyone have good ideas for modest bathing suits?