Swim season is here, Chris has our pool in working order (as of last weekend), it’s the perfect temperature of cold, and I have no swimsuit! As in, none. Not just I only have ones from years past, or that don’t fit real great or whatever, I do not own a swimsuit. The past three summers I switched back and forth from a cute swim-dress that faded to near see thru in the sun and a maternity suit that I got rid of in the purging of all things related to maternity clothes back in January.
So, I’ve spent the last month scouring the internet for a suit I both loved and that would fit – I am determined to get something that will last me for as long as it fits (which, honestly I hope isn’t more than just this summer) works well when swimming with Inara (I found her feet would get tangled in my swim dress), is cute, and comfortable – I know, thats a big bill of sale. lol Oh, and I didn’t want to pay a fortune for it – although my definition of “a fortune” has altered somewhat now after all the looking I’ve been doing.
Here are the final contenders:
First off, let me just say I LOVE ModCloth – I love the vintage/retro style and the super cute everything – just not the price tags usually.
This is my absolute favorite option, there are just two drawbacks – 1, it’s out of stock, and 2, it’s a halter top (as are all the options from ModCloth). I’ve only had one halter top swimsuit, and I always found the knot uncomfortable (I have a lot of chest to hold up after all). I’m hoping though, that since this halter has wide straps that maybe it would be more comfortable.
Lands End Options
These shorts are the entire reason I looked at Lands End. I’ve been saying for years that I wished women’s swimsuits had an option for shorts like men’s board shorts. Finally someone heard me. I love how practical these would be – more coverage, comfortable, easy to wear in and out of the pool (over and over and over again – yay swimming with kids) and nothing for Inara’s feet to get tangled in. The come in white (um, yeah, no) black, and navy – navy being my preference, so the following tops were chosen to coordinate with the navy board shorts.
So – any thoughts?