I Got A New Bathing Suit

Bathing suit shopping = evil.  The downward fluorescent lighting, the translucent skin, the socks... all conspire to make one wonder why the hell you were looking forward to summer.  Best way to kill any small, frightened, and defenceless glimmer of self-confidence. Also best way to feed the beast of self-loathing.  But I digress...

Despite all of the above, I managed to find this number recently.  I think this has to be one of my most favourite bathing suits I have ever bought.  The twisted top gives the illusion of a bust (work with me...), there are straps to keep me from embarrassing myself, the ruching on the sides (and tummy control technology) sucks it all in, the bottom provide ample coverage and the side can be pulled down over the hips to look like a 40's pin-up suit.  And it is red with polka dots!  Old Navy, my friends.  They had some awesome suits, many on sale.  Just because I'm on a tight budget doesn't mean I have to hide under a towel all summer!

9 comments:

  1. That is super cute! Love the retro style.

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  2. Keira @ The Bennett HouseJune 18, 2012 at 5:32 AM

    Old Navy, hey? That number would totally suit me as well.

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  3. This suit is so cute. I love the color and retro style. And I still need to get a bathing suit for the summer -- though I'm not much of a beach person (fair skin = quickly burned) so I'm not sure how much I'd even use one. But it's an essential, right?

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  4. Hi Lisa! I loooove this gorgeous red polka-dotted number. Coindentally, my fav bathing suit is a pink polka-dotted bikini also from Old Navy. I got it 15 years ago and can't seem to part with it.

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  5. I was in there again today (mostly for the air conditioning) and they have a whole new range of great suits - some in the most beautiful lapis shade of blue...  15 years is pretty long-lasting for a bathing suit!!

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  6. Exactly.  I have worn it once so far and it seems it might not be the best "swimming" suit, but it sure is purdy...

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  7. I have found Old Navy to be A1 for swimsuits - them and Joe Fresh.  I think this style would look great on most shapes.

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  8. Me too!  And the butt coverage.  Love the butt coverage.

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