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29 November 2008 @ 07:08 pm
Help!!!  
My adorable and charming husband is booking an impromptu vacation for my birthday. He really is the loveliest creature. We're heading for sun and salt water (take that, psoriasis!), which is wonderful, but here's the thing: I don't have a bathing suit. And I need one. FAST.

Bathing suit shopping is stressful at the best of times. Last minute "I'll take whatever I can get!" shopping is exponentially less delightful. I'm checking out Newport News, since they seem to have stock available, but I have no idea what to buy.

In case you need a visual, here goes: I'm medium-tall with long legs (curvy thighs and skinny calves), a stumpy torso, generous hips and a bit of a belly (I'm - at the very, very least - five pounds more than I ought to be. More like fifteen if I'm being honest*). Bikinis are out. No way, no how. EVER. Tankinis are a possibility (for example. this or this). Is it better to go for a one-piece, though (as in this or this)? Or a swimdress (like this or this or, were I to magically lose those fifteen pounds in the next two weeks, this)?

meh. Off to scowl at tauntingly slim models some more.


*It's not all my fault, I swear. It's partly medication, partly other. Doesn't make me any less cranky. Someday I'll tell you all about it. We'll laugh and laugh...
 
 
I feel: intimidatedintimidated
 
 
 
Cattomincloset on November 30th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I see you in the second of the two one-pieces. The tankinis are fine as long as there is no fear of the muffintop thing, which I don't know if it is an issue for you or not. The one-piece, cut square across the top like it is, will make your bosom look so awesome that you won't have to worry about anyone looking anywhere else. ;)
Kel: Donna is awesomeladyjoust on November 30th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Alas, muffintop is all too possible. Stoopid body. Stoopid being a girl whose metabolism has deserted her, laughing as it ran away.

But I must say I rather like that one-piece, too. Distraction is a fine and noble thing.
Kel: Nine smilingladyjoust on November 30th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh, and now that you're totally Whedon'd, I think we need to have a girly drinks/Ninth Doctor marathon. It's simultaneously cracktastic, silly and heartbreakingly awesome. I bet Kerry would want in!
Cattomincloset on November 30th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
I think you're right, O Twin o'Mine! Just say when...I'll bring the drinks if you bring the DVDs!
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on November 30th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
I'd say a tankini or one of the swimdresses. If you can find a tankini with a more flowy top, that might be perfect. (I have a long torso, so I'm always cautious about one-piecers.)

My mom bought a swimdress recently, and loves it.

And don't forget, you can always do shorts over whatever swimsuit you get. You see that a lot.

Lucky you, with the sun and the salt water!
Aifacat: TAG!aifacat on November 30th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I like the ruched tankini (second one) as well. I think they're better when the tops are a little longer and slightly a-lined to hide the pot belly (I was lucky enough to find one like that this summer!). Like this one. Just don't know if you'd like to color!

I would stay away from the bandeau tops - they tend to make people look frumpy if they're not stick-thin and boobless!

I think this skirted one is cute and could work, though!

Happy (and less stressworthy) hunting!!!
every city has its secret...: sharp mindrabidfangurl on November 30th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Two words: Land's End.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on November 30th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
Whatever you get will look just fine. Just think, you get to go on a vacation in the winter with your all to wonderful husband. Now you couldn't do that if you still worked in retail. Great for you and have fun and relax.
harpiegirl4harpiegirl4 on November 30th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
I vote for the first one. The second one is tough to fill out in the chest department... unless you're totally boobalicous, it will fit funny. The first one will look really great on you. :)
mothehappycowmothehappycow on November 30th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Buy online!