Kel (ladyjoust) wrote,

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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...
Tags: bathing suits, much with the fretting, vacation
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