Getting my money’s worth.

The search for a bathing suit is making me C R A Z Y! I have been wearing the same old plain Target bathing suit (swim shorts and a tankini) forever. Why? Because I can’t find anything like it to replace it. In eight years of looking!! I do not go to the pool/beach/lake to lie around. I go to swim/tube/play. I do not want to be constantly worried about my bathing suit inching up or inching down in the relevant places. Add to that, I do not like a bathing suit to tie around my neck. It’s uncomfortable (at least to me–it makes my neck ache), and yet, as far as I can tell, probably 80% of women’s suits do that. Oh, and I don’t want a one-piece: too much of an ordeal to go to the bathroom. Picky, picky, I know.

I would like to see someone wearing one of these retro Anthropologie suits this year…but not me.

Posted in swimsuits on 05/17/2010 11:16 pm


  1. David Cranmer

    Any Faded Glory swimwear?

  2. Land's End typically has cute and comfortable swimwear -lots of tankinis.

    But yes, swimsuit shopping is the worst.

  3. The secret to success re: the dreaded new bathing suit quest is that you’re likely to find it when you’re not actually looking for one. Happened to me yesterday after months of searching. And if (when) you find it, buy two or three!

  4. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    Yes, that suit only works if you have NOTHING TO HIDE! I LOVE my suit from Title IX–it's an adjustable tankini–you can lower or raise the top and it has worn REALLY well for me for 2 summers–and I will wear it again this summer (we have a pool, it gets a LOT of use).

  5. I love the new Anthro look…in theory. I think it would just make me look dumpy instead of vintage. If you like the suit you have now, don't let it go for anything less than new-suit-love.

  6. i really like the swimwear at shade clothing and downeast outfitters. good luck finding something! swimming suit shopping is probably my least favorite thing to do.

  7. Alyssa Goodnight

    Admittedly, I haven't checked at Walmart yet, David. But I think Faded Glory is out (you know my reasons).

    Thanks Stacy, Green Girl, and s+b for the ideas!

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