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post #1 of 27
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Anyone else dreading it?

I'm lucky enough to not have to get a new one this year- I got a new one from Victorias Secret last year at the end of the year on extreme clearence that actually fits. BUT... I think swimsuits are the devil. I'd rather wear a paper bag than strut around in what covers just as much as my bra and underwear.... ugh! And of course the models look amazing in them, but then when you try them on, its complete depression - for me anyways

What kind do you wear? I'm thinking about getting a tankini this summer- I think they are cute and cover a little bit more than an average bikini does. Blech, I hate summertime
post #2 of 27
luckily I don't have a pool.
Last year I went swimming only once. So I don't buy a new bathing suit every year. Mine is at least 4 years old. It's just a very boring black bathing suit.

If I went swimming a lot, I'd go out and buy myself a two piece bathing suit. But I'd have to buy the ones where you buy the two pieces separately (which are usually pretty expensive), and even then, I doubt I could find a top that fit. It seems that most bikinis are made for women with small breasts.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by marie-p View Post
luckily I don't have a pool.
Last year I went swimming only once. So I don't buy a new bathing suit every year. Mine is at least 4 years old. It's just a very boring black bathing suit.

If I went swimming a lot, I'd go out and buy myself a two piece bathing suit. But I'd have to buy the ones where you buy the two pieces separately (which are usually pretty expensive), and even then, I doubt I could find a top that fit. It seems that most bikinis are made for women with small breasts.
We don't have a pool either- but we are always gonig on the river on the boat here at our home, or when we go camping with my family we are on the boat- skiing, kneeboarding, ect- but then I don't mind wearing one around my family, but here around all the skinny girls that look good in them, drive me nuts, I envy them
post #4 of 27
I do not wear a bathing suit.I would scare the neighbors and the kids.I wear a pair of shorts and a T-shirt in our pool.We have a 15 foot one that is 4 foot deep.
post #5 of 27
I haven't been in a bathing suit in 2 years...I wonder if mine still fits. :thinks:

We really haven't been swimming or out that much the past couple of summers. I use to go up north frequently, so I always had one then, but not so much travelling now.
post #6 of 27
I hate swimsuits. I've never been comfortable that naked in public. I think wetsuits are the only way to go.
post #7 of 27
Um, I think I started this same thread last year

I HATE swimsuit season more than anything..I actually like winter because I know the only people that will see me half nude are those that I want to show my half nude self to

I am dreading it too
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
What kind do you wear? I'm thinking about getting a tankini this summer- I think they are cute and cover a little bit more than an average bikini does. Blech, I hate summertime
I love tankinis! They really combine all the advantages of one-pieces and two-pieces. I got a black one two years ago, and liked it so much that I got a red one last year. They're so much more comfortable (and convenient) than one-pieces, and I can get the tops in "long", which I really need. Land's End usually has them on sale in January, BTW, and sells the tops and bottoms separately.
post #9 of 27
I have stretch marks from the neck down due to weight loss, so there is no way on God's green earth you are getting me in a swimsuit this year. I've told DH that it will work on the bribe system. If he finds something I want, and is willing to give it to me then I'll wear one.
post #10 of 27
I second the tankinis! I got one a couple of years ago, and I love it. There's no way in a million years I'd wear a bikini, and this way I can feel comfortable while wearing something that comes close to cute.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
...the only people that will see me half nude are those that I want to show my half nude self to.
...And for me, that list includes only the emergency room doctor who's heroically trying to save my life after an accident.

Here's the only swimsuit I'll be wearing:

post #12 of 27
I've got a couple of tankinis, at least I think that's what they are. Problem is....they are 3 or 4 years old, so they're the "low rise" ones. I think I need to buy a new suit this year.
post #13 of 27
We just got back from the beach and I wore my tankini. My legs are gross looking...it's time to get back to working out, so I wore a skirt cover-up over my bottom part. I was totally covered up. I don't like wearing swimsuits either. If I had a great body, of course, I would totally buy the sexy ones LOL!
post #14 of 27
Thank the lord I can't swim... I HATE swimsuits. So if I go to the beach or something I just wear a shirt and shorts over a bathing suit.
post #15 of 27
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...And for me, that list includes only the emergency room doctor who's heroically trying to save my life after an accident.

Here's the only swimsuit I'll be wearing:

thats soooo what I need!!
post #16 of 27
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thats soooo what I need!!
Me too..I wish it was still those days
post #17 of 27
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Me too..I wish it was still those days
Oh me too- we were on the river today and stopped by to see some people on the beach, and there were some girls that were a size -0 and looked just wonderful in their suits... I was glad I didn't have mine on, I felt like a hog!
I try to avoid wearing swimsuits around peopel that look better than me, all the time
post #18 of 27
You can go swimming with me Kenz! We can both look uncomfortable together!
post #19 of 27
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You can go swimming with me Kenz! We can both look uncomfortable together!
Sounds good to me!! I'm home a lot in the summer anyways- camping at Flying Goose, we need to get together!
post #20 of 27
I hate swimsuite shopping now. I used to swim competitively (and for fun) so i had a TON (speedo one pieces and also just cute 2 pieces from dpt stores). Now that i've gained weight though- i have absolutely NO desire to get into a swimming suit
post #21 of 27
i bought seperates last year i think. the top is a darker green tank, the bottom looks like a skirt (so it covers my bottom). i feel a lot less self conscious in it. i bought it at target.

i rarely go swimming or to the pool, so i think it's been at least a year since i wore it.
post #22 of 27
I have a tankini. I've got no bathing suit body and they cover enough for me! Except my legs but eh, thats life! I dont even wear shorts anymore. Capri's cover me! I just wish I could get an under wire tankini top. That would help. The one I currently have is a halter style and I tighten it really tight so it squeezs 'things' into place! (I can't believe I just said that, almost said something else! )

I always have to get them from somewhere that sells them as separates. It's not so bad since I've put on weight, but as a teen it was torture. I think back then I needed a large top to a smaller medium bottom...and I had super good abs. Those were the days! I've always been busty, but I used to have no butt or anything. Just ask my Mom, she was the one to tell me that!
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
I have a tankini. I've got no bathing suit body and they cover enough for me! Except my legs but eh, thats life! I dont even wear shorts anymore. Capri's cover me! I just wish I could get an under wire tankini top. That would help. The one I currently have is a halter style and I tighten it really tight so it squeezs 'things' into place! (I can't believe I just said that, almost said something else! )

I always have to get them from somewhere that sells them as separates. It's not so bad since I've put on weight, but as a teen it was torture. I think back then I needed a large top to a smaller medium bottom...and I had super good abs. Those were the days! I've always been busty, but I used to have no butt or anything. Just ask my Mom, she was the one to tell me that!
I have to shop seperates usually too..my top is medium and my bottom is large
post #24 of 27
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I have to shop seperates usually too..my top is medium and my bottom is large
Same here, Nat, same here!
post #25 of 27
Ive got boyleg bottoms (not shorts, but not a bikini) and a bikini top and i wear a singlet over it. Im not skinny, but this actually flatters me and i feel sporty. I wore these on out valentines holiday this year. Lots of privacy and i didnt have to worry about a million people staring at me like when you go to a public pool. If ive ever gone to the public pool i wear a tshirt or something completely annoying to swim in because they are complete strangers and im so self concious
post #26 of 27
I hate shopping for bathing suits more than bras. I may be skinning but that doesn't mean I can find one that fits right. The old ones I have are all stretched out & don't stay on properly in the water. I also have to wear two different sizes. Being a girl is such a pain at times.
post #27 of 27
Women are their own worse enemies and are far too hard on themselves.

IMO if you can fit into a Victoria Secret product, then you have the body to wear a bathsuit, be it one or two pieces.
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