14 April 2013

Why Cant Bathing Suit Shopping Be Easy?!

Now that the weather is getting warmer, bathing suits are popping up everywhere!

I love to look at all the cute little suits ... and remember the days that I could easily wear any of them that I wanted. You know -- the adorable little two-piece suits, the bandeau and halter tops, short shorts,  any color under the sun.

And then I come to my senses.

I've had two children.

And have had a hard time losing all the weight from my last pregnancy. Both pregnancies really -- I always seem to get within 10 or so pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight, and then put weight back on. It's a constant struggle.

But with the cruise coming up, I've needed to find some cute, somewhat flattering bathing suits that are slightly modest.

Do you know how hard of a time I had, when trying to stay within a certain budget!? Ugh. I looked everywhere. I get that some people spend all their time at the beach, and probably get their money's worth out of a $100 swimsuit. But right now, I'm just not one of those people. So to drop that kind of money on a couple suits seemed crazy!!

Boy was I happy when I found a few cute suits on Old Navy!

Only to receive them and see that the orange one? Fit so incredibly weird!!

Why don't they carry the same suits in-store?! Ugh, so frustrating. So I returned that one and was once again set to looking around.

I managed to find another suit that I liked at Target Online, and just ordered it. Hopefully, there are no fit issues on this one, otherwise, time will really be running short!

Am I the only one who has a hard time shopping for bathing suits?! Where do you all find your cute suits at, modest or not?

Hopefully by this time next year, the hunt won't be as hard!!


  1. I love that orange suit from Old Navy! Super cute. :) I need to find a new one but I keep putting it off haha.

  2. Every once in awhile I get lucky with a mail order swimsuit, but usually I have to try them on.

  3. I've always been a cheapie when it comes to swimsuits. And I've always had to try on suits in the store. I'm really long waisted, so regular one pieces normally don't work on me. I did splurge this year and I spent more than I ever have on a swimsuit. The dang thing better last! ;)