Finding a decent swimsuit is hard enough for me, let alone finding one that’s perfect. Yet every year, I keep thinking it will happen. It doesn’t and I end up with a drawer full of swimsuits I hate. Too long, too short, too big, too small… none of them fit in all the right places. It’s very frustrating.
What’s the big deal? When something as skimpy as a swimsuit doesn’t fit your body correctly, it is a big deal. Made even bigger by the fact that I’ve just had a baby. Now it’s June, and the hunt is on once more.
I started at Old Navy, where the mix-and-match prints are cute, colorful, and reasonably priced. I bought a cure one piece for $39.50 online, only to be disappointed when it arrived. The waist was too short, the bust too big… and the underwire pinched. Into the drawer it goes. I thought about getting a tankini set instead, but then remembered last year. That halter top tankini I bought had no support at all. I didn’t need another one of those. Don’t get me wrong… I really wish their swimsuits fit me. I keep trying to make them fit me, but no success yet.
At the mall a few weeks later, I casually checked out the higher-end, much-more-supportive swimsuits in Water, Water Everywhere—a specialty swimsuit store. The numbers on the price tags made my wallet cry, and the sizes stopped at 10. Not a very generous size 10 either. I left, disappointed again, and wishing I looked like the women modeling the swimsuits in the store posters.
So then I did what I should have done in the first place. I went to ShopGala to check out swimsuit coupons, and maybe find a new retailer to test out. Why didn’t I think of this in the first place? The first result that popped up was Swimsuits For All, a specialty online store that sells name brand swimsuits… for all body types and price ranges. Already, I’m hooked.
Also, we have tons of dollar-off, free shipping, and percent-off coupons. All before I found out that Plus Sizes are on clearance for 50-70% off. Hooray!
With a little exploration, I found the perfect swimsuit – it even has tummy control panels! Just the thing I need while I get my body after baby back in shape. The best news is, I got free shipping, 20% and it was already marked down 50% off! I paid a total of $27.98 for a swimsuit that retails for almost $70!
It was a small victory in a long, difficult war on swimsuits, but I’ll take it. And who knows? Next summer I’ll just start there and maybe I’ll finish my swimsuit search early.
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