Guess who they make swimsuits for?
Swimsuit models and plastic mannequins.
If you are over the age of 12, it is really hard to find a cute suit that you can actually swim in-even harder to find one that you can confidently wear to a water park. I always spend the entire time checking to make sure "the sisters" are properly covered. I once even traumatized an entire family at Great Wolfe Lodge.
A few weeks ago we were at the beach w/ my friend Susan. Susan and her 2 daughters had super-cute non-granny swimsuits and spent the day boogey boarding, playing soccer and genuinely having fun. They didn't spend anytime tugging, pulling, covering, and walking around w/ their arms folded across their chest. I didn't think this was possible, until she shared their secret.
They were wearing athletic tops and bikini bottoms.
Athletic tops are made of dri-fit material and have built in bras. I got one w/ a little padding, for modesty's sake.
I feel like the athletic top makers should really share their designs w/ the swim suit makers.
My daughter and I found this top on clearance at Old Navy for $4.99 and the bottoms at Target for $16 (why are bottoms so expensive?).
I don't really want a pic of my daughter in a swimsuit floating around the internet, but trust me, it is super cute on her. She is modest but still looks sporty and downright adorable.
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