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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Good idea...who knew!ReplyDelete
It make so much sense, we all should have thought of it earlier:)Delete
Personally am not a fan of bikini bottoms as they tend to come off when diving from great heights into the water in those water parks... I once had to try and dive after them! But I agree that is a very comfy way to enjoy the pool as long as no diving is involved :)ReplyDelete
Good point-I hadn't thought of that, since I'm pretty much a feet- first kinda girl. I just wish suit designers would figure out that women have boobs and need a bra-especially when we're going to get wet:)Delete
Thanks for the tip! Great idea! -MarciReplyDelete
Definitely a good idea. Personally, I am a huge fan of boy short bottoms. That way I don't have to worry about anything riding up, especially if I'm at a water park riding down...;)ReplyDelete
Athletic top and boy shorts may be the perfect solution:)Delete
this is genius! my twins are 1 and this is the second summer that i haven't even bothered trying on a swimsuit but you may have convinced me. thanks so much for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Best of luck. Check TJ Maxx or Ross, they always have cute ones for a pretty good price. My baby is 8 and I still try an avoid trying on swimsuits as much as possible:)Delete
Come to Brasil: beautiful bikinis!ReplyDelete
Great idea. May save my bacon this summer.ReplyDelete
I found this via the Create & Inspire party. I have linked in a pork and apple curry.
Have a great week.
Wow! Loved the idea.............Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love this idea! ThanksReplyDelete
I did not know Old Nay sells athletic tips with padding. Thanks for the great tip!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I have a post on how I modify my suits to make them more modest if you wanna check it out sometime:ReplyDelete
As you said...'Genius' idea!!! Combine athletic tops with little boy legs and I may have the perfect swimsuit.ReplyDelete
Just in time. I took the kids to the Y last week, and lets say I'm not as comfortable in my tankini as I was before having twins. Gonna go shopping for athletic tops. Great idea, thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea! I hate swimsuits in general and always have a terrible time finding one that fits well. Thanks for this tip!ReplyDelete
Wow what a clever idea! My body is not meant to wear a swimsuit, so maybe I'll find something better with active tops. Great Tip!!!!ReplyDelete