This post is going to talk about something most women would prefer NOT to talk about, especially in public - bathing suit shopping. I hear it, all the groans. Trust me, I know. And I'm going to say a lot of things that people don't really say and I'm going to be pretty blunt and honest about my body. And I'm going to do it with photographic evidence. I know what I look like, I know who I am, and considering my particular genetics I'm kind of okay with what I look like. After all, it could be a lot worse. Trust me.
If any of this makes you uncomfortable, I suggest you leave now.
Okay, moving on ...
With our trip to Kona shaping up, I decided to revisit the current crop of bathing suits I have on hand. There's a cute retro tankini whose top refuses to stay down while I'm in the water so while dry it's very cute but once I'm in the water it's a big old pain in the arse.
Then there's a wrap-style one piece I got at Costco just before Jamaica. It's cute, but um ... supportive? Hardly.
And don't get me started on the bandeau tanikini that pushes the twins down around my navel. What is that?! And of course any time I have a picture taken of me in this one that is just a picture of my face, the nasty pervs on Flickr think I'm naked and start asking me to add the photo to their pervy photo pools.
And those halter style bikini and tankini tops I got for our trips to the Dominican Republic and Kauai? What the hell was I thinking? You see - and this will come as no surprise to anyone whose seen pictures here - I'm not a small girl and I'm, um, pretty well-endowed. There is no way on Earth that a halter style bathing suit can properly hold what I'm packing. There I said it. I have big boobs and I need a bathing suit that can contain the twins. Plain and simple.
So I looked online and everything is either halter style, or extremely expensive. $78 for a bathing suit top, not even the whole suit?! Yikes! Anything that costs less is held up around your neck by a string. That's a noose for me.
So, I guess I'm sticking with the one suit that hasn't failed me ever and hoping that it holds up the whole week.