Friday, May 15, 2015

Swimsuit Shopping

Y'all, I made a huge mistake. I waited till about a month before going to the beach to try on my swimsuits. My one piece still fits, however it is a little too low cut to wear when carrying a baby who pulls on everything. I have two tankinis but both of them are snug, and by snug I mean I look like a stuffed sausage. :( Not the look I really want to be sporting at the beach and pool. 

So I have started taking a gander (yeah I said taking a gander) at some suits online. There is a good possibility I will be buying a new swimsuit before my self-imposed shopping ban is over. I don't want to run the risk of waiting till May is over because we are going to the beach in the middle of June an I want to have time to return or buy something else if the suit doesn't fit right. 

Below are the top-contenders:

I really like the aqua-sport one-piece because it has criss-cross straps in the back so I don't have to worry about straps falling down and the higher neckline. It's also from Land's End which is suppose to be really good quality swimsuits.

The mixed print swimsuit is absolutely adorable. Out of all of them I like how it looks the best. However, it is halter which isn't my favorite. Halter swimsuits always end up hurting my neck. And the suit is from Old Navy, which I have a couple from there now, but they just don't hold up for the long run.

The color block lap suit is a good mix of practical but also cute. The straps clasp up top which means no falling straps. I also love the purple and black color blocking. It's from Lane Bryant which I am partial to because I use to work there. I also have a Lane Bryant tankini which still looks brand new even after 2 years of owning it. However, the draw back is the price (most expensive out of all of these!) and there is absolutely no reviews online so I don't know if it fits true to size.

The ruffle one-piece is from Target and I have looked at it in store several times. They never have my size in store but I did try on one size smaller. It looked like it would be cute when I tried it on if it wasn't squeezing me to death. It's not as sporty as the aqua-sport suit or the color block suit, but that's ok! It's the most affordable option out of all the suits but I have never tried target suits and I don't know if they would hold up.

Ahhhhh, decisions, decisions! Swimsuit shopping the first summer after having a baby is no fun. I hope I can find something to work. I know I am wanting a one piece this year because they will help suck in my tummy a little better thank a tankini would and I need all the help I can get!

I also found these two adorable cover-ups! I don't have a cover-up (I usually just throw a tee-shirt and shorts on over my swimsuit). This year I am thinking I might want to be a little more of a grown up and get a cute cover up to wear! 


  1. Okay, here's what I think. If you don't like how halters hurt after a while, I wouldn't get that one (especially if Landry pulls--it will just end up hurting your neck more, I'd think). I love the ruffled suit and have had good experience with Target suits, though I haven't worn one for more than a couple of years at a time so I'm not sure about longevity if you want it to last longer than that. I like the color block suit, but since it's the most expensive I would suggest trying either the Target suit or the Lands' End suit first. But if you really, REALLY love the color block suit it would be worth buying it (and perhaps searching for a coupon code). I've learned the hard way that it's not worth buying the item that you don't love as much because you'll just end up getting what you want in the end and you end up spending more that way. Hope this helps!

    xo Kimi


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