I’m not sure if I still believe it myself as I type this out, but I do believe I’ve found a swimsuit that fits, flatters and that I actually feel comfortable in! The irony is that it’s not just the bathing suit bottoms (I mean, does anyone really enjoy prancing around in bikini bottoms?) that fit strangely, but the tops as well. I can’t wear halter tops because they pull on my neck. Take a look in any swimsuit section in person/online/catalog and try and find non-halters… I dare you to find more than 2 per store! And bra style tops never seem to fit properly. Either they have lots of underwire/padding for my well-endowed friends that puff out on me, or they somehow don’t cover what they’re supposed to cover.
I remember having a ton of luck with J Crew suits about 10 years ago, but those were still XL’s and they were super snug and tight. Since then, it’s been a mishmash of trying my best to find a suit that will last a few seasons and deal. I got my hopes up ordering a tall one-piece suit from Athleta a few weeks back… that was until I tried it on and utter crying disaster ensued. Yeah…
So imagine my absolute delight and surprise when the following suit arrived by mail and not only fit, but was extremely flattering, well made and cost $25 for 3 pieces?!?!
Who do I have to thank?
I saw their 30% off of sale items promotion a few weeks back, and figured I might try out their suits from a recommendation of a friend. Luckily I looked at the sizing proportions before ordering Large’s… and according to their sizing, I’m a Medium.
And like I said above, I am extremely impressed with everything! In fact, I kept the suit on for 4 hours on the day the package arrived! And because I was in such disbelief, I took a photo of myself in the suit as well… and I posted it here because I hate it when I don’t get to see proof of how awesome clothing items are on the people raving about them…
(yeah… there’s no way I’m sharing a photo of the whole suit… even if it does fit awesomely! Hello skivvies! And I did pick the blurry one on purpose!)
Yup! It fits! From all angles! And it doesn’t hurt to wear and I can swim in it with no worry of the top falling off or coming undone? Perfect!
Now the polo shirt I bought along with the bathing suit? Yeah, it didn’t fit (wrong shoulder fit and too short). But I’ll stick with their swim suits, and maybe next time I make an order I’ll try out the super cute skirts!
P.S. You can return all of your purchases to your local Sears for a refund – so no return shipping costs!
Anyone else have a trusty reliable swimsuit store that they can turn to?