I probably will never have an occasion to wear a glamorous swimsuit. For me, the only time I need to wear a swimsuit is if I’m kayaking, and even then I don’t always wear a suit. Since I’ve gained my peri-menopausal spare tire with accompanying saddle bags, I don’t even wear a suit without wearing shorts over it.
So when I look at swimwear, first of all, I don’t look at anything like the sweet tropical print string bikini from Victoria’s Secret that’s sitting in the bottom drawer of my dresser. *sniff* Yes, I used to wear it. And it’s a size 8. *sniff sniff*.
Having accepted that if I *should* ever have occasion to wear a suit that people might actually *see* me in, I choose to look at suits with more coverage. Like, a burkha… ok, just kidding. Here are some sweet vintage-inspired suits that I might consider wearing, once I lose about 25 pounds (to start).
And having said that, I cannot bring myself to pay what they’re asking for these suits, so I’m considering sewing one for myself, but I definitely need some guidance from my more experienced seamstress friends out there. (see more about this at the end of the post…)