Bathing Suit Season

Oh, the joy it evokes in the hearts of moms everywhere. Lovely stretch mark revealing, unforgiving clingly fabric that squeezes in all the wrong places.

I’ll never forget wearing a bathing suit back when I only had two kids- I was flashing my daisy tattoo on my back without realizing it, and i overheard a lifeguard say, “Why do so many of the moms here, like, have tattoos?” and her lithe barely 20 friend replied, “Like, WHAT is up with that?”

I turned and looked at their decorated ankles and tramp stamps and laughed to myself- they were either looking forward to some serious laser removal in a few years, or acceptance that they could be moms and have tattoos- an acceptance of a juxtaposition.

Like me and bathing suits. I’ve come to accept that I like the 10% rule of dress- for each decade, you cover up 10% more of your body. It’s liberated my relationship with bathing suits. Now I make choices that I’m pretty sure will not sport a wedge no matter what, and will never allow a Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.

As part of Lands End Swimsuit Confidence week, I’m sharing some pics of me in my Lands End Sweetheart Swim Dress- It’s my standby. 🙂 And You know if you can wear it on a swing and it stays put, you can wear it anywhere.:)

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  1. Heidi/The Closet Coach Tuesday - 24 / 05 / 2011 Reply
    Lands' End is my all-time go-to for suits that are cute but aren't cut up to there. I just got the new catalog in the mail today and I'm paralyzed with indecision because there are so many options! I think I want a Mini Swim-Mini so the trick is to figure out which tankini top will work best. Then again, I love those Grecian suits. Indecision, indecision ... (If you're interested, I also wrote a post about non-bikini swimsuit shopping here:
  2. Sandy Tuesday - 24 / 05 / 2011 Reply
    you look great!!!
  3. Aparna Vashisht Monday - 04 / 07 / 2011 Reply
    You look great in this bathing suit. I will follow the same rule.

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