Wednesday, February 20, 2013

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | one-piece swimwear

This Saturday Liam and I are starting his swimming lessons at the new Goldfish Swim School in Roscoe Village.  While I'm super excited about giving him more time to spend in the water, there's one thing I'm really not looking forward to - getting in a bathing suit...in front of other people.  Even though I'm within 5 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight, my body just isn't what it used to be.  It's not toned and I'm a lot bigger in places I wasn't before.  Even though the scale tells me one thing, my clothes are telling me something else.  So needless to say, I'm not confident about being in a pool and the only way I can maybe feel better about this whole situation is to find a solid one piece swimsuit.

Swimwear
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Thankfully one-piece suits have come a long way from the typical Speedo suits.  And, it's nice that there are a lot of suits out there now that don't just give you a uni-boob.  These days I find that more women (even super skinny ones) are wearing one piece swimsuits because they can be as flattering as a two-piece.  As I was scouring the interwebs for a few that I could pick up in time for Liam's lessons, I realized that there are a ton more options that I expected.  Now instead of fearing I wouldn't find one I like, I'm left with the difficult decision of choosing just one.  Decisions, decisions....

|What are your thoughts on one-piece swimsuits?  Do you have a few that are in your closet?|

9 comments:

Kendra said...

I have been rocking the one-piece for a couple years since I gained lots of weight and don't feel confident showing my middle. I have 2 suits that I got at old navy last year and they fit great and I think they are flattering. I need at least one more suit this year since I am going to Brazil.

I tried that black and white suit from Old Navy but it has the tummy sucking feature which makes it very tight and run very small. Definitely size up to try that one, but I prefer not to feel like I am wearing a corset. I would also like to try the JCrew one you posted, as well as a couple from LOFT.

Johanna said...

You won't regret it! There are adorable ones on Asos. Was looking last night!

Alyssa said...

I agree, one piece swimsuits have definitely steeped up their game! What used to be a chore in swimsuit shopping now isn't because the suits are actually cute and flattering (ie no uniboob!)

Alyssa
Fleur de Lyss

Mel said...

I've bought a few the last couple of years. I've found that ruching and a halter are my friends. Also, I feel like the ones with ruching with a print on top but a solid "bottom" take away from my butt. Not a bad thing. ;)

sartoriography said...

#4 and I are about to get busy.

1smileygirl said...

After I had both of my kids, I dreaded having to be in a swimsuit. I was never one that was confident with my body before kids so it's not like you'd find me in a bikini. I'd always wear a 2 piece (tankini). I finally bought my first one piece this year from Lands End which offered a bit of tummy control and I love it!

Blicious said...

#4 is so cute!!!
xx
b

LILLIE KRISTI said...

Love that bikini in the fourth photo and matching cover up!

One Piece Swimwear

Helen said...

After 3 kids and at 37, I was just about to buy a ne piece and then I thought maybe I was a bit young to say goodbye to a 2 piece forever. However have been looking at one pieces again this year and there are so many beautiful ones around - Lise Charmel and Gottex for a start - that i migth just be tempted.