Friday, May 30, 2008

Oh, ladies...

Men, just look away now and save yourselves.

It's that dreaded time of year again for me. The annual 'what will I wear at the pool' decision.

Alas, there will be no pics for this post. It was too, too terrible a sight. The shopping session highly amused my teenage daughter, who looks great in everything. She laughs now, but her day is coming.

There is not a swim suit out there that will fully constrain the sisters that are my bosoms. They will not be constrained, I tell ya.

I'm not small, I've lost some poundage and could stand to lose a few more, but I'm not too large, either. But in order to get adequate chestal region coverage, I have to try on the 2x and then it's just big all over.

I have fired the entire swimsuit manufacturing industry. Except maybe the Lands End people, but they are expensive and you know how I feel about mail order. And, you can't try it on unless you mail order and then ship back the rejects. It's just too much work.

So I will continue my hunt and wear last year's stretched out, thread-bare suit for now. It's unsightly, but it's something at least. If you see something good in a national department store, be sure to let me know!


Melissa said...

Doesn't Sears carry Land's End?
I've had great luck with their mail order though and their sizes are very true. And while they do cost a bit more, they are totally worth it because the quality is there.

You have my sympathy--swimsuit shopping is THE worst. I'd rather shop for anything else!!!

blackbird said...

Oh I don't envy you.
Keep us posted.

*carrie* said...


Yikes, the dreaded swimsuit dilemma is here! We actually went to the SC pool the other night at the last minute, so I had no choice! My old standby is truly old--I think I've had it 8 years!