Swimsuit Sagas

We’re jetting off on vacation this Friday for nine days of fun in the sun in Florida. And while I’m more ready than ever to remember what warmth feels like, I wasn’t exactly ready for swimsuit shopping this year. Let me set the stage for you: I set off on my shopping excursion on a brisk 30 degree day, bundled up in my winter coat and knit beanie. I may or may not have shaved my legs before my day of try-ons commenced. Don’t judge.

To make matters worse, I was in search of the dreaded one piece bathing suit. Trust me when I say, me and one pieces do not get along. My extra long torso + one pieces = chronic wedgie status. But my dress for my sister’s wedding has a lower cut back, so my usual go-to high waisted bikini bottoms weren’t going to cut it for this trip, in fear of walking down the aisle with crazy tan lines.

I searched high and low through all the swim racks at several different stores. Target was a flop. Aerie was a definite NO. And TJ Maxx either had extremely high cut styles or skirted bottoms (while my legs are my “problem area,” I don’t think I’m quite ready for skirted bathing suit status). I’m just not certain in what world “cheeky” one piece suits look good on anyone. I’m looking for a one piece for a reason, and that is to cover myself up.


My search finally ended with a decent, albeit plain, option from Old Navy. If I wouldn’t have procrastinated and had time to shop online for my suit, here are a few other one piece styles that actually provide decently full coverage without looking frumpy [affiliate links]:


What is your favorite swimsuit style? I’m looking forward to being reunited with my high waisted looks this summer, as I’ve officially said goodbye to the days of true bikinis. (#MomLife)

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