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]: