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Here comes the sun, warm weather, flies, great grilling and OMG! Swimsuits! Swimsuits always leave me wondering who in the world created swimsuits (and no, I’m not wasting time googling who). All I can personally say is I’d basically rather just about die than show up on any beach or any public anything or even near my own backyard pool wearing a swimsuit.  

I love how these magazines put swimming suit sections out about how this type is good for creating slimmer thighs, this one slims the gut, the butt and yet another will help out your chest area. However, that magazine shows one model in all the different swimming suits and she is around 20, 5‘10" and tan with long flowing hair all curled to perfection. (Bless you if you are, I however am 5‘3“, etc and have had four children.) Even some of the magazines show the 30 or 40ish model, but again her body is airbrushed to perfection.

Ok, so where the swimsuit that covers thighs entirely and where is is the real person modeling it? You know the one that ties back arm fat, layers your back rolls nicely, liposuctions your rear end and hides double chins and plastic surgeries the baby pooch? Oh, and let me just say, black doesn’t help, neither do vertical stripes, and the higher the cut, the more the thighs show.
Basically any fat is fat and a swimsuit is just the perfect device to show every little imperfection.

So what can be done?

I really think Land’s End hears our cries.

I go to Land’s End Swimsuit page and no longer do I feel like the 40 year old mom of who previously was the one in the shorts and t-shirt by the pool or the swim dress, which is never long enough for my thighs Since discovering this site, I’m no longer the one wearing some ridiculous terry cloth hooded cover up in 90 degree weather.

This site has every type of swimsuit you could possibly imagine with a bra in it, without, high, low, dress, no dress and on and on and all masterfully fit.. I ordered 10 suits last year to try them on and return all but the one that fit. Guess what? All fit and it was a hard decision to decide which one to keep.

I got so desperate around swimwear time a few years back that I start to pull out pageant tricks. From experience, I can definitely say that butt glue doesn’t work for gluing your swimsuit to your knees on the bottom and chin on the top, Chicken cutlets or pads don’t work for lifting cleavage that is already pouring out the top, and swim dresses flow ridiculously while trying to swim and when you get out of the pool, they cling in mysterious ways.

Land’s End swimsuit section however it is total blessing!! With four boys and a swimming pool in our backyard, one can’t easily hide from the swimsuit beast, but visit the site mentioned and your general swimsuit woes will vanish.

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