Beauty & Style

Hit the Pool – Vacation Swimwear

Hit the pool

We’ve slowly been packing up the house for the upcoming move, so I took the opportunity to go through my wardrobe again while doing so. With an upcoming girlie trip to Vegas in June, I decided to try on my old swimsuits in advance and I’m glad I did because – Boobsapoppin. ARGH. They fit *everywhere* perfectly except in the bust, so time to try and find some new swimwear.

I hate shopping for swimwear. And not because of any supposed body issues but just because the whole process is so awkward and uncomfortable. I always find myself falling over in the change room or panicking as I somehow get myself stuck in a swimsuit or any number of cringe worthy Seinfeldesque type scenarios.

The options at the local mall here are pretty slim but I decided to give it a go.

The first place I headed caters to an age demographic probably 10 years younger than I, but they have nice stuff with a bohemian/beachy vibe so what the hell. I found several different options, off to the change room I went and so the pain began.

Again nothing fit, their cuts were too young and apparently for women without boobs it would seem. I think I shocked the sales girl – who most definitely was born AK (After Kurt) – when she came back a third time to “see how I was doing and whether I needed a different size”, I flat out told her my tits were escaping all the swimsuits and that I had the largest size, so no go.

Cue tumbleweed and awkward “Oh, uh, uhm ok” from said sales girl.

I was dying with laughter at this inside the change room while simultaneously wanting to launch the bikini’s into the air sling shot style. But I’m Canadian so of course didn’t do this.

Onto several other shops, equally frustrating and no luck. The final place I hit I knew catered to more mature women so I excepted would have cuts suited to bustier figures, but the styles and designs were beyond matronly and I’m not dead yet so I finally exited the mall, accepting the ‘Faily McFail Fail’ of the day.

To the interwebs then…

I decided after trawling through reviews to try an Esther Williams swimsuit. ModCloth currently have a promo on now for 30% off all bathing suits – Use Code SUNDERFUL (Ends 05/19 @ 9 am EST) and they stock a ton of different Esther Williams swimwear so I ordered from them.

I haven’t received my order yet, but will post a review later on once it arrives – I picked up an Esther Williams Bikini as well as a one-piece. Hopefully both are awesome, but at this stage I’d be happy if just even one of them worked. Fingers crossed!

I tend to like prints for my swimwear – not exactly the most goth – but give me a floppy hat and a margarita poolside any day! Here are a few of the Esther Williams one-piece swimsuits I’m  currently digging.

Vacation Swimwear

Vacation Swimwear - Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit Vacation Swimwear - Modcloth One Piece Swim Suits1. Polka Dot Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit  2. Midnight Garden Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit 3. Tropical Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit 4.Swirls Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit

Photo Credit: ModCloth

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  • Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

    OMG! The Esther Williams site has a lobster print suit! I MUST HAVE THIS!

    I have the one piece (in black of course!) from ModCloth and I didn’t even realize it wasn’t a ModCloth brand! I bought it last year before independence day; my plan was to spend the entire day, from 8am-8pm in my sister’s swimming pool. It was the first and only time I was in a pool last year and I totally made the most of it, ha! Anyway, I got the 14 which seemed a little tight at the time, so I hope it still fits when I try to wear it this year. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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      May 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Ooooh! That’s great to hear you’ve the one-piece in black – I opted for the 16 as I prefer things slightly loose and because of getting stuck in swimsuits in general ;D That sounds like an epic pool day! I think my Vegas vaccay and possibly a few days at the lake this summer will be the extent I use them till the next holiday. I was spoilt with having a pool in my Toronto condo – it was awesome, I could see it from my apartment and no one ever used it, so I’d dork about in there on my own all the time. Also that lobster print one is amazing! I’m kind of obsessed with the gold foil one on their site, it’s so wonderfully obnoxious. Anyway fingers crossed the ones I ordered work out, but your having one instantly gives me more faith it’ll be fine 😀

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    Steffi aka Anti.Muse
    May 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I love ModCloth and all the fabulous things they have 🙂 Looking forward to summer and swim wear timez 🙂

    • Reply
      May 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Ya I really like them as well and their ethos. And hell yeah bring on Summer! It’s the long weekend here in Canada – the official start to Summer really and gorgeous weather finally 😀

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