|Photo from swimsuitsforall.com|
A recent Google let me to a website called Swimsuitsforall.com, where I quickly ordered what I thought would be my perfect swimsuit (Pictured on the left). I figured it would be the perfect fit for me. Coral is a great color for my skin tone, ruching near the tummy area should take away from my mommy flab, and the swim-dress style covered my thunder thighs. It wasn't a bad fit, in fact my hubby was in love with it, but I just wasn't feeling it, a few to many things were hanging out from the front, back and side, and my mommy pouch was frowning at me. Though this particular swimsuit wasn't for me, Swimsuitsforall has a great selection to choose from for every size woman. I will not give up, and I will wear a swimsuit this summer.
I posted a couple of frustrated status updates on facebook and got a few sympathetic hints on a few stores and online sites to check out; Torrid, Fashion Bug/Lane Bryant , Always for me , and Ashley Stewart. A lot of swimwear is on sale right now, which is a bonus. I like online shopping but I wish that the there were more fashionable opportunities to try items on in store. I have only been able to purchase a fashionable swimsuit in a store location once over the past five years, and I had to go to two different stores for each piece. There has to be one of two things going on here . 1. Manufacterers are underestimating the amount of plus size customers who need swimwear and do not buy/order enough fashionable items. 2. They think that all plus size women are between the ages of 40-60 and do not desire fashionable swimwear. I don't know which option it is, but I would like to be able purchase swimwear in a store one day without paying between $50-120.
|Swimsuit #2 from Ashley Stewart.com|
The search continues in another post Plus Size Swimwear Search (Continued)
Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks