Tummy that held my beautiful baby, but now is still round!
Huge Lactating breasts!
Stretch marks on thighs!
Hairy armpits I am refusing to shave.
Oh MY! I'm an empowered woman but the swimsuit thing is making me feel small!
Help me ladies!!!!!!
The best advice I got was, mellow out mama. Since when do you care what people think? You are what you are. No one will notice what you are wearing. Anyone who glances your way will say, "look at the mama with the pretty smile playing with her adorable baby, she looks so happy."
That said, a rash-guard style swim tee would cover your belly & pits, you could just wear a regular nursing bra underneath. I found a shirt for running that I think will be okay braless in the pool. I did find a few bottoms that actually look pretty cute on my new post-baby figure. One is like boy shorts, the other is like regular biggish underwear with ties on the sides that bunch up the fabric. Both are forgiving of my bulges and fully contain my pubic hair. I've survived many summers in bike shorts, and the 80s are back in style. Another option I considered was a nursing sports bra, but I couldn't find one that looked more sporty and less bra. And, I ordered this gorgeous top:
ETA: The suit I got will do nothing for the hairy pits.
DD Seraphina born at home on 2/21/2012!"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
We like sun protection at the pool and beach so I simply match my kids. Plus, it hides a lot. And it makes sense to the kids.
We all wear long sleeve rash guards and some kind of bottom, often quick dry shorts or a swim mini or a bikini bottom.
I am getting this swim suit, and I've had something similar and I loved how the cut of everything fits. And isn't it just too cute? The top covers big milky boobs well, the bottoms give you a waist and cover up any "tummy" and the crotch part is nice and covered.
I always feel like the "retro" styled swim suits flatter any body.
Whoa, I am just seeing that this thread is from '09! Well, maybe someone will like get some ideas from this... :)
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