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Let me see your swimsuit for this summer; I need ideas! Last year I wore a sports bra under a tank top and a pair of swim bottoms but this year I need a regular suit. I'm not super happy w/ my body right now (have I ever been), so coverage is good. But I would love to see what you'll be wearing poolside (or beachside, for those lucky enough to be near a beach)!<br><br>
I'm considering <a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/AlloverControlSlenderTunicSwimsuit~4235_593.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::BKY&CM_MERCH=IDX_00006__0000000645&origin=index" target="_blank">this</a> or <a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/AlloverControlGrecianVneckSlenderSwimsuit~180862_1767.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::BLA&CM_MERCH=IDX_00006__0000000645&origin=index" target="_blank">this</a>, both from Lands End. Just worried they may be a little too...matronly or something.
 

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I like the first one, very retro and sexy without being revealing.
 

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Avoiding swimsuit at all cost. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I have a swimsuit from Lands End and I love it. Its lasted me several years without fading or stretching out. Plus its got great coverage and its quite flattering.<br><br>
So, yay for Lands End swimsuits!
 

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LE suits are great! I actually like both of the ones you posted. I will be wearing the same as always- dark (black or blue) racerback one piece. I'm pretty no-fuss when it comes to swim suits and at size 16 my choices/preferences are limited.
 

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I have a bathing suit very similar to this except it is black bottoms with a pink floral top. I am a size 18 and it covers my butt and I can nurse in it. I am also able to get by without a cover up because of the skirt. It dries quickly and the skirt is not heavy in the pool.<br><br><a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/TummyControlFloralGoldAccentTankiniSwimTop~203366_593.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::pJZ&CM_MERCH=IDX_00002__0000000134&origin=index" target="_blank">http://www.landsend.com/pp/TummyCont...4&origin=index</a>
 

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I like the first one but I'm not sure about the cut of the legs. I want conforming shorts for legs - I really don't want a skirt AT ALL. One of the photos of the suit (without the model) makes me think it's a little skirt, but it's hard to tell.<br><br>
Another mom at the YMCA has the perfect suit in my opinion, the bottoms are shorts, more than boy leg but obviously not huge like surf shorts or anything. They are conforming. The top is tank-style with the cross-cross cut at the bust, I'm horrible at describing this, but it's a common bust cut for Asian dresses and blouses. Very flattering for smaller to medium boobs. I have to get up the courage to ask her where she got it, but I don't think I have that courage... nor do I want to show up at the pool wearing "her" bathing suit, lol. Hoping to find something similar but not exactly the same.<br><br>
I don't think either of your links look matronly at all. Not at all.<br><br>
I would really love to have a suit that relieves the never-ending annoyance of having to shave my pubes (and leave equally ugly red bumps). I can never understand how it came to be standard to expose our crotches like that with a swim suit. I can never just say "hey! it's a nice day, let's hit the beach!" - I always have to be like "well, I have to go prepare my crotch first." And no, I don't have an unusually big bush or anything, apparently every women in the USA besides me must shave her crotch every day, or wax it, cause I never hear anyone else complain about it.
 

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I like both the ones you posted. However, I've got mixed feelings about the skirt on the first one. I think they look <i>great</i>, but I also find they feel a bit weird when I'm actually in the water. I don't think I'd buy another one.
 

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Oh, wow, do I feel poor. So I'm shopping around Lands End, but $100 for a bathing suit? And do most people really get one every year? I'm wearing my mother's suits from 20 years ago (I have 2). I don't think I am going to be able to buy a new bathing suit in the forseeable future, $100 would be a huge, huge splurge. I was thinking more like $40 for a nice new one, a splurge for sure but one I could justify given how it might improve my life and swimming enjoyment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I still wear my maternity suit I bought 7 years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I did a massive quest for swimsuits this spring, because both of my old ones were officially dead. I struck out EVERYWHERE until I hit TJ Maxx and found a huge selection of good brands, for literally 1/4 to 1/5 the prices I was seeing everywhere else -- their suits run $15-30. Do I care that they're last year's styles? Not a bit!<br><br>
So I have a black Ann Cole tank with a plunge neckline held together with black fake jewels, and a very practical and comfy Speedo tank (not the hardcore athletic kind). I can't wear tankinis at all -- the tops float up in the water, and ride up and expose my belly in a hideous way when on land.
 

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hey mamas, check out the "overstock" section, then go to the womens, and then swimsuits, they have a ton for stuff! I got a top that i wanted last year that was $60, and bottoms for $15!!!
 

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check out <a href="http://www.athleta.com" target="_blank">www.athleta.com</a><br>
They have some cute stuff!
 

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<a href="http://http//www.landsend.com/pp/WomensSolidVneckHalterSwimTop~199365_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::BLA&CM_MERCH=IDX_00008__0000000134&origin=index" target="_blank">This</a> is cute, with <a href="http://http//www.landsend.com/pp/BeachLivingDotSidetieSwimBottom~199376_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::TUW&CM_MERCH=IDX_00008__0000000134&origin=index" target="_blank">these</a> bottoms....
 

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<a href="http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6E.aspx?grptyp=ENS&itemid=186c3a1&cmCatID=50434|73550&cmSitelet=True" target="_blank">This one</a> is the top I bought.<br>
I also bought a brown skirt, that is fairly short and tighter than the ones they have on their website, like t<a href="http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6E.aspx?ItemID=183d6db&GrpTyp=ENS&catid=51410&deptid=50434&CmCatId=50434|50446|51410#GroupItemNameSection1" target="_blank">his one</a> . It looks really cute, and the top does a good job of holding in my fairly large boobs.<br>
I like skirts better because then i don't have to shave my bikini line every day, and i feel more comfortable running around after the kids in it.<br><br>
I wanted to add that each piece was 25 bucks or so but i went when they had a discount and got 30% off so it was a good deal.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, wow, do I feel poor. So I'm shopping around Lands End, but $100 for a bathing suit? And do most people really get one every year? I'm wearing my mother's suits from 20 years ago (I have 2). I don't think I am going to be able to buy a new bathing suit in the forseeable future, $100 would be a huge, huge splurge. I was thinking more like $40 for a nice new one, a splurge for sure but one I could justify given how it might improve my life and swimming enjoyment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Nope, I wear mine until the fall apart or I need a different size or something. This will be my first swimsuit purchase in, oh, five years, I would say.
 

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I have <a href="http://images.usoutdoorstore.com/usoutdoorstore/products/full/ptg_77065_72010_erth_09.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> one from Patagonia, bought last year at end of summer sales. I also bought a cute print version as well. Though my bottoms are getting a little big. I'm hoping to get another at the end of this summer, for next summer.<br><br>
Athleta has cute swimshorts and tops. Check <a href="http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=54486&vid=1&pid=739756&scid=739756022" target="_blank">these out</a>. They have a panty underneath the shorts and go cute w/either bikini tops or tankini tops.
 
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