Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bombshell Bikini

    Summer's nearly here and boy is it ever!  We're in the 90s already and it's only May.  I guess I've wished a little to hard for warm weather and now it's coming with a vengeance.  It's already time to start thinking about bathing suits and I've been wearing the same swimsuit since 2010.  Back then there was this style at Victoria's Secret that I absolutely adored and when it finally went on sale I bought it and have been wearing it ever since.  
    It's been with me in the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and it still looks good.  But at some point it will give up the ghost and I'd like to be prepared.  I should mention that I have another polka dot bikini that I have no strong feelings about whatsoever and it's the one I take with me to creeks and rivers and places where there's dirt instead of sand.  Understandably, it's beyond saving after only four years of wear.  
    So, I need one to replace my glam bikini that made me feel like a Bond Girl and one that's comfy and resilient for casual family trips.  When I spotted this scalloped gingham number from SheIn it looked so much like a classic bombshell bathing suit that for $14 I had to try it.  sizing can be tricky when putting an American body into an Asian brand.  
    Normally I would go with an XS in US, S in Asian, but when I looked at the measurements, I knew that my bum was not going to fit into the size Small.  I went with the medium on this bathing suit and I'm glad I did.  The bottoms fit nicely, but the top is a bit loose around the bottom band.  Now, y'all know I'm not terribly well endowed, so I expect this sort of thing for my pear shape.  Since the straps are adjustable but not the band, I'm simply going to fold over the back and sew it together to make the band the smidge tighter that I'd like it to be for my ideal fit.  I'd still like to get one more swimsuit this season, but this little beauty may be my go to for some time to come.
Shopping Info:

Scalloped Trim Gingham Bikini Set from SheIn -- $14

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