After New Year’s I am thinking of two things: 1) Getting Fit and 2) Finding a new swimsuit or two. The two thoughts actually go hand-in-hand as I should be getting fit to look good in my new swimsuit.
Right about now, retailers and designers are offering Resort items. I have found more swimsuits I’ve liked during Resort than the actual Summer Collection. Last year J Crew offered the Scroll Print Bandeau. I missed out on it and eventually settled on the Punk Floral Bikini. I also missed out on a Tory Burch one-piece, the Eden.
During the 30% promo I ordered two J Crew bikinis, in what looks like a new top style, the Sculpted Halter. I bought it in the Windowpane print (Top and Bottom) and the Solid in Deep Hyacinth (Top and Bottom).
For the top, I ordered a Medium, which has been consistent for me through the years. As for the bottom, I ordered a Small, though I am a 6/8/Medium in clothes. I find the bottoms stretch a bit and then start sagging in the back.
I do like the Windowpane print and the Deep Hyacinth looks great against my skin-tone. I find the lining is sufficient. But I also have two other bikinis in the Punk Floral and Royal Paisley that I love so I’ll need to decide which one to keep.
I also get a new One-Piece or two. This year I ordered the Boria One-Piece
by Tory Burch. I liked the print when I saw it online but in person and on me wasn’t very flattering. Compared to the next suit this had a straight boyish cut instead of a little curve at the waist. This will be going back. I may try the One-Shoulder Maillot
Lastly, I ordered the Printed One-Piece by Jean Paul Gaultier
. Click through to see a few IRL pics.
Though a bit more expensive, I love the print and the halter neckline. I have some really bad acne scaring on my chest so until I can get some Dermabrasion treatments I would prefer to cover this up. This would definitely be a suit I would wear when guests are over.
And here it is on me! I ordered a size 42 which seems to be a Medium (maybe a Large) but the fit is perfect. I have a few of the J Crew Ruched Femme Tank suits but the ruched part in front gets really saggy and ends up making my belly look bigger. I think I need to size to a 6 instead of an 8 as I do like the ruching. Anyway, though this suit is smooth, the spandex and the print do well in concealing my belly; at least until I Get Fit (see #1 above).
The back is a little lower than where a bra strap would be so that means tan lines are a little lower too. The booty has full coverage, even more so than the J Crew Bikini bottoms, which is a plus for me.
As soon as the weather is warm, Husband and I are in the pool every weekend. I try to swim a few laps in the evenings when I can too.
Have a Great Weekend!