01 September 2009

The Bathing Suit Quest

Dade and I keep playing a game we like to call, "Where will you be next week?" My answer today is Cairo. Have I mentioned that the average temperature in Egypt in September is 95 degrees? A bathing suit will be in order for a dip at the end of the day. For me shopping for swimwear is difficult, as I'm sure it is for many, many people, but I have really specific "problems."

The first of these is that I have gigantic scars on my back from the rounds of surgery I've had over the last 5 years. If sun meets scars, the result is horrible purple and red lines forever. I have to keep my lower back covered. Bye bye bikini. Next up I have a new scar on my collarbone, and one on my hip. Bye bye anything strapless or cut too short. Next, I basically burn if I think about the sun, so lots of coverage along with SPF 70+ is a must. Bye bye anything plunging and strappy. This basically leaves me with a retro style one piece. The good news is that I gravitate towards these anyway. Here were my contenders.

From http://www.anthropologie.com/

From http://www.victoriassecret.com/

From http://www.nordstrom.com/

In the end, I went with this Juicy Couture suit in aqua. I found it in a store for 1/2 price which was a bonus. I love that I can get a coordinating cover up (Nordstrom) to ensure as much sun protection as humanly possible.


Maria said...

super cute! i like the navy one from nordstrom too.

cHill Weddings, LLC said...

I love that style too. I just purchased a bandeau 1 piece ruched swimsuit from Target online- it was only $35. I love it! It looks very similar to the red one from Victoria Secret.

Roxanne said...

I have size 32D boobs, and I LOVE everything Vicky's Secret has to offer, especially their "Miracle Bra" line of bathing suits. It is really the only thing I can wear to the pool without looking like a trashy ho, since a normal size small bathing suit just doesn't cover it!

I converted to VS 6 years ago and that is my exclusive bathing suit vendor :P AND I can order online and it always fits. Crazy.

I hope your trip is going AMAZINGLY well! I will be emailing you soon - I have TWO invitation projects!