Saturday, April 20, 2013
Do people think they really hide anything? I mean come on, we're already plus sized, I don't think the top two inches of my thighs being hidden is going to change anything. And I mean no offence to anyone that chooses this type of swimsuit, but I always think they're silly.
Today I was shopping online for a plus-size swimsuit that had a high chest for lap swimming (so you don't have to worry about whether the girls are safely in the suit or making their own peepshow to the 13 year old boys playing nearby...). I ended up finding a lovely one at swimsuitsforall.com (it's the black and white floral one if you're interested, lol).
Anyway, while I'm sifting through all the suits I was really stunned by how many of them have a little skirt that basically covers maybe the top 1 to 2 inches of your thigh. Some are longer - these they give a special name to a 'skirtini' - whatever the heck that is. Kind of sounds like a drink but no... I myself have always gone for a nice basic 1-piece suit, maybe with a little colour or design on it, sometimes with a halter neck if I can find it, but no ruffled bottoms or skirt thingies on them. I also don't really get the two piece ones with the tank top type of thing and the bottoms. Granted I've never tried to swim in them, so I could be wrong but all I think about is my tight fitting tank tops that I already have and they roll up so easily - wouldn't the swimsuit one roll up too? I would think it would be hard to do laps in a pool when you're concerned that your belly is hanging out (it's bad enough to be distracted about whether your boobs are causing a peepshow).
So tell me - skirt or no skirt? Which do you go for and why? And if you go for the skirt type - do you really think it's hiding anything?