Yep I am a mom but that doesn't mean I want to LOOK like a mom on the beach. MY mother recently not-so-delicately reminded me that I am almost 30 and apparently I "have great birthing hips"-which isn't something you exactly flaunt in your "About" section on FB.....with these two stellar things going for me and the fact that I am not some 21-something-single-hot-potato anymore I have decided to make the transition to the dreaded: One Piece Swimsuit.
Maybe some of you reading this already have a one-pc, good for you (I am not being sarcastic). Me, I liked to clutch (maybe more of a cling now) to my YOUTH with a two pc suit.....I haven't worn a one pc since......grade school? But it's time. So after a cocktail and putting my little tikes down for a nap (rewrite: I put them down prior to any cocktails), I began my search.
I wasn't going to go without a fight though-I first researched (and ordered) more "motherly" two pc suits. After promptly trying them on and returning them, I decided to set my sights on something a little more, ahem, conservative. Problem was, everything looked like something my Grandma would/could wear :(
Then I found this article (I know it's from Parenting.com-but hear me out, even if you are NOT a parent) and I was on the trail to finding a suit that was anything but Frumpy!!! Here is the link to the article:
Through this article I found several suits that were no longer available, but it was pointing me in the right direction so to J Crew I went and found the perfect color, style and number of pieces to the suit I was looking for. I am a WATER (in the Element World this means your RED is more of a burgundy/wine red) so this RED CURRANT suit was right up my alley (and with the ability to order a LONG TORSO fit, it wasn't right up my bum).
I have a brown sarong to go on the bottom so I can feel completely comfortable on a beach in Costa Rica-which is where the Husband and I will be at the end of this month.
So I found a suit in my Element, my motivation and, most importantly: my dignity in wearing a one piece :)