Friday, July 27, 2012

Beauty at the Beach

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We all want to look our best while we are at the beach. Walking out in your bathing suit can be a vulnerable time for many people. So when the waves call you to the shore or the edge of the dock, you don't have to jump into the water to escape the roving eyes.

Not everyone can look this great in a retro one piece swim suit. Esther Williams always looked fit and lean, partly because swimming was her workout.
Hmmm, something for everyone to consider.

Your bathing suit style is dictated by many things....... age, figure, confidence, sense of spirit. I've worn one piece swimsuits, string bikini's, tankini's, and currently now wear modest two piece bathing suits.

I wear my swimsuits at the pool or beach, i don't walk around in them without a cover up. I'm comfortable in a two piece and know that as long as i keep fit i can wear one, which is a good reason to stay fit. But I've been thinking that a stylish one piece needs to make it back into my swimwear wardrobe. So the search is on.

There are so many images of Marilyn in bathing suits or less, and there is no doubt that her curves set the world on fire. I like this picture of her partly because of the style of the one piece swim suit and because she isn't really posing for the shot.

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 love the shoes and full hair & makeup

Swimsuits like the ones in the picture above had form and support. One of the things i don't like about one piece suits is that they are either too flimsy or are too rigid. It's been several years since i've shopped for a one piece suit so i'm hoping that the search will bring something stylish and comfortable.

Swim suit styles began to change and suddenly women were wearing little skirts, ruffles and belts on their suits.
I once had a neighbour who wore a swimsuit that had a little skirt attached. She didn't want her derriere to show so the skirt feature was to cover it up. It must have given her confidence because she would walk from one yard to the next chatting up the neighbours wearing her little skirt bathing suit.

One thing that i've learned over time when buying a swim suit, is to make sure it fits like a glove when it's new. Not tight, but also not with any give. The suit is going to give when it gets wet and my theory - when you sit your fanny in it in the blazing sun it gives more.  Having a saggy looking bottom isn't a good look on a bathing suit.

Think of your swimwear as if it is fine lingerie. Take care of it and wash the swim suit with a mild soap after you swim [on vacation the hotel shampoo is perfect for this].
I travel with 5 or 6 swimsuits for a beach vacation. I like the variety and usually change my suit twice a day [with a quick shower in between].

My quest for a stylish, comfortable and 'a little bit sassy' one piece swimsuit is on. But i'm not giving up on my two piece collection, so i need to keep swimming to stay in shape.

Let's face it, we are not heading down a runway in stiletto's and angel wings, so  looking great when the waves come splashing up is all about your level of confidence.

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