Thursday, July 17, 2008

Swimsuits again

I've started seriously looking for a new suit. I'm tired of having to yank an dpull on my top all the time to keep decent. Just because I have decent sized boobx, doesn't mean I want them flopping out at the pool all the time.

I've decided that if I'm going to spent $70 or 80 bucks on something (and sadly, I will spend at least that because big girl suits are outrageous), then I'm going to get something that is designed for swimming not sitting in a chair while your kids swim. I've been looking at Speedo and found several that I would absolutely wear (including a 2 piece with the kind of top I desire). The problem I'm having is finding my size. There is no "shop by size" option (which every store should have). A bunch of the suits go up to a size 14 and the others start at 22. I fall between those 2 and the only ones I've seen in my size are the "fashion" suits that are the "sit around and watch people swim" suits. I tried looking on their site for retailers, but didn't see any. Gary and Al's (a long long time ago) used to carry them here in town but they don't exsist anymore so I'm out of luck there.

I emailed Speedo asking where I could try on suits before I buy them but I haven't heard back. Anyone know of any stores in town that sell Speedo suits for women?


Looseyfur said...

They carry Speedo at Body and Sole. I'm not sure if they go into extended sizes, but I bet you could call and ask.

Lemonade also wears a racing suit from Speedo. You could see where she got hers.

And yeah, you're so not the "watching" mom. :-)

Misc said...

Try Kohl's. I think they carried Speedo, but I don't know about the extended sizes. Worth looking into, though.

Looseyfur said...

Ooh, I forgot to tell you. Racing suits are also measured completely different (of course).

Most start at 28 (which I think is waist size...)

Looseyfur said...

Or maybe it was chest-size... I can't remember!

The Fearless Freak said...

Which totally makes sense why there are no 16s or 18s. I hadn't thought of that and their website has no size information that I can find. RF and I are going shopping after he gets off work since I haven't heard from Rogers.

Right now, I'm going to nap so I have my strength up for shopping :)