Big, huge thanks to everyone who commented on my recent post bemoaning the difficulties of finding a supportive bathing suit. Per the advice of many readers (and lots of friends who commented on my Facebook; friend me! And the painfully under-liked PW Style blog’s page!), I ordered a suit from Victoria’s Secret. (Better yet: On sale!) For less than $65, I found a bathing suit that is supportive and fashionable. And I swear to god, it makes me look skinnier.
I ordered the top in my bra size. It came with removable padding, which I fully intended to throw away, but after trying on the top with and without the pad, I decided it was a necessary evil. Without, the top is a little too loose (perhaps indicating that I can go down a cup size?) and I do like the additional protection it provides in the nipple area, despite being generally against making my boobs look larger than they already are.
I also really like that the back fastens with a clip instead of tying. It feels more supportive this way and I can still adjust the top by fastening the neck to my preferred tightness. My girls are up high and close together and I feel certain that a large wave would not cause me any boob-related embarrassment. Thumbs way up.
I also ordered the scoop bottom, which sits a little higher on the leg and has a higher rise and a higher back. For a girl with a moderately sized derriere, it covers just the right amount of trunk junk without feeling prudish. That said, if you prefer more or less coverage, you can order accordingly, a feature I really, truly appreciate. Additionally, I took a victory lap around my bedroom and found that the bottom didn’t ride up. Thumbs? Still up.
Victoria’s Secret is currently in the midst of their semi-annual sale, which means bathing suits are running 25 percent to 50 percent off. Buy yours today!