I have taken to swimming several times a week which has been great for my aching joints with the additional benefit of the calorie burn. I also have been very vocal about finding the perfect swimsuit to keep everything in place while attempting to do the back crawl.
On one coffee induced sunny morning it dawned on me as I reflected on my visits to several big box sports chains. The recommendations from the store employees were not for comfort or endurance but advice on fad colors of the season such as pumpkin orange.
It was at that moment I heard the sirens call luring me into an over-priced swimwear boutique!
As I walked in I was greeted by a sales associate, “How can I help you?”
“I am looking for a bathing suit that fits my long torso and holds everything in place so I can have a more comfort when swimming laps.”
“How many times a week do you swim?”
“Usually 2-3 times but my bathing suits seem to want to go in another direction from my body.”
“Not a problem. I have several that might work for you. Lets go one size-up from your frame because the do fit very snug.”
It was within ten minutes that I found the perfect swimsuit and it meet all of the requirements for this curvy girl. A nice fit, high neckline, with a flattering leg line. I loved the style so much that I purchased a second one in a different color.
The only problem is that I did break my budget by spending over a hundred and fifty dreadful dollars. One of the many treacherous hazards of caving to the lure of the sirens call!