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The Luring Call of the Sirens

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!

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      1. I am in agreement. It isn’t wrong to spend money as long as you spend it wisely. A good pair of shoes goes a long way. If your feet hurt, you are miserable. I also don’t mind spending money on food and anything I know is reliable.

        But people spend money recklessly and on foolhardy things. For example, I live in the Washington D.C. area. This is where car engines go to die. The life of cars is greatly reduced due to the extreme driving conditions with heavy stop and go traffic. I see people buying expensive, fast cars as daily drivers. Why? It makes no sense. Buy something cheap and inexpensive to get you from Point A to Point B.

        Based upon this post and your last post about finding the right bathing suit, hopefully your swims will be more about concentrating on your workout and less on trying not to fall out of it!

      2. It was money well spent and it has made swimming laps ten times better. The frugal side of me would have preferred to have spent less but in the long run these suits will last for some time.

        I use to drive a small car which I love until this day. I switched over to a truck because of where we live with horrible road conditions in the winter and a necessity for our trailer in the summer.

    1. I have always been frugal with how much I would spend on a bathing suit but now that I using it more for active swimming. I can see the definite worth in spending a little more cash for a suit that can keep it all together.

      It is funny I find that we have to spend a fortune for a small piece of fabric and men always get away with spending half the price.

  1. This applies to everything: never mind the bloody siren, get the tool that does the job well. Once you forget it’s there, it’s doing its job. Besides, what’s the $150 compared to the gas and the fee for the pool–a pittance.
    Glad you also found a colour you like 🙂

  2. I think it is worth every penny – lets face it – you get what you pay for in this world. And you are really using this suit… you need to have everything in place to get a proper workout… so look at it this way, you didn’t spend a lot of money on a bathing suit… you invested some money in you!

  3. If you get the perfect fit it’s worth the $ unless you want cheap and doesn’t hold everything where it should be…… hahahahaha 🙂

  4. It’s hard for me to fathom, because I’ll spend $15 on a pair of swimming trunks that last for 10 years and I’m good. Then again, I don’t swim nearly as often as you. And don’t have boobs to flash, either.

  5. wonderful news on your new swimsuit – okay, so you are down a few dollars. the amount of time you spend doing what you enjoy makes up for the loss. now, if the swimsuit sat in your drawer all year…that would be a bad investment. so happy you found the perfect one! ☺

  6. If I could find a swimsuit that fit and was flattering — I’d hand over one of my children and wear that sucker on the drive home.
    Okay…that may have been frustration speaking on my behalf, since I am also currently in the search for a swimsuit that will work for my Aquafit program I am doing twice a week.
    I am in hell and everything is One Size Fits All. but they lie – It.Does.Not.

    1. LOL! I understand the torture of finding the right suit. I am not sure if we have the swim wear issues but I found trying one size up from your frame helps…

      This is one of the suits I purchased – it doesn’t look like much. I kind of turned my nose up at it when the sales associate suggested it to me. But I love the fit, and the horizontal strip is actually flattering.

      I also purchased a similar one with TYR because it was a great fit and fun color. I just can’t find the replica online. lol.

  7. I wish I could still swim. I’d break my piggy bank for a well-fitting swimsuit to do the laps. I’ll be with you in spirit as you glide along the top of the water in your beautiful swimsuit.

  8. Belle, the $150 is extremely well spent when you think about the assurance and confidence you will feel when you wear the swimsuit. I’m so pleased you have found the perfect costume.

      1. It’s true, theyre great, but if I might mention, I just bought two suits from them on line fir less than $20 because it’s the end of the season here. Check them out-I think Sears site has a link to Lands End. That;s where I got mine.

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