Swimsuits/Bathing Suits. My many questions...

1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?

Typically bikini's, one piece's don't fit my short torso.. But I did buy a tankini top in Oct, due to an abdominal surgical scar I got in Sept that I had to cover from the sun.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?

I use both... probably swimsuit more often.

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one?

I don't know how many I have... probably at least a dozen or so. I buy a new one once a year or once every two years. Really only when I see something I want for a really good deal.

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?

I tend to gravitate towards Roxy suits, they're well made and hold up very well (no flimsy tops and bottoms).

5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?

Wear what makes you feel good and flatters your shape.
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1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?
Board shorts and a top or a tank top. Comfy, alot of my beach time is spent walking the dog, playing with the dog, etc., board shorts are more appropriate for my activities.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?
swimsuit

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one?
I have one pair, I don't care for them so I am in the market for a new pair and a new black top.

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?
no


5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?
Yes.
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1. I haven't gone swimming in ages, but I'll probably stick to a one-piece. My tummy just isn't the same since I had kids, even though my weight and fitness are good. That picture RCW posted of Cindy Crawford's belly--that's what mine looks like.

2. I can call it both, but usually swimsuit.

3. I have several bikinis in my drawer and a one-piece that's the only one I'll wear.

4. Don't have a picture, but it's a Speedo brand one-piece that's black with a silvery pattern.

5. I think somewhere in one's 40's, they should stick to wearing one-piece suits. Rocking body or not. Something about a middle age woman wearing a skimpy bikini just seems like she's trying too hard.
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I like the swimsuits from Lands End. You can mix and match. I have big thighs so I have a little swim skirt. This year, if I buy a suit, I'll get the swim shorts with a matching top.


Originally Posted by Sigi
I like Lands End, but their prices have gotten in.sane. They have good quality, but I'm not paying $55 for a tankini top. People must be abandoning Land's End bigtime because I get emails like everyday advertising free shipping. I did get a good suit from their overstocks section last year. It's a navy tankini top with white polka dots and a plain navy bottom.

I got a brown two-piece from Old Navy this year - paid less than $20 for both pieces. It has a halter top and a basic bottom.
1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?

Bikini. Like Spunky, because I can I suppose.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?

Bathing suit.

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one?

A few I guess, though I don't know how many fit me properly because my chest size has changed with pregnancy and breastfeeding. I buy a new one once a year or less, if I need one, and I always buy cheap (usually Old Navy).

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?
No.

5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?

ITA with everyone who said figure-appropriateness and I'll also add skin-appropriateness - if you're thin but with loose/saggy skin, probably better to cover it up. I might take notice if I saw an older woman wearing a bikini, but if she had the body for it I'd probably think Rock on!
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1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?

Bikini - halter style top and low rise bottoms is my preference.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?

Neither actually, I just call it a bikini.

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one?

About 20. I buy one every few months.

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?
This is was my latest purchase -I LOVE Lucky brand bikinis.



5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?

Not really. A year ago I would have answered that differently, but we see damn near everything here. Nothing phases me anymore!
While we're on the topic, does anyone know of someplace you can buy a two-piece with a sports-bra-style top, with separate sizes for top and bottom? I'd prefer a sporty two-piece instead of a traditional bikini for things like swimming lessons with my son at the YMCA, but I can't wear the same size top and bottom.
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1. Which do you wear- One piece, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?
I wear a two piece because I like the way they look - most of mine have a halter or triangle top and a lowrise bottom with a little skirt.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?
We call them bathing suits around here.

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one? I probably have 4 or 5 and usually get at least one new one every year or so.

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?
I don't but they look like most skirted bikinis that they sell at Victoria's Secret and Newport News. I usually prefer solid dark colors (black, brown, red) but I do have a couple flowery ones.


5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of certain styles?
I think everyone should wear whatever the heck they want. I'm over 50 and most people would say my bathing suits and jeans and other clothes are not appropriate for someone my age. Ya know what I have to say about that? Well, it's not printable here. : ) Truly, people should wear what makes them happy, makes them feel good. Why shouldn't they show their flab, their scars, their stretch marks, their hairy backs. Why do we care? If I don't want to look at someone's saggy bits, I just don't look at it.
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While we're on the topic, does anyone know of someplace you can buy a two-piece with a sports-bra-style top, with separate sizes for top and bottom? I'd prefer a sporty two-piece instead of a traditional bikini for things like swimming lessons with my son at the YMCA, but I can't wear the same size top and bottom.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I don't know how much you want to spend, but I'm the same way and I need to mix and match. Dillards is good, but pricey. However, you can mix anything and they have a pretty wide selection of sports bra or underwire bikini/tankini tops.
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1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?

I have a both a tankini top and bikini top that match my board short bottoms. The husband made me get the bikini top, but I'm too self conscious to wear it anywhere public. So I opted for a matching tankini. I think I'll get regular swim suit bottoms this year, despite my thighs.

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit?

I go back and forth.

3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one?

I've got my tankini, bikini, and a one piece around somewhere. I usually buy from Dillards and I'm gentle on my suits, so once every few years. I also don't go swimming often.

4. Do you have a picture of your suit?

I tried looking for one, but couldn't find one

5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?

Those skimpy little men's Speedos are almost always scary.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. ~Thomas Jefferson
While we're on the topic, does anyone know of someplace you can buy a two-piece with a sports-bra-style top, with separate sizes for top and bottom? I'd prefer a sporty two-piece instead of a traditional bikini for things like swimming lessons with my son at the YMCA, but I can't wear the same size top and bottom.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Pixie, you might try Speedo bikinis for a more sporty type. I used to get mine at sporting goods stores.

For normal swimwear, I tend to go to a specialty shop or department store because I buy separates too.
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I LOVE Land's End suits. They have the separates in all kinds of styles, and they have otehr one pieces that can be more functional (like racing type suits) or others that are more for looks (strapless one pieces, etc).
1. Which do you wear- One peice, bikini, tankini, board shorts? What? Also- why?[ I wear a triangle top, string tie bikini. I am 46 but in good shape, plus I am very curvy - a one peice makes my hips look big. The side ties on the bikini are very forgiving of extra hip cushioning

2. Do you call it a swimsuit or a bathing suit? Bathing suit


3. How many do you have & how often do you buy a new one? I have about 4 (I dont "do" sun anymore, unless its a tropical vacay (as if)). I but new ones when the old ones lose their shape retention.

Do you have a picture of your suit? yep, will try to upload*. How do you do a thumbnail??

5. Any thoughts on age appropriate-ness of cetain styles?[/B] I think its more body-appropraiteness: I recently saw a pic of Helen Mirren in a bikini and she looked smashing!

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