The Mommy Suit

I forgot my bathingsuit. Now that we’re in a hotel with a pool (& one that i feel ok to walk around barefoot in) we decided this was a problem. Since my bathingsuit is technically ‘broken’ anyway, we decided it would be acceptable to run by target & buy a new one.

1) It has become increasingly more difficult to find non-bikini’s that are not uber-ugly or uber low-cut (i can only assume the designers are trying to fix the problem of tankini’s being somewhat modest by making them cover as little cleavage as possible).

2) Try as I might to prove my opinion wrong, conventional one-piece bathingsuits just don’t look right on me.

So after trying on about 5 suits….I settled on a “swim dress”. I only picked it up as a half-joke, but it ended up being pretty cute (ryan verified). Even as I was putting it on I said to ryan, “nothing says “I’m a mommy’ like the bathingsuit skirt”. To which he replied, “but you ARE a mommy”. While I definitely think this suit is not your typical “mommy/old lady swim dress”….it clearly says “swim dress” on the label. There goes any thread of hope that perhaps i’m still clinging to coolness.

Here’s hoping that I actually get to use it this weekend, now that we went through all that. :)

2 thoughts on “The Mommy Suit

  1. If it makes you feel any better, I bought a tankini with a skirt bottom at Target this year… and I’m not even a mommy. I, too, was hesitant about the look, but they make really cute, young-looking skirts now–they’re rather “in” I think, so you can hold onto your coolness. ;-)

  2. If you were really brave, you would post a photo in the swim dress. At this point (9 days from having baby, or less) I feel as though I WILL NEVER wear a swimsuit again. :)