Welcome to my three-part series on finding a bathing suit. No need to thank me for reminding you of what you’ve been trying to forget all along – that for some of us, bathing suit season started weeks ago. Which means that all the normal sized suits have flown off the racks and onto the … Continue reading Bathing Suit Shopping: A Terrifying Trilogy of Epic Proportions
Well, it’s here – the moment I’ve been dreading all summer. My annual quest for a bathing suit has officially begun. I know it’s June. I know some of you bought your suits back in January. You’re probably wondering what rock I crawled out from under, and rightly so. Only my rock of choice was … Continue reading Bathing Suit Shopping Part One – Sing, Ariel, Sing!
Before I headed to the mall for the annual sacrificing of my self-esteem, I consulted my trusted periodical, You’re Kidding Me, Right? If you haven’t heard of it, this is Cosmopolitan’s older sister magazine published specifically for the fortyish crowd. Only in this publication, fashion advice has succumbed to sternly issued warnings designed to keep … Continue reading Bathing Suit Shopping Part Two: What Not To Dare
So reckoning day is finally here, and I head for the nearest department store most likely to carry camping equipment in case all the larger sizes are taken and I’m reduced to trying on actual tents. The first thing I notice when I enter the Department of Doom is that only two sizes remain on … Continue reading Bathing Suit Shopping, Part Three: Lycra Or Not, The Time Has Come