I haven't owned a bathing suit in almost 10 years!! But this summer I'm planning on getting one. I recently moved to Phoenix, AZ and if I want to survive the 115 degree summer I'm going to have to get into a pool sooner or later! I'm planning on buying from Newport News
, they have tons of styles (and a feature I especially like called "build your own bikini" which lets you mix and match top and bottom styles) and it's inexpensive and they go up to size 18. I'm planning on a halter style top because it's flattering and a skirted bottom to contain the thighs a bit!