So, I've lost 90 lbs
& still have about 22 to go before I am at what I think I want my goal weight to be (the high end of my normal range). But, like most of us who have lost a great deal of weight I somehow did not gain back my super young, supermodel body (what!!! shocking!!
I've been shopping online for bathing suits. I have a couple of issues:
1) The girls are currently 34G--think native woman in a National Geographic magazine, not fabulous adult movie goddess.
2) It seems like my remaining weight is definitely being carried in my tummy area so I have a rather large waist compared to the rest of my body & have quite a bit of loose skin (the dreaded apron).
I have found a bathing suit I like (the Marilyn swimsuit) at pinupgirlclothing.com, but I am worried that the girls will sag dreadfully & all my bulges will ruin my pinup girlness. I like this suit because of all the ruching, the full coverage in the rear, & the "skirt" that comes down in the front seems more glamorous & less "I've got something to hide" than my suits from previous years.
Reading the reviews of the suit, there are mixed opinions on whether the suit actually has built in shapewear. Just in case, I was thinking about buying a high waisted panty type shapewear to tack into the suit. I was also considering cannibalizing the bra I just shrank out of & cutting down & tacking in the cups to give me some lift if needed.
Has anyone else worn any kind of shapewear under their bathing suit? I know that it will probably get ruined, but I'm OK with that. I can always pull it out & sew a new one in later if needed. I am not an Olympic swimmer or anything. I'm more of a get in the water & make sure my kids don't drown kind of swimmer.
I'm sorry if this has been covered in another thread somewhere--I tried searching both shapewear & spanx & the search feature doesn't seem to be working for me because nothing came up for either. So, if there are other threads, please point me to them. Thanks!