Who else out there dreads bathing suit shopping as much as I do? Not many of us are a perfect size, finding that our bottom half is larger than the top half, or vice versa. It sucks having to sacrifice one part for the other with a one piece suit or with the traditional two piece suits that are sold together.
Living on the Outer Banks, a well fitting bathing suit is as necessary to me as a good pair of running shoes. My favorite two piece is faded and stretched out and sadly it’s time to retire it. According to the smart women at Birds of a Pleather:
Throw it away once it starts to: sag, lose elasticity, become sheer in spots, decompose or remind you of Saved by the Bell. This seems self-evident, but I can tell you from avid beach people watching that it is not.
Thank goodness swim suit designers have gotten savvy and are now offering the two-piece suits separately, tops sized to bra and cup sizes, with your choice of bottoms with full coverage to itty-bitty thongs.
Let’s be realistic, you can’t buy a swim suit online (unless you’re a super thin super model). Fortunately, the Outer Banks has a great selection of shops devoted to all things BEACH.
I visited Cathy Wood’s store, Shore-fit Sunwear, at Milepost 4 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk recently for her annual Customer Appreciation Day sale. She also has an excellent website, click here.
She has a great selection of suits for all types of shapes and sizes, including maternity suits, and pretty sundresses and cover-ups.
Shore-Fit Sunwear, Kitty Hawk
I purchased these separates and am happy that I’ll be able to mix and match them with solid black top and bottoms I already own.