Swimsuit Help

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Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 23:18
In September my husband and I are going on a cruise. (my first, yay!)
Anyhow, I know I will need at least one new bathing suit. I was thinking about buying one now thats one or two sizes small, but I'm afraid of how it will look. I thought about waiting, but I wouldn't be able to try it on then since I would have to order it.
I went clothes shopping today and got some other clothes that just barely fit me right now (tight so they will loosen up) and they were all size 20. I tried on 2 size 18 bathing suits and was not able to see how they will fit with another 20 or so pounds and more inches gone. (my breasts are finally starting to shrink!)
Anyone have a suggestion that might work?
The bathing suits I have now are already starting to get loose around my bum, so if I plan on going in the pool and not being embarrassed, I've gotta have one. Thanks! =)
My start weight was 336. This was taken on 5/14/10. Unfortunately I can't get this to correct itself.

I know "Foodisevil" was not the brightest choice for a name, but I was grasping for straws when most everything else I tried was taken. I know that not all food is evil, just chocolate and McDonald's, lol!

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Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 01:26
I would order two bathing suits, one in your current size one a size or two smaller. That way you are least have something to wear. Just return the one that doesn't fit when it comes time..just make sure of the return policy. Also maybe just get a wrap to wear. That's what I always do since my bathing suits never seem to fit my butt quite right. Congrats on your first cruise, they are so much fun, be sure to bring along some motion sickness pills just in case!


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Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 10:42
I agree, get two of the same style. If you like how it looks on you now, chances are you will like it in the smaller size as well.
Enjoy your cruise.

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Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 05:05
I'd not buy it until the end of August -that way the sales will be on too so you'll likely get a bargain and you'll have one that definitely fits rather than maybe.

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Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 06:19
I was going to wait until the end of August, but the selection is already so bare at the stores. I'm gonna check out some return policies and see what I can find out. thanks y'all!
My start weight was 336. This was taken on 5/14/10. Unfortunately I can't get this to correct itself.

I know "Foodisevil" was not the brightest choice for a name, but I was grasping for straws when most everything else I tried was taken. I know that not all food is evil, just chocolate and McDonald's, lol!

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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 00:27
There are some great deals to be had on suits now. I bought my first tankini originally 80.00 for 30.00. The tankini allowed me to fit both my top and bottom (I'm two different sizes). My only suggestion is to check the return policy and keep the tags on all clothing until you wear it.

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Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 14:32
If the bathing suits you have now are in good condition, just have them taken in! Any local seamstress can do that, then they'll fit you perfectly. Then, when you reach your goal weight, you can buy yourself a brand new sexy bikini.
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-Dawn Elizabeth

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Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 19:06
I can understand how this may sound like bad advice, but don't go in there with a plan! Buy the swimsuit that looks good on you and you like and that makes you feel good. Worry about different sizes when you are a different size. Don't worry about selection later, there are plenty of shops that sell suits year round. Maybe you don't want to splurge too much if you anticipate losing sizes before you get a lot of wear out of the suit you are buying now. Besides, if you buy in a different size there is no telling how you will look in it then. It really is best to try them on if that is at all possible.

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Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 20:40
I agree with what everyone mentioned earlier. Pick one that looks good on you now. But if you find that you've lost a decent amount, in August or September, go find one that fits you at that weight. Just make sure that you can return the other one. For that reason, I'd kinda avoid spending a lot on bathing suits. Don't go out and buy a $120 one until you reach your goal weight. Instead, hit up something like Old Navy where the swimsuits are nice and inexpensive. Smile

I'm in a similar situation, but I'm going to Florida to the beach and Disney World in Sept. My goal was to lose 40lbs by then, and I've only got a bit more to go! I bought mine back in June, but I bought a size L. It fits me know, but it'll be a lot more flattering on me once I lose another 20lbs or so and I'm not so apple shaped. If I find it's too loose then, I can take it in myself since I sew and what not, so it wasn't a big deal for me.

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