Wednesday, June 17

All you guys out there, bear with me. There'll be a swimsuit shot at the end.

Back when I was skinny enough that a strong wind could blow me over, I bemoaned the fact that the only place I could shop for non-children's clothes was 5-7-9. Oh, how young and naive I was.

I'm not sure if you guys know or not, but a little over a year ago, I had a baby:


Well now that baby is almost 16 months old, and I'm still suffering from Wait Whose Body Is This? Disease. Right before I got pregnant, I bought an adorable bikini from Victoria's Secret: colorful yet tasteful, bikini-ish but not a-string-and-two-handkerchiefs-ish. But now, at this moment in the history of my life, I am not comfortable wearing it. Will I be again in the (hopefully not too distant if I can just get that Dove chocolate thing under control) future? I'm sure I will. But sometimes, a bikini just doesn't work. Sometimes, a one piece (which I prefer to call a maillot) is in order—both for confidence levels and practicality.

Lucky for me, really classic, retro maillots are available in spades this year. So on my lunch break I went to Dillard's and checked out their supply. And I came out with this little beauty, a Janzten "Vamp Maillot" in black:

I snapped this photo in the dressing room.

So, obviously I highly recommend the Jantzen 2009 collection for anyone who adores 50s-era swimwear for its elegance and figure-friendly coverage.

*Of interest: If you go to the Jantzen website, click on "our heritage" and then "icon." Notice how the Jantzen diving girl has lost significant amount of weight since 1920. Discuss.

6 comments:

Costume Diva said...

Hmm, and her boobs have gotten more cone shaped. She does, however, seem to have learned to point her feet.

Jen said...

That suit is adorable on you :) I had to LOL at the Dove chocolate comment. My stash (dark choc 60%) is up high in the kitchen where the kids don't know it's there!

Erin said...

Costume Diva—I too noticed her improved point (and points, ahem).

Tina said...

Sweet photoshop! (Sorry...) ^_^ I am DEFINITELY getting a retro one piece for this year's bathing suit season. Love them.

Sal said...

I feel like I might have to hit you up for a guest post about your post-baby body ...

Erin said...

Sal—I would *love* to do a guest post. I have to admit, your inspiring blog has helped me feel better about that post-baby body.

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