In honor of today’s pool opening, I decided to do a little piece on swimwear. Here are The Raleigh Fashionista’s swimwear commandments:
1. Thou shalt not buy a swimsuit according to trends (unless you are referring to color or print trends). Instead, thou shalt always always always make swimwear purchases based on what cut flatters your body shape.
2. Thou shalt not overpay for swimwear. Even I, horder of designer bags extraordinaire, think it’s positively ridiculous to buy designer swimwear. It’s a waste of money, pure and simple. They always have to be replaced every couple of summers anyway, so why bother? In fact, two of my favorite places to shop for bathing suits are Target and Old Navy.
3. Thou shalt not be intimidated by horrible dressing room lighting. Everyone looks bad under the florescent glare of industrial overhead lights. Yes, even Heidi Klum. But if you really think you’ll have a breakdown, I highly recommend cutting way down on sodium a few days prior to your shopping trip. Also, go get a mystic tan. If there’s anything worse than trying to cram your rear end into a bikini bottom, it’s trying to cram your pasty-white rear end into a bikini bottom.
And to prove my point about not overpaying, here’s a super-cute suit from Old Navy. Each piece costs a mere $12.50! I told you so…