Ok ladies, swimsuit season is in full swing. I don’t personally know any women that look like the supermodels featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. All of us have been through the agonizing moments in the dressing room trying on the dreaded swimsuit. I’m just wondering at what age do you stop caring? I mean really…..do we ever get over our “problem areas”? I know we all have studied the magazine articles that tell us exactly what style we should wear according to our body type. What if you have multiple “problem areas”? They never tell you what to do about that.
One of my friends claims that it all depends on where you are planning to wear a swimsuit. If you are planning a trip to a resort where you know there will be other women in ALL shapes and sizes making you look good then you can get away with baring a lot. You just have to know your destination. On the other hand, if you know that your destination will be filled with nubile, young things…..you might want to check out the cover-ups. For instance, if you are planning on taking your child to the YMCA pool this summer, then you probably will wear that modest one piece, if you even wear a swimsuit. I mean how intimidating is it to be in a bathing suit at a fitness club? I can’t think of a worse scenario.
The thing is, no matter our age, shape, fitness level… women always agonize over going in public in a bathing suit. It’s just not fair that men can just put on a pair of trunks that their wife bought them and never look back! They don’t have a care in the world. What’s up with that? I think men have an amazing ability to see the best when looking in the mirror while women see every “problem area” that she needs to work on. Perhaps we need to take a page out of the men’s book and learn to focus on what’s good. Just be carefree and put on that swimsuit and go enjoy a great day in the sun. You know that when you are with your friends, you should be comfortable enough to just have fun and not worry about how you look. Sometimes it’s good to just let go! Let them see the pooch, the saggy butt, the cottage cheese thighs…. or whatever it is that haunts you. Hopefully, they will still love you.
Failing that, you can put a pool in your own backyard, wear whatever you want, and invite your real friends. You can always count on them to tell you that you look fabulous. Right?