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Dear Title 9: One swim suit has failed, and the other is desperately… 
15th-May-2009 07:04 pm
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Dear Title 9:

One swim suit has failed, and the other is desperately near. Replacement is nigh. I would love to give you money for a new suit, after my positive experience with your sports bras. However, why is it that you make sports bras to fit very curvy women... but in clothes and swimsuits, an XL is anywhere between a freaking TEN and a SIXTEEN?

no love,
Joyce

[eta]: Really, I think I'm just too cranky for the internets tonight. Gold gilt swimsuits are just terrifying (who is going to swim in one of those things?), calling women's sizes a "special size" is just insulting (my last suit came from Newport News, and I really liked it, but "special sizes"?), and why is it that half the suits I find talk about "slimming features" or "shopping by body size" or "When spandex just isn’t quite enough, this ingenious collection of slimming suits comes to the rescue. We developed Seam Slimmer™ styling that gives the illusion of a more svelte figure" (I was googling for swim shorts). I mean, really. I'm a fat woman who wants a swimsuit, not a corset.

Cranky.
Comments 
16th-May-2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I am very, very happy with the two Lands' End swimsuits I own: one of the simple tugless tanks for swim classes and gym-swimming, and a prettier allover control solid slender suit for swimming-in-public.
16th-May-2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Oooh. That looks like a great suit. I'll take a look, thanks! :) (Though I'm pondering separates this time. If one part dies, I'm not out a whole suit. And my ass seems to be shrinking.)

I'm mostly boggling at what's considered to be an XL. 10-12 is not XL (especially with the warning "This dress runs small. Please size up if in-between sizes.")

Edited at 2009-05-16 01:14 am (UTC)
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18th-May-2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yes you do. And they have tankinis now. For exercise, the tanks are the BEST, but if you are using it for exercise and recreation, I imagine their tankinis are good.
16th-May-2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I've had both Lands' End and Speedos and been pretty pleased with both. FWIW, I've found awesome deals on Speedos occasionally at my local Costco, if you or a friend has a membership. My current bathing suit is a dark blue Speedo -- nothing exciting, but perfectly meets my needs.
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