How come when I go to a store and buy an expensive swimsuit in person, it always turns out to fit me horribly but when I buy a cheaper swimsuit online, it turns out to fit me ideally?
Look at this great swimsuit I bought on Amazon. It cost me $39.99, which I consider to be a fantastic price. It fits me like a glove, holds everything firmly in place, and feels super comfortable.
And it’s available in a variety of larger sizes.
To answer the question I asked at the beginning of this post, I guess that having to try on swimsuits at a store is so stressful that I just grab whatever feels remotely fitting and run. There is no such pressure in online shopping.
This is the second time I’ve bought a swimsuit online, and both purchases have been an unqualified success.
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I LOVE online shopping for this reason. When I shopped for bathing suits in person in Hawaii, they were mostly bikinis meant for petite people, whereas I prefer one-pieces to keep things in place while I’m swimming. I found this beauty on Pinterest (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556922_429448413753237_1325458459_n.jpg)
This is very beautiful! Would it keep one’s breasts in place, though?
I often joke that when I get rich, I will hire a chest manager for myself. 🙂 🙂
I’ve got a C cup bra, I imagine it wouldn’t be the best for anyone with larger breasts than me though.
I’m DDD. Most brands pretend I don’t exist.
I remember seeing a cartoon about the subject once, on what bra manufacturers think of their customers, it went something like this:
AAA-B- must be prepubescent, lots of ugly bright patterns and animal prints.
C-D- A woman! Lace and pretty things!
DD and beyond- Beige to nonexistent.
I’m pleased that the trend of full under-clothing corsets and shapewear is coming back in style though, they provide much better lift and shaping than a bra, and are more comfortable for me.
That’s gorgeous. I’d wear it, too.
I think I dodged a bullet in wearing only those cotton sports bras — they don’t have cup sizes because they don’t have cups. I have such minimal boobage that I don’t need the support, so I just find one that fits around my ribcage and buy a bunch of it. I do have one bra with cups, and it’s just black — must’ve been an exception to the Ugly Patterns & Animal Prints rule.
I have also noticed that if you’re under a C, they think you must want a push-up or padded bra, while if you’re over a D you must want a minimizer.
I really wish they would lose the push-up and pad obsessions. They make me look like a matron at best, and a pigeon at worst. Yes I have tried some things on today.
“I really wish they would lose the push-up and pad obsessions.”
– Oh God, I so agree! I also hate those metallic things they but in the sides. There needs to be a way to hold a chest in place without torturing it with metal devices. I’ve started using the Bali brand because its bras don’t have metal parts yet still don;t look like a harness.
Just buy the elasticised sport bras. They’re best as halter top designs. Use two. I use two for training.
I’ve bought shoes in this way, too. My size is very small, so it’s almost impossible to find something fashionable locally. I do have to hold my breath whilst I wait to see if what I’ve bought fits me. I may have to translate the sizes from one system to another, with the risk of error. I have one pair of shoes I always wear which came from the US. I have another pair of boots, which fit me like a glove and are very pretty but the heels are too high. I can walk in them if I’m on soft surfaces like carpets, but not on the streets. I like having the boots, though. They originally cost $660 but were down to $220. If somebody came to visit me at my house and I wasn’t going anywhere, I could wear them.
I want to order shoes but I have enough of them, so I want a bikini, it is so hot here.
I’m afraid to buy anything online, because I have such an unusual body type. I have to try everything on.
There are some places, like some sellers on Etsy, who will give you detailed measurements for clothes — that I’m not afraid to try. Etsy, too, gives you the ability to correspond with the maker and set up a custom order. My other problem, which sometimes even having measurements doesn’t help, is that I am often unexpectedly big in places they don’t even bother to measure on women, like shoulders, neck and arms. A shirt can be loose from the chest to the hem, but too tight across the shoulders or in the sleeves. And, with swimsuits, the problem I’ve always had is people assume that anyone as big as I am must have at least a B cup.
My shoe size is really variable, so I have to try those on, too. I might need anything from an 8 1/2 to a 10 (US sizes), as my feet are long but narrow.
I’m also really patient and don’t get stressed out in stores, so I can keep trying things on and not end up settling for something that really doesn’t fit me very well. I’m large, I’m tall, and I’m oddly shaped; I take it for granted I’m not always going to be able to find anything.
Well, I went and looked for the bikini. I see it cannot be bought online as I am realistic about size but not cut. Hmmm.
I think then you would be implying that Ken Dahl is crazy. Mormons are good at deflecting information they choose not to deal with. The truth is Mr. Dahl ‘s information was completely accurate. No one responding could argue that, so they choose to divert your attention to what he was associated with, hoping they could convince, the reader he was misinformed. The LDS church believes that they are the only true church on the planet, that arrogance is what upsets good folks that feel like they all have a place in god’s kingdom. So argue facts if you going to give Mr. Dahl a hard time you have no idea what it takes to be an ex-Mormon.