Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bravo Land's End, BRAVO

A little back story: I first sent out my pregnancy blog to my friends and family a week after finding out I was pregnant in October 2005. The top blog post was this one, about how my breasts were getting bigger already. Jon questioned whether I would want to share that with friends and family. What Jon didn't understand is all the trials and tribulations that come with being a busty girl.

Case in point: swimsuits. If I could bottle all the energy and agony associated with shopping for supportive swimsuits with ample coverage, it would certainly rival the energy bottle created by harnessing the activity of 5 year old boys. Because we are in the pool SO MUCH, I need at least two swimsuits, and I usually have to replace one every year.

My favorite swimsuit store in the Triangle closed so I decided to check out Land's End. The choices were limited in the 34DD range (that stupid 34 is a size manufacturers don't like to make in DD sizes) except they had this FREAKING GENIUS NEW OPTION:



Do you see what I see???

GENIUS #1: separates. You can choose a bra top that fits and a bottom that has the coverage you want.
GENIUS #2: tankini is separate from the bra, because tankinis lose support quickly.
GENIUS #3: skirt separate from the bottom so it doesn't fall down

I bought this set for our trip to Myrtle Beach and I honestly haven't felt as covered and supported since having kids. With the kids, I run, I jump, I bend over, I squat. This suit holds it all in.

And of course, GENIUS #4: they made me buy FOUR PIECES for a swimsuit. Instead of two. Doubling their sales.

BRAVO.

14 comments:

Beth said...

You lost me at "being a busty girl." But I do love me some Lands End swim suits!

heather v said...

One one (still) busty girl I have ordered some of this new line over the weekend with their 25% sale.

Best thing outside of fit is free returns at local Sears.

JenFen said...

I am with Beth about not getting what it is like to be busty but I still love the concept of this and am going to be checking out the collection at Land's End ASAP!

Joanna said...

I'm not even that busty and this looks genius to me. It's amazing just how much a 5 year old can do to expose his mother at the beach without even trying.

Kim said...

Brilliant!

Stacy said...

I am not busty, but I do love the Lands End swimsuits. Oh the options!

Brandy said...

Try Athleta and Title Nine too. They do cup sizes.

But yes I love land's end suits. You can also try on at Sears.

AND shut up with the 34. Try a 32DD...im-fucking-possible to find.

Stacy said...

As soon as I read this and posted it I got an email for 40% off of Land's End Swim Suits today only. If you need another one!!!

Ann said...

That's pretty cool!
Also, check out Athleta. They have "full support bra" swimsuit tops and also sell a variety of separates. And their stuff is really cute (albeit not cheap). I just bought a swimsuit there for our upcoming vacation and am thinking of going to get a second one.

Amy said...

I just ordered myself one of these suits last week...fellow busy girl with twin boys to follow around at the lake and pool. I just got the email saying they shipped. I was already excited about this, but after reading your comments I really cannot wait for it to arrive!!

Amy said...

It was supposed to say "busty" not "busy"...so excited my fingers couldn't keep up!!! haha

Amy L said...

Another non-busty fan of the Lands' End suits here, too. I love the new concept - I think I need to try one!

Karen said...

I am also looking for a bathing suit that can weather the kids pulling on me at the pool. Going to have to check this out!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the review. I was checking out those suits. May have to give it a shot next time they go on sale!