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.