Hey there! Just a quick note to say that this article, originally published in 2011, has been updated for Summer 2015! Enjoy! Here on The Mom…
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It’s taken me over two years as a mom to be able to say this…but I now think that one-piece swimsuits deserve a little love. The current crop of one-piece swimsuits are not only practical and flattering, they are downright hot. Hot in a wildly sexy way. And let’s face it, for postpartum moms facing a looong summer, do they really have any other valid options? The postpartum jelly-belly is pretty frightening. And even if you’ve managed to tone down the jelly-belly, many of us just don’t look like we used to. So if the thought of lounging pool-side in a bikini (while your flab hangs out with its best friend, Gravity) makes you want to run screaming….fear not.
M and I have often thought that a killer Ain’t No Mom Jeans article would be a before-and-after series using real moms and swimwear. You know – get real moms to volunteer, then help them find a more flattering bathing suit.
See, that seems to be the problem. Not many of us (myself and M included) have any burning desire to be photographed in our swimwear, then uploaded to the web. Not even for “educational” purposes. (NOTE: If you are that brave and live in Denver, shoot us an email. We’d love to help.)
Thankfully, Glamour magazine has found folks much braver than most.
Us Moms, we love ourselves some swim skirts. I say this, because every time I’m at the pool, the moms in swim skirts are out in force. And I get the appeal. After baby, there’s just a bit more cellulite, a bit of softening, a bit of droop. Yes. But swim skirts are tricky – they are hardly the panacea of mom-friendly swimwear.
Dressing a pregnant body has its challenges. Dressing a pregnant body in next-to-nothing is a whole different ball game. One on hand, your boobs are fab.…
My sister texted me, in a rage: “I just bought a swimsuit at Target. Size? XL!!! Who can possibly wear a small?????”
My sister is not a big girl. In fact, she’s pretty tiny. But places like Target (or Forever 21, or Old Navy) often end up making swimwear that is much better suited to a 23 year old body. Or for a 12 year old.