Well, not quite yet, and not that Ie actually have anything booked as yet at all, but it is January, the holiday ads started the minute Christmas Day/Boxing Day struck midnight, and I know of a few people who already have holidays booked in the coming months…. so the thought of the dreaded swimsuit rears it’s head!
I don’t know about you, but even if a brand actually offers Plus Size clothing, they don’t always stock swimwear, and if they do, does it even go up to your size????? I was recently made aware that one of my favourite brands, Taking Shape, were going to launch a swimwear range, and I was kindly asked to go in store to have a look and a try on to see what I thought. As always, I wasn’t disappointed…..
I tried everything on that they offered in my usual size of a 24. They are currently offering a one piece, and two different tankini/two pieces in differing colour ways, and for those not ready to get too much flesh out just yet, a lovely matching cover-up.
What it should look like if you are not vertically challenged…..
For me the one piece didn’t really do it for me…. as you can see it has a skirt making it almost a swim dress, but the midget in me just didn’t make this work…. in my opinion! I did, however, LOVE the two pieces, and in particular the blue! As with many items in TS, I didn’t particularly like the blue when it hung on the hanger, but when I got it on, I fell in love! The pants are a fabulous high waist design, which I love, so there is no cutting you off and giving you that abhorrent muffin top took, and they come in black and navy blue! I even commented that they would make fab smoothing/shape wear, of which Erika actually told me she had sold a pair to a lady as shape wear before!
As I mentioned, I have yet to book any summer holibobs, and therefore have no need at this time for a new swimsuit, but when I am in the market I will be buying the blue ensemble for sure! Have you got your swimsuit sorted for the summer yet????