Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.
Today’s peeve is very topical, or tropical as the case may be. I’m here to bitch about swimsuits, knowing full well I may piss people off. But honestly, when does that ever stop me? Disclaimer: I am a thin person and yet I still have issues with swimsuits. Given that I am no longer 14, I have no wish to parade around in public in a few strings and three tiny triangles. Crazy, right? It’s not that I can’t fit into bikinis, but I simply do not want to wear them. I think they look awful on most women, including me, and I am not going to change my mind to conform to PC thought. OK, so moving on, what about one-piece suits? That’s what I wear, on the rare occasion I have a need, and my 3 suits are all like 20 years old now because I can’t find new ones I like. I kinda want some new ones because of our Jacuzzis here and also I’m worried a 20 year old suit could suddenly fall apart, lol. But apparently the swimsuit designers have decided that if you are shopping for a one-piece, you either want something that is actually a bikini with a string attaching the two pieces (wtf?) or some bizarrely constructed thing with a serious bra and corset-like iron bars to squish in your tummy. I’m not fat! I don’t need tummy control! I just want a “normal” one-piece suit like what I have already, but new. However, it’s not that simple because I could find these, in the sportsy sections… but I’ve decided I want an eensy skirt attached. Why? Because I think that’s more flattering and makes me feel more comfortable. But omg if you want a suit with an eensy skirt, they think you must weigh 500 pounds (no offense to those who do) and GOD FORBID they should come in a color other than black!
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