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« on: May 04, 2006 02:19:42 PM »

Hey cool, curvaceous crafters! Just wanted to pass on a helpful link. http://www.oldnavy.com Their women's plus swimsuits are superb in fit and fashion. The halter one-piece has great support for the well endowed (such as myself) and will make you feel like a sexy pin-up! Some stores carry them, but they're always snapped up quickly. I got my 3rd suit today, and am so happy with it. Plus, the total cost (including tax and shipping) was $37.33. For any of you who've ever tried to find a flattering, fashionable swimsuit in a department store, you know that's a bargain! I'm just really happy to finally find affordable, fashionable swimwear in my size, so I thought I'd pass it on. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 05:17:08 AM »

Thanks for the link.  I checked it out and I just might order one.  I just hate swim suit shopping.  I used to just opt for a pair of mens swimming trunks and a tank top or a swim suit top.  But I have lost some weight so maybe I will try again for a suit this year. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 12:54:09 PM »

I know the feeling. I would rather wear shorts and a swim top any day than be caught dead in one of those hideous floral prints w/ the skirt - which seem to make up the majority of plus-sized swimwear.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006 04:56:30 AM »

Those are really pretty suits!

Last year i stumbled across a pretty skirted tankini from the One Hanes Place catalog. Pretty puckered purple fabric, and the skirt is an a-line style. No floweriness, no full skirt. Very hip looking, but simple. And it shows off my cleavage! LOL!
I'd love to get a tankini w/ boyshorts, though.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006 05:53:50 AM »

yea, I've looked at several of these swimsuits the last few days and I am thinking maybe to stick to the long short look.  Well ladies, someone needs to design us a new swimsuit.  I am leaving for the summer in two weeks and have to take the computer so cannot take the sewing machine or I might try it.  Oh well, maybe next year. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2006 08:23:04 PM »

I personall would be content with a swim suit designed after supergirls costume...man that would be fricken sweet something like this
perhaps if I get the hang of this sewing business I will make it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006 06:48:32 AM »

It's soo hard to find a swimsuit! Unfortunatly my old navy didnt have any what so ever! I went around all day looking for one, it was very discouraging, I did finally find one but idealy I wouldve liked it in a different print.. the one I found was cute, but I have seen cuter.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006 02:18:13 PM »

It's soo hard to find a swimsuit! Unfortunatly my old navy didnt have any what so ever! I went around all day looking for one, it was very discouraging, I did finally find one but idealy I wouldve liked it in a different print.. the one I found was cute, but I have seen cuter.
Sorry!  Embarrassed I guess pickins can get slim when the weather gets warm. I saw some a Lane Bryant last week, but they were quite pricey.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006 10:20:06 AM »

I thought I was going the right route a few years ago and got one of those tankinis with the ami-like top and boyshorts.   Boy, was I ever wrong.   The top kept sliding off the satiny material of the bottoms and would settle just under my boobs.  That was embarassing, to say the least.   So, I still had to keep a big te shirt with me.

Now, I just give up on swimming period.   At least in public pools which usually REQIRE that you wear a real suit.   Jerks.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2006 05:10:02 PM »

Hi,
First post ever, so sorry if I screw it up (wouldn't surprise me!)

Being curvy and somewhat fluffy, I have trouble finding cute swimsuits.  This year I am also currently 6 months pregnant.  I finally made this pattern I've had sitting around for a couple of years (Simplicity 4607)



It wasn't that hard to sew (and I am not an expert sewer.  It's obviously supposed to be a sleeker halter top tankini, but I modified it for my big ole belly so it looks more "skirty" on the top than I wanted but I still am proud of it.  The fabric was $2/yard at wal-mart, I'm not a big pink squares fan, but I wanted something fun and Joannes only had black fabric for $14.99/yard.  

I jumped around at home with it on to make sure the "girls" stayed put.  It seemed fine, but I have yet to pool test it.

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