Bathing Suit Shopping

Ugh.. Having to wear a bathing suit in public!!!! EEEEEEEEEEeeek!! One of the things that I dread most in the world lately!! I need to go and buy a bathing suit. I have been loosing and gaining weight since Hunter was born, and I am no where close to my normal weight, so it is uncomfortable being so exposed it feels like. However, I want to be able to take Hunter to the beach or swimming, and I will need something to wear.

How do you shop for a bathing suit, and what pointers do you have to give about shape/style to make you feel comfortable in a bathing suit?

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    05/05/14
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      05/05/14
      I am a bigger woman but I love bathing suit shopping. The first thing I would say is to wear what is comfortable to you! I prefer a two piece just because it is easier to use the bathroom. Is it just me or is it annoying taking almost all the way off a wet bathing suit just to pee? I would suggest looking at your body and deciding what you really LIKE about it. Do you have a great chest? Nice legs? Awesome hips? Play up those characteristics so that you feel confident in your bathing suit.
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        05/05/14
        I am kind of ambivalent about the shopping aspect, and I have moved up to the skirted type, but only because I found once that was pinup-y and super cute. I wish I had a picture of it to share, but I know I found it at Torrid. If you find your body is bigger than standard sizes, Torrid has some very pinup-esque designs that are crazy-cute.

        I grump more at the shaving to wear a bathing suit in public...possibly TMI. :-P
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        05/05/14
        I love the pinup style bathing suits.. I was actually looking at one I found online.. Might have to try it out.. I don't know if I am plus size or not.. I was not before, but maybe after the baby I am.. Might try Torrid on and see if I am or not.. I just want something cute that looks good and makes me comfortable..

        I hate shaving, but the feeling after of being so "fresh and so clean" is so amazing and worth it!!! I sometimes go and wax/sugar..
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        05/05/14
        8Theresa Gould
        That's cute!
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          05/05/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I'm not a good one to ask...I wear a bathing suit dress. Total cover up! lol!
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          I am a mom to a beautiful boy named Hunter as well as a "step" mom to my boyfriends 10 year old daughter. I work full time, while my boyfriend is a stay-at-home dad for my son. I love cooking and being a mom and spending time with my family.