Thursday, October 29, 2009

red suit

Nope, that's not me. That's my new swimsuit color and style though. I never would have thought that I'd have such anxieties about wearing red! I love red. But red swimsuit --that's scary!

Each week I do water aerobics at the YMCA. So, I'm not wearing this on a public beach, but in a small class amongst friendly people. Hmmmm, well, let me tell you walking last night from the locker room to the pool ladder was one of the longest walks of my life! Everyone noticed. (I guess in a class of deep blue suits, black suits, subdued floral patterns, red would stick out!)

Used to be, as a kid, I lived in a swimsuit in summer. Even in high school, when I was "chubby" it wasn't a cause for much anxiety. Since then I've always had a suit, in a suitable dark color and style, and felt okay about it. Not great, mind you--I don't think there are many women who are happy when it comes to trying on swimsuits and seeing themselves in one in all those mirrors. But okay.

I skipped that part. I ordered online! I had purchased this style suit before in suitable navy and slimming black and liked it a lot (Land's End). But, sadly, they no longer are making women's petite sizes in this style, so my only choice to replace my current suit (which is about to disintegrate) was go find another style/brand I liked or get red.

I never thought the color would make such a difference!

I don't really have a point to this, just sharing my meandering thoughts on my new red swimsuit (And I bought TWO!!---suits, even chlorine resistant ones, don't last long.)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love your meandering thoughts. Thanks for sharing them. You are brave and wonderful. I know you will love your suit and everyone else will love it as well...probably be very envious too. Happy swimming!

Jenny said...

Well done on buying the red swimsuit. Do you know that poem about wearing purple? I've decided that attitude applies at any time of life. (My swimsuit is in stripes of bright pink, white and black) !