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Deep breath...I'm thinking of taking my DS swimming but haven't got a costume

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MadameCheese Thu 07-Aug-08 10:34:31

Right I know I've got to think of DS first and feel he'd love to go swimming, trouble is I look hideous. Anyone able to recommend a vaguely flattering cozie?

MadameCheese Thu 07-Aug-08 12:05:33

help me please...

WaynettaSlob Thu 07-Aug-08 12:08:28

John Lewis do tummy flattening ones.....

But TBH, people (i.e. yours truly, queen judgey!) don't really pay attention to the size of other women at the pool / beach - unless you're really trim looking. As long as your lady garden is suitable trimmed, you'll be fine!!


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BlueDragonfly Thu 07-Aug-08 12:09:54

i HATE being seen in a costume and have rarely taken DS1 and 2 swimming as they have got older but the thing with a baby is that you can hold them over post natal belly wink

MadameCheese Thu 07-Aug-08 12:22:24

You mean I've got to sort out my lady garden , tbh I was thinking about those costumes with a boy leg or maybe a full body suit like Graham Thorpe, actually that would look more hideous. Norks? 16-18 <gulps> and still breast feeding so about a 38 EE, argh!

objectivity Thu 07-Aug-08 12:25:53

When I see people who look gross(which I'm sure you don't) I register it and forget it. That's it.So,even if you look really, really dreadful I think it will flitter across people's radar for a nanosecond and then be forgotten. You will not be gawped at. People will not care. And,nearly everybody is thinking about people looking at them. We are all wasting our time. I look gross because I have a VILE varicose vein. Iknow people look but it doesn't mean any more than they look. DYSWIM?

MadameCheese Thu 07-Aug-08 12:51:32

Yes you're right and if I focus on him and his enjoyment I reckon it'll be ok

FranSanDisco Thu 07-Aug-08 12:55:28

Have been at the local pool for the past 2 weeks (sitting in cafe smile as ds is on "hard labour" = crash course swimming. Have seen lots of body shapes with/without body hair and this includes men and women. I think anything goes quite frankly.

andyrobo237 Thu 07-Aug-08 13:14:12

My SIL got one mail order from Figleaves - it was plain black with a small white trim, and had built in cups and tummy flattener - so kept it all in. It was a bit dull looking though - quite a traditional style. I do agree (and I went yesterday) that no one takes too much notice of anyone for too long, I did clock a larger lady than me and I also find that holding the child strategically is a good one! I have bad legs to - all bad veins, which makes me even more conscious (but that will change soon after my op - cant wait!)

It may be better to go to a baby / toddler session if your DS is pre-school as it is usually mums and tots there who are all busy with their little ones.

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elkiedee Fri 08-Aug-08 13:24:19

When you're in the water people can't see so much of you anyway. You could get a towelling robe as a cover up for walking between changing room and pool if you're nervous, might also be handy for keeping warm in while you sort out ds afterwards.

MadameCheese Fri 08-Aug-08 13:50:11

good idea elkiedee, thanks and iCod I might try bhs as cozies on website look quite nice, frankly I can't justify that much money for something I'm not going to wear much

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