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I haev been to the beach and these are my fashion conclusions

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Grattage Sun 31-May-09 16:27:32

1. it doesnt matter what shape you are - as long as your swimwear FITS you who cares?
2. please do not recycle swimwear from 10 years ago - it looks old and terrible
3. COLOUR and CONFIDENCE are the name of the game - there was every shape and age of body there in the world and they all had a FUN TIME

4, string bikinis do not suit anyone over 20

mrsmaidamess Sun 31-May-09 16:29:11

Was everyone brown ?

<hides white stomach>

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 16:30:30

some were but the point is that no one was looking
we are our own worst enemies.

i did see a pierced nipple fgs

put it away
and lots of POles

mrsmaidamess Sun 31-May-09 16:31:49

Poles are usually very white, non? I need to befriend some Poles on the beach to make me look brown.

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 16:31:54

and dont use plastic bags

mrsmaidamess Sun 31-May-09 16:34:28

No a bikini is better, definitely

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 16:35:18


ahundredtimes Sun 31-May-09 16:41:04

I always think that when I go to the beach. I love the mix of bodies and ages, agree re own worst enemies.

We went swimming in the river today, I did loads of staring at people in swim suits and bikinis. I thought what a lot of people had surprisingly small tits. We had plastic bags.

HaventSleptForAYear Sun 31-May-09 16:43:05

I meant to start this thread after our bank holiday a couple of weekends ago.

I had previously been thinking that nice colourful swimsuits à la Boden might be the way to go to cover up a bit but still be "beachy".

They're NOT!!! they just seem to draw attention to you even more because you stand out (note to self, buy a bikini.)

EVERYONE looked better in bikinis than in swimsuits (apart from a couple of pudgy pre-teen girls with bikini tops in completely the wrong place grin.

Also those puffy ruched round the waist tops just blew up into big balloons in the breeze, like this

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 16:44:24

O yes ahundredtimes, our beach yesterday was like a small boob convention. But I think I only noticed because I have norks so huge they need to be restrained at all times grin I think it's refreshing to be on the beach and not give a fark fig what people think. It's only now, two children down the line, that I realise I should have spent my teens and early 20s frolicking about in a bikini as truly, noone cares. Now if I tried, I would frighten small children.

ahundredtimes Sun 31-May-09 16:48:14

Oh good. Perhaps there's something going on and the nation's tits are shrinking or something? Like all those alligators in Florida turning hermaphrodite.

I'm not sure that bikini's are better you know. Not on everyone. Not without a tan. But perhaps I still care? grin

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 16:55:02

I couldn't wear a bikini anymore. dc have seriously ruined my stomach. I do care about that. I would happily wear a one piece and not care, but my stomach is never again seeing the light of day

Hassled Sun 31-May-09 16:57:46

I'm with you all the way, LittleLamb - my stomach would frighten the children. No-one deserves to have it imposed on them.

llareggub Sun 31-May-09 16:58:38

There is no way I'm wearing a bikini. Ever.

cookielove Sun 31-May-09 16:58:49

even without having children, i have managed to ruin my tummy, and there is not a chance in hell i would were a bikini to a beach or any where else the public saw me. However i do own a tankini which is very nice. As it is also very hard to find a swimsuit that fits as i have a long body

Celery Sun 31-May-09 17:01:22

Yes, I'm the same, I've slimmed down from a size 18 to a size 10 since having children, but will never ever wear a bikini because of my stretch marks, and excess crikly tummy skin.

Underwired bra sized tankini's or one piece swim suits is what I wear. Preferably halter neck, because they pull my cleavage in, and make me look fabulous.

This is what I've been wearing to the outdoor pool the last couple of days and I've had so many compliments, it makes me feel very glamorous.

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 17:11:17

I've often thought that all they need to do to tackle teen pregnancy is put my stomach in all its glory on a massive poster. Job done wink

NationalFlight Sun 31-May-09 17:14:43

Yes Cookie me too, in fact I always end up with a size 16 swimsuit due to length issues, despite being a 10 normally hmm

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 17:16:52

why is everyone in swimming stuff on the beach? are they actually going in the water?

LL, i used to run about topless on the beach without a care in the world. practising long jump on a french beach iirc. i suppose i should be glad i did it then, as i don't ever see me being in good enough shape for that again.

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 17:18:53

If I ran around topless I'd knock myself out shock grin

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 17:27:55

For LL

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 17:40:05

Team them with this and I have my perfect beach outfit

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 17:43:28

looking good grin
look out budleigh salterton

littlelamb Sun 31-May-09 17:45:11

Nah, I was at Dawlish Warren. I am common you see wink We hired an enormous, camp pink parasol, which looked like the biggest duster you've ever seen.

sherby Sun 31-May-09 17:50:12

oo I went to the beach yest and today and have a story about weird clothing, feeding ds back soon

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