Friday, March 26, 2010

dear readers, i need your help. swimsuit help, to be exact.

so it's that time of year again.  swimsuit season time.  i have this love-hate relationship with swimsuit season.  mostly because these women below make me feel like crap about myself (and make me rethink that bag of organic blue corn chips and  vanilla-sugar cookies i just ate), but also because i end up spending hundreds of dollars on swimsuits i'm not even entirely sure i love.   that's where you gals (and guys) come in because you may know me better than i know myself.

so i went to trusted victoria's secret.com and narrowed down my search to some of the most affordable and cutest swimsuits.  i have lots of patterned swimsuits, so i'm kind of going to a solid color and simplicity here.  they pretty much have 345092 different colors for each of these swimsuits, so just because a color is/isn't shown here it doesn't mean they don't have it.  i'll be buying two, so help me choose!












note to self: you are not allowed to eat this weekend.  geez.

56 comments:

♥Aubrey said...

Hey girlie! I'm here to HELP ya out :)

I too went to VS for the bathing-suit. I bought the top in pic #4 i believe it is. (the twisted bandeau top) of course mine is in TURQOUISE. Us brunettes look good in blue :)- Lol
I absolutely LOVE...love...LOVE the fit and paired it with a basic black bottom. Can't go wrong!!!

Good luck choosing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marian said...

Vicky's makes me break the bank.

And I'm a fan of the orange one...I have one similar (in plaid) and love it. I don't feel like its ever going to fall off if I get tackled by a wave or someone throws me in a pool with:)

hotpants™ said...

I like the orange and yellow suits.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Ok, I like 1 & 3 best. 2 & 4 stress me out for some reason.

And I am happy to do this for you. I can dress my cute little Meredith up in a bikini since I refuse to do it for myself anymore. *Sads*

Damn kids that grew in my belly.

Hoity Toity Baby said...

ok, if you can wear any of these it doesn't matter WHICH one you pick! LOL :)

That one girl said...

Okay, I like one and three but I LOVE the green color in the first one. I've just been really into green lately. I also love the hardware. I'm realizing that hardware + bathing suit = awesome looking in real life!

Show off that belly girl! Come this summer, I'll be all sorts of hanging flabbiness.

Sarah Ann said...

I like the pink best :)

Mrs. Hesson said...

Ok first off, you can pull of all of them because you are so tiny! BUT my favorites are 1, 4, 5. I tried on the twist bandeau in the store and loved it, just couldnt decide what color I wanted :)

The Only Girl said...

Geez Louise! Any of them would look cuter than my "hide the c-section evidence" one piecer. Damn you Meredith. Now that you've completely depressed me, I'm off to eat a butter tart. Gah.

Bathwater said...

Okay just skip down to the man's opinion her. I know you really want my opinion anyway.

#1 Definitely yes! Even that green is a good color, you can never go wrong with black either.

#2 Is NOT for you sorry dear, you are just not tall enough.

#3 I also like this one. But then again my mind turns to jelly when ever I see Miranda Kerr.

#4 No

#5 Not practical and you seem practical.

#6 Seems A bit boring compared to the other, then again you are probably leaning toward this one. I am sure you will still look good in it.

After all this expert advice I will be expect to see picture of you in the bikini you have chosen showing up in my email soon ;).

Rasha said...

I love 1, 2, 4 ... The top is just SOooo cute on all of them.

Cathy said...

Ruffle boobs?? NO!

80's color block?? NO!

Any of the others are excellent!

Big Boops said...

Loving 1 & 2. Rock on wich yo' tiny bod! I'm totally jealous :)

Karena said...

Ok, first let me tell you that the bottoms on the second model are SUPER flattering on. What are they CALLED?? Something with an "R" I think. Anyhow, I have them, they work! Go smaller in size, I got a medium bottom for some reason (baby got back) and I shoulda got a small. As for the top, I like all of them, but the last one (I have those) are awesome too, and I also really like the first one. I think the green is the perfect color for you.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Top green and pink ruffles ... kind of love that one. Of course, I'll be rockin' the mom skirtsuit from LL Bean this summer, so maybe my advice should be taken with a grain of salt. ( :

Erin said...

I like 1 and 5 the best!

..but that model makes me want to hide in my closet. And cut myself.

Sole Matters said...

My opinion:


1st pic: I tried this top on in the store and LOVED IT!!

Pic 2: I just bought that top. Witness: http://itswhatsinthesoul.blogspot.com/2010/03/things-i-bought-for-miami.html

Pic 2: I have those bottoms. Witness: http://itswhatsinthesoul.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-random-thoughts.html

Pic 3: I tried those bottoms on and I prefer the 1 string bikini bottom, not the double loop. Witness: http://itswhatsinthesoul.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-new.html

You do know that pic 2, 3 and 5 are the same top right? The strings you can leave in or take out. :)

Hannah said...

I say the last one! And the one with the ruffles.

I don't know but for some reason those tops that have the twist in the middle make me nervous about how they will cover.

Can't wait to hear what you pick.

Erin said...

I will just live vicariously through you since I can't wear bikinis anymore. I pick the pink ruffled one! So cute!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I'm obsessed with #2!!! I love the colors!!! (I just typed coors by accident - hellooo I need 5:00).

You will rock all of these girl - note: I have NOT been in a swim suit in over 2 years... how sad is that?!?!?

B-Dub said...

Go for the ORANGE one. For Sure.

Slumber Designs said...

OMG... I need to start on my diet STAT!

As for suits, definately the first one!

Mrs Montoya said...

Good Luck with the starvation diet. I haven't had much luck there lately :) My #1 is the green one on top with the gold accents. CUTE! I also dig #3. And I'd like to believe that I could prance around and look like that in all of them!!! Cheers to summer!

Ashley said...

mayyyybeeee its just me, but i'm sooo not a fan of #2. it makes me think her va-jay-jay is blue. not cool. i like the first one best, but then again, you'll be hot in any of em ;)

ScoMan said...

I like the first one and the last one. They're simple and not too showy.. and I like simple.

Plus they're green. I know you said they all come in any colour, but those two are already green, so I didn't have to picture them in other colours, and I think green would be your colour (though maybe that's just the background on your blog influencing me there)

SaraPlaysHouse.com said...

If I had never had the babies that gave me the stretchmarks that made my stomach look like a 90-year-old's stomach, then I would be ALL OVER those orange and green numbers.
So wear them for ME. :) And take pictures. Duh.

Brittany said...

I loveee the orange and yellow bathing suits! Very pretty :-)

d.a.r. said...

Love the orange and green ones!!!

Lynn said...

Honey, the mere fact that you looked at these suits lets me know that you will look great in any of them. My advice? Enjoy your body! It doesn't last.

Brown Girl said...

I like styles 1 and 4. I am liking green for this spring so def do the color green for one! ;)

Nikosmommy said...

The last two are great! And if you're able to wear a bandeau style top then you apparently are fabulous!!! (I wish I could but the 'girls' say NAY!)

jessalyn said...

i love 1 and 4. but i also like three. i know some peeps have been iffy on the ruffle boob, but i kinda like it. maybe because mine are too big to wear something like that, so i am jealous that you could wear that and not look like two big kites are stuck to your chest.
two makes me a little dizzy.
5 is cute.
six is basic. you can't go wrong with it, but it is a little boring.
do you like how sometimes i use 1 and sometimes i use one. i don't know why.
really, you will be the hotness in any of them.

Lluvia said...

a lot of the look the same....

I love 4 and 6 the best.

Salt said...

Ok I love #1, but I'm not sure about the bling on the sides of the bottom half. I definitely love #5 because I love the bandeau type tops that are great for no tan lines.

I guess my other vote would be for #3 because I love orange, plus it looks like you could unhook the straps on the top while laying out.

PS. I'm very concerned about tan lines obvs.

They are all so cute though! I wish I could look like that wearing any of them. :)

mommara said...

#4 and #5 are both my fav's and in the colors shown!

Cee said...

I love the ruffle boob one...and the orange! VS is the best for bathing suits. J. Crews are good too if you can get them on sale.

Tara said...

i refuse to answer this until you eat 5 more bags of marshmallows.

Carina the Blogarina said...

The Yellow one! The yellow one! That's so cute! Number one and two are also really pretty. I always stay away from string tie panties such as on the pink one because they make my thighs look bigger. A little thickness of the fabric on the side does a lot of difference!

I am Trish Marie said...

1. I have this one, so obviously I like it. But the details on the hips dig in after many hours.

2. Eh.

3. Love.

4. Hell no. Ruffles. On your boob. Enough said.

5. In close running with 3 and 1.

6. Too plain. Unless you mix and match the colors.

Ed said...

#1 & #4

Also, you look great and I am sure you are being too self-conscious, a all women are.

Allyson said...

Even though I'm superlate on getting in on this action, I would still like to give my opinion...y'know...because that's what I do. I LOVE the twisted bandeau tops!! So cute. Not a huge fan of ruffled boobies...makes you look like a goldfish. And the color block reminds me of 1992. Not sure that fashion has indeed rolled back around again. Can't wait to see what you pick out!

I am not buying a bathing suit this year...as I eat Ghiradelli chocolate chips STRAIGHT out of the bag....

MiMi said...

I like the yellow and blue one. And that's pretty much all I got.
I am skeered of swimsuits, myself. :)

Emily said...

The first one and the yellow one are my favorites! I know what you mean about the love-hate relationship with swimsuits. I've been training for a half marathon and I'm finally happy with my thighs, but I've gained 5-6 pounds. I'd seriously like to believe that it's all muscle, but I'm not sure....

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I think they are all cute, but I especially like #1 and #3! Hope you are having a great weekend!

SG said...

I don't know about the swimsuits but I would take any of their bodies...damn I think I need to go to the gym now!

stilettolover91 said...

They are all so sexy!! I cannot pick a favorite I would totally get all of them but not at the same time lol

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Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I have the orange one. I love it. The only bad thing is that the top doesn't have any padding. I'm just going to say it because I know you want me to be honest. Hard nipples happen at the beach. I don't like people to see the nips. So I have some bathing suits that the cups come out of and I put the in the swimsuit. It works for laying but not any other activity.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I will never by another swimsuit that isn't VS! They are seriously the best, last forever, are a fraction of the price as others, and are so much more flattering!!!!!! I have the green suit with a double string bottom .... in like 6 colors and I love it! Plus all their others ...

bananas. said...

anything you get will look good. i am leaning towards green this year. my next one will be green and polka dot :)

note to self: yea...what she said.

Cara Smith said...

I like #3 and #6 (but I'm a halter top required type gal)

What I usually do is haunt the clearance sale in Sept-Oct and buy the one I longed for all summer at 70% off.

~KS said...

I am a swimsuit downer... besides bras and jeans, they are my least favorite thing to shop for. This is simply because I do not have a swimsuit body and then I get all grumpy and salty so I truly haven't bought a new one for about 5 years now... sheesh!!

Valerie {Next to Heaven} said...

They are all really cute! I can't buy VS bathing suits. I don't have the right body type. I think you'll look great in whichever one you buy!

Stacy said...

Alright, seriously, I'm gonna kill you. You know your body is amazing and now you're just fishing for compliments so shut the hell up! With that said, I like the yellow one.

Jenny DB said...

#3 is my fav, for sure. Also like the last one, but I need ties on the bottom (personally) so couldn't pull it off without getting the overhang fattage, if you can.. then #5 is very hot as well!

Nicole Marie said...

i have the top green one in black and i really like it!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

okay I am way behind on catching up on blog reading but anyways I have #1 and LOVE it! but the bottoms ran a little bigger than my other VS swimsuits for some reason!