After romping around this summer in a bikini with my 'perfect body,could be a Victoria Secret model' sister, I realized that my husband lied to me.
"Do I look good in my bikini, baby?"
"Of course you do! Wear a cover-up if you end up going to the beach though, I wouldn't want tons of guys checking you out" He said with a wink and a kiss.
But as I flipped through photos of me in my bikini, it took all my restrain not to drop to my knees and scream,
I'm surrounded by liars I thought. My husband, my bathroom mirror... I didn't realize how much of a "mom of two" I looked like until I saw horrid full body photos of me smiling naively with a first trimester pooch.... a year after having baby. And I won't even talk about the cellulite and stretchmarks. Don't make me go there ladies! At first, I vainly wanted to cry. I'm sure many moms have that 'reality check' moment when they realize they aren't hot little numbers anymore. But i'm sure it hits moms like me a little harder- and when I say "moms like me" I mean 21 year old mamas who went from twiggy 18yr old to a frumpy mom at 21...those young mamas that never had that 'prime' moment. the usual sexy, early 20's body, is replaced with... well you get the picture.
So with a new determination to work out and to burn my bikinis, I've set out to find a one-piece that is both flattering on a post-baby body and that has a slight sex appeal. This way it will look like i bought the bathing suit because it was so dang cute- not because I actually needed it ;)
Inspired by vintage French swimwear, this sophisticated yet sexy bathing suit has a ruched, tulle overlay across the bodice. This unique,feminine touch adds both shape and coverage, which means it camouflages your mommy pooch, creating a flattering silhouette. And don't worry about the tulle getting ruined in the water or the washing machine- it won't. The tulle blend holds its shape and dries fast. The cups have underwire for added support and the straps are removable as well. oh, FYI, J.crew is offering 30% off swimwear ;)