Hello, loves! So glad you stopped by today. Today’s post is just a tad different than my normal posts. My images are really real, haha. Like real life, non-summer body in a tiny dressing room with my toddler sticky from eating all my mints real. But, I wanted to share them with you because these suits are just too good to pass up.
As a woman in her 30s and a mom of two very active toddlers, I’ve been attracted to the one piece trend lately. One reason is that I feel a little sexier in them because the areas I’m least confident in. The other reason is directly related to my kids. Unless I’m on some remote island with just my husband, I’m most likely doing canon balls into the pool or having underwater tea parties with EG and Abby. And as you know, swimming with littles can get crazy, which is why I love the security that a one piece provides.
The problem I’ve found with one pieces though is that they can be so dang expensive; like $200 expensive. I’m okay with splurging for one nice swimsuit, but I have a hard time justifying that price for just a normal swimsuit.
So, what exactly inspired today’s post? Well, I’m going to be doing a massive swimsuit roundup next week on the blog (per some requests). However, I found these 6 suits this week and decided to give you a sneak peek!
Every Monday while Emma Grace is at dance, I go to Target with Abby. We always hit up the dollar section and then wander the store looking for toddler clothes, new home goods, etc. This week as we were wandering around, we came across some super cute swimsuits. Abby was in a good and reasonably calm mood, so I decided to do a min try-on session. So, below you will find each suit I tried on as well as my commentary. Target sizing can be tricky at times, but for each of these suits it proved true to size. I am wearing a small in each suit (given as a size reference for you all). I am 5’2″ and am typically a small.
FLATTERING TARGET SWIMSUITS UNDER $40
I’m going to start with my favorite. How freaking cute is this suit? Not as cute as Abby, but pretty close, right? I love the wide stripes, the black lace detail, and the closure between the breasts that helps to make it not as “booby.” Just as a note, if you’re a shorty like me, you’ll have to be extra careful with how you tie it in the back. I have it tied tight to pull the excess fabric back – it would probably fit someone 5’4″ and above perfectly! But, it’s still my fave. Super secure so you don’t have to worry about this one falling off when you’re with your littles.
Off the shoulder suits are my very favorite if I know I’m going to be laying out. I hate tan lines, so this is a great option to being modest, but still looking sexy. It’s probably not the easiest suit to swim in just because it comes of your arms, but if you’re not worried about this, then snag it up!
I absolutely love this one, too. It is super snug and almost feels like you’re wearing a speedo, which is good if you want your suit to stay on while swimming with littles. I think the strap detailing is fun too and unique and gives a sexy vibe off. This is one of those suits that is definitely kid appropriate, but will still make your man smile. Maybe not a suit I’d wear around the in-laws, but it’s a good one!
I love, love, love this one. I’ve been eyeing the Marysia lace-up swimsuit for almost a year, but just can’t bring myself to spend over $300 on a suit I’ll wear with my kids. This a great knockoff version though and under $40! It’s thick material and super snug. The one thing I will say is that the straps just loop around your shoulders. So, it’s not a suit you wanna go wild in the water with as you’d risk showing a little boob.
This suit is pretty basic, but I thought the detailing on the sides was neat. Simple, but chic. It fits great, doesn’t feel like it would slip off easily, and is a great, simple option for summer!
How amazing is this suit? The olive green color isn’t typically my thing, but I think it’s super flattering. If green isn’t your color either, it also comes in black. This one doesn’t show too much chest and the lace detailing is in just the right spot. It’s fun, sexy, and chic, but doesn’t show off any of the goods. Grab this one before it goes ladies!
xx – anna