In less than two weeks, I am going away with my family to Martha’s Vineyard. While it’s not the private, luxury Caribbean escape I was hoping for, I really can’t complain. There are beaches, lobster shacks, bike trails…everything I need.
It occurred to me as I was looking through my summer wardrobe that my old bathing suits might not fit me anymore. They are mostly halter tops with deep plunging v-necks with little support. They were great for my small breasts and also wonderful for when I was breast feeding on the beach.
But now that I have had a mastectomy and have a tissue expander in one breast, fitting into a bathing suit is tricky. For starters, one breast is bigger than the other due to the tissue expander. The left hangs much lower than my right which is now unnaturally high up. So when I put on my bathing suit and looked in the mirror, I looked like a Pablo Picasso painting (not in the good way).
My budget right now is limited but I wanted to get a bathing suit that was cute and functional, but not a mastectomy bathing suit (I don’t want to wear the cutlets to the beach, or anywhere for that matter). After scouring the internet and falling in love with suits that cost $100+, I decided to go to Target. Lo and behold, I found a large selection of tops and bottoms that would work. But I settled on these two pieces.
I also loved this swimsuit from Target but I prefer tankinis (one pieces are a pain in the ass to deal with when you have to pee!)
If money is no object or you just want to get the suit you love because you deserve it, I think these are great choices.