Thursday, 15 October 2015

I love summer...

By now I think you all know I do. Yes, we have had an extreme and early heat wave this year and even I complained about the heat. But it's still nothing for me compared to the cold in winter. With summer comes yummy fruit, ice cream and swimming. And yes, swimming costumes. Sigh!

I have written before about buying a swimming costume (read here please). But the last few years have been slightly easier for me since I discovered Woolworths' range of "magic shaping" swimming costumes. On our quick trip to PE I arrived with no swimming costume - I just could not find my one and only proper one. (I did find it later where I forgot it at family) So in a rush on our first morning there I jogged into Woollies and fitted 6 of which I just as well could have bought any or all of them. They all fit well. I just love that!

The one I bought
The last 3 years however I have had more swimsuit woes than mine - I've also had the Princess' . She is very tall and very thin and the sport type swimming costumes fit beautifully. I think the material is more sturdy and they are more designed for a sporty type body. But every girl wants a pretty costume too - especially if you spend a lot of time in the sport type ones for sport.  If the costume is long enough and fits it would gape wide open at the bums. Fit a smaller number and it will pull in between the legs. We have not been able to find a one piece suit that fits her in years. In the end we resorted to tanktinis. Last year was rather desperate as we could not find one that fit after literally trying about 20 on and settled on the most modest bikini we could find - which she then refused to wear without a sun top over it.

This year by chance she saw a swimming costume in Woolworths that stole her heart. She begged to just try it on - knowing it will most probably not fit. We took 3 others that she also liked - all in two numbers and lo and behold! Her dream one fitted! And one of the others also beautifully. She did keep the original one that caught her eye but I am delighted that she had a choice!

The very pretty second option
The one she chose




















We are absolutely delighted that the cuts or materials of some costumes has obviously been changed ( I think so because the other two did exactly what the ones in the past did and I do not think her body has changed much between the two years)

So here's a shout out to those that may have the same body issues the Juggling act girls have. Got to Woollies. One stop costume shopping.

(Disclaimer - this is my own initiative. I was not asked by Woolworths, received nothing from them. I see it as community service to all the girls with swimming costume issues)
All images on this post from Woolworths SA website

14 comments:

  1. So glad the Juggling Act girls are all ready for summer :) I bought K 2 costumes at the last sale (when they sell their summer things) so she's set. I of course don't need costumes. I don't swim and I wear shorts and sleeveless tops at the beach!

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    1. I can not imagine not swimming....

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  2. I love summer too...but missing out on our beautiful South African summer this year and delicious mangoes - my favourite

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    1. We are waiting for the mangoes and litchis

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  3. Oooo, I love her choice! Its so hard to find a nice cozzy for girls. Fifi wanted this cozzie too, but they didn't have one in a small enough size, LOL.

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    1. I have seen the same cozzie in pink in the smaller sizes

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  4. Thanks for the info. Its time for me and miss C to head out for our swimming costume shop. And miss C loooves bikinis.

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  5. Thanks for the service! That's wehre we will be going!

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  6. I also have a Woolies cozzie similar to yours. The only thing I hate is the padded boobs. You end up squeezing your boobs when exiting the pool. Looks a bit weird I think. I think I'm used the the sporty type cozzie, but unfortunately I know longer have the sporty type figure, haha. And there never seems to be enough bum in them.
    Love the pretty cozzies. You're right, we all need a pretty cozzie

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    1. All the previous ones I could take the padding out but this one is fixed and I think I am ok with it. I also do not have the sporty type body any more

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  7. Thank you for this post. Now I know where to go swimsuit shopping this year!

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  8. I had serious cozzie finding woes two years ago and finally found some decent ones last year that I got myself 2. Your choices are real pretty though so we may just run on to Woolies to "get the girls" (actually me) new ones.

    Thank you for your service.

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  9. So happy that you found costumes that work for you...I am still searching. I have a long body and it because I prefer one piece costumes I struggle to get a good fit.

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