Where can I try on plus-size, conservative swimwear in San Francisco? Are there specialty swim/sports shops that carry plus sizes? I am going on vacation Sunday and don't have time to order online and mess around with things possibly not fitting. My ideal garment would be a sleeveless, knee-length wetsuit, but I'm also willing to go with a conservative one-piece and board shorts. No skirt suits. I am a US women's size 16-18ish. This is just for splashing around in the ocean, so it doesn't need any special features.
I think I've found my perfect swimsuit: the bike shortini from plus-sized swimsuit site Swimsuits for All. Problem: I'm not plus sized. Does anyone know where I could find something similar that's a couple of sizes smaller? [more inside]
My sister recently unearthed this photo of Wee Baby JulThumbscrew experiencing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. I developed an immediate, nigh-unto incapacitating desire for an adult-sized version of the swimsuit I was wearing in the photo. Does a grown-up version of this thing exist? WHERE?! If not, is anyone making decent custom swimwear these days (perhaps on Etsy)? Thanks, Hive!
Attention sewers of AskMe: Can you help me with this Daft Punk/vintage swimmer costume? [more inside]
Is there a swim shirt that will help keep me warm in the pool? [more inside]
Bikini tops for small busted gals...where do I find them? [more inside]
Please assist me in locating the perfect butch swimwear: [more inside]
Help me find this cool bikini top. It looks like a sports bra from the front, but with thin straps, and crosses twice in the back. [more inside]
Where can I find cute swimsuits (swim trunks 4t, tankini girls 8) for my nephew and niece? I've looked at all the regular stores (Target, Macy's, Old Navy, Gap Kids, etc) and even on line a bit, but I can't find anything fun. Especially for the boy trunks, they are all very bland. Is there a children's store I don't know about since I don't have kids? [more inside]
Can you help me in my search for a Victorian-style men's striped bathing suit in a Victorian style? [more inside]
I'm looking for a store in NYC with a good selection of D+ cup swimwear. [more inside]
I bought a second-hand swimsuit. I know, ew, but I'm on a budget and this suit fits much, much better than anything I could afford to buy new. It looks and smells clean and seems very lightly worn. What's the best way to to wash/sterilise it so as to a) not catch anything gross and b) not feel so squicky about putting it on? [more inside]
Is a tankini top + skirted boyshorts combo (like this one) practical and comfortable to swim in? It looks like it would be fine for lounging around poolside, but I want to be able to swim in it. [more inside]
I love this tiger bathing suit. Unfortunately, nothing similar seems to exist on the internet. Help me find one! [more inside]
For a female friend: Is there a source for off the shelf or custom made Star Trek inspired bathing suits or triathlon suits? I want to race for Team Starfleet.
Awesome VS swimsuit not available in my size. Looking for similar alternatives. [more inside]
I would like to start swimming laps. I have big boobs. What size Speedo or Tyr-type woman's swimsuit should I get to prevent uncomfortable boob-flopping? [more inside]
I need suggestions for a men's swimsuit. I need the advice of the men and the women on this one. [more inside]
Swimsuit suggestions for active, large-breasted women? Please help me survive a SoCal summer! [more inside]
What do women wear under board shorts? [more inside]
Why do Europeans wear Speedos? What are they reviled by Americans? What can account for this vast difference in fashion consensus?