Before leaving for Punta Cana I had the HARDEST time finding a bathing suit. I ordered around 12, at all different price points, and not one worked. Post-baby bodies are different and can be a challenge to dress, especially in a swimsuit. Before leaving I put up on my Insastory that I was desperate to find a swimsuit. I received a lot of feedback. Most people recommended Everything But Water, Mircalesuit, Marysia, the J.Crew ruched one-piece, and Eberjey. I ended up buying the J.Crew ruched one piece and also this random swimsuit by Anna Cole I found on Amazon. I did have people recommend buying high-waisted bottom and bikini top. Let’s just say I gave it my best shot and it was a hard NO.
I have high expectations when it comes to how a on-piece should fit. I blame it on buying Karla Colletto swimsuits over the past few years. Her suits are thick and extremely flattering. I have two and have almost completely worn them out. I LOVE them. The one-shoulder suit I have linked in this post is easy to also wear strapless which is nice for when you wear a cover-up. However, they are a bit pricey, which I don’t think matters since I feel so good in them, but I did want a back-up suit that was a little more affordable.
I have to say I loved the J.Crew suit. It is super soft and extremely comfortable, however, it is a very full coverage bottom and I am just not ready to go there yet. I did wear it a lot more than I expected on my trip, mainly because it was so comfortable and easy to throw on. My favorite inexpensive suit has to be the Amazon purchase. It has a similar fit to the J.Crew suit but is a little thicker material so I felt like it really held me in. The bottoms of the Anna Cole are also a little higher cut so it isn’t as full coverage, which I liked. What I love most about all of these suits
I didn’t think I would have a “mom” wardrobe. I thought it would be easy to lose the baby weight, so I went crazy after Eleanor was born eating and drinking whatever I wanted. The weight crept on pound by pound. Now, I have what I call a mom wardrobe. What is it? Well, simply put, it consist of the only clothes in my closet that fit me and make me feel good. I only have a few pieces right now that I am really loving, this Emerson Fry “Wrap Top Blouse is one of them.
To be honest, I loved it before I had Eleanor, but I love it even more after. With the tie waist you can dictate how tight or loose you want it to fit. And the v-neck is really flattering on all chest types (yes, even my DDD). I feel good in this top. Even a little sexy. I have worn it on date nights, to a girls lunch, and even with slouchy jeans and slides to a doctors appointment. The possibility to wear it are endless! I plan to wear it with white jeans this summer and also throw it on over my bathing suit with shorts!