It's nothing new that I have absolutely no body confidence at all. I'm not convinced that this stress and panic is outweighing the relaxation that I should feel when we get there, as I'm really not convinced I can be there, in a swimsuit, relaxing. Those things just don't go hand in hand for me, so much so that I turned down a holiday earlier in the year because I knew I'd have to wear a swimsuit and I knew I wouldn't be able to do it.
I swim, functionally, most days. I do have to wear a swimsuit for this, of course. It's a faded, stretched and tatty navy one and I'm not sure it's the sort of thing you wear to a spa day. It doesn't really fit me anymore, due to the stretch, but it's still in one piece, so I make do with it at the moment because of how much swimwear shopping stresses me out. I manage to do the swimsuit thing at my normal gym because it's usually very early morning, and there's generally nobody else there. Plus, it's a short shuffle from the changing room to the pool steps, so I can get in, arms crossed in front of my horrible body, without anyone having to see me.
But I don't think that suit is going to cut it. So here are some other options, which are apparently more the kind of thing that people wear at a spa day:
|001: For Luna Polka Dot Retro Bikini, £65|
|002: ASOS Lotus Flower Bikini top £8, + Bottoms £16|
|003: George Leopard Print Bodysculpt Swimsuit, £14|
|004: Motel Longline Bikini Top, £14 + High Waist Brief, £10|
|005: Miraclesuit Polka Dot Caliente Swimsuit, £124|
What tips do you have for buying swimwear? What would you wear to a spa day? I'm not even convinced I'm brave enough to go.