My @Landsend #swimfun!
This post was long overdue and for some the swim season is about getting over while for the rest, rain or shine one still swims...nicht wahr...isn't it true?!
I was just so tired of endlessly spending money on swimsuits that this year I decided to stock up on them during the Landsend sale and even though I got an extra 30% off sale prices, the prices right now are just as amazing!
So here it is, firstly why all this stocking up on swimsuits?
I heard stories from friends that their swimsuits have lasted them ten years but either they don't swim every single day of the year or it is simply not true...I never heard of a swimsuit lasting that long! I don't want to say that my friends are exaggerating (oh no, I love my friends!) and perhaps ten years ago they made swimsuits that lasted that long but in my experience this is all history-nowadays my suits don't last me more than three months and if I am swimming in a heavily chlorinated pool, even having them get through two months is something! I also have to confess that I haven't really spent hundreds of dollars on one swimsuit that may last me hundreds of years, but how boring is that; my idea is that instead of spending $100-$150 on a single swimsuit that might last me a few months, I rather buy from the Landsend sale where I can spend $100 for five swimsuits that may last me some months and then I have a new suit to wear every two or three months-makes life varied and more fun!
My favorite is the Tugless Tank One Piece Swimsuit-it's so comfortable and easy to get in and I really appreciate the full coverage on the back and the fact that it is not only UPF 50 but also lined; besides making me feel good, the lining also makes the swimsuit last longer.
But why Landsend?
Well, I have a history with them-the first time I bought a swimsuit and a rashguard from them, I paid full price and it didn't even last me more than two months-I was horrified! So I told them about my misery and guess what, they took it back and refunded all my money even for the rashguard that I had so heartlessly trashed! The customer service was kind and cooperative and they totally won my confidence, so this time knowing that my swimsuits wouldn't last me long enough, I decided to get them really cheap on sale...and no, Landsend I am not returning them because I already know what I was paying for! And here I have to also mention that I have tried swimsuits from other nice brands and they haven't lasted me either! Well, for one thing, having a new suit every now and then ensures the UPF 50 sun-protection stays-I mean I am prepared to believe that wearing them forever might really kill the UPF.
Incase you didn't know, most of the Landsend Swimsuits have the following features-
1. UPF 50 sun protection which is essential!
2. Available in shelf-bra, sewn in soft cups or just lined without any bra.
3. Available in regular, petite, long, plus, long plus, mastectomy and mastectomy D sizes.