I try not to dwell on regrets, but this one has been killing me. It involves a swimsuit that I didn’t buy in Macy’s a few months ago. I needed a suit for my mini Florida vacay, and went over to Macy’s where I found this beautiful aqua-hued retro one-piece from Carmen Marc Valvo. I tried it on and just about fell in love. Until I saw the $167 pricetag, that is. At the time, I couldn’t bring myself to pay that much money for a swimsuit. Especially since I spend more time in coverups than I do in the suit alone. So I settled on an ill-fitting one-piece from the sale rack, and have regretted it ever since! And now, with another vacation coming up, I am feeling less than thrilled about pulling on my bargain suit.
Thankfully, I found the CMV one still online (at Victoria’s Secret), and am going to take the plunge! It doesn’t hurt that it’s on sale for $125.
So, why is this suit so amazing? It’s all in the ruching. Most of Carmen Marc Valvo’s suits offer ruching in both the front AND back, which is key to hiding all the stuff you don’t want out on display. Plus, this one comes down lower on the upper thighs. It feels great and makes you look even better. For those of you afraid of the chest situation (don’t worry, I was too, I have a D cup), you can both tighten the back tie and add on an included halter strap for extra support.
Moral of the story: Don’t pass up a good swimsuit! Even if you never take off your coverup, a well-fitting suit will just make you feel better. It’s an important piece to invest in, and will stand the test of time.
Okay, I’m going to go buy this before it disappears forever.