Swimsuit Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Hello all! After dieting for a bit, I've finally managed to get the swimsuit that accentuates all of my better features, while hiding the not-so-fabulous ones.

    Question is, when I was younger I was on a swim team. The swimsuit we wore did not stretch in chlorine, but almost all of my swimsuits have stretched once you hit the water. Is this a common thing? Why does it happen? Is there a way to prevent it from happening?

    The fabric of the new swimsuit reminds me of the same type of fabric used on my competitive swimwear, but I'd rather not chance it ya know?

    I know that after swimming, you wash it in cold water and let it air dry to prevent fading and stretching, but anything I can do to prevent stretching while I'm actually IN the pool?
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I don't know, I really haven't had this happen and I have 4 swimsuits. (All from Walmart) I swim every day, wash them and put them in the dryer. [​IMG]
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I find that cheap suits warp faster than better made ones.
  4. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Speedo swimsuits are about the best quality if you are an Avid swimmer.They are a bit more pricey but they are good quality and last longer.
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have no idea, I still can't get past the idea that there is a suit out there that allows you to hide the things you want and accentuate the things you want it too [​IMG] [​IMG] BTW VERY proud of you for your accomplishments [​IMG]
  6. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Maybe if you go in the water all ready wet. I don't know. Mine rarely last 2 swim seasons before they dry rot, or are so over stretched.
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Part of the difference may be in how you are remembering your old swimsuits. When we size competitive swim suits for my swim team kids we put them into the smallest suit they can stand. All swimsuits stretch when they get wet. Your old suits may have been impossibly tight until you got in the water. I know our littlest kids can't stand them to be very tight, so they all have droopy drawers when they get out. As the girls get older, sometimes they can stay in the same suit size for several years as they adapt to the feeling of it being really tight at first.

    I am a ginormous girl myownself and my practice suits are embarrassingly tight until I get in the water with the kids. I've just learned to get past the embarrassment and get on with living. I'm fat. No swimsuit is ever going to hide that. [​IMG]

    I like the one you have picked out. Very cute!
  9. sune42

    sune42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2009
    Northern Kentucky
    That swimsuit is adorable!!! [​IMG] I want one in green. lol
  10. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    RoPo I cannot believe you had the audacity to write out the S-WORD... SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!

    The only problem I've ever had with suits was the bum getting fuzzy from the side of the pool. But the one I have now is only used appx once a year... honestly I think it's more like 3x in the last 7 years... so I can't speak from over-chlorinated experience.

    I do know I prefer one that has the "clip" that goes across the shoulder blades. Anyone who dives can appreciate their shoulder straps not diving with them.

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