I have swimsuit confidence! May 23-27 is National Swimsuit Confidence Week!

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I just returned from a 4 day trip to Cancun, Mexico.

Who goes to Cancun and doesn’t swim, right?

Well, the last time I wore a swimsuit, I think Ronald Reagan was in office.  Ok, maybe it wasn’t that long ago, but I do know the suit I wore I bought when Reagan was in office.

I’ve never been comfortable in a swimsuit.  Even when I was a size 8 and in great shape in college I still felt like they didn’t fit me right.  When I wasn’t covering up with a shirt, I’m sure my discomfort and lack of confident in the fit of my suit shined through in my posture and my attitude.

While I was looking forward to my trip to Cancun, I was not looking forward to shopping for a swimsuit, especially with a 3 year-old in tow.

But I did.


And it sucked.

I tried practically every swimsuit in the entire mall and nothing fit right.


If it fit on top, it was way too big everywhere else.  Actually, no.  I take that back.  NONE of them fit on top, at least well enough that I felt comfortable wearing it in public.  I did buy one.  It didn’t fit great but it was the best of the worst if that makes any sense.

I was so disappointed that I was going to Cancun without a swimsuit that fit me right, especially after working so hard to lose weight and get in shape.

That is, until Lands’ End came to my rescue.


Lands’ End let me pick out the swimsuit of my choice, rushed it to me, and below you can see just how confident and comfortable I am wearing it.

The top I got is the Lands’ End Women’s Beach Living Dot Scoop Tankini Swimsuit Top that you can actually order by bra cup size if you are over a C cup.  The bottoms are the Lands’ End Women’s Regular AquaTerra 10″ Supplex Board Shorts.  I went with the board shorts because I really liked the idea of not having to have a cover-up or anything, just ready to swim.  In hindsight, they were a bit longer than I expected so I will likely get a set of traditional bottoms to wear under them.  The top fits AMAZING.  Nothing came close to fitting me this well, I couldn’t ask for a better fit.  Nothing hanging out and great support on top.

Now, if only i can even out my farmer’s tan, all would be right with the world.

If you would like to participate in National Swimsuit Confidence Week, Lands’ End has some events planned all week:

Save the Week to Tweet! – May 23 – 27, 2011

Join National Swimsuit Confidence Week and Save The Week to Tweet

Announce and Display Your Swimsuit Confidence for a Chance to Win a $500 Lands’ End Gift Card

Celebrate women of all shapes and sizes and inspire them to have fun this summer by taking part in National Swimsuit Confidence Week.  Lands’ End together with 21 real women from Curvy Girl Guide (www.curvygirlguide.com), will launch the first National Swimsuit Confidence Week May 23 – 27, 2011.  You can be a part of this nationwide effort to inspire women to get off the beach chair this season with confidence.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Get the Twibbon – Go to http://twibbon.com/join/I-Have-Swimsuit-Confidence-2 and display the “I have swimsuit confidence!” Twibbon on your Twitter profile photo.  Send a tweet to @LandsEndPR proclaiming “I have swimsuit confidence!” #landsend for a chance to be entered to win a $500 Lands’ End gift card – winner announced May 27.
  • Participate in a Week of Tweets – Mark your calendar each day May 23 – 27, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDST so you can join in the series of National Swimsuit Confidence Week events on Twitter. Follow @LandsEndPR and tweet at #landsend.  We will be announcing exclusive swimwear promotions, giving away great prizes and inspiring women to embrace their swimsuit beauty.
  • Bloggers Join the Movement – On May 23, 2011, 21 women from Curvy Girl Guide will show off their swimsuit confidence by posting a photo in a 2011 Lands’ End Swimsuit.  You can join in by posting your swimsuit photo on May 23, 2011 to inspire your followers – send a link to libby.schmeisser@landsend.com for a chance to win one of five $100 Lands’ End gift cards.

Spread the word, join the movement and embrace your swimsuit confidence this summer!

If you participated in National Swimsuit Confidence Week and posted a picture of yourself in your swimsuit on your blog, feel free to leave your link in the comments so I can visit you!

Note: I received the products indicated from Lands’ End in order to participate in National Swimsuit confidence week.

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