Jul 17, 2011

In the Pool: Modest and Cozy

Ahh, summer days. By the pool. Healthy summer beverage in hand (in this case a Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice). A breeze blowing just strongly enough to keep me cool. Comfortable swimsuit, too.

I never thought this could be something I'd enjoy. Honestly, ever since that time at the Belmon Pool back in middle school when this kid Jon (yes I remember his last name, but I'm not posting it) scarred me for life by saying "beached whale" and singing the Butterball Turkey jingle to me. I don't think I went back to the pool after that, at least not a public pool. There were hotel pools, but I even steered clear of those. My mom had a knack for taking tons of pictures of my young, oversized frame in the worst of lights. And swim lessons? Psshaw. I was 10 when those started and let's just say I hated (is that a strong enough word?) them.

As you'll hear in the vlog below, I've always hated swimming and swimsuits, mostly because I never found something that looked good on me and made me feel good inside. I was always the beached whale that that little jerk Jon saw me as during my formative years. Now? Well, let's just say the problem is solved, and I can't wait to take this puppy to the beach! (Or to the gym for that matter, this is also workout worthy.)

Swimsuit Care Instructions are here. And did I mention that some of the suits have material that is Ultra Chlorine Resistant?

For you, my lovely readers, simply enter KVETCH for an 8 percent discount at checkout! Also, if you're in the Teaneck area, they have a vendor who stocks the product and you can skip the S&H and pick your suit up there, just let me know, and I'll give you her information!

(And to those of you who want to think that I'm only giving HydroChic a positive review because I got this swimsuit on the free, well, you can you know what my fashionable swimsuited self. I really love this suit, and I couldn't be happier with it!)


MokumAlef said...

OMG - just think that according to some of today's standards even the super modest Victorians would not be considered "tzniusdik":

I would have liked the video to show some actual strokes though - because I am absolutely not convinced that this contraption holds up in real swimming.

I shudder to think what's next - and I'm sure it's not guys advocating to wrap up in a "cozy and modest" top-to-toe wrapper. I'll take my cozy real bathing suit any time when I go un-mixed swimming ...

Chana said...

The Curmudgeonly israeli Giyoret says:

I have a swimming outfit from MarSea that I like a lot--long shorts, sleeveless top with 3/4 sleeve cover-up, plus chic bathing hat and matching skirt. My daughters say it's nice enough to wear for Shabbat. Beautiful craftsmanship, and comfortable to wear. Much lighter than I had imagined.

For those of us who have spent years sitting on the sidelines, this is an idea whose time has come.

DLP said...

Not my cup of tea, but lots of women in my community wear variants of this kind of bathingsuit (Princess Modesty, etc.)... Different strokes for different folks :-)

DLP said...

also, tznius issues aside, why do we feel the need to hold on to mean comments made to us by mean kids from so long ago?....

Anonymous said...

I loved this review!

It was super neat to see a video-blog from you! :)

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

I can see how this isn't everyone's cup of tea. But it's functional and works for me better than anything ever has.

ALSO: It turns out you can buy their tops in crew-neck, too! I wish I had known :)

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