Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday

Okay, I know it's October, and people are doing more wintery things than summery things, but we happen to live near an indoor swimming pool, so my WWFW tip is about modest swimwear for my little girls. I personally think girls ought to be able to play in the water without worrying about what they are going to expose, and without having to constantly pull their suits up in front or down in the back as the case may be. Well, several years ago I ran across one of these in a grocery store of all places. They only had sizes to fit my youngest, but since she was the daughter that didn't care if her suit was creating the Biggest Wedgie Of All Time, she wasn't going to take the time to pull it out, I bought her one. The tag had a web site address, so I went online and quickly ordered one for my other daughter. She was the daughter who would wear shorts and a shirt OVER her normal bathing suit...and then wrap up in a towel. Here's the web site: Radicool Australia

The suits look like wet suits, and they are designed to protect from the sun. Now that my girls are getting bigger, they are sizing out of the one piece suits and have to go with the shorts and rash guards. It's a good solution for kids that want to be modest, but want to look a little more modern than this:

It's a pretty picture, and though my old fashioned heart would love to see my darlings frolicking in the waves in such a lovely ensemble, it's a tough sell for my highly practical teen and tween.
I know lots of girls just buy boy's swimming trunks and a tankini top, which works too, and is probably cheaper, but this is our solution. Works for Me!

Check out more Works For Me Wendesday tips at Rocks in My Dryer.

9 comments:

Marie said...

Very cool, thanks!

The Estrogen Files said...

Great idea!! Thanks for visiting me today. My apple did rehab a whole bag of rock hard brown sugar! I like to throw those really hard bits in some warm oatmeal for the kids, too.

AutumnFawn said...

I live in Arizona, too. Moved here from Memphis, TN a year ago. Thanks for the tip!

Nikki said...

What a great idea for modest swimwear! I'm definitely going to see if I can find one for my little girl. (not that we'll be needing it until next summer. But maybe it'll be on sale now!)

Jeni Allen said...

Good idea! I'll keep this in mind as my girlie grows.

JCK said...

My children LOVE these suits. We got them from the One Step Ahead store online. The first time I got these suits the kids were babies and it was a great substitute for sunscreen. Now my son especially finds them really comfortable and he can pretend he's a big boy surfer. Great idea!

Faith said...

Thanks! My daughter always has a wedgie no matter how big the suit! We laugh now (she's 5)- but I WILL be buying this suit for next year! Thanks!

Beverley said...

People seem to be wearing a lot of these wetsuits in England too. Not necessarily because of the sun (it's England) but because the seas are cold and they keep you a bit warmer!

Hannah's Mom said...

Amen Gina... Love this!! We buy Hannah board shorts and the swim shirts (not really sure what they are called). She is modest by nature and this is what she is most comfortable in. :)
Glad to see you back! :)