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post #1 of 18 Old 06-13-2010, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Bathing suits for fat gals?

I'm headed to the beach for a couple of days and need a bathing suit. Preferably one with a little skirt or boy shorts. I have a couple of weeks, so that should be plenty of time to buy online. Any suggestions?

Also, I have very white legs. I spend lots of time in the sun...but always with jeans and boots on. So basically, my face, arms, shoulders and well everything that can be seen in a tank top is tan...but my legs are so white that they don't look like they belong with the rest of me . So any advice on tanning lotion that will at least take out the glowing white and not leave me orange?
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-13-2010, 04:55 AM
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I've been told that if you rub baby oil on your skin then go out in the sun it will bake your skin to perfection! Haha Sorry, I'm no help.

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lol nope! If I put baby oil on my legs and stayed 5 minutes I'd be burnt . Thanks for the post though, you did make me laugh.
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Lands' End has wonderful suits in all styles, including some with suits and boy shorts. They also have a selection of Miracle suits, the ones with industrial strength spandex that sort of holds everything in. I am very happy with the two suits I got from them.

I can't help you with the blue-white legs, but if you figure it out, could you post it? I desparately need that info as well.
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Dove has a good gradually self tanning lotion called Summer glow (I think?) which could help?
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Try the "Slim-Suit" they actually work and look pretty nice. They are like spanx that you swim in. A little 'binding' but I need it!

I also have glow-in-the-dark white legs and I havent found a thing that works on them. The problem with the self tanners and lotions is the first time you shave, you scrape most of it off. I just let my ultra-white legs shine...
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I have a 2 piece suit with a cute little skirtie and a halter style top. I think this looks flattering on most body types. I'm 8 months preggo and wear this style - it looks pretty cute, even with the beach-ball belly.
As for the legs...I have alabaster skin, black hair and blue eyes, so I feel your pain about not tanning. I have had some success with the Dove daily self-tanners as well as with the Sally Hansen spray on. If you use the spray on, stay out of the water if you can. I use it for weddings, etc where I have to go bare legged. Mostly, I just embrace my inner Snow White and let the blueish white legs blind everyone. I look especially strange right now because when you are preggo with a tight belly, the veins show BIG time in the belly and boobs so I am quite a sight in a bathing suit!

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post #8 of 18 Old 06-13-2010, 07:40 PM
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I really like the Dove stuff (I'm as white as you, trust me.. my boyfriend's mom asked me if I was wearing white leggings under a skirt once) because you really can't screw it up - when you put it on the first 2-3 times, you don't even think its working. But after 6-7 applications you should be toasty!

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try torrid . Com or lane Bryant . Com

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I'm terrible with bathing suits...I've been putting off buying one for so long since I've gained weight. But for my white legs, I used Loreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer. I also like the spray on stuff. I tried Banana Boat, which wasn't bad if you rubbed it in, but I've heard the best is the Neutrogena spray. Good luck!
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