Friday, May 17, 2013

Bikini Season & the Post-Baby Body

I've always been a two-piece kind of girl but I'm not so sure my body is going to be ready for a bikini this summer. I've already returned to my post-baby weight, actually I'm 2 pounds less than my previous weight but I need to tone up my tummy. That's not my concern though, I'm pretty confident that I can tone up in time. 

My concern is my linea nigra. I has definitely faded but it's still there and it bothers me. I've been using rubbing alcohol and that has really helped -A LOT. This may be TMI but when I rub an alcohol soaked cotton swab along the line and color actually comes off and transfers to the cotton swab. I've been doing this a couple of times a week and I've been noticing a difference but I think I'm at the point where my body needs to kick into action to get rid of it; if it decides to. My doctor said that it may not go away which scared the crap out of me but I'm staying hopeful. My aunt who has the same olive skinned coloring as me, had the linea nigra and hers disappeared over time so that's what is giving me hope. 

I've been searching for a one-piece that won't make me feel old and frumpy but I don't want to invest in one because I'm hoping to return to a bikini eventually. Which isn't a problem because Victoria's Secret and Macy's have really disappointed me with their options. My favorite place, Target (pronounced: Tar-jay) seems to have the best selection and of course, the best prices too. 

Here are a few that I'm considering:
Junior's Crisscross Monokini -Assorted Colors
Target
Old Navy
Xhilaration® Junior's Polka Dot Monokini -Assorted Colors
Target
Clean Water Women's Polka Dot 1-Piece Swim Dress -Assorted Colors
Target
Did you have the linea nigra too? Did it disappear?

Any tips on finding a one-piece that won't make me feel older than I really am?

8 comments:

  1. So... I'll never be able to switch back to a bikini but found this sexy one piece at Nordy's:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/robin-piccone-penelope-crochet-overlay-one-piece-swimsuit/3240353?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=BLACK&resultback=1800&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_6_C

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  2. Mine was really dark right after birth and went away...it never bothered me so I guess I couldn't tell you how long it took. I can't find a one piece that I like so I might be a bikini girl for the rest of my life...I might give it another shot I would go with one like this: http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/one-piece/twist-bandeau-one-piece-forever-sexy?ProductID=90748&CatalogueType=OLS

    I even love some of the super vintage feeling ones from Shabby Apple...actually looking I like a lot of them!

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    1. I love the vintage inspired ones too but my husband hates them. Some if them might make for awkward tan lines too. Haha

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  3. I can't believe you're back to your pre-baby weight already!?!?!? That's AMAZING!!!!

    I was watching ItsJudysLife on YouTube, she's 7 months postpartum and says she scrubs her linea nigra with a loofa everyday in the shower and it's helping, a lot.

    I looooove that top pink monokini and the black & white polka dot one. SO CUTE!

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    1. Those are my top two! I watch her channel too! It's all about scrubbing, it's like dirty skin which really sounds gross- sorry! My H thinks it faded a lot & that I could wear my bikini but you're your own worst critic, ya know?

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  4. Those are such cute suits! I worry that my line won't go away :-( TMI but mine isn't even straight so it's going to look even more of a drunk line once I don't have the bump :-(

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  5. Cute suits!! :) I really love the bottom one.

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  6. I had the same problem last summer and these are WAY better options than what I came up with. I'm sure that you are going to look fabulous!

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