Tuesday, May 16, 2017

White Suit No. 2: Bay Watch Cut

Of my two white suits, this one is most definitely NOT the grandma one. While this suit is significantly more revealing, it is still a timeless cut. By timeless I mean 80's. So I suppose not very timeless at all. Classic maybe? Anyway, I ordered this suit years ago in black from American Apparel. The suit since became a staple style for AA and one of the only stores that sold this style for quite some time. Just a couple months ago as AA was closing their stores, this one went on sale for 50% off. I knew it was high quality and I knew it fit, so I went for it. It's a one-piece so it is modest by default right? Maybe, but in my opinion this suit is more revealing than some of my bikinis. It has a low back, high leg (Hello thong spray-tan line), lower cleavage, minimal bum coverage, and definitely a lot of side "ribs," if you know what I mean. One hit from a wave and this suit is gone. It's literally resting so gently across my chest, a light breeze could expose me to the world. 

Pros: This suit is high quality and it was very affordable. It is light weight and easy to get on and off. It is flattering for many body types (at certain angles at least). Comparatively speaking, I think this suit is more flattering on my legs and waist, but the previous suit was more flattering on my chest.  

Cons: As I just mentioned, this suit is not very flattering (get it? flat) on the chest. It just loosely holds you down with no shelf, pads, lining, or peace of mind. Ex: "B, I'm cold. NO MORE PICS." Even worse than that, when I sat down on wet sand the particles got in my suit and never came out. My crotch and bum developed a grey speckled tint... like a 5:00 shadow in the worst place. This suit must only be used for pools and Instagram pictures I suppose. In the end, I still love this suit. 

So, as you can see, I have two different sets of pictures below. The first has great beach hair, bright lighting, an un-natural tan glow, and is set in a driveway. A beautiful driveway, but a driveway none the less. The second set has ratty hair, a sunburn, a faded spray tan, dim lighting, yet a gorgeous background. My best buddy, B, insisted we re-do this suit by the water. It was 7:30am, I woke up with a UTI, and I was so done with pictures. I deleted most of the pictures from that set because you could see how uncomfortable I was (scrunched face, sad brows, etc). Considering this suit rides up the crotch like none other, it was far from ideal for a UTI day. *Cringing thinking about it.* The last couple pictures are well focused candids of me rushing home as fast as possible. B, you are a great photographer. 

Thank you to my mom's lifelong best friend, Alex, for every natural UTI remedy in the book! (Literally... she had a book!)  

I have the suit linked here but American Apparel is going through a weird downsizing transition and they are sold out of everything. You can find it used on Poshmark or Ebay. There are also lots of cheap replicas around but I wouldn't recommend it. 

P.s I must confess I blurred out my excessive body hair, bumps, moles, sun burns, and stretch marks on my thighs. I just want you to know what you're getting with me. I edit my pictures with Lightroom to brighten them up thanks to an amazing friend at Adobe. Love you Sash ;)  


  1. you're so pretty...

  2. those tan lines really make the suit pop

  3. That second to last shot is unreal!

    1. Thank you! I have no idea how Belle caught that while I was booking it on home.

  4. My favorite picture is the one in front of the waves with your hair blowing across your face - not that I don't like your face - I love the soft colors and I can feel the wind and it gives the suit a purpose. Love it!!!

  5. Girl you even make uti's look good. Thanks for the shout out! ;)