Crawling through the racks of suits at Target, jcpenny, Kohl's and such (I need a cheap suit for swimming laps), it seems like they all mostly carry the same suit: two triangles that turn into straps tied behind the neck and a pair of bikini bottoms. Sure, they have tankinis and a few one-pieces, but they mostly sell some variation of that suit and call it a halter, bikini, triangle or whatever. There are more of these suits than all the other styles combined. And I find that a little odd.
Sure, some women look great in these suits. And its seems to be the most popular choice so people must really like them. But I've never fit into them. Even as a thinner teen who played sports, the suits didn't sit right or offer enough support. Plus, I love to actually swim, which would kill any of these suits right away. Maybe they are only popular for those who enjoy laying out. (Although I still prefer the Ester Williams look for all my swimwear needs).
Every time I'm in a swimsuit department most of the women are crowded around the tankinis and one-piece suits hoping the cute ones come in their size even though the typical suits come in a much wider (and often cuter) variety of styles, prints and colors. This is why we always write about choice retro suits. Yet, retailers continue to sell that same skimpy suits in massive quantities. Someone must be buying. How do you feel about the typical swimsuit? Do you love it, tolerate it because it's whats there and easy to find, or loathe it?