ME ON MONDAY (THE MOM-SUIT) 7 Jul 2014
When I was kid-free, what was I doing in my string bikini? Nothing! I laid out, sipped my drink, took a walk, etc. You get the picture. And right now, there's no sitting, sunning, or reading magazines. My Mars is all over the place, and a day at the beach, or at the pool just SO not what it used to be.
Swimsuits have an entirely different meaning with an almost three year old in tow. In order to keep up with the physical demands of a super active kiddo, you need a suit that can withstand everything: running, squatting, pick-me-up, tantrums, building sandcastles, lifting, chasing, falling, being pulled on, and playing catch. Basically, you need a mom-suit: An iron-clad, no wardrobe-malfunction bathing suit. I still want to feel chic and sexy, and I still believe that I can wear a bikini, and chase after my boy.
I like to invest in pieces that truly crossover from studio, to street, to swim. These days I'm chasing Mars in Lithe's Performance Bra or Michi sports bras (above). I love this one because it's sexy, but there's not a chance that I'm being exposed regardless of what he does. What are you Lithe Mama's wearing to the beach? Are you wearing a two-piece, swim-skirt, tankini, one-piece or swim-dress?
Selfie of Lauren sitting for a (rare) hot minute via Lauren