There it is. Smack dab in the middle of my best nine from 2017.
Ridiculously stylish, no?
I still look at the photographs of her wearing it, and can’t help but think it’s the cutest thing going.
Mayhem sure thought so too, which is why she grabbed my sunglasses, struck a pose and asked me to take a photograph. She claimed this was her ‘super secret agent on vacation’ look. I can see it.
But there’s a big BUT with this one.
And any woman who has ever had to make a break for the bathroom in a wet one-piece swimsuit can already feel a fraction of the battle I’m about to share. Because pulling up a wet one-piece bathing suit is one thing, but pulling up a wet one-piece with WET LONG SLEEVES (on a child!) is a struggle I never saw coming. Probably because I was blinded by the ‘omg, how ridiculously cute is this?!’ aspect.
But that’s exactly what happened on our Turks & Caicos vacation – after hours on the beach followed by hours at the pool, Mayhem declared she had to pee. There was a bathroom right next to the pool, so I slipped on my sandals and tossed a towel Mayhem’s way. She quickly dried off and we made our way to the restrooms. And that’s when the torture fun began. It was apparent when I had to help her peel the suit off so she could pee, that getting it on back on was going to be a battle. And honestly, after about five minutes of trying to get the suit back on, I almost called it quits. I was going to make Mayhem walk back out in just a towel and head back to our room to put on a different suit. But she begged me not to make her go back out ‘naked’, so we persevered. There was a lot of frustration, and a lot of “STOP! YOU’RE BREAKING MY ARM!” but after approximately ten minutes, we had the suit back on. And we had to roll up the sleeves as they were now twice the length they were prior to our potty break.
As we were exiting the restroom, Mayhem looked at me and said, “Just so you know, I’m never wearing this swimsuit again.”
I high-fived her with a simple, “Deal.”
And that, my friends, is the tale of the best worst swimsuit. Fashionable for sure. But completely lacking in practicality.
Next time we opt for a rash guard type long sleeved swimsuit, it will DEFINITELY be a two-piece.
Purchase at your own risk, but don’t say we didn’t warn you 😉
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