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I would like to upgrade my swim suit to something more in line with training, but I can't find a suit that flatters my figure. I just don't look like I did when I swam in high school!!! I've ordered a TYR suit and a Speedo suit and both are cut very high in the hips and do not provide complete coverage in the rear. Ugh. My husband and I are debating which one looks worse. Right now, I wear a suit from <a href="http://stores.piamedia.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=h2owear" target="_blank">H20 wear</a>, which is really meant more for water aerobics rather than lap swimming and does not have a lot of stretch lengthwise through the torso.<br><br>
Is there a brand of competition suit that might be more flattering for my figure? Or, is the fit something I need to adjust to?
 

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speedo makes a suit that is cut not so high in the legs (actually, I think they have three different leg heights)
 

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I just went to Kohls yesterday and got a new nike suit. It's a two piece tankini and it has boy shorts, so that was nice. Lots of coverage.
 

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I'm not sure if you are tall, but I have one of the Long Torso suits from Speedo and have been pretty happy with it. It's a fairly conservative cut and certainly appropriate for laps in the pool.<br><br><a href="http://www.speedousa.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&searchString=long+torso&searchSubmit.x=7&searchSubmit.y=10" target="_blank">check this link for info</a><br><br>
Good luck..... swim suit shopping is always traumatic for me, too! <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif">
 

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I can't imagine that conversation<br>
last night I told C I'd really like to have the skin tone to pull off a white suit. He laughed, got this far away look in in eye, then said dreamily "me too"<br><br>
Best wishes.......
 

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I just went today to our swim shop and tried on suits. I have a cheapo Waterpro one from Swimoutlet, and it is fine, but it tends to pull, like it is too short, but I think it is just cut too high. So, I actually tried on two different TYR suits, and they fit VERY differently. One had the wider straps and the other had skinny straps. The one with the wide straps was actually a size larger, but it was a little high cut for my taste (just like the one I have). The other one was one size smaller, but it fit WAY better! I snatched it up for $37! It is a reversible TYR, so it has two layers (which I like because it won't wear through quickly). It has the binding on all the edges in a contrasting color, so it is very flattering. It came in a bunch of different colors. Mine is solid blue with green edging (solid green on the other side). I guess I never realized the same brand could fit so differently in different styles.<br><br>
This is it, just a different color:<br><a href="http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1879.htm" target="_blank">http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1879.htm</a><br><br>
The one I tried that didn't work well was more like the maxback, but I'm not for sure what it was.<br><br>
So, I would suggest going somewhere to try them on, then you can search for it online to get a cheaper price. The one I got was technically a "grab bag" suit, but it was at a store, so you got to pick it out. I also got a tri top on sale 50% off. I'm not sure it will work, but I'm going to see for $28.
 

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That TYR is my favorite style. Mine's not reversible though.
 
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