Here at the WhyMommy house, we are totes ready for summer! We have our flip flops, our summer t’s, and our rashguards all out and ready for action — and this weekend we get our first taste of the lazy hazy days of summer.
What’s a rashguard? I was asked that twice this week, so I want to show you. You can see the general look in the picture at the left, one of a very few that we took after my double mastectomy, when I was nervous about going to the beach with the beautiful people. I had lumps and bumps everywhere after surgery — except in the places you’d expect. But I wasn’t ready to give up on the beach or the pool forever. In fact, we were headed to the beach to relax and recuperate! After some conversation on twitter and the blogs, we came up with this solution — and now, I’d recommend it for anyone who’s tired of feeling overexposed at the pool.
A rashguard is like a t-shirt made of swimsuit material. You can get them fitted to your body for serious swimming or looser (unisex style) for additional coverage of post-baby tummy or post-mastectomy scars. I *adore* the rashguard look and the ease of which the kids and I can get ready for the pool – there’s no struggles with vast quantities of sunblock on their pale tummies and backs anymore, or worries about missing a spot, because except for their limbs, neck, and face, they’re covered! We can be ready in a flash – everybody throws on board shorts (the boys) or bikini bottom (ok, that’s me) and their rashguard t, and we’re off to the pool!
This post inspired by Curvy Girl Guide’s Project Real – National Swimsuit Confidence Week! Real women all over the internet are donning swimsuits and showing the world that it’s ok not to be perfect or to look just like the models in the catalogs. The project is popping up on blogs all over and has even been covered by Marie Claire! I’m not part of the campaign — I’m just a fan! Let’s get back in the pool!