Latex Swimsuit Perfected!

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Well, maybe not perfected, but at least improved to the point where it’s wearable. You may recall my Goth at the Pool fiasco. After that experience, the wheels in my brain started turning, thinking about how I could make this swimsuit work. I thought that, if I could somehow punch holes in the fabric, the water would drain out and not cause sloshing issues. However, I needed to think of a way to drain the water without losing any remaining shreds of suburban housewife cred I might manage to hold onto while wearing latex. A solution was not exactly forthcoming until I noticed a trend for mesh-insert swimwear! OK, maybe not a trend, but perhaps a widespread inclination. I took some Power Net that I bought ages ago, cut up my swimsuit, and added a mesh insert. When I wore it to the pool, I found that it actually works! There is still some water finding its way into my suit, but then it finds its way out again without making me feel like the Michelin Man! It’s even comfortable.

In this photo, you can see the sheerness of the insert.

In this photo, you can see the sheerness of the insert.

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They recently passed an ordinance in my area requiring all citizens to post a photo of cicadas to social media.  Here's my contribution.

They recently passed an ordinance in my area requiring all citizens to post a photo of cicadas to social media. Here’s my contribution.

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8 Comments

  1. lmoti
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 1:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    You’ll have to let me know how the latex holds up to chlorine. Love the suit!

  2. Posted June 18, 2013 at 3:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    Genius! I love it… I think you don’t need housewife cred if you are wearing a black latex swimsuit!

  3. Posted June 18, 2013 at 6:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    Really clever solution!

  4. Ann_B
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 8:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great save, I liked the look of the original suit, but the mesh inset works as both trim and functional improvement. As Sofie said, genius.

  5. Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great save for a fun suit. And what’s with the ordinance on cicadas?

  6. Posted June 18, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Brilliant! I love that the swimsuit still looks edgy, too.

    Yuck, cicadas! I somehow (knock on wood) seem to live in a little cicada-less bubble in the middle of Morris Cnty. It makes no sense since everyone around us is inundated, but I’m not going to complain.

  7. Posted June 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great job! The mesh insertion is so on trend. Very clever!

  8. Posted June 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yay – I’m glad you got it to work! And booo – dumb cicada’s! (That’s a lot btw. :\ ) While we miss the lightning bugs, we’re ok that we missed the mass cicada swarm.

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