It's one of those times I'll hazard any alternatives to find more affordable choices.
Retro is in. If you love dots & stripes, check out dELiA's, Alloy's, and Old Navy's swimsuits--cute & affordable.
A couple cover-ups...
J. Crew top, $54; bottom, $50
Compare Alloy suit to the left with
J. Crew spotted bikini>>>
My summer swimsuit...
My suit for this summer comes from two unlikely sources: my top was on sale last summer at Long Tall Sally,
a British clothing company for tall women (I'm not tall), and my skort is from Lands' End girls' department.
Girls' swimwear is less than half the cost of women's. Lands' End Girls' Plus sizes will fit women up to about a size 10.
Ask me for help with the sizing if you're thinking of ordering a girl's suit for you.