Every Annoying Emotion We've Felt While Shopping For the Perfect Swimsuit
If you weren't already aware from those sun-filled snaps and bare-legged 'grams, warmer weather — aka beach season — is well on its way. And while daydreams of ditching our layers and spreading out on the sand have been occupying our minds, mentally we're not quite ready for what that really means: swimsuit shopping.
Because sure, we've browsed the best bottoms and tummy-flattering styles, but going into the dressing room and trying them on? Now that's the real struggle. The odd sizing, those dressing room mirrors, feeling confident enough to snap a selfie — it's a slow process to get comfy as the season begins. The thing we all can take comfort in, however, is knowing that we're not alone. Read on for every emotion we've experienced while shopping for swimwear and see if you've been there too.
You Realize You Need to Go Shopping
Normally you love shopping, but finding the perfect swimsuit is pure torture.
Browsing Can Take Hours
Were these bikinis made for ants? Is anyone the same size for both top and bottom? What’s with all the padding?
But You Finally Find Something You Like
OK, wait — you love this.
And You Decide to Try It On
You’re ready as you’ll ever be.
Over Your Underwear
Clearly Something’s Wrong, Though
Well, that doesn’t fit you the way you thought it would . . .
Wow — Is That Really What Your Butt Looks Like?
It’s the mirrors. These are funhouse mirrors.
You Ask a Sales Person to Get You a Different Size
As you hide behind the door, because they do not want to see this.
And Hope This Time It Works Out
Clearly that one was sized wrong.
But the Next One Doesn’t Fit Either
Are you freakin’ kidding me?!
You’re Back to Square One
It’s Time to Do a Sneaky Switcheroo
And create the right sized combo for yourself.
Unfortunately, You Have to Go Back Into the Dressing Room
Stop it, mirrors. Stop it.
Could it be? Could you have found your perfect match?
Girl, You Look Good
That butt. That stomach. Those boobs. Beyoncé, watch out.
You Try to Text Someone a Selfie
OK, you know what? It’s one of those things that just looks better in person.
So You Pay and Leave
This is it. This one’s the winner.
Beach, Pool, Park — Here You Come
You'll be rocking this thing everywhere this Summer.
With a Cover-Up, of Course
Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
Now, Onto More Important Stuff
It's been quite the day.