Yesterday, my sister in law and I were having a pretty serious conversation about bikinis… you know, as serious as bikini talk can get. I have recently had a view of a Utah County pool… and let me say that it did not differ in any way from my local pool. In fact, I think there may have been MORE bikinis (and I’m talking about a regular pool day — I think when we have moms day at the pool from with my Mormon friends no one has a bikini… not that I remember anyway)?
First off, many many women would NEVER wear a bikini after having a baby, and that’s the honest truth, modesty out the window. Hence, the tankini is a great option (and the one I have chosen for myself). Hence, most of my non-LDS friends don’t wear bikinis.
But, from the instant I realized I could wear a suit my mom said no bikinis and I am fairly sure it was the same for all my friends. I am fairly sure it states in the Strength of the Youth not to share that particular parts of our body with the general public? Let me see…. yes — it does say that our clothing should cover our stomach (and for the record — girls dresses should cover their shoulders, interesting… it’s been a while since I’ve read this).
Have the rules changed? Is it suddenly OK for LDS women to flaunt their fine abs?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m jealous. Except for at some of you — some of you should tuck that flab back in and put on a cover-up.
And if you think I’m talking to you, I most likely am not.
BTW, my swimsuit is a size too large and I am on the lookout for a new one. It needs to have skirt to cover-up my thunder-thighs (which are a size smaller than they were before, but are thunderous regardless)… I am hoping to get a good deal on one at the end of year clearance-type events…. recommendations?
Of course, this brings me to the monstrous fact that when you live in the “mission field” you have stricter standards than you do in happy valley. There’s a distinction between what I choose to do and what my friends of other faiths choose to do, and while we’re neighbors and I love them, there are differences. I’m not sure that’s so true here in the valley of happiness….