Tuesday Talk

Happy Tuesday, Ladies!  

WE’RE BACK!  Ashley and I are back for another edition of Tuesday Talk.  The day of the month we invite you to chat about ANYTHING over on your blogs, grab our graphic, and link up to join us!  If you missed us this month, mark us down on your calendar for next time-March 21st.

Today, I want us to chat about something that’s been on my while for the last couple weeks.  Are you ready?? 


I ‘m pretty sure I heard some gasps and sighs.  ðŸ™‚

Swim suits are one thing I will hands down splurge on ANY DAY!  It’s hard enough for us to feel comfortable in a swim suit so if you find a good one-go for it!

I have a few tips for trying on swim suits…
*I’ve started ordering suits.  I usually over order-a couple sizes of each, have them come to my house and I just know I’ll be returning items.  I like this process MUCH better in ront of my own mirrors.  haha!

*ALWAYS use some sunless tanner before you try on your first suit of the year.  

*Remember the women in the magazines have been air brushed.  You look great!!

Isn’t this the truth?  haha!
The weather around here has been crazy nice.  It’s got me ready for spring!  And spring turns into summer so I’ve had swim suits on the brain.  I’d love for us to chat about our favorite places to buy swim suits.  Maybe (HOPEFULLY) we can help each other out and we’ll all be feeling great in a new suit this year.

This year my struggle is the suits I’m drawn to are not the ones that look the best on me.  Do you guys ever deal with that?  I want to be one big ruffle at the pool this year but so far all five suits I’ve ordered haven’t worked.  And every year I see some cute one piece I just know will work for me.  Every year this happens.  I’m crazy long-waisted…it’s never gonna happen.  There are pros and cons to this and one major con is…one piece swim suits DO NOT WORK.  But I have no doubt in 2018, I’ll give it another go and will have to remind myself this body just wasn’t made for those suits.  

I thought I’d share some places I’ve shopped for suits over the years….(I’m hoping you share too)!  Keep in mind I’m highlighting a few that catch my eye but they aren’t necessarily suits that will work for me.  But maybe they’ll work for you.  ðŸ™‚


This just needs a big hat and you’re beach ready!  Isn’t that cute?

This is a fun twist on a one piece with the lace cut outs.  

Trina Turke always has the best colors and designs.

I like this spin on a bikini top.

Super cute tankini option.

Victoria’s Secret:
Apparently, I’m a fan of the high neck this year.  ðŸ˜‰

I look so much better in a colorful suit.  This one looks great.

The ruffles.  Need I say more?

Old Navy:
I told you I have a thing for the ruffles.

And the high neck.  ðŸ™‚  The back of this top made it even more fun.

This would never work for me, but it sure is cute.

A friend recently told me about Revolve.  I ordered the cutest one-piece (WHAT WAS I THINKING?), but it was way too short.
Isn’t this suit cute?  The floral print was gorgeous!

Now, let’s chat.  Where do you like to buy swim suits?  Please, please share.  Hopefully, we can help each other out and we’ll all be feeling like a million bucks at the pool this summer.


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  1. 2.21.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Athleta swim all the way! Not cheap but they seriously last me multiple seasons. Can we talk about my jealousy of you having a long torso? Mine is so short that bikinis look silly – the bottom and tops almost meet, haha 🙂 I just ordered this one though – maybe the high neck will help? http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1031354&vid=1&pid=776722002

    • 2.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I'm gonna check it out! Any time you feel jealous just walk around in an adorable romper and remind yourself Erika would never fit in this thing!! 🙂

  2. 2.21.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    Online swim suit shopping is the only way to go! I am so jealous of your long torso. I read reviews and if people complain about the suit being too short I know it's the one for me. The first plunging V neckline suit you posted from Nordstrom is by far my favorite cut of suit. Happy shopping!


  3. 2.21.17
    Elizabeth said:

    I have always loved Dillard's and my sister got all her suits at Athleta last year. My pregnant self and I will be sticking to Motherhood Maternity tankinis this year 😉

  4. 2.21.17
    Talley Family said:

    These are beautiful! The hardest thing I have is finding suits that are modest and attractive on you! Modesty is a high priority for me but not sure where to find attractive and modest suits! Always love your posts!

  5. 2.21.17
    Chaeli said:

    Check out Raising Wild swimsuits- I saw them on shark tank and they look so high quality!! https://www.raisingwild.com/

  6. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Lord and Taylor carries a nice variety of swimsuits and cover-ups. Also, I believe you can order long waisted suits from Lands End. Thanks for blogging, Erika. I enjoy your posts.

  7. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Nordstrom's is always my go – to!

  8. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Have you tried ordering a one piece in a tall? I always do this!

  9. 2.21.17
    beaner said:

    I also have a long torso and feel the sadness of a romper never fitting! I have purchased a few super cute tankini's from swim spot. I know jcrew has tall one piece bathing suits as an option. I live in Canada so ordering is a bit more trouble for me but I assume it's easy for you to try there!

    Good luck!

  10. 2.21.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I have the best luck with swimsuits at two ends of the spectrum…Nordstrom and Target!

  11. 2.21.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    This post is making me ready for SUMMER!!!!

  12. 2.21.17
    a little bit of emily said:

    I bought mine at Albion Fit last year and am still in love with it. The quality is great, and you can mix and match a lot of the pieces!

  13. 2.21.17
    Laura said:

    I also have a super long torso (never in a million years could I wear a romper) and I've had a lot of luck with target one piece suits fitting. They'll only last a season but they're cute and cheap!

  14. 2.21.17
    Meagan Ruse said:

    I'm ordering from Cupshe.com this year. Their swimsuits are so cute!!!

    • 2.21.17
      Unknown said:

      They're cute, but their online reviews are horrible. Looks like most buyers do not receive their swimsuits.

  15. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    I was a loyal Victoria's Secret swim fan, but they quit making suits. BOOOOOO! My body has long passed the Pink suits, so I'm on the hunt for a new place. I might try Athleta, and super jealous of your long torso, I'm so short wasted that it's super hard to find a suit that works.

  16. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    One of my favorite years of swimsuit shopping was when we went! So fun! You know I love a one piece, but I haven't found one that will work out this year! 😉 I am going to keep on trying! Haha!

  17. 2.21.17
    Rachel dyan Hancock said:

    I found both mine at TJ MAXX but you have to go in. I also got the Batiste dry shampoo there for $4.99.

  18. 2.21.17
    Lisa @ Pork Chop and Possum said:

    I too LOVE ruffles but they don't do me any favors either-lol! I did just order a classic, navy gingham one piece from J.Crew and I love it! I need a white linen cover up, some cute sandals, and a beach hat and I will be on my way!

  19. 2.21.17
    Emily said:

    I believe J.Crew makes long torso swim suits in a variety of styles. I've worn their suits for years. Most of my suits are one pieces and they cover you but also don't make you feel like you're an 80 year old. As a former swimmer who was constantly in the pool, these suits LAST compared to my racing suits. They are comfortable, made of quality fabric and have a variety of styles and colors. Now they'll have their summer suits but the time to buy them is in the fall/early winter when they are on super sale. Usually the long torso suits are always available.

  20. 2.21.17
    Tara G. said:

    Lands End & their virtual model have worked for me in the past.

  21. 2.21.17
    Elaine Welte said:

    I ordered the ruffle one piece from old navy this year and I love it! I can see that it wouldn't work if you're long torso and honestly, I haven't had a one piece in years but it's super cute on!

  22. 2.21.17
    Maddie said:

    Great topic! I recently discovered swimsuitsforall.com…. I like to describe my body type as bikini on top, mumu on the bottom. My upper half looks awesome in most bikini's but because I have a curvier body, I prefer a highwaisted swim skirt to tuck in the tum and cover the thunder thighs 🙂 Swimsuits For All covers all sizes and sells lots of separates as well as some awesome swim dresses. And Ashley Graham is their main model… she and I are currently having a moment. She is my absolute favorite body-positive icon. Good luck in your search!

  23. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Honestly I only buy JCrew swimsuits because they last FOREVER. My first bikinis (from 15 years ago) still fit me and look new because they're JCrew. I also love JCrew because they're the only ones that completely cover my rear end and don't move. I saw online this year that they're offering one pieces in long torso sizes so I'm tempted to try them since I too have a very long torso and shorter legs!

  24. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    I too have a long waist so I'll use that as my excuse to never get a one-piece. In reality, it's the fact that I will not strip that thing down to go to the bathroom! My issue is that I love the look of so many bathing suits that will give you the absolute worst tan lines when you try to wear cute tank tops and strapless shirts.

  25. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Albion Fit! A little pricey but their suits are amazing!

  26. 2.21.17
    Lauren said:

    JCrew! I have a long torso and several of their one pieces come in long. Life changing! They also hold up well and comes in several cute prints and styles. Check them out!

  27. 2.21.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Those graphics have me cracking up! Such a good post!!

  28. 2.21.17
    the Sebring's said:

    I have just started reading your blog! Love all your posts! I am also long waisted and can't wear a one piece, so I love my Kenneth Cole ( from Dillard's) black skirted bottoms. I like my tail to be covered chasing after my kids! And I wear a long sleeve rash guard or a tankini top from JCrew. Those are my favorites!

  29. 2.21.17
    Lisa said:

    Gotta' tell you Erika, I'll trade your long torso for my short torso any day. I'm terribly short waisted and trust me when I tell you it's equally as challenging. 😩 I feel your pain. Fingers crossed we all find a swimsuit we love!!! The tanning cream before trying on is a great suggestion!

    • 2.21.17
      Unknown said:

      Exactly! Having a short torso or being ultra petite is such a pain. 4' 9" and 32 years old 🙄

  30. 2.21.17
    Melanie Smith said:

    This is my LEAST favorite topic as a plus size girl. It's so hard to feel confident when you've got all the fluff on display. However, my favorite suit is FIT 4 U. I bought mine from QVC.

  31. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    I've run the spectrum of buying suits! I would try Albion fit (online, local to salt lake) and lolë is another place to try, again local to Utah. I also like Davinta Sole (they do road shows at Costco in Utah) and they have a different suit for all body types. They're really long so long torsos they cover! I have a tankini that looks like a one piece, top and bottom are the same. You out your body type into the website and it tells you which suits will fit you best. Trust the guide it's accurate! Good luck! Now I've got to get into swimsuit shape!

  32. 2.21.17
    Jenny said:

    I love the look of the high neck suits as well, but my biggest factor when getting a suit is the tan lines I'll end up getting. I just ordered a swim dress from Athleta. I'm hoping I'll like it. It's different from anything I've ever worn, but thought it might be a fun piece to have.

  33. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    I buy all of my swim suits (and bras) from figleaves.com. They carry a HUGE selection of bathing suits that are sized like bras, so I know that the top is definitely going to fit, and I just order bottoms that I know will suit my body type. Plus, the brands they carry are very high quality and last for many seasons. And the bonus: they almost always have sales on the go. I just recently bought 4 suits for under $100!

  34. 2.21.17
    Kristy said:

    The past 3 years I've bought my suits from Diviine Modestee and have been so, so satisfied! I've bought mix and match sets each year, so I can wear bottoms from last year with a top from this year or last year. It gives me more options! I also like that they're made for women (as opposed to teenagers) because after nursing two babies, my girls need a little extra support, if you know what I mean. I highly recommend them!

  35. 2.21.17
    Allison said:

    I was just coming here to mention Jcrew as well! Most of the one pieces have a long torso option.

  36. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Love all these options! The Old Navy one is my fave! I need it! Love this linkup with you! XOXO

  37. 2.21.17
    Unknown said:
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  39. 2.22.17
    Megan said:

    I will be rocking a maternity suit this summer. Ha!!!! Oh goody!!!

  40. 2.22.17
    Unknown said:

    Hi Erica! I am a fellow long waisted gal – which most of the time I like, but during swim suit season it's HORRIBLE because one piece suits are so hard, so I feel your pain! I recently saw a review by a fellow blogger of a super cute grey gingham one piece with a RUFFLE from ASOS. The blogger is long waisted as well, and it worked for her (when most one pieces don't), so it might be a good option to try. I have it in my online cart as well:)

  41. 5.22.18
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