Do You Hate Trying on Bathing Suits?

Living 2012/04/24 18:00:00
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It's that time of year again! Memorial Day weekend is only a month away, which means that you probably could use a new bathing suit. But while an excuse to go shopping sounds like fun, for most women, it's really not. Australian researchers have confirmed what most women already know: Trying on swimsuits can make women feel badly about themselves -- and just thinking about it can put them in a bad mood, ABC News Radio reports.

Trying on a bathing suit makes women feel like they are being seen as objects, which can lead to "always worrying about how you look, shame about the body, and [it] is linked to eating disorders and depression," according to Flinders University psychologist Marika Tiggemann.

And doing it in a store makes it even more unpleasant, thanks to the "mirrors, bright lighting, and the virtual demand that women engage in close evaluation of their body in evaluating how the clothes appear and fit." Let's face it: Unless you're Gisele Bundchen, shopping for a swimsuit isn't that much fun. But we're still glad summer's almost here. How about you?

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  • Muriel 2012/04/24 22:14:13
    Oh my goodness yes. This old grey mare isn't what she used to be!!! It's tough looking in the mirror

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  • runningintriangles 2012/04/24 19:52:11
    Swim suits and work out clothes are the worst. Seriously. If I have to buy any of those things, I spend the evening crying my eyes out while downing a bottle of red whine... just saying.

    Mind you, once you find the right one (I've got two now that are just perfect), it's the best feeling in the world... it just takes ages to get there.
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2012/04/24 19:48:08
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    Honestly, no. I love my body and am very happy with how I look in a bathing suit. (I'm not trying to come off as conceited btw so don't think it! Lol.)
  • Anca 2012/04/24 19:43:05
    i hate trying everything. me and the shopping: I walk into a store, I see something that I like, make a tour for the sake of me and then walk back to what I saw when I entered. I go and pay and done, I create a wardrobe in 2 hours.
  • skyperkins1 2012/04/24 19:42:55
  • cookie monster 2012/04/24 19:39:14
    cookie monster
    I just hate shopping in general.

    i hate shopping
  • Stef and the City 2012/04/24 19:34:10
    Stef and the City
    I love it.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/04/24 19:27:50
    Most swimsuits end up fitting strangely or are impractical. I'm not trying to wear as little clothing as possible- I just want to go swimming and have a good time.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/24 19:08:55
    Margaret Jacobson
    YES, ALWAYS.........can't decide.......ALWAYS GO WITH TWO FRIENDS
  • Kat 2012/04/24 19:07:47
    i hate shopping for clother altogether
  • munda 2012/04/24 18:55:38
    The tops never fit right.
  • smitty 2012/04/24 18:55:25
    I hate trying clothing on that other people have tried on. Could you imagine trying a thong on after some else had their butt crunch up in it?
  • Kayla Mace 2012/04/24 18:52:02
  • RoseyRhod 2012/04/24 18:38:50
    With the caveat that I don't give a rare rat's ass about looking sexy. I have a huge scar on my abdomen and even if I didn't have a kangaroo pouch, I'd not be wanting to wear a bikini. I just grab a one-piece in my size in a color that appeals, and my swimsuit shopping is done without any undue trauma.
  • layla.geldhof 2012/04/24 18:38:03
    just hate to get all my clothes off in a shop !That is why I like to buy everything online but a bathing-suit you have to try that on.............. blah !
  • jayshawksnotboth 2012/04/24 18:29:59
    ... but for a different reason. My parents tell me every year that I need new trunks, but I've got THREE already that I'm not on pace to outgrow anytime soon!
  • patchulie 2012/04/24 18:21:05
    I WORKED In a bathing suit store... OMG, girls, women, lose their mind, when they walk thru the door... And btw, the mirrors are contured AND darker, to give the illusion, that you look better than you do...
    Little FYI
  • George Zook 2012/04/24 18:20:15
    George Zook
    I just wear surfer style trunks ... I pick a color I think will look good with a tan and I am good ..... now if I wore a speedo I would have a different answer
  • dv 2012/04/24 18:08:21
    It's a pain in the ass!!
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/04/24 17:55:36
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    But I'm dumb enough to do it anyway.
  • Mz Understood 2012/04/24 17:54:44
    Mz Understood
    I hate trying on clothes in general. The way the sizing runs anymore...too much of an irritation.

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