There’s still time to get tickets for this Saturday’s beijingkids Back to School Summer Pool Party at The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. We know you don’t need to be told about all the fun games and activities the beijingkids team has planned for the kids, nor do you care about the free family portraits put together by our sponsors. You’ll probably hurl if you hear one more mention of The Westin’s scrumptious five-star brunch.
So we won’t mention any of that. Instead, let’s talk about swimsuits. What are you wearing? That old thing? No. That simply won’t do. For a swimsuit isn’t just a swimsuit; it’s a statement. When you’ve only got one or two pieces of nylon covering your body, you’ve got to make ’em count. Here are our suggestions for moms, dads, and tots.
For the mom who likes to take a bite out of life.
Is there anything more classic than a good leopard print? This retro-inspired one-piece from Modcloth also happens to flatter post-pregnancy bodies.
This prickly swimsuit (modeled by the happiest model in the world) is a cross between Bowser from Super Mario Bros. and the Sex Pistols. For unapproachable moms who also can’t swim (the "skirt" is an inflatable ring).
These American Apparel stars n’ stripes trunks are good for hipster dads who like their swimwear brief.
Or you can pull a complete 180 and be a modest unitard dad.
For something in between, there’s always the Burt Reynolds-style swimming trunk with full coverage around the hips. Gives you that barrel-chested strongman look.
It’s never too early to pay ironic tributes to ’70s shark films that kids these days can watch and not be at all scared at. Plus, they can match with Mom.
For the little superhero in your life. Punch through the waves with these kitschy Batman-inspired onomatopoeias. (What does "zowie" mean, anyway?)
For the kid who understands that getting in the pool and splashing around doesn’t mean getting sloppy. You can’t get more adorable than this.
I lied. You totally can.