I spent a week in the Bahamas last week and I wore a swimdress b/c I personally feel immodest in a bikini.
90% of the women were wearing bikinis and 80% of them looked terrible in a bikini. The other women were wearing one pieces and tankinis. I only saw 2 other women wearing swimdresses and they were over the age of 50 at least.
I just have to say that after a day or two, I no longer cared who was wearing a bikini b/c I stopped noticing them. It was b/c it was the norm to wear a bikini. It was interesting that I stopped noticing it after a while.
I was the ONLY young woman wearing a swimdress. I definitely stood out big time. I got a lot of looks and attention from both men and woman b/c I was the only young pretty and slim girl covered up and wearing a swimdress. I actually found that the men were very attracted to me and it seemed like they were all looking at me more so than they ever did when I wore a bikini :eek: The big difference that I noticed, however, was that even though the men wre majorly checking me out, it was with extreme respect. As I would walk by them, they would smile at me in a very “what a nice girl” kind of way.
I can’t explain it. I’m not a man, so I don’t really know what was going through their minds. I can only share what I personally experienced wearing a swimdress.
I liked the attention I got b/c it wasn’t lustful or creepy. The men were very friendly and respectful towards me. I even had men stop to talk to me about the weather and how beautiful my kids are…it was as though they assumed that I was a good girl and worthy of respect. The younger men were also giving me very nice smiles as I walked by them. It was so strange. My husband was also very proud and I could tell b/c of the smiles and looks I also got from him.
Anyway, it was a very interesting experience.