The kids are wearing bathing suits, but it’s not really necessary, says Kate Halsey, a New York-based fashion designer.
They’re more likely to be comfortable in bathing suits and have plenty of time to wear their bathing suits.
“Bikinis are not necessarily going to be the most comfortable clothes,” she says.
“They don’t really have a high-end look, and if they’re in a bikini, you’re not going to have a lot of accessories on them, which can be a problem if they need to do things like brush their teeth.”
She recommends opting for bathing suits that aren’t too high-neckline and that don’t pull down too far, because these will help keep your body from rolling up.
Kids are also more likely than adults to wear high-waisted dresses and skirts, because they can get wet and feel exposed, Halseys says.
If you do need to wear your bathing suit, you can do so in the same way that you would in your own home.
“If you’re wearing a suit and you don’t want to expose your skin, put it on under your arm or in the front,” she advises.
“You can wear the suit underneath your shirt, under your jeans or under a dress.”
Halseies recommends wearing bathing suit tops with shorts, or if you’re going to wear a bathing suit and have children in tow, opt for a short dress with no straps.
“Your body isn’t going to want to be exposed in that,” she adds.
“It will take care of itself.
It’s much more comfortable, and your kids won’t have to worry about you coming into the shower.”
For more from this issue, read The Kids Are In!
A Beginner’s Guide To Being A Fashion Designer.