I took Sabi out shopping today to find a bathing suit for our trip to Panama next month. She really wanted a 2 piece so I told her that we would give it a shot. I did buy her a 2 piece several years ago, a tankini which was very cute. I was open minded. We went everywhere and saw only one type of bathing suit though. This type of bathing suit came in many different colors and prints but the design was all the same, no matter what store we were in. The bottoms are very low waisted with high cuts in the thigh area. The tops are either way too big or way too small - none fit just right. The bottom line however is that not only did the bathing suits not fit Sabi well, they were just plain inappropriate for girls. They looked as if they belonged in the juniors or women's sections.
It is hard to shop for Sabi's size. While she is not overweight, she clearly has some hips on her with a much smaller waist. It is always difficult to find pants for this very same reason. That being said, it is unfortunate that it is difficult to find something appropriate for her to wear. We ended up with a one piece Speedo from Costco. It is exactly the right size and she can't grow anymore and continue to wear it. It will do us just fine though for our trip next month. We will have to keep our eyes open for something else for her to wear this summer.