Ask The Allergista: Where can I find cotton bathing suits and undergarments?

Q:

Hello Allergista,

I found your website because I was on-line looking for cotton swimwear for an upcoming trip (for 4 hours with no luck so far). I too am allergic to synthetic fabrics. It is so hard to find clothes, especially swim suits and bras. I have resorted to leotards for swimwear, or vintage cotton suits when I can find them. I could not get the website pictures in your swimwear section to come up on my computer clearly. Can you e-mail me any sites you have found? Also, I have not been able to find 100% cotton bras. I wear 100% cotton tanks (which are fairly easy to find), but I am a 38DD and without a bra things are going south - you know what I mean. Have you had any luck with bras? I felt better reading your sight because people without allergies just do not understand how hard it can be.

Thanks

A:

Hi!

First of all, sorry that my pages weren't loading correctly for you! I definitely feel your pain in the swim wear department. I actually still haven't purchased one. The ones I like are about $100 and I guess I'm just waiting for the occasion of needing one...? Leotards are a good idea, though! I hadn't thought of that.

I found an Etsy shop which I LOVE called Pita Pata Diva Vintage Boudoir and they make the cutest vintage-style 100% cotton bathing suits:

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Also make sure to check out my cotton beach item finds on Pinterest.

For bras and underwear, here's a post I did previously.

And here's my Pinterest board for cotton lounge, basics, and underthings.

I'm glad I was able to make you feel a little bit better! That's why I do this :-)

Hopefully you can find some cute things that you like. Good luck in your journey and make sure to check back in and let me know how you're doing!

Sincerely,

The Allergista