Without further ado, pictorial proof that the Wonder Woman bathing suit was worn in public:
Not pictured: the large group of people laughing and humming the theme tune while the pictures were being taken. Their spokesperson did have the grace to say they weren't laughing at me. Not as such anyway. I was okay with it, though, as I couldn't stop laughing either.
Here I am looking for trouble. And dying.
Springing into action. And dying.
Flouting the rules. And blinking.
I'm glad I did the ridiculous photoshot and got all of my nerves and embarrassment out of the way as I was able to wear the suit on later days and gave very few sh*ts about being judged. That can't be said about wearing it for the first time, however!
When I put my suit on at the house in front of Jamie before the beach, he said , 'Mum! What happened to your stomach?!' Assuming he was concerned by the really stupid sunburn underbust, I said 'Don't worry, buddy, it's just sunburn.' To which he said, 'No, I mean- how did you get so fat?'. Which was a great line with perfect delivery, but personally devastating for at least five hours.