I'm going to do a few triathlons this summer. I am mainly going to be doing the swim inside (a part from 1 for which I shall hire a wet suite). I'm trying to figure out what to wear. I don't want to wear a swimming costume on the bike / run as I'm a bit body conscious. I'm certainly not over-weight, but I wouldn't feel confident whilst cycling and running in my swimming costume. I'm thinking about lycra shorts with a short top - it's mainly a 'bottom' thing, and a case of 'does my bum look big in this' syndrome.
My problem is, that I can't exactly try
an outfit on, swim, cycle, run in it and return it if it's no good - I'm worried that either the top may come down whilst diving for the swim, or the shorts working there way down and stopping me from swimming to my best ability. What should I be looking for? Do you normally buy 1-size smaller? Are there any rules about clothing? What is the best material to go for? Do you need padding for the cycling part? Is there a really good web-site to buy an outfit from? What make do you wear and is it good quality? Any tips would be great.