You guys. The beaches opened up again where I live and I am here for it! The beach is my absolute happy place, and having a collection of bathing suits that SUIT my mood (you see what I did there?), is key for me. I like variety! I went through the bin where I keep all my bathing suits the other day and tried them on in my Stories, and wanted to share them here as well.
Note: I’ve been working on body confidence and finding a suit that makes me feel amazing inside and out is a goal of mine. (Dare I say, everyone’s?) My mood changes and sometimes I want a one piece and sometimes I want a bikini. For a long time I only wore bikinis because I hated how I felt in one pieces. Too mom-ish I guess (spoiler, I AM a mom!) I think I have found a few cute styles from a variety of inexpensive places and I am happy to say that I love how I feel in them.
Also, can I say? Life is too short to hide. I sat in my beach chair the other day and looked around and just noted how happy everyone seemed. Music was playing, the breeze was blowing softly, and women of all shapes and sizes were gathered after so much time at home. It was really a gift to be able to do something that had been taken away for so long. Let’s work on healing how we feel about our bodies and just LIVE in them, k? Let’s unapolagetically wear the suit and ignore the things we think others are judging us for (they’re not…and if they are, these aren’t your type of people to be concerned with.) Let’s put down the shame and low self worth and just start loving who we are. You are beautiful, I promise.
I hope I help you find a suit that makes you feel like YOU, a suit that you can feel unapolagetically beautiful in. I have scars from two breast surgeries, wrinkles, cellulite, and faded stretchmarks… all the things most of of have…let’s choose to show up AS IS. Your body has helped you live and survive 100% of its days so far, and it deserves to be loved and honored.
I bought this suit last year from Target and loved it immediately, yet I was also afraid that it was too much. I’ve spent most of my life hiding certain parts of myself so I wouldn’t draw any excess attention, and this bathing suit was having none of that. The sad thing is, I never wore it anywhere in public all last Summer. Here’s the deal, I don’t want myself or my young daughter doubt ourselves or edit who we really are for the sake of other people’s opinion. The point is not to dim ourselves for others, to wear what brings us joy and confidence. Yes this suit is “sexy” and I wouldn’t wear it in front of my Grandfather or to a work function, but I love it for simple days at the beach with friends. I feel pretty and covered/ uncovered in the best way. I felt free in it.
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Also, a sweet sideways cellulite/saggy bum shot. There’s a lot more back there, too. Lol. Wear the suit anyway, you guys. No one is perfect.
Another great one piece! In the past I have hated one piece suits because they felt really “mom-ish” and I felt not like ME in them. I love how others look, but then I would put one on and immediately feel blah. Then I found the one above, and this one, and I realized that I really like a one piece that is a little daring and different. This one fit the bill. From the back it looks like a highwaisted bikini and halter, and in the front it obviously dips low and has the cutouts. It just feels really secure, yet sexy at the same time. I wore it in Hawaii and felt amazing in it! The link to shop it is below!
Another bathing suit I bought for Hawaii! Before this suit I hadn’t ever tried on a high waisted bikini that made me feel good. Most gave me the “diaper butt” look and I felt kind of matronly in them. I found this browing through Amazon one day and immediately thought it looked FUN. (I like things that are FUN and DIFFERENT and JOYFUL.) It comes in a bunch of colors and I may get another. I am wearing the size medium because I wanted the top to fit really well, and I think it fits true to size.
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This is a suit from Target that, in theory, I really like, but the fit is a little bit off. I still wear it and love it probably 90% of the time, but I do have to adjust the bottoms a bit. I am in between sizes at Target (and honestly don’t love their fit and suits that much anymore,) so I fiddle with them a bit. I DO love how you can order D/DD size tops, which helps the top fit really nice. This has always been an issue for me with bathing suits and having this option is great. I ADORE the print and love the higher rise bottoms. They aren’t true high rise, though, but probably would be in the right size. I would size up in the bottoms for a better fit, they fit small.
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