My Style: Plus Size Swimwear
It took me a long time to admit I am plus-size again. There is such a shame and embarrassment associated with the clothing category, and yet—it exists for a reason. There is nothing wrong with your bigger body. Let me repeat that for those in the back: THERE. IS. NOTHING. WRONG. WITH. YOUR. BIGGER. BODY. Cool, glad we got that covered.
Now that I am more comfortable with the skin I’m in, I have finally decided to buy some plus size swimwear that looks cute, feels nice, and fits my beach bod (which is, of course, a body at the beach). I also want to clear something up here. Just because I am more accepting of myself, doesn’t mean I don’t have any insecurities. I do! I am human! I, for one, don’t love my arms. So I bought plus size swimwear that accentuates my hips and makes my arms look a little more flattering (to me). Nothing wrong with that. And I feel fucking GREAT. Below are some of the plus size swimwear pieces I’ve purchased recently. Hope you enjoy!
I absolutely LOVE this swimsuit! I probably could have gone one size down, but I like to have a little more room in my clothing. The shoulders part of the suit was falling down a bit, but I just situated it more on top of my shoulders when I was walking. I also assume the criss-cross detail at the top probably looks better if you’ve got bigger boobs than me. If you’re looking for a solid black swimsuit, this is the one. AND even better—it’s cheap.
This suit is super colorful and it fits my shoulders the best. BUT, be careful with how you order this! Go for the number range (14-16, 18-20, etc) instead of the Xs (X, 2X, 3X). It feels like nice quality and I love the way it looks with a water backdrop.
It’s funny—when I posted this photo on Instagram, so many people assumed it was a dress! I actually wore it with jean shorts to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, and it blended perfectly into the scenery. Many people asked me if the white was see-through in the water. To be honest, I have no idea! No one told me otherwise, so…lol.
So I love the one-shoulder element to this, but the swimsuits fit a little too tight for me. I still rocked it as much as I could, but I wish I had gone up one size. But man, the ruffle is adorable! I was also so surprised by the quality of the swimwear considering the suits are very cheap. Definitely read the reviews per suit before purchasing.
This suit only goes up to a certain size and it was a little too small for me! It still worked, but I would have appreciated more room. I also don’t know if I can rock a deep plunge?? I still loved it though. The ruffle shoulders are cute.
That’s all I’ve got for now! I’ll update with more links if I buy more swimsuits. Go live your best summer life! And NEVER let the fear of wearing a swimsuit in public keep you from enjoying the beach.
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