Listen, swim season for big girls can be one of the most terrifying things in the world. You have mixed messages all over the media and even in the curvy community. Do you wear a one piece? Tankini? At what size should a bikini not be worn? Who dictates that?
It's a lot. I used to be a believer that I would never wear a two piece that showed any part of my stomach or back. I'm not sure at what point I decided to say screw it, but I know that this suit has been sitting in my drawers for over a year.
A YEAR. It took a year for me to gain the courage to wear this. It's a super cute suit, and it fits, but I still had to Snapchat my best friend for approval about 3 times.
But it was 4th of July weekend. I'd be surrounded by friends. And after all, isn't confidence key? Well the inner turmoil was quickly dispersed by a few flabongos...and I just lived my life.
I had fun. and I went back two days later in another two piece that showed my stomach. My stretch marks. My gall bladder scar, and I still had fun. I didn't care what others thought, so I will continue to wear these suits because life is too short to try and hide your flaws. Embrace them.
U-S-A for the win.
Floral Swimsuit: Forever 21+
Black and White Cheetah Print Suit: Target
Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories
Donut Floatie: Target