I was on tumblr the other day looking for some plus size fashion inspiration when I came upon this post & her two steps to having a swimsuit ready body:
- find a swimsuit you love
- put it on
I can't believe it's that easy.
That's a lie, I can believe it's that easy! Am I the only one who gets excited when swimsuit weather nears? I just love swimming. I also love to look pretty fly in a swim suit & though it's hard to find one that hugs my curves in all the right ways, I still enjoy the way I look when I find the right one. My favorite swimsuit might be on it's last Summer, so I'm on the look out for a few new ones to keep me afloat (get it!?) as we head on into warmer weather.
The first one I fell in love with was this bright red one piece from Forever21+ . I recently bought some more jeans & a few cardigans from their plus site. Of course since it's nearing spring there were quite a few bathing suites scattered about. Print, solids, & polka dots. There's another pink polka dot one I have my eye on too, but I'm afraid the baby pink will match my pale winter skin tone too much until i get a tan! Forever21 is my go to for affordable plus size clothes. There's not a store near us with a plus department though, so sad!
I was also looking through Modcloth's site & fell in love with some of their plus swimwear as well! Like this pretty Gardenia Getaway one piece. I love the print & the retro style. This sort of style gets me every time (as you can tell!) I'm also loving the emerald green color of this one below:
Modcloth also has a few high waisted separates that I'm tempted to try (this one is my fave!). I'm totally loving all the plus size babes rocking their two pieces & it inspires me to break out of my shell a bit. I'm more modest so I do gravitate towards one pieces but I'm also realizing that if I want to wear a two piece I can! I shouldn't limit myself into thinking I can only wear a certain thing. And I'm really into challenging myself with fashion lately - I mean look at my new love for lipstick!
Growing up near the water - both near the beach, with my grandparent's pool, & vacationing on the lake - bathing suits aren't something that were avoidable. I've always been focused on the fun I'm having rather than the way I look. My hair probably isn't brushed & I might be wearing a bright pink life vest...so who cares! Case in point - two fly pool side ladies right here in two different yet super fly sizes:
I sure am gonna miss being home this summer to lounge by the pool or head to the water park after work. Living in Williamsburg, Va meant a quick trip home to slip on suits & then a 10 minute drive to Water Country USA for a little tanning before the sun crept behind the trees. Then maybe we'd head to Busch Gardens for dinner. Such a hard life.
I'm hoping that our little town sort of springs to life when the days start getting warmer. Who knows...I might be sporting my swimsuit ready body here soon, I hope you do too! Find a style you love, rock it, & have a blast this summer. Don't let what others think hold you back. The more you challenge yourself the more you will love yourself.