What I don't long for is swimsuit shopping.
Although I am definitely on the road to body acceptance, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not quite there yet. I don't mind showing my stomach, arms, chest, but I prefer to hide my upper thighs. I feel most comfortable in a skirted bikini or one piece. The problem is that skirted suits tend to fall into two categories. 1. Matronly, shapeless, or simply too much coverage or 2. not enough skirt to provide the coverage that I need. The other obstacle I face is that I'm bigger on the bottom than I am on the top.
I can usually get around these issues by purchasing separates. I have two plain black swim skirts that I pair with cuter tops from more trendy swim wear collections. This has suited me fine for the last few summers (pun intended), but I really want to add some color into my swimwear repertoire. Here are a few colorful suits I've got my eye on.
|Image via Alwaysforme.com|
I love the bright blues in this suit. The website shows the back of the suit and it appears to provide a good deal of booty coverage. Also the straps are removable! I recently discovered Always for Me. They are a plus size retailer specializing in swimwear, activewear and lingerie. I love so many of the suits on their site, but I think this one is my favorite. it would be a great one-piece option. Solid color option here. Available in sizes 16W-24W.
|Mossimo Plus size Swim Skirt in Boysenberry- $22.99 at Target|
|Colorblock halter bandeu top|
|Paisley Halter top|
|Striped Bandeau tankini top|
|image via jcrew.com|
|image via jcrew,com|
|image via mindbodylingerie.com|
Strapless Polka Dot Swimdress $59.95 from Mind Body LingerieI had to throw in one last suit, because y'all know I can't pass up a polka dot. This suit is adorable, but I don't think it'd be good for any actual swimming as it doesn't have straps. I've never heard of Mind Body Lingerie, and the site appears a little risque, but they have cute retro inspired suits in a variety of sizes. This suit is available in XS to XXL.
What is your favorite style of swimsuit? Know of any good plus size swimsuit retailers?