The two most feared words for most women….SWIMSUIT SEASON. I am not exaggerating when I say that those two words have made me cringe for most of my life. Growing up, I was always a bigger girl, I struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. As I’ve gotten older, my weight has fluctuated, I have tried every diet, workout and supplement on the market, and guess what, not a single one of those things has changed my perspective of how I feel about myself in a bathing suit.
But do you want to know what has? It’s two fold…the first and most important thing has been learning to love myself no matter my shape, size or current weight. Do I feel better about myself when I eat right and exercise, hell yes I do. But should they determine the amount of self love I have? HELL NO! Will I continue to eat healthy, exercise, and still occasionally enjoy and indulge my cravings? HELL YES! Life is all about balance and thats exactly what I am striving for. Snd do you want to know something else, the more love I find for myself, the more I WANT to take care of myself! It actually gives me motivation to be more active, make better food choices and take better care of myself.
So whats the second magic ingredient you ask? Finding the right suit. Not every suit is going to be flattering on every body, and thats okay! I have spent YEARS on my quest for the perfect suit. Now obviously, each year, the styles and options change, but with a little time and effort, you too can find the suit that makes you look in the mirror and think to yourself “Damn girl, you look gooooood!”
And that’s why I am here today, to share with you my all time favorite suits for curvy girls. These suits are the ones that that not only make me look good, but feel good too. They hug me in all the right places, accentuate my curves and are still stylish. For some reason, the bigger the suit, the frumpier they can sometimes get itseems. Luckily, times are changing and the amount of options is expanding for those of us with a little extra “junk in the trunk” if you know what I’m sayin!
First up is my absolute favorite – the Side Tassel Tropical One Piece. It could be the fun tropical print, gorgeous cut, or adorable side ruching, but this suit is one that I sometime will just put on and stare at without any intention of ever going into the water. Sounds a little self obsessed, I know, but cut me a break, do you know how life changing finding the perfect bathing suit is?! This little number is from Fabletics and cost $56.95 without a membership, and with membership, drops down to only $39.95. Oh and did I mention it comes in sizes from and XS to a 3X? Hallelujah for some size inclusion!
Next up is this adorable pastel neon number from City Chic – Summer Splice One Piece. This one has separated cups so it offers a tad more support than the first suit although both are very supportive in my opinion. It features a gorgeous color combo that is enhanced by the paneled lines. These also really help to draw in the waist line. It also has adjustable shoulder straps that really help customize the fit and are a life saver for those of us with longer torsos. This one is a bit more pricey at $89.00 but they regularly have coupon codes for anywhere from 25-40% off.
I am a sucker for florals so this next pick should come as no surprise. The Wolf & Whistle One Piece by Simply Be is a simple but beautiful suit. Its a black base with gorgeous pink and purple flower print. It has a nice amount of stretch but still holds you in really well. The straps are adjustable and also criss-cross in the back which if you have anything over a C-cup you will certainly appreciate. It retails for only $36.49 which is a total steal!
So there you have it, my top 3 suits for curvy girls. No matter what suit you pick, just remember, all that matters, is that you feel beautiful in it. Don’t be afraid to try a new style or cut, you never know what you might find!