Thursday, 24 January 2013

Goodbye Body Hate, Hello Beach Fun!




So I said it was coming and here it is! The SWIMWEAR post. I knew at some point I wanted to do a post about swimwear but was surprised when the opportunity came up so quickly. To say I was nervous of these shots would be an understatement. But I feel like the message of this blog is body love not body-hide. And I can hardly preach what I don't do myself. So I got all my courage together and had my friend (her fingerprint in the second photo!) take this photos when on holiday. And I was pleasantly surprised! In fact I regret not doing a shot without the sheer dress.



Bathers: BIB for Myer

The past year or so has been crazy for plus-size swimwear. Everyone is embracing swimwear and being proud of every inch of their plus-size bodies. Even (shock horror!) their STOMACHS! Believe it or not but you're actually allowed to show some stomach without it looking like Miranda Kerr's. So I felt inspired to take the plunge myself and go two-piece. Here was the dilemma. Australia is yet to realise plus-size girls might want bikinis. I couldn't find ANY! Now I'm a big believer in online shopping don't get me wrong. But when it comes to anything that even resembles a bra I NEED to try it on or there is a high chance I will have a back-fat/side-boob/spillage situation. The only ones I thought I could risk were the GORGEOUS ones from Monif C. But unfortunately I think my boyfriend might kill me if I spent that amount of money on so little material!

I was about to give up when I saw this aztec-print tankini set. And I decided to take inspiration from all the thrifty fatshion bloggers I've been following over the years and do a little DIY. Ok I've cheated because I've only folded the the bottom up under the bust but it'll do until I can get the mother-in-law to do some permanent alteration. I love the feeling of wearing a two-piece but with the high-waist bottoms and thick band of the top I still feel completely supported. I kept the sarong on at the beach but I think I'm one step closer to going completely cover-free. And next time I'm off to the beach I'll post a dress-free post too! Wow... it feels so amazing to let go of all the body-baggage I've been lugging around for 15 years and just enjoy bathers again!

I think a lot of people would say they don't want to see people's "fat" on display but, c'mon, I don't exist to look attractive to other people.

How do you feel about plus-size bikinis?

6 comments:

  1. I was sitting here shivering in Oregon wondering what the hell you were going on about...swimsuit season? Ah. You're on the other side of the planet. Thant makes more sense. And YOU darling, look great in that cover-up. The teeny bit of your tankini I can see does look lovely.

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    1. Thanks hun :)
      I definitely feel like the minority in the blog world enjoying summer right now. Although "enjoying" may be too strong a word as it's 38 degrees (102 Fahrenheit) today and I'd love to be shivering! But we always want what we can't have. I'm sure when it's winter here I'll be missing these days!

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  2. Love the Aztec tankini! You really do look amazing!...love the blog :) EZ ooxx

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    1. Thanks :) Glad you're liking it, I'm really enjoying writing it.

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  3. Does this mean we can beach it up together :) :) ? xx JD

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    1. Your bring the drinks and i'll bring the frisbee :)

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