This could be a VERY short post. A super short one, but well, you know me I’ll make it long just because. But the short reason I refuse to be AFRAID to wear a bikini is that afraid is for spiders or clowns or being murdered in your sleep, not someone seeing your stomach.
It’s clothing folks, it’s nothing to be afraid of. And if you’re anything like me then a bikini might just work out better for you. Firstly, interchangeable sizes and no length issues. It’s the same as the tankini (which I’ll talk about later this week) but with a little less material and a little extra oomph.
Since Gabi from Gabifresh launched her first “fatkini” in the market 3 (ish?) years ago plus size women everywhere have been embracing their bellies. Women who hadn’t worn swimsuits for years were parading in front of their mirrors, by the pool and on the beach in their bikini. And that vibe, it spread.
No longer the domain of the ab exceptional amongst us, the bikini is cool, everyone is doing it. Whether your style is sporty and functional or stringy and sexy, there’s a bikini in the marketplace somewhere FOR YOU. It’s fun. Because that’s the point. It’ll soon be summer and I want to see you happy wearing whatever the heck makes you happy.
Maybe a bikini won’t be your thing. But if it is, and you’ve been afraid to wear it, then I one hundred percent am behind you doing what you want. Wearing what you want. I always will be. A great way to ditch the fear of wearing a bikini is to build up to wearing in public. Practice at home by wearing it around your house. Get used to the wind on your belly then build up to beach days with family and friends.
But let me assure you of one thing, you have every right to wear that bikini. Every right! And bonus as far as I know, I googled it so I’m pretty sure, a bikini hasn’t killed anyone yet.
Oh man, I hope you’re not the first. Haha.
Chief Blogger at Suger Coat It; An Australian lifestyle blog for women who work for themselves. Melissa is a social media consultant & lover of stripes. Most weekends you’ll find her at the beach or home on the veranda kicking back. Around here, they call her Suger. Feel free to do the same.