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I was supposed to not show my fat body, to fight "the bulge," to do whatever necessary to change my shape. So, I wore my two-piece, rejecting the notion that the body I live in is something to be ashamed of. A friend took pictures.
Come beach season, we all have an insecurity or two — the pressure to have the perfect "bikini body" is strong and pretty outdated. For plus-size blogger Sarah Sapora, that self-doubt led her to avoid bikinis for 25 years. But recently, as Yahoo!
For years, I remember looking at a photo of my three-year-old self on the beach that was hanging up at my parents' house and thinking, "I haven't worn a bikini since then. While I've continued to steer clear of the my three-old-self's bowl cut, I have gotten back into bikinis thanks to the plethora of options now available to plus-size women. This is thanks much in part to the oft-credited inventor of the term "fatkini," Gabifresh, whose collaborative line for Swimsuitsforall makes many an appearance on this list of plus-size bikini babes.
Jazzy proved it's ok to have a different body type to your partner. There's nothing worse than being a woman who totally hates the gym, swiping through endless Tinder profiles of men boasting that they're married to it. Most would automatically assume that if you're other half spends their evenings getting ripped lifting weights and you spend the evening lifting a spoon to your mouth from your tub of ice cream while you watch Love Island, it's not going to work.
Body-pos blogger Kenzie might be all about helping you "love your damn self," but she opened up in this Instagram post about how she hasn't always had that level of confidence: "This girl right here used to not be able to: 1. Leave the house, 2. Look at her face the in the mirror, 3.
Typically, we spend way too much time worrying all winter and spring about how our bodies will look in our bathing suits comes summer. We spend countless hours trying to get flat abs, toned legs, and a tight butt to "look good" for everyone else, even if we're already totally happy with what we've got. If you're doubting putting on your littlest bikini because you don't think you're "summer ready," here are some awesome women who will inspire you to rock it with confidence.
This year, I made a New Year's resolution that confused some people. By confuse, I mean conversations about it usually went like this:. Them: "What a great goal!
We're loving their inspirational, body-positive messages. My new swimsuitsforall collection is here!!! It was such an amazing experience to meet and work with all of them, and we had a blast shooting at the Santa Monica Pier.