Baring It All; My First Swimsuits for All Bikini
"I love myself today
Not like yesterday
I’m cool, I’m calm
I’m gonna be okay! Uh huh”- Biff Naked
There’s no way I could have done this post a year ago. I’m learning to love my body more and more everyday. One of the reasons I have never ever worn a bikini is because of my legs. I’ve always only worn swim skirts. Silly right? You can see my legs in a skirt so what’s the deal with not wearing a bikini. Who knows? I have no clue! It’s really lame I even thought that way. So no more worrying about my legs being fat and less than perfect. I look hella hot in my suit even with big legs. It really doesn’t matter if anyone else thinks so.
This month’s Ahead of the Curve blog theme is “Bare for Summer” or “Being Seen;” the perfect opportunity for me to share my first suit with you.
With my new found bikini-wearing attitude I purchased this Polka Dot High Waist Bikini from Swimsuits for All.
I also picked up a Polka Dot Underwire Bra Top from ASOS to wear under the S4A top because I have a larger chest, wearing a size 44G bra, so I wanted the extra support in the top and layering the two suits was the best way for me to achieve this. My S4A suit only runs up to size 24; I wear a size 24 top and a 26/28 bottom but I ordered it anyway to take a chance. The bottom does fit, but it is very tight, I would like to have been able to size up one size for a better fit. I noticed the bikinis on the S4A site seem to stop at size 24, I hope this changes in the future because I see more and more women larger than a size 24 rocking two pieces. If you’re going to call yourself “Swimsuits for All” you should have bikini options available in the full size range you advertise. Just my two cents. I’m very happy with my suit even though the bottom is a tiny bit too tight. The quality is nice and the price was right; S4A always has coupon codes floating around and wonderful sales so you should be able to pick up a suit at a steal if you keep your eyes peeled for these codes and sales. The ASOS top I picked was the wrong size when it arrived, I ordered a 42F and they sent a 38F. It’s clearly to small for me to wear on it’s own but it works under this top and I could not be bothered sending it back since the return process is a bit tougher in Canada. It’s still a nice top despite being too small, I may re-order my correct size and just sell this one.
I wanted to snazzy-up my suit so I added a black fishnet crop top I had kicking around in my underwear drawer. HA! Old school Torrid at its finest. This baby is 10+ years old so you won’t find it now. You can even see I pushed thumb holes into the sleeves to kick it goth style.
I added a touch more retro flair by adding Hey! heeled jelly shoes from ASOS and a
Skull Towel from Sourpuss. My towel is no longer in stock, but the link points you to another gnarly design.
I feel my bikini bum look is practical and also very true to my alternative style. I’m overjoyed I found the confidence this summer to wear a two piece. Insecurities are a bitch!! I totally can’t wait to rock my other suits for you in an upcoming blog!!