For all the girls with back rolls, wobbly bellies, thunder-thighs or bingo wings.
For all the girls with saggy boobs, stretch marks, cellulite and c-ankles.
You are worthy and you are #beachbodyready
We all know that I feel passionately about learning to love your body as it is, not how society tells you it should be.
I started this blog because I wanted women to feel good about themselves, whether that be in clothes, swimwear, lingerie, or even naked! Nearly four years on and my own confidence in my own body has also soared. I have started to increasingly practice what I preach – not caring if someone looks at me, scandalised that I’m showing my fat body in a g-string on the beach.
Okay- so I don’t have a g-string for the beach. But only because I have not found one I like yet but I spend endless hours envying my friend Becky’s thong-style swimwear! I do, however, have a bikini top that doesn’t give any support to my H cups and lets them swing, pendulum style … and flop to the side when I lie in the sand.
This for me is a huge steps forward. I came to terms, and started to love, my bingo wings, thunder thighs and chubby tummy some time ago. I haven’t felt the need to hide them for some time. After all, they are only body parts, what is to be ashamed of?
My saggy breasts, however, have taken much more work. For years I’ve worn push up bras, taped my breasts for photo shoots when a bra isn’t needed, or posed in a way that naturally lifts my breast tissue; arms above the head or crossed over my body to lift my natural breast shape and make them appear less descended.
But really, they’re just breasts. And of course they’re going to sag. They’re naturally H cup breasts. No amount of swimming or chest presses is ever going to change the fact that gravity will pull them down. So why be ashamed?
After all, saggy breasts matter too!
And now for this gorgeous bikini. It is by Caya Coco and stocked at Navabi.
The bikini top is a soft cup construction in a vibrant paisley print. The cups are lined in white and have a keyhole join where the central gore would normally sit. The back band and straps are extremely narrow and the band is closed by a gold clip clasp. The straps can be looped onto the band, meaning you can wear this in different back options. For these photos, I have crossed the straps from racer back but you could wear this in a multitude of options.
The briefs are mid-rise with full coverage and made from the same paisley print material, lined with the same white inner as the bikini top. Both items would be great for mix and matching as well as being worn as the co-ord in this post.
I’m wearing a size 18 in this bikini and the bra is a generous fit – encasing all my breast tissue and wrapping beneath my breast so that there is no under-boob revealed, even when swinging your arms about. The briefs are very true to size and I, in hind sight, would have sized up to prevent those love handles peeping over the top.