New Swimwear Line!
I can’t believe I am sharing this post. I would have never thought after two babies, I would get back into a bikini. No, my body is not perfect. Yes, it needs work and I am aware of that. One thing is for sure, I will not shame myself over being a mom and wearing a bikini.
First of all, when I was on the hunt for a swimsuit, I was looking for the infamous one piece. You know, that one piece that would hide all your flaws, (for the most part) cover up you love handles and muffin top. After not having any luck, I walk into my local Target store I saw the swimwear display. It read, now carrying sizes “D and DD” Say what?! A bikini top that would actually keep the “girls” in? Let me make my way to the fitting room. I could not have been more excited.
For the first time in a long time, I felt that I too, can wear a bikini and feel comfortable, now some will say that being a mom, I shouldn’t wear anything so “revealing”. But, if I wore bikinis before my 2 children, what’s wrong with wearing one now.
I have been to the beach or pool plenty of times with shorts and a t-shirt, all while other moms whose bodies were like mine walked around with so much confidence. I have always said, DAMN, why can’t I have the confidence they do. What makes me shame of my body? Because there is nothing wrong with my body.
What is wrong, is what society thinks a body that has birthed 2 children, had 2 C-Sections, should be toned and perfect.Honestly, I can make the time to workout every day, make my body perfect for those who will never really see it, or I can be comfortable and confident in my own skin, no matter how saggy, flabby, or dimpled it may be.
I speak for myself when I say, I will not be a statistic of society, but more importantly, I will not fall into the trap of what society “thinks” my body should look like. Instead, I’m going to strut my butt to the pool or beach and make memories with my kids. Yes, in this bikini or in one of the other 2 that I purchased. lol!
So, thank you Target for understanding, understanding that some of us women have “girls” that are larger than average, and we need swimwear that is going to support them. Lastly, I feel like now more than ever I have the confidence to wear bikinis again.
Are you confident in your swimwear? Let’s chat about it in the comments below!