Hi there! Today we are going to be talking about one of the biggest fashion struggles for women of all body types: bathing suits.
Summer is my favorite season, but ever since before I can remember, bathing suit shopping has always been a stress point for me. My weight has fluctuated up and down for my entire life, and even at my lightest, bathing suits are a big challenge for me. This stress was SO REAL in the late 2000’s when I was in middle school and early high school and the Abercrombie low rise, cheeky bathing suits were the only styles that we socially acceptable to wear. So today I thank all of the God’s for the evolution of fashion lol.
My body type: I am 5’2″, curvy, and my weight is usually anywhere from 120-135 pounds. To give you a clothing gauge, I am typically a size 4 on top and a 6 on the bottom.
My bathing suit struggles lie purely in the bottoms. No matter my weight, my bubble butt, and hips always make themselves known lol. When buying a bathing suit, I gravitate towards a small on the top and sometimes a large in the bottoms. The majority of the stores I’ve purchased from (in the store or online), seldom fit me in the bottoms. They’re either too low rise in the front because the back of me is taking up too much fabric, or they dig into my butt and hips, making the bathing suit appear waaay too small and extremely unflattering. Even though I am only 5’2″, I have a rather long torso, so one pieces do not work too easily for me. The distance from my shoulders to my hip bone is never long enough in them, then put that in combination with my mixed matched top and bottom sizes, and it just does not work.
What changed the game for me: High waisted bathing suits coming back into style literally changed my life. They actaully fit my irregluar shape and here’s why: since they’re high wasited, there’s more fabric which means more vacancy for my booty. Since they go up higher, they also balance out my longer torso! Last bonus, is when they have a higher cut leg, this works wonders on anyone with short legs like me, & makes anyone with long legs look even more like a super model! Its a win win win!
What I’m currently wearing: I did some summer shopping with PacSun & found the PERFECT bikini style for my body! I got this high wasited tube top combo in 2 colors & I’m in love! I’m wearing a size small on the top, and a medium in the bottoms. Everthing from the cut, to the booty coverage is absolutely perfect!
What I’ve learned: Bathing suits are such a personal style choice. Everyone’s body is different & unfortuenly, the bathing suit world is just learning that now. Finding a style that fits you in a way that makes you feel fab is the most important thing! 💁🏻♀️