Bathing suits are generally not created for larger women, at least up here in these parts. Even the suits in Penningtons, which is a store for larger women, are either very ugly or fit poorly. Plus they are expensive, talking over $100! If I was thin like in the old days, I would only pay around $25 for a suit, it's very wrong that someone in size 24 has to pay 4x more for an ugly bathing suit that doesn't fit properly. I am fortunate in that I swim mainly in rivers and lakes, so I can wear shorts and tank tops. If I go to a pool, on a rare occasion, I have an old suit that I throw a tshirt on top, as the straps slip off.
I like that the article focuses on self-image and self-esteem. It is so true that attitude makes a difference. When my bathing suit was new it fit well. It is a "tiger" pattern one piece. I wore it in Vegas with my new boyfriend and he thought I was HOT. I was 250lbs. I felt self-conscious at first but that quickly changed, as he reminded me "if you think you are HOT you are H-O-T, HOT." He was right. I stood tall, proud and felt very beautiful in my bathing suit. I was overweight, I had problem areas but who cares? I had people smile when they saw me, guys gave me the looks over in a good way and hey, I was and still am HOT. It's all in how you present yourself to the world. That's why I loved this article, for focusing on that piece. :)
- 5/31/2011 1:46:00 PM