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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini?

29 Apr

With summer just around the corner, suddenly we find ourselves showing a bit more skin than in the colder months. Body angst can creep up unexpectedly when we find ourselves looking in the mirror and critiquing, rather than celebrating, our strong, amazing bodies.

Looking for a swim suit is just one of the modern torturous rituals that women go through at least once a year. So this year, don’t equate a fuller figure with more swimsuit coverage. Sometimes, covering more is actually less flattering to curves than the right cut and support. After all, if you are confidently rocking plus size lingerie – a bathing suit is just a glorified version with a larger audience!

Fit, fit, fit.

You can go in any direction you want stylistically speaking if you have the right fit. Fit includes the proper support and coverage. For example, a high-waisted bikini offers the same shaping as many one-pieces. Look for a swimsuit with underwire or built in support if you are larger than a B-Cup. It’s a must have, no compromise. Proper lift, shows off your waistline, too.

High waisted bikini for plus sizes

Photo Credit: Forever 21, Monif C

Just like in your plus size underwear, fit on the bottom depends on what you are looking for. If you want to show more skin, a higher cut leg is often much more flattering than a granny-skirt or a super low, fitted leg opening. The fabulous thing about a bikini is the options of separates. If you find you are one size on the bottom and another on the top, you can mix and match to get the best fit.

Your lingerie comes in all colors, so should your swimwear! Don’t feel you are limited to black just because you’re a curvy gal. Color blocked prints that diagonal at the waist are flattering and fresh.

Sexy Swimwear for Curves

Photo Credits: Forever 21, Monif C

A floral print can add interest and provide a retro feel, especially with a higher waist. Mimicking the lacing of a corset, many plus size one pieces offer control panels around the waist to streamline an hour glass silhouette, too.

Remember, the best accessory for lingerie in the bedroom is confidence, and it’s also the best accessory (besides a comfortable beach chair) on the beach!‎