I'm not going on vacation until July and pretty much by then summer will be over, so I decided to have some fun a do little editorial-ish swimwear look. I also thought this would be a good time to talk about my swimwear insecurities and how I work to get through them. I feel about my legs how some women feel about their arms. I think my legs are pretty terrible, but I definitely don't dwell on it. It is what it is. I have always had really big thighs packed with a lot cellulite, because that's always fun right. LOL. Here are some things that have allowed me to work through my own issues. First off, I work hard and I like a nice vacation. This involves a lot of my hard earned money, so if you think I'm going to sit on a beautiful beach somewhere tropical thinking about my thighs after I have spent my hard earned coins you got another thing coming. To second that, I love swimwear and I love the beach and swimming it just doesn't seem right to spend it all covered up. Second, I love a fancy cover-up, it's where I get to bring in the fashion element that I love. I incorporate them into my beach look. Finally, I tore my ACL in 2008, had surgery in 2009. Until I had my surgery, I was on crutches and in a brace. Let's just say it was the worst, but through that I gained a real appreciation for the fact that I have two working legs. They may not be the prettiest, but they work and I can't be mad at that. I consider myself to be a very logical person, so I think my reasons are more logical than emotional. I hope this helps a little.
Style Note: I actually have on two bottoms. From an aesthetic standpoint I love this suit, but from a plus size friendly standpoint it's not the most plus friendly. The strap on the top is thin and the high waist bottoms are not so high waisted. I subbed in a pair of black high waist bottom from Lane Bryant to give me my desired coverage. I did swim and move around in the double bottoms and it didn't feel weird or tight, I did feel more secure.
Suit Top - ASOS, Suit Bottom - ASOS, Black Bottom (underneath) - Lane Bryant, Sheer Shirtdress - AshleyNellTipton, 'Fashion Crop Top' - ShopGarnerstyle, SwimBag - H&M, Sunnies - TomFord, Body Chain - ShopGarnerstyle, Shoes - Lane Bryant, Sheer Pants - SimplyBE