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For some of us plus-size girls, wearing a bikini can be an extremely daunting experience. After all, we’re told that wearing a two-piece isn’t for us – or more specifically our bodies! For years, I believed that I couldn’t wear a bikini because it would show off all my flabby bits and that wasn’t allowed. I hadn’t actually worn a bikini until I was about twenty, which is crazy to believe. I definitely would have worn one sooner if I had joined the self-love community earlier. We’re so lucky that there are so many beautiful babes who always sharing their bikini looks!
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this but your body is most definitely ready for a bikini. If you have a body, then you can wear a bikini! However, it’s important to find the right bikini. After all, you will have boobs and a butt that need supporting. Without the proper support, you could incur a nip slip or transparent bottoms – the bane of my life! Below are brands whose bikinis I’ve personally tried including both PR samples and bikinis I’ve bought myself:
Curvissa (PR SAMPLE)
I recently got sent the Curvy Kate Blue Bikini from Curvissa and I absolutely fell in love with when I saw it! I’ve always heard great things from Curvy Kate and their bras – particularly for bigger boobs. Not only did it have great support for my melons but I felt incredible in the deep blue bikini. Their size range is from a 32 to 44 and cup sizes range from D to K – I got a 38DD and the fit was good. I could have probably gone bigger as it pinched a little bit on the sides but that was my fault for not measuring properly!
I bought this swimsuit last year from Peek & Beau on ASOS but I thought it was the perfect step up to a bikini. It’s basically a bikini but the top and the bottoms are slightly attached. It also made from recycled polyester, which I thought was important as I’m trying to be more sustainable where I can. Although this is incredibly difficult as a plus-size woman! The brand says that ‘plastic bottles and textile waste are processed into plastic chips and melted into new fibres.’ As a result, this saves water and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions too.
I’ve expressed many times how much I love ASOS and the availability of bikinis and swimsuits is just another reason why I love it! Take a look at the haul I did above – all of these are affordable bikinis which are under £30. My favourite is the lime green and blue one.
Although I’m not strictly wearing a bikini in this photo, Artesands do sell a number of stunning bikinis that are incredible in quality. This particular swimsuit was made from a thicker material, meaning it wasn’t see-through at all! While these bikinis are on the higher end, I really love the quality of their swimsuits.
So that’s my favourite places to buy bikinis but I would to hear yours! Let me know below in the comments where you buy bikinis and what you love about them.