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Embracing the Bikini

embracing bikini

I wanted to write this post for a couple of reasons, firstly because I just love my new bikini and wanted to show it off like I would with any normal outfit post, and secondly because I wanted to talk about body confidence.

We aren’t going abroad this year but as we have a couple of UK breaks planned I knew I needed some new swimwear. When we went to Butlins a few weeks ago I forgot my bikini and had to buy the most hideous swimsuit while we were there and I felt gross in it. I definitely didn’t want to feel like that again!

So I had a look on ASOS and fell in love with a bikini but my first thoughts were I can’t possibly wear that, I’ll look awful in it. But I then saw that they did the bottoms in a high waisted version which I was super happy about as I knew that they would be great for hiding my mum tum, so I decided to go for it and order them. I also ordered two tops, a low cut one as I just really liked it but again doubted I’d be brave enough to wear it, and also a crop top one which would cover me up a little more.

Top – £12 – ASOS, Bottoms – £16 – ASOS 

When it arrived and I tried it on I thought yes I look far from perfect but I love it, I’m keeping it and I’m going to feel confident in it! And I even decided to keep the more daring of the two tops.

Last weekend we were away at Sherwood Hideaway which had a hot tub, so I got the opportunity to wear my new bikini. I asked James to take some photos of me as I knew I wanted to write this post but didn’t know if I would be brave enough to actually go through with it, but here we are…

One of my boobs is bigger than the other, I have stretch marks, a mum tum, I am ghostly pale and never tan, I have thunder thighs, a huge bum and the worst cellulite. But so what? I’m not going to hide myself away because of all that, I am who I am and I’m going to embrace it.

Now I’m not saying that I’m completely happy with my body, in fact I’ve wrote about my body issues in the past. I go from feeling OK about myself to hating my body, and I recon most women feel the same. I’m still aiming to lose a little weight, more so to be healthy that any thing else.

I know I’ve waffled on a bit, but I guess my point is that it’s completely normal to have issue with your body and not be happy with it 100% of the times. But we have to learn to love ourselves, never ever be tempted to hide yourself away and cover up just because your body isn’t perfect.

Thanks for reading.


 

3 Comments

  1. Jenny
    July 7, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    You look absolutely fab, there’s nothing wrong with you.
    I know I couldn’t or wouldn’t dare to bare, may be after a few drinks lol
    I also have a mum tum, stretch marks and hate my big boobs, it makes it really hard to find decent comfortable swim wear ?
    May be I might give the website you mentioned a go.

  2. July 8, 2017 / 10:50 am

    You look lovely! The bikini really suits you and you should be proud of your body 🙂 x

  3. July 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    LOVE this post. You look incredible! The bikini really suits you and your body is beautiful. I’m so pleased you did this post! If all women did this, more women would love their bodies and we would gain much more power in the world.

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