The days of bikini wearing for me are long gone...though im thin enough to wear one, I dont feel comfortable exposing my mommy stripes to the world...I am proud of each and every one but dont want to show them off.
I will stick w my mom bathing suit....the tankini that keeps my stripes covered!!!
Comment if you are proud of your mommy bathing suit!!!
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[This message edited by Williesmom at 8:12 PM, July 6th (Sunday)]
I don't actually have the body for a bikini. So, I mostly wear it around the pool in our back yard. And, we have a VERY judgey neighbor who was once telling me how another neighbor C wore a bikini around, and it was inappropriate, and she was too big for it, and she was the laughing stock of the neighborhood. I said "C has a fence" and judgey woman said "that doesn't matter when your neighbors have 2 story houses."
So, now C and I chill at her pool, in our bikinis, with a frozen beverage. I guess we're the laughing stock now, but, at least we aren't alone.
But, I am pretty proud of my tankini. I love it and it's comfortable and I can wear it to aqua zumba without having to readjust all the time.
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I have a great friend that is at least 300 pounds, and she wears a sport bra style swim top and shorts, and honestly she doesn't look bad in it. But she also wears it with confidence.
So stand tall, show your stripes/scars/and other parts, and enjoy the sun.
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[This message edited by KeepCalm_CarryOn at 3:17 PM, July 7th (Monday)]
Me- BW, 30
Him- fWh, 36
Mostly R'd, minus a few scars...bought a house and got a puppy...And baby makes 3! She arrived August 2013
I wear bike shorts to the water park... they fit tight and keep my thighs from getting rub burns...
I wear a long sleeved SPF swim shirt with a regular sports bra under it... because I don't want to get sunburned... I want to have fun and not worry about discomfort later...
It's all form fitting and shows off my bulges, but I don't care about any of that... I'm comfortable.
I look great except for my tummy. My tummy looks like a can of biscuits exploded. I probably will never feel ok wearing a bikini again (not that I felt ok when I was 120 lbs and looked HOT wearing a bikini!! )
Im ok with that!
I wear a cute bathing suit and swim shorts.
[This message edited by Gottagetthrough at 4:48 PM, July 7th (Monday)]
That being said, I have worn a one piece for years. I am thin enough for a bikini, but I just don't see the need to walk around practically nude in order to enjoy the water and sun. I didn't even get it when I was in high school and opted for one pieces then because I found them to be immensely more practical. I was a competitive swimmer and SCUBA diver. The LAST thing I want to worry about is having to stop and "adjust" in the water because things aren't where they are supposed to be. It is ALL about comfort and practicality for me and always has been. Could not care less what others think!
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet
Rock whatever you're comfortable in! I hate when ppl needlessly judge others who aren't bothering anyone!
[This message edited by BreatheAgain10 at 5:50 PM, July 7th (Monday)]
I haven't worn a regular one piece in years...im afraid to get one though cuz I would probably look like a twelve year old boy in one
And, we have a VERY judgey neighbor who was once telling me how another neighbor C wore a bikini around, and it was inappropriate, and she was too big for it, and she was the laughing stock of the neighborhood.
Your neighbors should live next to me! I've been known to retrieve an escaped animal (mostly our inside cat who is too sheltered to know the danger of cars) or tend the chickens wearing next to nothing! (And no, I don't have what our culture considers a "bikini body"!
As far as bathing suits, I have a couple of adorable, retro one pieces, but only because there is glass and trash on the nude beach here.
[This message edited by Want2help at 10:45 PM, July 7th (Monday)]
Mom of an 8 lb 2 oz, 8 lb 10 oz and a 9 lb 12.5 oz -- I always say I have a love/hate with my body - yes there are things I don't really like but darn I love how well it has worked for me!
I'm not sure about that whole, "oh no one notices your flaws," thing. Yesterday at the bank, DD2 pointed out the varicose vein that I'm highly self concious about and would sell a kidney to get rid of...and started petting it like a dog. So yeah...going to the beach for vacation on Friday...think I'm going to wear jeans.
Confronted him: 12/22/2011
This is the most difficult thing I've ever done.