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21 Women To Remind You That Every Body Is A Beach Body

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    No matter your size and shape, swimsuit season can be daunting. The idea of stripping down to underwear-level and exposing bits that may not have seen the sun since last summer can make even the most confident person break out in a cold sweat. But here’s the thing: Life is too short and precious to sit around fearing your figure or what others may think of it.

    Sometimes, all we need need is a little bit of motivation to put ourselves out there, especially when swimsuits are involved. So we looked to some of our favorite plus-size bloggers for inspiration and to help prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that every body is a beach body. Click through to hear from 21 bathing babes, and tell us in the comments below how you’re going to take back the beach this summer.

    It's your body. It's your summer. Enjoy them both. Check out more #TakeBackTheBeach here.


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    Aarti Olivia Dubey, @curvesbecomeher
    "As a water baby, denying myself jaunts to the pool had me sad for a really long time. But, I worked past those fears over the last two years and regularly find myself shopping for pretty swimwear!"

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    Kellie Brown, @itsmekellieb
    "Travel is my passion, and being able to wear a swimsuit is almost always a prerequisite!"

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    Gaëlle Prudencio, @gaelleprudencio
    "I had been avoiding wearing swimsuits for several years because I had experienced some fat-shaming at the beach when I was in my 20s. Thanks to social media and blogging, I have worked on my body image, gained confidence, and now not only wear swimsuits, but also bikinis. And, I can inspire women with low self-esteem to love themselves and enjoy summer like everyone else."

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    Alysse Dalessandro, @readytostare
    "I remember thinking for a long time that I couldn't wear a bikini. Now, I never miss an opportunity to be at beach wearing a bikini and THRIVING!"

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    Liz Black, @psitsfashion
    "I remember years where I loathed my fat body so much that I would roast in jeans and T-shirts on the beach next to my swimsuit-clad friends. Now, I feel beautiful in a bikini and would never allow my fears to compromise my comfort and style."