No matter your shape or size, shopping for a swimsuit can prove itself a real chore. After all, what are these pieces, really, if not
glorified (and water-friendly) lingerie?
The key is to not
let swimwear's inherent skimpiness limit your choices, according to HeyGorgeous.com
founder, blogger, and plus-size model Aimee Cheshire. Finding swimwear in the right size — and with adequate support — is invaluable when it comes to feeling confident and comfortable.
"In the past, plus-size and curvy
women were told to avoid bikinis, embrace the 'miracle suit,' wear
black, and hide their bodies under cover-ups," Cheshire explains.
"Today, the plus industry is changing from a position of
'concealing' to 'revealing' — more and more brands are creating swimsuits for
curvy bodies, so you can step away from basic black and find styles that fit
your personality and
flatter your body."
Ultimately, every body is a bikini body; you just have to put a bikini on it. Wherever you fall on the size spectrum, just
know there are styles out there — in a range of colors, prints, and
silhouettes — that are tailored to your
we're sharing our favorite plus-size suits to shop (so far) this season, along with tons of expert tips to help you nail that fit.
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