I'm about to head off on a last-minute (much needed) vacation to Hawaii with my husband. The first since we were married in 2009. When he told me we were going I was first very excited thinking about the hot sun, warm sand and cool blue waters. Then I realized, thanks to a substantial injury and a lack of self-control when it came to chocolate, that I didn't have a swimsuit that fit me anymore. All of a sudden my shock and awe at the good news was blown to bits by my worry over having to swimsuit shop for myself. Sure, it's much easier to help other people show for swimwear. I'm a wardrobe stylist, I'm supposed to know how to do this- which I do. But the pace I had made with my thighs was on shaky ground when I knew I wasn't going to be able to hide them in clothing all the time.
So I set about to find myself a plus-sized swimsuit. I'm one of those weird body shapes that is not plus-sized everywhere, but my bust has grown so much over the last year (38E) that
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This large print will keep the eye moving and won't linger over any spots you don't want seen. The ruched sides also help disguise and bulges.
This summer I vow:
...not to hide my curves under a matronly swim dress.
...to go beyond black and wear colorful swimwear.
...to celebrate my curves by not hiding in my clothes all summer.