I don’t have a summer holiday booked. Yet. It’s on my list of things to do … along with actually earning enough money to be able to afford said holiday. But even if Dexter and I just get to go away in the UK, as long as I get a break of some sort, I’ll be happy. Although of course, the Caribbean would be jolly nice.
One thing I often get asked about as a ‘plus size’ blogger, is where to find a good swimsuit or bikini if you’re more voluptuous/curvy/well endowed/fuller figured like me, and so I thought I’d choose a couple of bikinis and swimsuits I’ve recently found from Simply Beach, that I thought you might like. I’ve chosen what I think are sexy, black swimsuits/bikinis because as I get older, I literally care less and less what people think of me, so I just wear what I like. I’ve talked about wearing bikinis as a plus size woman before and I’m passionate about encouraging women of all sizes to wear one (if they want to of course), so let’s see what I’ve found … just click on the headings for full details:
This bikini really caught my eye because of the fishnet detailing, but the fact that it’s also underwired means there’s plenty of support there if you do have big boobs. I thought the price, at £26, was very reasonable, and it goes up to a 38G! It’s original, you certainly wouldn’t find anyone wearing this on the beach, and it’s also just a little bit sexy. I wouldn’t wear the matching bikini bottoms because my tummy needs a little support, so I’d just pair it with a pair of plain, black, higher-waisted bottoms.
Granted, a little out of my comfort zone right now but as I lose more weight and get stronger, I am getting more and more confident and think I could totally rock this swimsuit. Doubtful I’d be doing any exercise in it … but for lounging around the pool, perfect. You could lower the zip, depending on your mood, and you’d certainly get noticed! A reasonable £34, and it goes up to a size 18.
And finally, this black, ruched swimsuit is a little more traditional and supportive, but I think it’s going to be super flattering to wear. This stylish swimsuit has a double wrap front that will flatter your figure and moulded cups for bust support and a smooth shape. Priced at £38, this goes up to a size 22.
I absolutely love the crossover detailing of this swimsuit, although you’ll be risking an unusual sun-tan mark. But I think it would be really flattering on a fuller bust. Priced at £34, going up to a size 18.
The moulded cups of this bikini top looks like it would give a bigger bust sufficient support, because as much as I’m not averse to a slightly skimpier bikini on occasion, for the most part, I don’t really want to set my boobs free when I’m swimming in a pool. £22.50, up to 38G.
I hate to think there are clothes that people think I shouldn’t be wearing, just because I’m a bigger woman, and so I hope these swimsuits and bikinis have given you a little food for thought for when you go on holiday. Why not be a little braver this year and slip on something sexier than usual? I know I will.
* This post is in collaboration with Simply Beach