Many of you have requested a swimsuit try on, and honestly, I began to immediately sweat at the thought of that! I had ACL replacement surgery in November and have spent a lot of time and energy the past few months being frustrated with my body….it not working the way I want it to, and the overall squishiness as a result of not working out!
But my friend shared this from scarymommy.com the other day and it really hit home with me! I need these reminders often:
So in an effort to encourage you to embrace the body you have, I’m getting over myself and putting on the suit! After all, these wrinkles are from lots of laughter, this belly has birthed two beautiful baby boys and this booty has done a lot of shakin’….although these days it seems to shake a lot longer than I intended it to. Not sure that is what they mean when they talk about an a$# that won’t quit! Haha!
All these suits are from Amazon prime, are affordable and I hope will be flattering on lots of different body types!
Swimsuit with Crochet Kimono
This red suit comes in a TON of colors and patterns (29 of them!) and is just $25 with free shipping. It has adjustable straps, padding in the chest and beautiful rousching all on the tummy. The description calls it a “tummy control” suit. I got the medium to make sure it was large enough to cover my booty, and it does! This is definitely the most comfortable of all the suits I tried on!
The kimono has such pretty details and would work over any solid suit, as well as with a tank and shorts or jeans! It is under $20 with one day free shipping for Prime members.
This pinstripe suit is also described as “tummy control” and has a tie halter top with some padding. The applique has such pretty details and there are 3 pinstripe color options and a solid black. I got the medium in this one as well and there is good booty coverage. Under $30 and free shipping!
I thought I would love the lemon over the blue, but I liked it over this black and white better! This kimono is just $12 with free shipping! It is light, airy and fun for the beach or with a tank, shorts or jeans. If yellow or lemon is not your jam, it also comes in other patterns here.
Black and White Suit with Palm Kimono
I think this black and white suit would be flattering on so many body types! It is hard to tell from the picture, but the very center is a mesh detail and there is padding on either side. The back ties creating a cute cut out effect and the white lines give you a waist. I am wearing a medium in this to cover my booty.
It is $25 with free shipping.
Black Criss Cross Suit
This kimono is so soft and is definitely one that can be worn year-round! I love the colors!
I ordered this criss cross suit remembering how much my boys yanked and pulled on me in the pool when they were toddlers. This top is secure and will not budge! It comes in 12 color options, but the solid black was definitely my favorite. There is some padding at the top and full booty coverage. I ordered the medium. This suit is under $30 with free same day shipping. The only drawback to this suit is slightly funky tan lines….but that’s where self tanner comes in! haha!
Two Piece Pattern Mixing
I thought this two piece peplum suit was SO fun! The bottoms are high-waisted and cover the booty. The peplum top offers some coverage for a puffy tummy and you can wear the top with or without straps! HOWEVER, the placement of the straps on mine was very awkward, as several of the other reviewers said! It looked strange, so I opted to wear it strapless. Just note, this may not work for you if you are in the pool with littles or have a large chest. All things considered, for under $20 I feel like this is a super cute suit! There are also 2 other colors/patterns available! I am wearing the medium.
Two Cover Ups I LOVE!
This palm print tassel cover up is SO cute! I like that it goes down all the way on both sides instead of being split and the pattern is adorable. Did I mention it’s also only $16 with free shipping?! It comes in solid colors and other patterns too! One size fits all.
I also have this pom pom cover up in several colors! It is so fun! It comes in tons of color options with pom poms or tassels and is just $18 with free shipping! I bought this last summer and was sure it would fall apart in the wash. I washed it on delicate in the washing machine and hung it to dry. I have washed it multiple times and am yet to lose a pom pom! That’s an Amazon win!
This St. Tropez mousse is my favorite! A little self tanner always makes me feel a little more confident!
More than anything I hope that whatever insecurities you have about your body, (we ALL have them!) you won’t let them hold you back from making memories with your people this summer! Embrace the body you have! Go to the beach! Get in the water at the pool party! Make memories and even take pictures with your kids! We only have ONE chance at this life thing, and it is too precious to waste time worrying about our thighs! Preaching to myself here too ladies….
and last thing! When you see another woman, especially a new mama in that swimsuit at the splash pad, tell her she’s rocking it! You never know the ripple effect of your kindness, and chances are, she needs to hear it!