Finding a good swimsuit that fits well, is flattering and mom-appropriate can be a little tricky.
Here’s the thing: I don’t know many women (or any at all?) who feel awesome in a swimsuit. We all have our insecurities. We all have our perceived flaws. We all wish we ate fewer donuts and spent more time working out months ago to prepare for baring so much skin in the summertime.
And yet, here we are with the sun out and the beach/pool/patio calling our swimsuit-clad names.
We have a choice: stay comfortably covered and out of the water or put on a swimsuit and just go with it. I’m picking the latter.
P.S. have you seen this hilarious swimsuit video? So funny and so true.
For this summer, I found two new swimsuits that are surprisingly flattering, comfortable and modest (no cheeky bums or cutout waists for this pale-skinned, soft-tummied mama … I feel best in more coverage).
Perhaps you’ve already found your suits for this summer, but if you’re still hunting for a mom-appropriate swimsuit, may I suggest one of these:
I know, it looks a little maternity in this flat photo, but look how cute it is on the model:
It’s a fun change from the typical tankini top and perfect if you have a little extra fluff in your middle that you’d rather not reveal. I paired mine with the shirred shorts, and I’ll mix and match with other regular swim bottoms I have to switch it up.
I have this suit in blue that I bought from Anthropologie two years ago (see it in this post) but I love this version from Jessica Rey Swimwear so much more. The material is thicker (which holds everything in better) and the cups are lined (a definite plus for me). The suit comes in a few different colors/patterns – I just happen to adore this emerald green.
Look how pretty the model looks in it:
Swimsuit shopping can be not-so-fun, but hopefully these suggestions will help!
Have you found a suit this summer that you’re loving? Please share …