The Swimwear Dilemma

By blogger and fashion standards, I'm what is considered 'plus sized'. By my standards, that doesn't mean much but I definitely know if I hit the beach this summer I wouldn't be comfortable in a teensy bikini (though to be honest I would have the same issue if I were a size 8 I think!). 'Large' swimwear is generally either unflattering or black. 


Why does being over a size 14 mean I can't wear pretty patterns and cute cuts? Why does it mean I have to have a weird ruche over my stomach that is meant to be slimming but really isn't? These swimming costumes challenge these constrictions though, how sweet are these? Vintage chic!

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  1. They're really cute! I love the polka dot one the most though ♥

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    1. Me too! I think the red band really makes it :) x

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  2. I bloody love the blue one!!!!

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    1. Too pretty right? My only trouble is, being a tall girl it might be a little short for me..

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  3. I like them all!! But the polka dot is really cute!!

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  4. Gorgeous selection - the only problem with halter necks is that if you are large in the chest, like me, you get terrible back and neckache. A huge shame as they give one such a good shape. Where did you see these?

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    1. on plussize-swimwear.com - I know lots of people have trouble with halternecks but WOW it was nearly impossible to find anything both cute AND with normal straps. I'm pretty sure everyone in the 50s didn't go around with halternecks so why does all the 'inspired' stuff have it!? xxxx

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  5. I really needed a swimsuit as I have been finding that a bikini won't stick when diving or surfing or doing anything more than sitting pretty, o dear, the amount of embarassing moments!
    I got one from For Luna http://www.forluna.co.uk/ and I love it. It is so comfy, the boobs stay in and I don't suddenly become naked on one half when I decide to go in water! It also looks lovely and not at all frumpy :)

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