With warmer weather comes pool parties, beach vacations and boat rides on the lake—all of which pretty much require a swimsuit. The words ‘plus-size bikini’ aren’t thrown out as often as I believe they should be, so this season, I want to remedy that. Plus-size bikinis are a thing, and they’re for everyone—not just plus-size women under a size 16 (which is pretty much what size most plus-size models tend to be). It may have gotten overused by faux body-positive folks, but the phrase every body is a bikini body is freakin’ true. And if you’ve been thinking about trying a bikini for the first time this year, have I got a treat for you.
So many plus-size women are afraid to wear bikinis in public, but if the pool party scene in Shrill taught me anything, it’s that bikinis should be empowering and fun—not stressful or anxiety-inducing. Set your tummy free, baby, and dare to show the world how hot your bod is.
Wearing a plus-size bikini isn’t for everyone, and I’m certainly not here to tell you what to wear. But, if you’ve been wanting to try a bikini for the first time (or are just looking for a cute new one for this spring/summer), I’ve picked out some of my favorites for the season. Good luck not buying all of them, because they’re all super cute. Not to brag, but I have, like, really good taste, OK?
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