That word has always been a dirty word to me.
That is, until this past year where I’ve learned quite a bit about sewing and realized I could make my own swimming suit (mind blown). I’ve always had a very short list of must haves in mind when buying a swimsuit as an adult.
Here are my criteria:
- Full booty and tummy coverage.
- Supportive top.
- The ties can’t give me a headache from it being too tight around my neck.
I’m sure there some out there that can relate to my list of “must-haves” and definitely plenty of people who can add to it. It seems like a simple list, right?! Although, everyone knows it is somehow impossible to get all you want in a ready-to-wear swimsuit. At least, I’ve never found one.
Body image has been a huge conversation in the advertising industry these past 5ish years, which I really love. It’s been a truly positive experience for me to see women of all sizes and ages being represented throughout popular culture. Like most of you (hopefully), it’s opened my eyes and made me more comfortable with what I look like.
We still have a ways to go, of course, but having a plus size model on the cover of sports illustrated, the swimsuit issue, is a HUGE deal.
Swimsuits have been on our minds at Colette here, chatting about whether or not to get the donut or cat swimsuit fabric. As well as what pattern we are going to try out this year (I’ve seen some teaser’s out there, ‘eyyy Closet Case Files?!). As a beginner to this type of challenge, I’m going to give the Dakota pattern a try, and I’m going to vow to feel wonderful and amazing in it, especially since I made it!
“Swimsuit” will no longer be a dirty word in my vocabulary.
Here are a few images of inspiration for what I’d love to see in my dream swimsuit:
I love the small details here. The ruching on both is so nice, and the delicate straps on the black one make this one-piece so elegant.
Love me some classic Marilyn inspiration. I really enjoy the cut on this swimsuit, as well as it not being a halter. Halter’s always end up hurting over time!
The neck lines on all of these are super neat. As well as the ruffles and the pom pom are a dream!
So now that I shared my swimsuit dream inspiration, what are some of yours?