"Plus Size Girls can't wear this", "Plus Size Girls can't wear that". The age old discussion. Black=slimming, don't wear stripes, and God forbid you wear a bikini. I'm going to put it as simply as it is. Plus Size girls like all women, can wear whatever they want. I, for one love rocking a Bikini on holidays! I just love finding one that I like, and that flatters my shape, the way I like.
Plus size retailers have answered our calls, and now there's an array of bikini's for plus size girls. Now I did go shopping at the wrong time of year, and the Spring/Summer 2014 swimwear collections haven't hit stores yet. I picked up this Bikini in two different stores. I wanted a plain black classic bikini and I searched high and low! I picked up my bottoms from SwimdressBoutique and the Bikini top from Asos Curve. The top isn't as supporive as I'd like but it keeps the girls in check, without spilling out! It's comfortable on the back, without being too loose, or too tight. As long as you're comfortable at the beach or pool, you should wear whatever you want. I'm not a hugh fan of my stomach, so I prefer high waist bottoms, giving me a 50's look. Walking down to the pool I like to rock a Kimono, for a more put together look. I love Kimono's paired with Bikini's as it's not only stylish but gives you a little bit more coverage.
In terms of support both the bottoms, and the top are adequate for swimming and sunbathing. The bottoms are high, but not too high. I find some high waisted bottoms, they rise up too high, and don't show off any of your stomach - your stomach needs a bit of sunshine too ;) These ones are perfect, come up high enough for Sian to be a happy bunny. They aren't "slimming" pants or anything, but they do hold you in a little bit, giving you that extra comfort and support! The Halter-neck bikini top is adjustable so you can get a much support as your bust needs. The cups are adequate, although I do wish they were set in Bra sizes, as I'd feel just a little more comfortable in it. However it fits well and doesn't ride up, or the straps don't tangle.
I felt absolutely fantastic in this Bikini, and felt so comfortable and confident. No matter what size you are, braving a bikini is always a bit daunting. Just because you don't have a flat stomach, a "thigh gap" etc doesn't mean you're any less gorgeous than girls who do! All women are beautiful no matter what shape or size they are, and the sooner we all learn to accept that, and embrace all body shapes and sizes the sooner, we'll all be happy in our swimwear!