You Already Have a Bikini Body (If You Want To)

I’m going to share a little secret, though I actually hope it’s NOT a secret anymore:

You don’t have to look a certain way to wear the swimsuit of your choosing. 

If you want to cover up, go for it, but if you want to wear a string bikini, you can do that as well. 

You don’t have to starve yourself or spend hours at the gym as some kind of barter system for the honor of hitting the beach in a two-piece. 

The #fatkini movement has been around for a few years now, which is awesome. Not only is the notion that wearing what makes you comfortable is perfectly OK, but also that means stores have realized they can sell two piece bathing suits in a wide range of sizes. 

Places like ModCloth, Swimsuits for all, and Forever 21 all carry plus size bikinis, some of which are pretty affordable. Most of the major plus size retailers like Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, Simply Be, and Torrid are in on the game. While things aren’t perfect (options dwindle dramatically above a size 24 or so and high waists are still the norm, indicating we should still be covering our bellies), there are a lot more choices and the idea of a plus size person showing more skin has gained a lot of popularity. We can hope things will only continue to improve from here.