I couldn't help myself, I just had to do it. I had to try on a two-piece bathing suit!
Now known as the 'fatkini' (a bikini for fat people), the look was made famous by plus-size blogger GabiFresh back in 2012 (click here for her original fatkini post). Gabi is known for pushingthe envelope of fashion, no matter her size. Her rocking a bikini was NOTHING back in 2012. She was just on vacation with bae and came back to become a worldwide phenom. After which, she became the queen of plus-size bikinis and even went on to design a line of bikinis. WOW!
Ladies all over the world felt empowered to try on a bikini. Check out instagram, type in the key word #fatkini, you'll see women of all shapes being comfortable in their skin. This was the summer of extreme body confidence. I wanted to get me a piece. Off to Target I went.
No matter what the trend, I will never purchase a look without trying it on first. This is a FAB FACT! Target was my place of access for my plus-size bikini. The price was affordable and the styles were cute. What I like about Target's line was the variety of cuts. Every lady (plus-size & straight size) is shaped different. Some women prefer a high-cut, some prefer a brief, no matter the case, it's all about confidence.
|Available at Target.com|
So how confident did I feel in my bikini? GOSH DARN CONFIDENT! I didn't have high hopes when I stepped into that dressing room. Not because I'm plus-size but because I'm not blessed in the boob department. All the ladies in the fatkini pictures were alot more busty than myself. Thank God for under-wire! And thank God for separate sizing. My bottom is definitely bigger than my top, so being able to purchase two different sizes helped me achieve the perfect fit.
So I bit the bullet, resisted the urge to smooth out the cellulite on my thighs, and I pushed the 'send' button. The deed was done. And you know what? I didn't pass away. Currently on Instagram, I've gotten nothing but great comments. I'm not gonna front, those likes are a nice little boost for the confidence. I'm gonna try my best to do a professional shoot before the summer to give you the full effect of my fabness in a swimsuit.
Other than that . . . I'm enjoying these photos and I hope you do too. Have you tried a fatkini this summer? Let me know in the comments section!