I am no stranger to wearing a bikini out in public, heck, I have even worn one on national TV once. However, I have always dreaded shopping for plus size swimwear for women. And if we are being completely honest here, a little tinge of anxiety comes over me as I debut my bikini body for the first time every year. I have always been confident when it comes to showing off my curvy body, but even for the most confident of girls, there are insecurities that still follow.
Did you know one out of three women would miss out on a beach vacation just to avoid wearing a swimsuit? If Justin Timberlake invited them to a party, almost 40% of women would turn him down flat because they don’t feel like their bodies are “swimsuit ready.” The fear of missing out (FOMO) is real for so many women, according to these statistics gathered by Target, and I can relate.
But for the first time, I am throwing plus size modest swimwear into my swimsuit rotation, posing in a two piece plus size swimsuit on my blog, and trying different styles of swimwear because I want to show women that they can push their own limits when it comes to their swimwear choice, as well as their fears and body insecurities, too!
Although I prefer to wear two-piece bikinis—no matter what anyone thinks—this plus size swimsuit changed my mind. The mesh allows my skin to peek through, making me feel sexy and confident.
Wearing a bikini makes me feel like I am conquering my insecurities and helping to inspire other women to do the same. I love taking styles that are colorful and flattering and making them my own. For a fun and playful look, I mixed and matched this Mossimo foldover hipster bikini bottom with a mint-colored Mossimo crochet flounce bandeau bikini top.
Since I am on a streak for trying something new and pushing my comfort zones, I decided to pair this Ava &Viv plus size high waist swim bottom with a Mossimo crochet high neck halter bikini top. I have never tried a look like this out of pure fear of wacky tan lines, but I have totally fallen for this look and I’m making this my go-to look for beach days.
With all of the plus size swimwear options, Target makes it easy and fun to shake off our inhibitions and body insecurities, put on our swimsuits, and dive in to have the best season ever. I am taking the #NOFOMO pledge this year to encourage myself and others to soak up the sun and never miss out on hitting the beach with my friends. This is the year where body confidence replaces my insecurities, starting with this post.
Inspire others and take the #NOFOMO pledge with me! Grab your dream swimsuit from Target.com/swim, where you will find the cutest plus size selection as well as other trendy swimwear pieces. Show off your look on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags: #NOFOMO and #TargetStyle! Be sure to tag me @natalieinthecity_ as well as @TargetStyle! What will you do this season with #NOFOMO? Find your style @Targetstyle.
Try on your favorite swimsuits in the comfort of your own home with Target’s free shipping and returns.
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