Swimsuit season is almost here! Well, actually, it’s already arrived, but since I live in Chicago, I won’t be able to wear them until July. However, I did get to live my best swimsuit life when I went to Costa Rica last month, which gave me a little glimpse of what I can expect this summer. I learned that I needed to fill my swim wardrobe with pieces that were more supportive. But to me, that means I will be sacrificing style and that daring, sexy look I usually like to achieve with my swimwear.
So, just like this time last year, I am on the hunt for curve-hugging plus size swimwear that makes me feel radiant and confident—sans high-waisted diaper bikinis, tankinis, skorts, or overly modest one-pieces. If this is your first blog post, let me explain: Hi, my name is Natalie, and I just want to wear the two pieces that thin girls get to wear. Here is a more in-depth explanation.
The Aerie two pieces I wore in Costa Rica weren’t incredibly supportive, but that’s to be expected because my tummy is larger. However, the plus size metallic gold one-piece from Aerie was so great. I also wore a lace-up swimsuit from Torrid that was incredibly supportive and functional, while also fulfilling my need of being a little sexy.
And recently, I came across this City Chic plus size red ruffle one piece from CoEdition, and it has totally met my needs for style and support. I found a bunch of other really fun plus size swimwear on CoEdition, which has expanded their swimwear section to include many different styles and fits. I’ll be shopping there for swimwear this summer! If you find a swimsuit on CoEdition, use the code: NATALIESWIM20 for 20% off your order!
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size M, which is a size 18 at City Chic. This is my usual size, and the swimsuit fits me perfectly!