Last week was all about summer parties. America celebrated its Independence day and the rest of the world celebrated International Swimsuit Day. About 72 years ago, swimsuits were created, and since then this simple piece of clothing has tremendously evolved. Body image plays a huge role when it comes to who gets to wear a swimsuit and what type of swimsuit you are allowed to wear.
These rules are usually unrealistic and more times than one, set by society.
Positive body activism is a real movement today. Women, who have been empowered through self-love, strive to empower other less confident women. The world of fashion is now creating room at the table to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. Though this is a bit late after years of bashing curvy women, it is also a step in a positive direction.
Plus size model Ashley Graham and plus size fashion blogger, Gabi Gregg, commonly known as Gabi Fresh, teamed up with Swimsuits For All, a swim wear company to create swimsuits for women of all shapes and sizes. These size inclusive lines came up with swim wear that is comfortable, flattering and gorgeous for women of all body types and age brackets. We all deserve to look our best at the beach and that is what has been delivered by these two phenomenal women.
Reality star Draya Michele started her own swim suit line a while back. She created a variety of incredibly sexy swim wear for the girl who is confident in her own skin. The Mint Swim line features costumes that don’t have regular cuts and silhouettes. Just something a little bit extra to help you stand out all summer.
These two swimsuit lines are the best of both worlds, something for us all.
Some women love a life of fitness and toning their bodies while some love their natural curves just the way they are. We are not the same and that is what makes us uniquely beautiful. So why should we only have one style of swim wear?
Back in the day if a woman didn’t look a certain way, society would shame her into never putting on a swim suit or getting to enjoy a day out in the sun during summer. Today designers are creating something for everyone. Fashion is creating space for women to be themselves and live their best confident lives.
Here are some ideas for you as you plan your summer holiday…
Stop making a perfect body for summer, give summer the beautiful body you already have. It’s cool to work out and be fit but it is also cool to love all your lady lumps. All bodies are beautiful, so put on your swimsuit and enjoy a day out in the sun. You know why? Because you deserve it darling.
You can get some fabulous suits locally from stores like Forever trendy 22. They have some pieces that should be perfect for that summer vacation we both know you need. Be you and live your best beach life.