I think I had just as much fun planning and packing my swimsuits as I did my actual outfits. I have found that if I look at each swimsuit as an outfit, or a “look” as opposed to just a swimsuit, I enjoy wearing it more. Plus I feel as though my attitude is shifting a bit as well (you can read about that here).
Instead of just heading to the beach or the pool in just a bathing suit, I toss on a cute coverup, matching sandals, a hat and sunglasses. I am not one to wear a lot of jewelry on the beach or at the pool, mainly because I don’t trust myself wearing jewelry when it can be lost or ruined easily, but that is also a nice finishing touch for a whole “swimsuit look.”
I did have several suits that I packed with me for Mexico, and they all got worn, believe it or not! Some more than others, but they all got a little love while we were there.
This Forever 21 two piece was one of my favorites. It was so comfortable-I don’t think I had to tug or pull at it once while I was wearing it. I felt super stylish, and even more confident. I felt like anything but a “mom” wearing it!
This particular Target one piece pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. I felt really exposed in my chest area which took some getting used to. I was tugging at the top a lot just out habit I guess? I did get a lot of compliments on it, and I did get used to it as the day progressed.
I absolutely loved this suit. It was a tad big, but I chose to order the plus size version because it had more coverage in the back than the non plus size version. I am comfortably a 12, but ordered the 16W (that’s the smallest plus size they have). I knew it was going to be too big, it was just a matter of how big-if it was going to be a doable big or just way too big. Obviously, it ended up being doable. Because it was fuller coverage, I felt super comfortable in it!
I loved these last two suits. Chic, stylish, and comfortable. I wore an XL in the green and a L in the striped! Both felt great and I felt great in them. They both had the type of coverage I was looking for, too. (the green left me feeling a little exposed in the front at first but I quickly got over that)
I don’t know if you have checked out Target’s swimsuit selection lately but it is AMAZING. I could easily have purchased a dozen bathing suits, and that is just talking about the one pieces! Check out my top picks. I also included some great Forever 21 picks as well, because they have an awesome selection also!
To complete the look, shop some of my favorite kimono, sandals, and other accessories! Enjoy!