See that smug little grin? It’s the grin of a Mama who has found the perfect swimsuit. And Abigail really did – wait until you see it. Even better? Reader Elizabeth also wrote in with three seriously good options. Let’s do this!
I received this sweet note from Abigail – I found her perspective and words so uplifting, I hope you do too:
Hi Shana (and ladies!),I can’t believe I am even doing this, but Scotti’s last swimsuit post inspired me. I love one of the comments saying that if your beautiful friends were quick to find fault with their pictures, (and here we all are commending them for their bravery and beauty) then maybe, just maybe we (I) look better than we give ourselves credit for. It is hard to look at myself objectively when all I am confronted with are photoshopped pictures showing perfectly tan, dimple free, toned bodies.I commend you for taking REAL photographs, for letting us see REAL bodies-bodies you have worked hard for, bodies that have worked hard for you, bodies that have given birth, bodies that go to work everyday- and for letting us see that REALNESS.Nicole-one of your commenters- recommended this swimsuit and on a whim I ordered it, skeptically (as I have a hate/tolerate relationship with swimsuits). Lo and behold when it arrives it’s…perfect. I feel fantastic in it and I don’t think that has ever happened before. I feel sexy for my husband, appropriate to chase around my Littles at the community pool, and comfortable in my own skin in this suit. Not an easy combination to find!!So thank you Mom Edit team, for this community of support you have created and that you continue to nourish.(So without further ado..and wishing I had a bit of liquid courage and a tan- ha!- here is me in the suit)
I ordered this suit in a small and on average I am a size 6. I tend toward pear shape and definitely have a perma-pooch due to a C-section. I am also small busted and I felt that the built-in cup lining didn’t squish me down either. I really think I have found my “miracle” suit ha! 😉
So, I have decided to step up to the plate and participate in the bathing suit posts. Yikes. I was one of the commenters that said that I felt like a wide range of body types was not represented. And then I read the size range that Scotti’s friends represented and thought…maybe, just maybe, I’m judging myself too harshly and I don’t look as bad as I think. It’s still pretty obvious that I am not built like any of Scotti’s friends (or anyone else that shows up in a bathing suit here 😁), but I really love your blog and feel like, for the most part, I can still pull off most of the looks I find here, even though I’m…thicker than you girls. So, in the spirit of being a good sport…here it goes.These are the three suits I bought this year. They are all from Victoria’s Secret (I’m a sucker for a buy more, save more sale). They’re all surprisingly good quality with very supportive fabric. The black and white striped is my favorite. And, in the spirit of full disclosure, the bikini is still in the shipping packaging on my bedroom floor. I take it out every once in a while to see if I’m brave enough yet to actually wear it outside the perimeter of my room (not yet, apparently!) The white suit was sold with the cross cross front styling, but I don’t think it lays as nice that way. I think it looks better just as a halter. Plus my 9 year old daughter is super concerned about it being a choking hazard! 😂😂😂 So, here are my pictures. Thanks for inspiring me to be braver, and cooler, than I thought I would be at 41. With 5 kids!