During the summer I refer to the community pool in our neighborhood as our “second home.” Last week there was a woman sporting a tiny (polka-dot!) bikini with visible stretch marks on her hips and thighs and a c-section scar peeking out of the waistband of her bottoms. She was having a blast splashing with her toddler, totally unconcerned with what she looked like. I kept looking over at her and thinking, “Now THAT is self-confidence.”
If you can pull off a tiny swimsuit with such aplomb then rock on. (Also, teach me?) I would venture to guess, however, that many of us are not at quite that level of self-assuredness and want something with a bit more stretch mark coverage. If your little ray of sunshine stole some of your swimsuit self confidence on his way out, take a look at these swimsuits for mom bods and see if you can’t regain a little of your beach mojo.
Read more of Kayla’s writing at Freckles in April.