(Closed) Too Big for a Bikini

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Post # 91
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Busy bee

Im a size 10 right now but even when I was a size 4 (and I am currently trying to get back to that size) I only wore one peices. I just like them better than bikinis. I feel more comfortable in them. I only own one bikini which is I only wear with a cover up. 

Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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milksteak :  you look amazing! And (unrelated) but I love the dark hair on you!

Post # 93
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

NikkiBee18 :  No Penny, is not a garbage human. 

Seeing one size 16 Sports Illustrated swimsuit woman– chosen from tens of thousands of women, seeing a few images selected fom hundreds of proofs, then airbrushed into the next dimension– should not convince the public at large that all of them can ‘rock a bikini’.

I believe in a positive body image- but I also believe in using common sense.

Post # 94
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Busy bee

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TinderBoxx :  Soooo… You’re actually not for body positivity?

Bikinis come in all sizes just like women come in all sizes. Common sense is buying the right size.

Post # 95
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Blushing bee

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TinderBoxx :  I get what you’re saying about society and media being super fucked up with all of the photoshop and everything women are exposed to daily. Those things motivate me to do my part by not body shaming and supporting all women who want to wear whatever the F they want. Women deal with so much bullshit from media already, the only way we are going to help is by lifting each other up and that doesn’t include saying “only small women should wear bikinis and it’s actually a pet peeve and omg don’t even get me started on fat chicks wearing leggings!!!”. Like wtf? 

Post # 96
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Busy bee

I wore a bikini 9 months pregnant and I really don’t care what other people think. I’m about 35 lbs overweight (I’m working on it) and I still wear a bikini. lol

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I’m a size 4, and don’t feel very comfortable in a bikini.  It makes me feel exposed.  I don’t think this is always about size, but about personal preference and comfort.  If someone wants to wear a bikini, they are the right size!

Post # 98
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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TinderBoxx :  No, she is and it sounds like you are too.

Being on the cover of Sports Illustrated is not what made it ok for that model to wear a bikini. It’s ok because it just is. Nobody should have to stop being comfortable with themselves just because other people buy into what the media tells us is the “correct” size. In the 80s and 90s, being a stick was “correct”. Now, Instagram is flooded with athletic big butts. The point is that there isn’t a correct size and the body police need to go die. I bought into the “correct” size when I was younger and it took me years to get over my eating disorder. 

So fuck you and every other body shamer.

Post # 99
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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beachykeenbee :  Exactly! Soooo…..by asking larger sized women to wear as little as possible on the beach we are actually ‘helping’ them. WTF?

Post # 100
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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NikkiBee18 :  LOL Overreact much? 

Post # 101
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Bumble bee

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TinderBoxx :  it’s great to know that plus size me, who puts on a swimsuit and tries to feel as confident and comfortable as they can in their skin is getting judged by someone simply for putting on a swimsuit that I’m comfortable in.

People like you are the reason why there are so many bees in this thread alone who I’m sure are wonderful beautiful people inside and out and because of this kind of judgement they cover up and hide who they are because some sanctimonious cow has a preconceived idea of what beauty is. 

Last time I checked the swimsuit I wear when I’m relaxing and hanging out with my friends and family doesn’t affect you. If you don’t want to look at my fat ass in my gorgeous vintage style bikini then don’t look. It’s just that simple! 

Post # 102
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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NikkiBee18 :  Look, don’t get me wrong…I am a size 14  and like my body. Years ago, as a nude artist’s model, I put the thin girls to shame!  But the American mindset seems to be the extreme ‘taking things to the nth-degree’ on everything: handguns are legal so let’s buy machine guns, downsizing is great so I’ll live in a 90-square-foot tiny house, curves are back in style so let’s convince 250lb. women to wear bikinis. All I am saying is moderation PLEASE

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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DaniGirl03 :  “some sanctimonious cow” WHOA that went downhill fast. You know nothing about me hon, and with a response like that, you’ll never get to.

Post # 104
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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jannigirl :  What matters is what you feel beautiful in. If youre a size 24 and want to rock a bikini, you do you! Who cares what everyone else thinks. 

Post # 105
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Blushing bee

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TinderBoxx :  I’m not asking anyone to do anything. I am SUPPORTING women in whatever they choose to put on their bodies. Big difference. It kind of sounds like you have some internalized misogyny (IE- I put the thin girls to shame!) and I really do hope you work through that. Why do any women have to feel shame for their bodies?!? We are not in competition with each other. 

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