While increasingly more shops are accepting different body standards (thank you ASOS and Missguided) it’s still a big struggle for curvy girls to go shopping, especially bikini shopping. What better way to share this with the world than by giving us a peek at what really goes on in those fitting rooms. Be aware, it consists of a lot of frustration, too small bikini tops and bottoms even in the biggest sizes available. A very familiar situation for many girls, therefore, Sonny Turner’s photos and hashtag #everyBODYisbeautiful have gone viral, which we completely understand. Because every body really is beautiful!
THE REALITY OF SHOPPING AS A THICK/PLUS SIZE WOMAN. ‼ changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14. High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don’t either. NO ONE GETS IT so for any upcoming designers I got come tips for u BIG BREASTS NEED UNDERWIRE FOR SUPPORT FOR A YOUTHFUL LIFT WE NEED CUP SIZES THAT CORRELATE TO BRA SIZES AND THEY NEED TO GO PAST DD WE NEED CUPS THAT ACTUALLY COVER MORE THAN OUR NIPPLE WE NEED CUPS THAT BRING OUR BOOBS TOGETHER SO THERES NOT A MASSIVE GAP IN-BETWEEN THEM WE NEED STRAPS THAT AREN’T SO TIGHT ITS AS THOUGH OUR NECK IS ABOUT TO SNAP OFF WE NEED BIKINI BOTTOMS THAT DONT GIVE IS WEDGIES WHEN WE WALK WE NEED STRING BIKINIS THAT DONT EXPOSE OUR VAGINA LIPS WE NEED SWIMSUITS THAT FIT OVER OUR HIPS WITHOUT DRAGGING THE NECK OF THE COSTUME DOWN CAUSING NECK ACHE WE DESERVE MORE CHOICE IN THE SELECTION FOR OUR BODY TYPE THAT ISN’T JUST THE GENERIC BLACK SWIMSUIT WITH A KIMONO YES BELIEVE IT OR NOT , SOME OF US ACTUALLY WANT A THONG BIKINI , THE WHOLE SELECTION DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HIGHWAISTED WE’RE GONNA NEED YOU TO STOP USING MODELS WITH FAKE BOOBS THAT AREN’T A REAL DEPICTION OF WHAT THE BRA WOULD LOOK LIKE ON OUR REAL DROOPY ONES ITS NOT FAIR THAT WE CANT WALK WEAR CUTE SWIMWEAR JUST BC WE ARE BUILT DIFFERENTLY. WE DESERVE TO WALK INTO A STORE AND PAY £10 FOR A NICE BIKINI WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK AND OUR BODY CONFIDENCE. #everyBODYisbeautiful bottom line is: MAKE CLOTHES FOR ALL SIZE & BODIES.
and do you know what makes us all so amazing? Is that we were all born to be unique and different. We don’t have have to be carbon copies of one beauty ideal. being the authentic version of yourself is the best person you can be 💞 I always tell my siblings and younger cousins to embrace their differences. One day they will love their uniqueness and realise how special they really are because they are THEM and no one else. #everybodyisbeautiful #beautybeyondsize