I consider myself a “less is more” kind of girl when it comes to most things, including makeup, jewelry, home décor and such. A little usually goes a long way, however, as of late, I wouldn’t apply that mantra to swimsuits. Yes, I’m proud that I’ve lost 50 pounds after pregnancy, twice no less. And yes, considering the size of my belly when pregnant, my stomach looks pretty decent, but no, I do not feel comfortable enough to flaunt it in a bikini.
I applaud all the women who bravely do so, and one day I hope to as well, but for now I’m sticking to covering it up in public. “Covering up” is often synonymous with “boring”, but I beg to differ in this case. I came across this amazingly gorgeous garden printed one-piece by We Are Handsome the other day, and I actually found myself excited to wear a suit for the first time in a very long time. Let’s be honest, I’ve got months (ok, years) of strenuous exercise to go before I even come close to looking like the model in the picture, but more importantly, the suit makes me happy, and if I can feel as good as it looks, I’ll overlook my pregnancy-induced stretch-marked thighs any day!
The Garden one-piece swimsuit by We Are Handsome
Sabina Melarti is the co-founder and co-designer of BLANQI along with Valerie Caron.
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