22 Jun Want to find your perfect swimsuit?
This video by Scary Mommy recently went viral, and it is an excellent reminder about what we, as Mums, should focus on during the summer.
I love the message of creating happy memories for our children, rather than worrying about baring our bodies at the beach or pool. This is of course, easier said than done!
The thought of baring your body after layering up during the cooler months can fill you with dread…. We’ve all been there. We are bombarded in the media with articles about how to get your body ‘bikini ready’ and with photos of celebrities who have regained their pre-baby figures in record time.
Real life is different, and many Mums experience a loss of body confidence following the many changes that can occur after giving birth. Our breasts aren’t what they used to be. We may have stretch marks. C-section scars. Or we may not have managed to lose the weight we gained in pregnancy. These are some of the comments I hear from customers at Lottie Lencería whilst I help them to choose new swimwear. Which is why I try to encourage them and remind them that body confidence and positivity comes from within. And while it is not something we can change overnight, it is something to work on and embrace!
Wearing a good fitting swimsuit, tankini or bikini is one of the key steps to feeling confident in our beach body. There is a wide selection of swimwear available on the high street here in Spain. But, if your bra size is over a D cup, it can be a struggle to find styles that look good and fit you well, without having to resort to styles and designs which can make you feel old- fashioned.
As a mother myself, I want to be able to wear something that not only makes me look and feel good but also offers me the correct support so that I can happily play with my daughter on the sand or chase after her as she goes running towards the waves.
One of the keys to feeling good on the beach is wearing a style that suits your body shape. Whether you have an hourglass figure, are apple or pear shaped or have a more athletic body, I can promise that there is something available for you.
Here are my tips to get you thinking about which style of swimsuit you can wear for your body type:
Hourglass – Best suited to styles which highlight your bust and hips but which still offer support and coverage. Vintage styles with high-waisted briefs are perfect, such as this model by Curvy Kate.
Apple – If you are apple-shaped, choose a bright print and a higher cut brief to highlight your legs; this tankini from Fantasie has discreet ruching to flatter the figure.
Pear – Options for pear shapes include a halter neck bikini, with the A line drawing attention away from the hips. This Rumble model by Freya with a plunge neckline draws attention to the top half of your body (available up to HH cup).
Athletic – If you have an athletic frame, try wearing a swimsuit or bikini with ruffles or embellishments which can enhance the appearance of your chest. The Coral Bay bikini by Freya is a great option.
At Lottie Lencería, we stock a wide range of lingerie and swimwear from UK brands such as Curvy Kate, Fantasie, Freya and Elomi. We pride ourselves on offering options to our customers so that they can feel good about themselves at the pool or at the beach. All of our swimwear is available according to your bra size (we stock over 100 sizes in store, from a 28 – 44 back and A to K cup).
We are also experts in lingerie and will almost certainly be able to find the right swimwear for you amongst all of these sizes. And if not, you have our firm promise to work with you to find you alternative options.
If you would like to visit us at our bra fitting studio in the centre of Madrid, you can book your complimentary appointment by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling us on 656 344 838. And, if you are based outside of Madrid but are looking for swimwear for the holidays, we’d also be delighted to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wishing you all a Felíz Verano with your families and much body positivity!
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