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I’m a big lover of swimwear. There are some absolutely gorgeous pieces available for plus size people these days – in fact, we have written about swimwear quite a lot here at She Might Be! We have actually spoken about swimwear one, two, three times in the last four months alone. And while there have been some super pretty items of swimwear to lust after, I have never quite had the courage to buy any of it. Not because I’m worried about looking fat (spoiler alert: I am fat. Of course I’m going to look fat in a swimming costume) or anything like that, but because I’m honestly not sure how much support some of these swimsuits can have for somebody who has a lot of body to support. So when I spotted these swimming costumes by Simply Swim I was immediately super excited: their pieces offer full coverage and great support, which is perfect for bigger bodies.
I think the legsuits and kneesuits that they offer are absolutely adorable. I carry most of my weight on my stomach, so I often find that the leg hole (probably not the technical term…) is cut too wide and you can see my stomach at the top of my leg. And if the leg hole is particularly big, that isn’t all you can see. Not really the look I’m going for. Knowing that these actually have a bit of leg is really reassuring to me, so I know I can go swimming without actually flashing my area at everybody around me. The kneesuits are great for anybody who is interested in modest swimwear, and they look like they cut off at a really comfortable point on the leg so your actual swimming won’t be inhibited.
What I really love about this range is that there is a range of different levels of bust support. There are internal mechanisms (yes, mechanisms) designed to keep your puppies in place, and even options for padding and adjustable sizing so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re not about to spill out. My stomach is bigger than my boobs, and sometimes I worry that my costume is going to be baggy around the bust, so I feel really confident knowing that these costumes have (literally) got me covered when I go to the swimming pool.
Another reason I really love this range is that there is a great selection of necks and straps. Not only are there wider straps for cleavage support, but this selection of hi-neck swimming costumes is really pretty. I can sometimes find that straps cut in to my shoulder, which can be detrimental when I’m trying to swim, so the higher neck can be the ideal way to have a lot of support but free up the tops of your arms. This is particularly ideal for a plus size range because our bodies are all so different: while I carry my weight on my stomach, my arms are comparatively small for somebody of my size. The hi-neck is ideal to make sure that nothing is going to be loose, and I’m confident I can stay supported.
All in all, I can’t wait to grab something from Simply Swim. I’m going to Cornwall in October to celebrate the completion of my Masters, and the holiday park we’ll be staying at is meant to have a great swimming pool. I am definitely going to be dipping my toes in, and I’m thrilled that I can be confident that I won’t be giving anybody a bit more than they bargained for on their holidays!