Are you a one piece swimsuit kind of gal? Do you rock a retro flair or go for a trendy look? A cheeky blog of summer essentials by Sarah Sapora of SarahPlusLife.
When it comes to plus size bathing suits, size 14+ women have lots of options these days. From a strong bikini and comfy tankini to a one piece swimsuit or skirted look. There are more choices than ever! I’ve never really considered myself to be super athletic. When I was younger, admittedly, I played a sport or two in highschool and… I was a cheerleader. But, on the whole, I’d describe myself as a “theater kinda gal” vs a sporty one. BUT I am happy to play with sporty styles from time to time. If you’re choosing a sporty look for beachside summer fun, here are five things you might want to make sure to bring along with you.
5 Things Every Woman Needs for Sporty Beach Style
1) A Kick Ass Sporty One Piece Swimsuit
I fell in absolute love with this wicked cool one piece swimsuit. This is the Harbor Point Swimsuit from Always for Me. The pattern, the high neck, the super sexy zipper which made me feel kind of like a Bond Girl… But mostly I loved feeling really secure. A one piece swimsuit that keeps “my girls” locked and loaded is always the perfect addition for a day at the beach.
2) A Shirtless Game of Beach Volleyball Played by Half Dressed Guys
Wait. No. Seriously. Can I go to the beach with these guys? Ummmmmmm maybe I’m giving my age away here but, I would gladly don my sporty looking bathing suit while accidentally happening upon a Top Gun-inpired sweaty volleyball match. No? #HighwayToTheDangerZone
(True story – the day I took this pic in the blue bathing suit there, legit, was a game of beach volleyball underway on Hermosa Beach! #Winning)
3) The Best Chub Rub Protector EVER!
This stuff. Seriously. Don’t leave home without it. Your thighs will thank me. As you can see, I have pretty big thighs. They kiss each other like a beautiful mermaids tail… I’ve used everything from deodorant to Monistat Anti Chafing Gel. This product, Body Glide, is in my bag YEAR ROUND. It is the single best anti-chafing product I have ever used. The Fruit of the God(esses) no doubt. You can find it at Target, most sporting good stores and, of course, online. #Drumroll BODY GLIDE FOR HER!
4) A kick ass awesome playlist!
What summer day would be complete without a playlist of the perfect tunes? While our ideas of the perfect summer soundtrack may vary, I love using Spotify to help play DJ for me. Looking for a place to start in curating your ultimate playlist? Check out this one. Bonus! If you have a Spotify account, you can click to “follow” these lists for yourself!
Last but not least…
5) The Confidence That YOU Are a BADASS!
Ok, here’s the thing. You have one body. You have one life. Believe me when I tell you now, sister, that it’s time to STOP APOLOGIZING for who you are, the body you have and the space you take up. You are a glorious, vibrant and beautiful human being. Those fears you have about strolling the beach in that one piece swimsuit? Leave them at home. I want you to try on the idea that the world is your damn oyster. You are worth every happiness, every joy and every Summer Memory Making you can dream up! There’s not a single plus size bathing suit that looks as good as a Confident You does!! So own your skin. Own your body. It’s all happening!
Are you taking any sporty-style suits for a spin this Summer? Still on the market for one? Try Always For Me for a wide array of one piece swimsuits up to a size 28.