Inspired by this gallery on XO Jane, I decided to bare it all! My body is far from what the media deems an acceptable "beach body", but it's all mine and it's only one I have. By creating these posts each week and reading other full bust blogs, I've come so far in terms of accepting my shape and finding happiness in my own skin. Like many women, I see a multitude of tiny flaws every time I look in the mirror, but recently, I've let go of the judgement a little and learned how to smile back at myself. Despite all the internal and external voices telling me otherwise, I think I'm beautiful. Now, let's talk about this gorgeous bikini:
I actually bought this bikini in 2010, when it first debuted on figleaves.com. I was still a student and I needed an inexpensive, full bust option. I purchased the hot pink colorway, which is no longer available. In fact, the Pin Up Sweetheart Bikini can now be found in the outlet section, for a whopping 20% off. Midnight Grace, a figleaves brand, is an excellent resource if you're on a tight budget. I think their styles are an incredible bargain. The tops fit well, the patterns are stylish, and the price is unbeatable.
The Sweetheart bikini top is lightly padded, but I've found that it's just the right amount of fabric for me. I like enough foam coverage for modestly, but not so much that I look like an armored car. The top is a 30G. The fit was stellar, but I've dropped a 1/2 cup or cup size so this would look more accurate in a 30FF. When I unwrapped the shorts originally, I remember being a little disappointed that they didn't sit higher on my hips/waist. I thought they'd look a little more retro that way. Since 2010, the high-waisted trend has exploded though and I'm waiting for a full bust swimwear brand to release a truly high-waisted bikini bottom (I think the first might be Panache, in their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.). On the whole, I've been delighted with my purchase! It's been fun to style this bikini with bold accessories, neon towels, and bright flip flops.