No matter how in shape you are, trying on clothes at the store is never a good time. The lighting in dressing rooms is always unflattering for some reason, and taking clothes on and off is a pain, especially if you don’t end up liking the item after you see it on! This dread is doubled when it comes to trying on swimsuits, and it’s probably tripled if you’re on the bigger side.
Sonny Turner is a plus size model and blogger who can totally relate to the struggles of swimsuit season. She decided to get real about trying on bathing suits and document her experience with high end swimsuit retailers on Instagram.
“changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.” she wrote. “High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either. NO ONE GETS IT so for any upcoming designers I got some tips…”
Even though Sonny is wearing the largest size, it is clear from the photo that the bathing suit isn’t covering much. So, she went on to detail some “tips” for all the swimsuit designers out there:
“BIG BREASTS NEED UNDERWIRE FOR SUPPORT FOR A YOUTHFUL LIFT
WE NEED CUP SIZES THAT CORRELATE TO BRA SIZES AND THEY NEED TO GO PAST DD”
“WE NEED STRAPS THAT AREN'T SO TIGHT ITS AS THOUGH OUR NECK IS ABOUT TO SNAP OFF”
“WE NEED BIKINI BOTTOMS THAT DONT GIVE IS WEDGIES WHEN WE WALK”
“ITS NOT FAIR THAT WE CANT WALK WEAR CUTE SWIMWEAR JUST BC WE ARE BUILT DIFFERENTLY. WE DESERVE TO WALK INTO A STORE AND PAY £10 FOR A NICE BIKINI WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK AND OUR BODY CONFIDENCE.”
Her bottom line? “MAKE CLOTHES FOR ALL SIZE & BODIES.”
Her message was well received, a many women could relate to how she felt. Her post garnered over 16,000 in just 2 days, many people commenting that her experience resonated with them, and that having such limited options can make women feel even more insecure about their bodies.
What do you think about Sonny’s post? Can you relate?