It’s the summer of “cheeky” style bathing suit bottoms and I don’t know what to do.
I have always felt self-conscious in a bathing suit and this trend just made that even worse. Instagram is flooded with girls showing off their booty in their thong-esque bathing suit bottoms and of course I like every single one because I would love to be able to show off that kind of confidence and rock a cheekier bottom.
But I can’t, won’t, and probably will never rock this style.
My butt and legs are far from perfect and I’m okay with that but I’m not ready to flaunt it to the world yet. I want something with more fabric and a lot more comfort. However this is becoming almost impossible to find. I hate going bathing suit shopping because nothing covers my butt. I’ve always been teased for having a bigger booty and although I’ve accepted my butt for what it is, I don’t want to lie out in a thong for all to see.
Think about this: I’m going on vacation in September with my family to a tropical island. I need to buy bathing suits for this vacation. I really don’t feel comfortable parading around the island in front of my dad and my brother in a thong bikini bottom. I mean, some of you may feel comfortable doing so but I am almost positive that my family would be extremely uncomfortable if I chose to dawn on that barely-there style.
They’d feel uncomfortable. I’d feel uncomfortable. Other people would feel uncomfortable. Wow, sounds fun.
I’m not saying that this trend is anything horrible. If you want to rock a cheekier bottom then go for it! All the power to you for feeling so comfortable in your own body, and yeah, I think that is awesome! But for the rest of us who would like to keep a little more booty covered up I think we deserve more options that have more fabric to cover our booty. There needs to be at least some options for those of us who are a bit more modest.
This style is also not flattering for everyone. For us big booty girls it can actually flatten your butt in a very unflattering way. Also, how are you supposed to look cute when you have a serious case of hungry bum? Most of my butt has never even seen the sun so I’m really not down for some third degree burns.
I really hate this style because it only caters to a small minority yet is being made for the majority. Cheeky bottoms are the new crop tops; made only for a select few. I’ve found it extremely difficult this summer to buy bathing suits because of the lack of fuller bottom styles. I’m not shaming those of you who do love this cheeky style and I think that if you want to rock it then you should! I’m just disappointed in the lack of options for us girls who don’t want to show off as much.
“Cheeky” style I’m ready for you to go back to where you came from and please don’t come back!
Featured image via Schmocklife.