Let’s be honest… Bathing suits are not an easy thing to buy. The good ones are pricey, and it’s also hard to find them that are your exact size. Plus, the trends are just getting overwhelming to deal with because there have been so many in years past. We’ve had cheeky bottoms, strappy, high waisted, neon colours, strange necklines, and funky patterns here and there. Recently, though, there’s a trend that has literally taken over all over logical options for all body types and I’m beyond frustrated.
Throughout my search of the perfect bathing suit, a one-piece in particular, I noticed one specifically alarming thing (aside from the fact they are all unflattering or too expensive), they mainly come in thong bottoms.
This trend is even worse than the cheeky bottom trend.
The only one-piece’s that actually came with a full bottom were ones that were seemingly meant for an older crowd than a millennial. I’m a curvy woman, and, as happy as I am to be blessed with a curvaceous backside, it’s a curse when you can’t find anything that will fit over it.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be confident enough to wear something trendy and show off my asset to the world. But realistically, I’m way too conservative and shy. I go swimming in front of family, so do I really want my dad, brother, or uncles to see my entire ass? No, I don’t. I don’t even want my friends seeing it.
Plus, in my opinion, wearing a bathing suit with a thong bottom would only bring more unwanted attention by random strangers. People will gawk, potentially take stalker photos to show to their friends, or even make a comment too loud. I don’t want to deal with any of that nonsense.
And it looks like I’m not alone with my feelings either.
Why are all bathing suit bottoms thongs. Does anyone vacation with their family anymore??????
— Rachel (@Rachel_282) July 13, 2018
finding bikini bottoms that aren’t thongs has been an all day project wtf some of us are out here tryna avoid getting taken into sex slavery on vaca
— LOGEN (@logenleonard) July 17, 2018
Instagram has turned into a competition of who can pull their bathing suit up their ass the farthest.
— Peety (@paytonsv3) July 16, 2018
Whatever happened to a nice, full bottom on your suit that doesn’t ride up your bum and showcase every dimple, pucker, and bit of cellulite?
Another big problem with this particular style is that it only caters to a small minority but is made for the majority. It only looks good on petite women who either don’t have much of a butt or have a perky enough bum that it stays in place more. Anyone who is a bit bigger will have that thing riding so far up their bums and would constantly be slyly trying to pick their massive wedgie.
The lack of options are disappointing and discouraging.
I don’t want to look like a grandma at the beach or pool in a one piece, but I don’t want to have my entire bottom on display (or my belly either).
I’m not bashing those who wear them, because you can wear whatever you want. I’m just frustrated by the lack of diversity in styles and lack of inclusiveness. I would love to go to the beach feeling comfortable and confident with all my bits of flab securely protected by a piece of fabric! What do you think? Comment below!
Featured image from weheartit.