Sometimes the thought of putting on a bathing suit can make me feel sick to my stomach. I’d say, at 27, I’m more confident about my body than I ever have been before. But even still, bathing suits can sometimes make all those old insecurities bubble back up to the surface.
Finding bathing suits that I feel good in is paramount. I’m just so relieved to see that one-pieces have made a comeback. They’re so cute and provide a little more coverage. (Except for the ones that, well, don’t… More power to you if you can rock those; I, however, cannot.)
I cannot say enough great things about this plunge v-neck bathing suit. When you find a good one, I feel like everyone should know about it. It’s amazing, and I would say that it would be flattering on many different body types. I bought my usual size in one-pieces from J. Crew (size 2) and found the straps and length to be perfect on me. (I have a larger bust and longer torso which makes finding one-pieces extra challenging! With two pieces at least you can get different sizes for the tops and bottoms!) It looks like it’s on back order right now, but honestly, it’s so good I would recommend ordering to tuck away for next summer. (Or winter getaways!)
As if simply wearing a bathing suit wasn’t a struggle enough, the fact that I’m ridiculously pale and burn with two minutes of sun exposure is an additional problem. I’m always on the hunt for good cover-ups. I’m also not opposed to wearing rash guards and fishing shirts or hiding under towels, but sometimes I just want to look cute. Enter: the men’s oxford cloth button down. Definitely “borrow” one from your dad, brother, or boyfriend if you can. They’re perfect for the beach with long sleeves and enough length to cover your butt.
When I posted the bathing suit on Instagram, I had some questions about my hair. This, my friends, is what three days of dry shampoo plus 95% humidity looks like! I came to Nantucket with straight hair, curled it at some point, and then all hell broke loose. Between the fog and humidity, I was afraid to wash my hair!
(I was since sent a bottle of this oil which is a life changing product for frizzy hair. Wish I had it during my trip!)
Photos by Carter Fish