Top Places to Shop Bathing Suits Post-Bariatric Surgery

Article By: Gianna Soussan

Gianna is a seasoned Bariatric Patient & Peer Coach who has lost and maintained 120+ lbs on her journey to better health. She is an advocate within the bariatric community and has made it her life’s mission to share what she’s learned to be successful along the way! Follow her journey on Instagram (@vsgianna_).

Hey there, Bariatric Besties!

So, you’ve taken the courageous step towards a healthier you with bariatric surgery. How amazing! With summer right around the corner, as you embrace your new body and journey towards self-love, you might be wondering, "Can I rock a swimsuit post-bariatric surgery?"... Well, duh! There is arguably no better time. Let’s dive into some empowering tips and top places to shop for bathing suits, curated especially for plus size and curvy women who've undergone this transformative journey. I remember feeling lost when it came time to purchase my first post-op bathing suit — especially as someone who was embracing quite a bit of loose skin after bariatric surgery. But don’t worry! There are ways to approach this new territory and plenty of great places to buy swimsuits that will make you feel confident and secure in your new healthy body this summer!

1) Celebrate your journey.

First things first, let’s celebrate your incredible journey towards a healthier lifestyle! Bariatric surgery isn’t just about shedding pounds; it’s about reclaiming your confidence and embracing your unique beauty. Remember, your body is a testament to your strength and resilience.

2) Embrace body positivity.

Body positivity is not just a movement; it’s a lifestyle. It’s about loving and accepting yourself, flaws and all. Whether you’re dealing with loose skin or not, remember that every curve, every stretch mark tells a story of triumph. So, let go of any lingering insecurities and rock that swimsuit with pride!

3) Find the perfect fit.

Shopping for bathing suits can be daunting, but fear not! There are plenty of brands out there catering to plus size and curvy women, offering stylish options that flatter your figure. Look for designs that provide ample support and coverage while accentuating your best features.

4) The top places to shop for bathing suits as your body changes.

  • Torrid: Known for their trendy and inclusive fashion, Torrid offers a stunning range of bathing suits designed specifically for plus size women. From vibrant prints to flattering silhouettes, you’re sure to find your perfect match here.
  • Lane Bryant: Lane Bryant is synonymous with chic and sophisticated swimwear for curvy women. Their collection features versatile pieces that prioritize both style and comfort, ensuring you feel fabulous by the poolside.
  • Swimsuits For All: True to its name, Swimsuits For All caters to women of all shapes and sizes. With an extensive range of options, including swim dresses, tankinis, and bikinis, they make finding your dream swimsuit a breeze.
  • ASOS Curve: ASOS Curve offers a diverse selection of trendy bathing suits that celebrate diversity and body positivity. Whether you prefer retro-inspired styles or modern designs, ASOS Curve has something to suit every taste.
  • Aerie: Aerie by American Eagle has a broad selection of body-positive and loose-skin friendly bathing suits for all body types at a reasonable price point and great quality. They’re also always at the forefront of what’s trending — so lots of cute options to choose from!
  • Target: Don’t overlook your local Target store! With their inclusive sizing and affordable prices, Target offers a variety of stylish bathing suits that won’t break the bank. Plus, their online selection makes it easy to shop from the comfort of your home.

Remember besties, it’s not about conforming to society’s standards of beauty; it’s about embracing your own unique beauty and feeling confident in your skin. So, go ahead, strut your stuff, and soak up the sun with pride!

BariMelts provides general recommendations, not to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor.

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