#NOFOMO: Boosting My Swimsuit Confidence

This post is sponsored by Target.

Back in December, my husband and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. While booking our tickets, my inner critical voice kept telling me that my post-holiday body was far from “swimsuit-ready.” I’m comfortable making clothing flatter my body in any shape, but swimsuits? They’re so little. In Mexico, I relied on coverups and spent more time lounging around the Caribbean Sea instead of diving in and enjoying every moment to the fullest. Have you ever let insecurities prevent you from doing something you wanted to do?

We’re planning a spring break getaway to an island neither of us has visited. I want to experience that island to the fullest. So, I’ve decided that my current body, thick thighs and all, is beach-ready. I’m so committed to shaking off my insecurities that I’ve already purchased my swimsuits.

Mossimo mesh inset one piece

I feel most confident in retro, super stylish, one piece swimsuits. So, when Target launched its 2016 swimsuit collection in-stores, I grabbed several styles in several sizes and had a major try-on session one night. By the way, if you prefer to try-on swimsuits at home, Target makes it easy to do so by offering free-shipping and free returns. I took a ton of selfies in the fitting room to help me decide which pieces I liked best.

The three pieces I chose in Target are so my style. They’ve got sexy details. They’re comfortable. They each make bold fashion statements. I can’t way for my trip so I can wear these flattering suits.


Merona draped one piece

I was very pleased with the one piece swimsuit options at Target. They’re sophisticated and fashion forward. I’ve always wanted a suit with mesh cutouts, and the one I’m wearing is under $40, y’all.

Merona underwire print blocked one piece

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  1. February 5, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I like the mesh one the best; its similar to the one from Miraclesuit. BTW I could really see you in a white bathing suit – if the mesh one comes in white, that would be a huge hit!!!

    • June 20, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      The mesh is my favorite too, Nylse! Ooh…I’d love a white suit…absolutely.

  2. February 5, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    I LOVE THIS! Look at you go!!! I've never been able to keep up with the idea of "swimsuit ready body," but I understand the struggle of finding a suit that is not only flattering, but also makes you feel confident. I'm pretty sure this might be the year I need to find a new one because I've had the same suit for the last three years… Oh dear!

    • June 20, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      Yay, Jill! The Target styles are so fabulous and affordable, it’ll make getting a new one so easy.

  3. Luce
    February 6, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    The last one is soooo pretty! You look absolutely fab; may your insecurities wither and die and never come back 🙂

  4. June 20, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I’m in love with the first one. I think confidence in one’s body – no matter what it looks like – is more important than these notions of “bikini-ready” bodies. And you look amazing!

    • June 20, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Absolutely…I’m so with you on that one. Thanks too!