Droula's Issues: 7 Myths about Swimwear

It happens every year. When the sun finally comes out and I start thinking about holidays and exotic beaches, the usual “whys” run in my head: Why I didn’t diet this winter? Why I didn’t exercise enough? Why I drunk so much beer? Why the earth is round? 
Of course, I never answer any of those questions… and I just move on thinking about the new swimsuit I need to buy for the summer. Usually that thought would come to my head around late June, but since I moved to London I realized that everyone starts to think about summer from January… So obviously, I’m already late on my pursuit of the perfect swimming suit.

Fashion experts from all over the world have written thousands of articles about swimwear but the only thing they managed to do is to upset me! Are you writing about real bodies or just for girls like Gisele or Alesandra Ambrosio?

It time to face the truth and talk about the basic myths regarding swimsuits:


Myth Νο1: They’re swimsuits out there that make you look thinner! 

A tiny little piece of fabric is so magical that can replace a plastic sergeant? I don’t think so!

Let’s face it, swimsuits can’t replace a liposuction.

It’s the most revealing piece in our wardrobe and it doesn’t do us any favors. Obviously some of them suit us more than others, but don’t expect miracles.

Myth Νο2: One piece swimsuits are ideal for chubby girls!

Well, that’s what I thought too, but I learnt the hard way…

A few summers ago, when I was feeling really really really chubby I decided after years of dedication to bikinis, to buy for the first time a one piece swimsuit. I thought I would feel more “safe” having a bigger piece of fabric to cover my body. But I was wrong…

Sometimes it’s better the “extras” of your body not to me tucked in your swimsuit but to follow the natural flow of your body, if you know what I mean…

Believe me, bikinis fit us better…

Myth Νο3: This design (above) definitely fit us better than the usual one piece!
If you don’t walk the catwalk for a living, don’t even look at this swimsuit!

Myth Νο4: Bikinis with a tie side are a big “no” for girls like us!
Weirdly enough this style fits almost any body type. When it comes to swimwear, the rules reverse… The less fabric the better, because we don’t emphasize our imperfections… They won’t go away, but at least they won’t be emphasized… 

Myth Νο5: Swimsuits inspired by the 50’s (when curvy girls were on trend) will be perfect for us too!
Ok, I’ve tried the vintage style swimsuit and it wasn’t really flattering. It emphasized my belly… my legs looked shorter… my big thighs were emphasized also… disaster… Different times, different girls… 

Myth Νο6: Brazilian style bottoms are forbidden for us!
That’s exactly what I thought. I have a big bum why would I take half of it out? But I was wrong. It looks some much better

So, let’s find the perfect swimsuit and wow the masses!
Good luck girls!