Want to see the perfect gingham bathing suit? This flattering suit is the perfect mom bathing suit!
Doesn't a gingham bathing suit just SCREAM summer to you? Gingham makes me think of picnics, summer nights and warm days. And it's PERFECT the perfect print for cute bathing suits. This adorable bathing suit has an amazing story behind it, and little did I know……when I took these pictures, it was going to teach me a very important lesson.
<pictures by Annie Vovan>
This Gingham Bathing Suit and Celebrating Mom Bods
This fall (because right before the holidays is the PERFECT time to wear bathing suits, ha)….. I got an email from Danielle, the owner of Olivia and Ocean. Her company has been making adorable KIDS bathing suits for years. And I'm not gonna lie, I was a little apprehensive. While I'm totally fine putting myself in a bathing suit on the internet…..we had decided NOT to put pictures of Lydia in bathing suits online. I figured she was going to ask about sending Lydia a suit, and man…..was I wrong. My conversation with Danielle inspired me, I wasn't the only one who wanted to empower moms to celebrate their bodies and to just ENJOY the pool or beach. She had spent YEARS designing suits with a post baby body in mind….yes, she wanted to make the perfect mom bathing suits. And in November? She wanted me to come with two other moms and her to take pictures in the suits in preparation for a launch in February. And this gingham bathing suit? Was the one she wanted me to wear.
Even after all of this empowerment work I'd done, I was still nervous. When I got to the shoot, I'm not going to lie…..I almost refused to put on this adorable gingham bathing suit. I was the biggest woman there. How embarrassing. Were these other women judging me? Did they think I looked fat?
And you know what pushed me? LYDIA WAS THERE. And she was having a blast. All she wanted was to use this cute flamingo float and to get in the pool. And the minute I put this gingham bathing suit on? I felt amazing. It fit like a dream. It flattered like crazy. And the best part? Lydia and I had a blast.
All because I put my behind in a bathing suit on the internet. So my encouragement for y'all today? Just do it ladies. Wear the suit. I promise, it will get easier. I promise, you'll realize it's all in your head. I promise, you'll look back at that moment as one that changed your perspective. And I promise, you'll have a blast with your kids.
Olivia and Ocean‘s amazing I Love Mom Bods line is available NOW including this killer gingham bathing suit.