Are you looking for a great scalloped swim suit? I'm rounding up the best ones for under $125!Funny story about taking these bathing suit pictures. First of all, yes we took them in JANUARY. And I understand that in most other parts of the country, it's freezing. It happened to be an 80 degree day in Los Angeles, and I thought……let's give those bathing suits a spin. This new scalloped swim suit was one I picked up for a couple of spring break trips we have planned, and I was chomping at the bit to give it a test drive (side note, last minute bathing suit shopping pretty much always ends in tears for me…..so now when I see a great swim suit I buy it and save until needed).
So, on a sunny day in January I headed to Santa Monica to a public beach and pool area. By the time I got there it was filled with families also enjoying that warm weather. Now, I understand that I rolled up to the pool with a photographer. And that may look ridiculous. But, the interaction I had with another mother left me sort of lost in thought. We were at the pool for MAYBE 45 minutes total. On the side where we weren't disrupting anyone. And I GET that it may look weird to be having someone take pictures of you in a bathing suit. Especially when you are clearly not model size. Who do I think am?
Well, here's what got to me. The SIDE EYE I got from a couple of moms. I'm sure they thought I looked ridiculous. Who did I think was? Why in the world would some random lady need these pictures? And the thing I noticed? These same women? Were hiding in coverups and shorts. Is there a connection? If we're uncomfortable with our own bodies are we more likely to criticize and judge others?
Until very recently, I was that mom hiding in a cover up at the pool with her daughter. And I wonder if that slanted my view of other women and how comfortable THEY felt? I do think they're connected. Complimenting other women? With a smile, a comment, a thumbs up……guess what that does? It helps us to start complimenting ourselves. So my challenge to y'all (and myself)…..even if YOU aren't ready to flaunt it in a bathing suit at the pool or beach? Compliment someone who is. I promise it will take you one step closer to being proud of your own body in a bathing suit.
Now can we talk about this scalloped swim suit? A great scalloped bathing suit is one of my favorite looks on a pear shape body…..because that pretty scallop cut? Draws the eyes upward, which is ideal for a pear shape. From simple two pieces to a great one piece with that scallop top……a scalloped swim suit is totally on trend and super flattering. Does it get any better?
A few of my favorite scalloped swim suit options (and bonus, they're all under $125):
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