FATkini On The Beach 2014 (Outfit Of The Day)

Forever21Plus Teal FATkini 

Why I call it a FATkini:  In my eyes it’s a bikini that is design to go over the voluptuous body.  Such as a high waist bottom that should go over my muffin’ top as well as a wide band on the top so that my extra muffin’ around my back area and under arm doesn’t roll over the material as it would in the regular bikini designs.
I absolutely love fringe and when I saw this design pop up on my news feeds last May I immediately clicked on it.  Once I saw the price of under $30 for both pieces I decided to buy it as my 40th BDay present for my self.  This was one of the best decisions ever! 
My children and I trekked out to the beach after school and work.  By the time we were positioning ourselves by the shore we had a bit of an audience.  I puffed out my chest and gave my best smile to hide the added nervousness that I was willing to control inside of me.  While my daughter fixed the fringe, necklace, hair and straps my Son tested the lighting hoping the evening sun wasn’t going to be too bright for us to capture a few decent pics.
As I posed, danced, tilted, laughed and screamed when I made my way in to the frigid water my audience grew.  Halfway in to the shoot there was traffic slowing down and rooting me on across the way.  Let me say I was very thankful it was positive yells as I’ve experienced the opposite during other shoots.

So here is what we captured from our novice attempt at photography.  Hope we captured the fun and confidence that I worked very hard to show.

Measurements:      47  –  42  –  53                        Height:    5’0
I’m wearing Size 3XL but the top fit me loose and the bottom fit me tight.  I still made it work but did forget to pull the bottom up over my muffin’ as it rolled down a tad.  Keep in mind that the bottom will look much better at the right fit – so don’t blame the garment as you should the incorrect size.  That’s the largest it came in and wore my swimming bra under the Fatkini top to fill in the “space” Ha!  
This particular style SOLD OUT within a week or two from release.  That’s one thing to keep in mind when it comes to bathing suits- if you like it and and the price is right… GRAB IT!  There are similar styles currently offered AND they’re selling each piece separately which will insure a much BETTER fit for you at:

I will be wearing the top with my favorite swimming skirts as it’s adorable!  Great for working on a tan or out on a warm Summer day.  It stays put and ties nicely around the neck for added support.
Whatever you decide, do it with a smile and after the first few butterflies you’ll feel like a beauty queen, as I surely did!


  1. June 19, 2014 / 2:34 am

    Yay!!!!! And no skirt needed. I'm so proud of you, and I'm inspired!

    • June 19, 2014 / 3:06 am

      Thank you!!! This is one of the best compliments I can receive!

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