Holy major freakout. Did I really just post myself in a swimsuit? Indeed I did. I went back and forth for days on whether I should, or just stick with stock photos. But I just couldn’t post a review of the suits I’ve been wearing (that Miraclesuit sent me) with models wearing them…I mean, right? It loses the point. And that is…here I am in this photo at four months postpartum and I haven’t lost the baby weight, but my Miraclesuit gave me the confidence to be able to wear a swimsuit pretty early after baby on the beach and at the pool. I would’ve never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d be wearing one this summer, honestly.
Let me preface this by saying this was last month and I’m now six pounds lighter (clapping!) and my Miraclesuit fits even better now. But I really love the way this halter style fits because while you can’t see the details in the photo, there is ruching in the tummy area. This is a major flattering trick if you ever want to disguise a belly, girls (I think I once read this tip from Ali Landry?). The halter style is also super-flattering to every body type, especially those with curves. The back on this one is a scoop back, which I’m not exactly a fan of (it’s not as comfortable to me), but it’s worth handling for the flattering silhouette of this suit. This is also a great one for a new mom because you’re a little more covered (it’s the first summer I haven’t worn a two-piece, honestly, and I’m not really hating it!).
Miraclesuit claims to make you look up to 10 pounds lighter, and it really does suck you in. But it’s not an uncomfortable-can’t-breathe-type, it’s a snug fit that actually makes you feel good about you body. Honestly, after baby I’ve worn so many tummy control garments, I hardly noticed. And at $150 a suit, these are high-quality ones that will last you more than one season. Because even after you’ve lost the weight, who doesn’t wanna continue to look 10 pounds lighter?
I look far from supermodel status here, so this post isn’t really of look-at-me intent. It’s intention is more about body confidence and how these swimsuits can totally make you feel like a rockstar during a time you might feel otherwise. No matter your size, you can be beautiful. Don’t be ashamed of it, own it.
P.S. Adam Glassman of O, The Oprah Magazine included these in his summer style tips!