Beach season is just around the corner, which means one thing for anyone heading to a beach or pool at some point: it’s time to put on a bathing suit. No matter what your weight is, what you look like, or where you come from, putting on a swimsuit, especially a bikini, can be a little intimidating. Wearing a bikini is essentially the same thing as walking around in your underwear, and wearing a one-piece or tankini isn’t much different.
Bikinis were taboo in our family because "no one needs to see all that". No midriffs were to be shown in public as this was sending the wrong signals to men. One-piece outfits were acceptable as long as they were not low cut and covered everything.