|Photography: Jamee Edwards|
Swimsuit: Strange Bikinis c/o / Head Wrap (scarf): Alixandra Collections c/o (get 10% off using code Jpetite10) / Necklace: Alixandra Collections c/o / Earrings: Alixandra Collections c/o / Donut Float: Shop Wink c/o / Bracelets: Alixandra Collectons here, here, here c/o / Sunnies: Alixandra Collections c/o / Spray Tan: Katastic Tans
I'm sure we can all agree that when the dreaded swimsuit season comes around that it can be intimidating to loose the pool coverup, and dare to rock your swimsuit poolside. I think that we as women get in this mental funk that we need our bodies to be "Swimsuit Illustrated" ready in order to feel sexy in swimwear. Sexy is confidence, and confidence comes from being content in your own skin. Women are beautiful beings, and come in all shapes and sizes.
I love to share companies and individuals on my blog that firmly believe in the beauty of "real" women. Ali the creator of the customized bikini line Strange Bikinis creates swimwear for all body types. On her blog it reads,
" [Ali's] focus is on creating custom bikinis that flatter and compliment different figures without sacrificing style or comfort. Strange Bikinis believes in promoting self-love and is constantly sharing photos of Strangers in unique custom suits, removing the stigma that only perfect beach bodies can rock cute swim suits. No matter your age or body type, Strange Bikinis will make a suit custom as individual as you are. "
I have 5 suits currently from Strange Bikinis, and I love them all so much because they all work with my petite figure. I have a very different body than most because I am adult with child like features . I am currently 27, and I am short with no bust, no hips, small waist, athletic build, and look very young. Every time I put on my SB I honestly feel so sexy because the suit works with my features.
This post wouldn't be complete without sharing this amazing women Lexi that promotes self love and confidence of all body types. Last summer I had the pleasure of working with a gorgeous plus size model Lexi Placourakis. Meeting and getting to know Lexi was such a great experience. This women is absolutely stunning, and has a gorgeous full figure that looks sexy in swimwear. She is an amazing example of how women with real bodies can feel confident in their own skin.
Thanks to the Saguaro hotel for allowing us to come shoot at their hotel.