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Monday, 3 September 2012

The Fatkini Post.

So I finally decided to write the 'Fatkini' post. For those that don't know Fatkini is a term to describe a bikini that us plus size ladies wear. The name originally came about from blogger Gabi Fresh  who posted a picture of herself looking gorgeous in a two piece bikini basically Gabi was making a statement to all women to proud of how they look no matter what size. This spurred on lots of girls to also send in photos of themselves looking beautiful and confident in their 'Fatkini's'.The post showing the pictures of the girls can be found HERE.

This following statement might cause upset with some people but I still find it difficult to hear the word Fat. I know that many plus size girls really take ownership of the word and use it as a positive way to describe the shape of their bodies. I however do not. Although I am fat I still find the word to hold great negative connotations. When I think back to the times I have ever been called FAT it holds nothing but painful experiences. Some might argue that 'curvy' or 'plus size' is matter of denial but those are the words that I choose to use when I describe myself. I only wish I was like those beautiful women that fully own the word fat I guess I am just not there yet.

When getting my swim wear for holiday I was nervous about the idea of being in a two piece but then thought to myself  why should I care what other people think of me? If I want to wear a bikini I bloody well will. I still wanted to wear something that would cover up my tummy area as that is what I am self conscious of the most. I took inspiration from Gabi Fresh in her high waisted two piece from the above pictures. I was then perusing through the lovely Bethany of  the Arched Eyebrow blog and came across her here looking amazing in a high waisted set from Elomi Lingerie.

I decided to just purchase the high waisted swimming bottoms from Elomi and then mix and match with  bikini tops to get some more added variety. So here it is my very own version of the 'Fatkini'
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I have to admit I felt great when I was on holiday I didn't really have a care in the world.  I was after all in paradise in the Caribbean. I didn't for once think of how disgusting I looked in a bikini. Dan always tells me how beautiful I am and for once I kind of felt it. I was enjoying my time away, the peace and tranquillity of the island and finally enjoying being comfortable in my own skin.

44 comments:

  1. Callie you look absolutely beautiful and you are OWNING that fatkini.

    Amy xx

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    1. Amy that comment has made my day!!!! <3 xxxxx

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  2. omg you look AMAZING. Really, really incredible. You're such a beautiful girl and I'm so glad you're making progress with your self-image <3
    xx

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    1. <3 So sweet Bethany!! we should so catch up again soon! x

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  3. girll you look soooo beaut in that set! i genuinely wished i could look like that in swimwear! xx

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    1. Rosie you would look mega hot in swim wear you looked gorgeous from your catwalk in plus north! xxx

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  4. Callie, you look effing amazing!!!! xx

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  5. you look beautiful! am super jealous of that sunshine and sea too! xx

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    I still struggle with the word 'fat' too. As a self defence thing I'm always getting it out that I'm fat before anyone else might but when someone else actually says it about me I still get that little pang of hurtfulness. Seeing beautiful girls like you do things like this though makes me proud to be who I am.
    Elena xx

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    1. I'm glad that someone else understands where I am coming from. It does really hurt especially when you hear it from people you care about. The only thing we can do is try our best to love ourselves regardless of what other people label us! You are beautiful Elena so I 'm glad you feel proud you should!!! xx

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  7. oooh I love tha bikini you looks so sexy. I totally agree with the previous comment, seeing posts like these I feel very proud of myself
    kisses and hugs
    http://theduchessbyanapizarro.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. Wow girls thank you! Just came back and saw all these lovely comments. Really made my afternoon it feels weird that I have actually wore a bikini let alone posted it on a public blog but its been amazing to get such a lovely response from girls who understand the kind of things we go through with the stress of swim wear and holidays. I find it hard to take compliments but whole heartily appreciate every single one of your comments and will take them all so very graciously x

    x

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  9. You look amazing!! There a special kind of beauty that comes from confidence, and its a beauty that is not easily mimicked or faked. That kind of beauty is in each of these pictures. True happiness in your own skin, is the sweetest thing. You are beautiful and inspiring because I have a hard time talking myself into wearing shorts in public. You rock the s@*! outta that bikini. LOVE it!!

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    1. Just saw this comment Roz and it am so moved that you think I am inspiring, I am just like you I have to talk myself into it too! It takes a long time to feel comfortable in your own skin believe me I'm still not there but it takes time. You are beautiful and you should feel confident! xx

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  10. You look really great !
    Really inspirational :)
    Launa in Ponderland

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  11. Ahhh you look amazing! As does that beach :) x

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  12. You look amazing I wish I had the confidence to wear this. Jealous of your gorgeous tan xxx

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  13. You look lovely, i'm a plus size too and went on my honeymoon around the carribean. i wore one of those longer bikini tops (tankini? not sure) and some small shorts, i think the beauty of the surroundings helped me not care what others think xL

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  14. I love your polka dot bikini top, wish my top half would look as good in one (im lacking in that area!)and omg that beach!!!

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. You look beatuiful. I love posts like this as they remind me that I can wear what I like without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. I'm going on holiday next year. I've never worn a two piece, but I will be doing so. I think I'll definitely be buying a pair of high-waisted bottoms!

    style sincerity

    x

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  16. You look so beautiful! I could never do something like this as I'm still so insecure/ashamed lol! of my body. I hold the word "fat" in a negative light too as i've been called that all my life - as Gok Wan says *it's all about the condidence!

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    1. Thank you so much. I made a promise to myself to not let my insecurities ruin my holiday, but I still do feel the way you do most of the time, its hard to be happy with yourself when the media says we should be slim! But you are right darling It is all about the confidence and you are beautiful you can see just from your profile photo!! Don't be too hard on yourself! xx

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  17. you look wonderful, I know what you mean, the word 'fat' connotes so many painful memories for so many, including me. I have battled with my weight for years and am a comfort eater, a depressive and a yo-yo dieter. You rock this girl, totally! I haven't worn a bikini since I was 10, I just can't do it, I don't feel confident. It makes me happy that you are. I wear those awful Tankin's that actually, although hide your stomach, aren't that flattering for us curvy girls. Anyway, lovely post!

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    1. I still Yo-yo diet as well in fact I am meant to starting my diet again tomorrow! It does get you down but we have such a short time on this earth sometimes we have to learn to not things get in the way of happiness! I would 100% recommend the high waisted bottoms they made me feel way more confident than those tanki's! xx

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  18. I LOVE this post. You look amazing + really confident! Love the colour of the top & the polka dots - looks like such a beautiful place and you obviously had an absolute ball! I am insanely jealous :)

    xxx

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    1. Thank you Sarah!! It was pretty amazing, everyone loves a good holiday! The polka dot top was only £6 from Asda! You can't go wrong! x

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  19. I'm so glad you didn't let feeling insecure get in the way of you having a fabulous holiday! you look absolutely stunning! and you look like you had an amazing time xxx

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  20. That swimsuit is so fetch!

    I would say I was following back from the Brightside Blog Hop, but it turns out I already followed you!
    itsamakeupthing-hjc.blogspot.com

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  21. You look totally incredible!! Absolutely rocking that bikini chick.... x

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  22. Can't believe I've never visited this blog before. I love it and you look amazing in your pictures. I've never looked into bikini's before because of my size but this post has inspired me to look into it a little thanks

    I found your blog through a link you left in the #bbloggers chat. New follower right here.

    C xxx
    ateeniebitofthisandthat.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Fabulous!

    Allie xo
    www.misbehaveboutique.com

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  25. You are a complete inspiration! and your gorgeous! x

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  26. Not that you need my approval for a damn thing just my two cents to a Beautiful Woman!

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  27. You look so great in that swimsuit! The best part is that you can match whatever top you want with a bottom that you are comfortable with and be confident every time you go to the beach or pool.

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  28. You are awesome in your bikini! But I must take you to task for that sunburn in the last photo...as someone who had a skin cancer scare, I beg you to use sunscreen. You'll still look fabulous pale.

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  29. Jeannee Waseck14 July 2014 at 00:37

    Love this!

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  30. You look stunning! Hats off to you! I am a size 6 (used to be size 10) and I still don't feel confident in my small boned- yet not "toned" body in a bikini. I will think of you when packing for my next beach holiday!

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