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Evolved Mommy | April 25, 2015

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The Mom Bikini: Real or Myth - Evolved Mommy

I haven’t worn a bikini since 2003, and even then it was for one fleeting weekend when I was feeling unreasonably confident. The pictures from that trip say so. We were at the beach, I was feeling all hawt and thin. In reality my belly was pudgy and I had no business in a two-piece. At least it was the off-season and the only person who saw me was the West Indies bartender.

Is it a ridiculous goal to want to wear one again? Here I am 35 years old, and trying to loose a significant spare tire off my middle. Even if I do shed said spare tire won’t the skin just hang there like a flap?
I mean, is it possible to have a flat tummy again really? Without Photoshop?

Or should I be content to live the rest of my life wearing tankinis and one-piece swimsuits? Am I done forever with the bikini? Should I just let the idea go?

The internal conflict is this:

If I let it go then I have given up. But if I continue to fight for the bikini am I setting myself up for failure? For something that is unattainable, and unreasonable expectation?

Which is worse? Which is better?


Photo courtesy of Flickr user Scott Robinson (c)



  2. Do it! Wear it! Keep a coverup close by if you need a security blanket… but fling it off, my friend!! You are beautiful and confident. :)


    • Evolved Mommy

      You’re a nut!

  3. Fight for the bikini. Fight for a healthy weight and wear a tankini anyway. Do what makes you feel good out there in bathing suit hell where women feel the most exposed. Wear what will allow you to still have fun. I personally don’t care if I ever wear a bikini again. I am happy with my tankinis. I’m a mom and I will wear my mom bathing suit proudly. Now where did I put those jeans with the elastic waistband and no back pockets?

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