Whoever said voluptuous women or those over 40 must never wear a bikini should take a trip to Europe.
I can tell you, hand on heart and fresh from six weeks on the Mediterranean that every woman (with the occasional ultra-rare exception) whether fat or thin, young or old, sunning on the beaches, drinking at the bars or swimming in the aquamarine waters of Croatia, Italy or Greece wore a tiny bikini –and frankly my dear, no one gave a damn!
As an Aussie, beaches and I are practically inseparable but bikinis and I parted years ago. So as I exchanged E15 (AU$22) in Sicily for a tiny tangerine bikini I told myself it was ‘just in case’. Within an hour I was swimming, sunning, even hobbling along the rocky beaches in my bikini without a trace of self-consciousness about my wobbly bits being on display for the entire world to see. (btw… That’s not me in the photo… but you knew that).
Let me tell you there was nothing more liberating than flouting my less than perfect body…. and nothing more delicious than feeling the sun on my belly again.
So go for it Aussie (American? Canadian? and British?) women. Throw off the shackles of self-consciousness… laugh in the face of criticism for not having a body like Miranda or Elle… and don a bikini. I’ll see you on the beach! 🙂