The designers of Land’s End Women’s Swimwear have given us so many lovely options! I feel great in a brightly-colored, well-constructed swim skirt that allows me to traipse around beaches and pools without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions, so this brand is one of my official favorites.
If you like being active and don’t want to keep re-adjusting your swimsuit to cover more of your rear, consider these “SwimMinis,” “Mini SwimMinis”, or “Ultra High Rise Swim Minis.” I can only comment on the first of those styles.
My favorite bathing suit bottom is the “Women’s Regular Beach Living SwimMini with Tummy Control” in Turquoise blue. It’s available without the tummy control, and in lots of sizes. The wide waistband doesn’t dig into my squishy bits around my waist and hips, and I feel secure when I wear this.
I wear it with absolutely any bikini top I want because I love bright colors and fashion instinct is not a personal strength. Mixing and matching is a great method of picking swimwear! So if you love wearing two-piece suits, I suggest investing in a nice bottom and switching up your look with cheaper tops.
My black “swimdress” is modest yet flattering, and it’s available in a wide range of sizes. The ruching breaks up the silhouette of an ostomy bag underneath, and this style is particularly forgiving of weight fluctuations.
Whatever you do, try to let your worries go. If you look closely, you can see the very top of my pouch peeking out over the waistband of that blue swimsuit. It doesn’t bother me at all because when I am healthy enough to get out and wear swimsuits, I am a happy camper. People are more likely to comment on my feeding tube scar (because it really does look like an extra belly button), as opposed to that tiny piece of beige fabric and plastic. If you’re truly nervous about being seen in public wearing a bathing suit, get a pack of fun people to wear equally awesome outfits. If that option isn’t available, take a look around online and you’ll catch on quickly: you aren’t alone, and there are a lot of people who would like to brighten your day.