Head scarf & bikini: Ardene; Shorts: lululemon athletica; Flip Flops: Havaianas.
Ack! OVEREXPOSURE! However, that specific shade of overexposed white-ishness is the typical shade of white on my belly region. However, after six days of constant sun exposure, the belly region is a much less “underground man eating worm” shade of pale.
Let’s talk belly for a bit. I often wonder if the belly region is the most hated, least loved part of the female form. It is certainly the area of my body that I have the least confidence in. As I mentioned a while and a bit ago, I tend to keep the belly underwraps. I also really like wearing bikinis. I really REALLY like THIS particular bikini, as it is bright, neon, yellow and covers all the parts of my butt that I want to have covered (I have a very long butt crack – abnormally so, but I like it that way… and will be discussing the length of my ass crack in another Dress Your Best post to come).
Little surprise that the reason I chose my belly to feature in this post. Bikini, belly. Makes sense to me. It isn’t difficult to find my lagging belly confidence at the beach/poolside while in Brazil, where all over body pride is impressive. Brazilian women, regardless of size, shape, skin tone or age, are completely comfortable in their own skin. I love being in a place where people love themselves. Energy is infectious, and I was infected. I love how long my torso is, the hourglass shape of my figure, the hint of the muscles right under my ribcage. I’ve even come to appreciate, if not quite love, my jiggly little pot belly.