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Rocking the bikini (3rd belly.... stretch marks)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

What do you all think?  I am a small person (normally like 105lbs, haven't weighed myself this pregnancy, but I don't think I've gained much yet) but I'm so in that early "is that a bump?" stage or pregnancy and I have silvery stretch marks from my past 2 pregnancies.  I think I'm going to rock the bikini anyway (my husband claims you have to look really close to see them and HE doesn't find them unattractive... I think I'm just letting "society" dictate what is beautiful to me and feeling insecure about it).    Anyone else ever rock a bikini with stretch marks??  I suppose it's all about how you carry yourself, and being confident.  I'll be probably like 13 weeks when we're in Hawaii next week :-)  Hoping my pregnant self can adjust to a 5 hour time change quickly!

 

post #2 of 10

Personally I say go for it. The only time one should avoid a bikini is when they are large as i am and the bikini would get lost in the rolls of fat. Leaving people wondering if a walrus escaped from the zoo is never a good thing.

post #3 of 10

Rock it!  Don't let society tell you anything, if you are confident then that is all that matters and people won't care/notice.

post #4 of 10

I say rock it also! I am covered in silvery stretch marks (on my tummy, bum, thighs..) and I usually go with the tankini just because I am self conscious...I wish I would rock the bikini more! Go for it, girl! 

post #5 of 10

I think pregnant is the only time I would ever rock a bikini because at least there'd be an explanation for my gut haha

post #6 of 10

GO FOR IT! i do :) i'm also a smaller person, about 105 (before pregnancy) and 5'0". I've got the bump already and there's no sucking in the stomach at this point, it's there, lol. i live in a warm climate and still swim season for a few more weeks and i only have 2 pieces.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm 5'4'' 105 pre-pregnancy and my bumps not too big yet... I actually wish it was a bit bigger so it was more obvious I was pregnant, haha!!  Thanks for the encouragement!!  I wish I was one of those women who just doesn't get stretch marks, I didn't have ANY until 40 weeks with my daughter LOL.  

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by manamakeri View Post

I think pregnant is the only time I would ever rock a bikini because at least there'd be an explanation for my gut haha



yeahthat.gif  I agree whole-heartedly lol!!

post #9 of 10

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Edited by Plummeting - 9/5/12 at 9:57pm
post #10 of 10

Go rock the bikini!  I have always felt that stretch marks are a show of accomplishment!  You've grown a baby, and it's good and healthy to embrace the body changes that came with it : )

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