I have to start this post with full-disclosure: I don't really wear bathing suits. Sometimes. Though they tend to be something I admire from afar. I don't get a new bikini every summer. But every year I look for a swimsuit to love. And every year I put on my old vintage one-piece. Growing up I'd say I was fairly insecure (and by fairly of course i mean severely), and in my day there weren't any cute bathing suits unless they were bikini's, with insanely high cuts that went up to your hipbone, so I just kind of opted out. I grew up in the 80's and early 90's, everything was oversized and baggy and puffy so it wasn't actually that weird to wear shorts and a tank top to the pool (watch roseanne and who's the boss? they offer a perfect range of examples of every style between these decades). There also wasn't shaming of body shame. It was perfectly acceptable to be ashamed of your body when I was younger. In fact I was never actually ashamed of my body. I was just shy and super white. And as I said, it wasn't such a big deal. I didn't feel as bad about me as I felt about swimsuits. Sure I wore bikini's on the beach of Hawaii and, as mentioned, I have my go-to vintage once-piece that I wore way before vintage one-pieces were cool (trust me I am not using that as a compliment to myself. this was the only solution i could come up with when the whole "don't be ashamed of your body" thing started, in which i was promptly more ashamed to be ashamed and found the one, one-piece that i kind of felt okay in, despite looking like i was in fact ashamed of my body). But I am digressing. Today there are so many cute swimsuits. Ones in which you can even rock a little modesty in. I love all of these but I think num. 01 + 04 are my favorites.