News flash ladies! We're in the hottest days of the summer season. It's about that time that everyone on Instagram and Twitter is posting their bikini shots and quote on quote "living their best life." But in reality, summer can be a difficult time to get through for us curvy girls! Let's get real. It's chub rub season, among several other not so fun things we tend to have to endure as a result of our beautiful bods.
So, with that said, here are a few tips to truly "live your best" — or should I say most comfortable and worthwhile — life this summer as a curvy girl!
Baby Powder, Baby Powder, BABY POWDER
Yass! It's finally time to give our booties and hips the gratitude they deserve in those sundresses. However, let's not neglect our thighs now. "Chub rub," or to be more technical, the result of thick thighs rubbing together and creating uncomfortable bumps, redness, and sometimes even swelling, can be the silent killer of those July months. Baby powder is a MUST. Not only will applying a little go a long way, but it will make your legs feel silky smooth and smell great as well! Ladies, check in on your friends. Chub rub can be really painful so just try to be considerate to us curvy girls who are given this blessing and a curse.
Don't be afraid to show a little skin - or a lot.
It seems as girls with fuller bodies, we are always held to this standard of having to dress appropriately for our bodies. Why is this? What makes us any different from the girls wearing a size 2? Nothing, because all bodies are beautiful. So don't be afraid to make a statement and step outside of your comfort zone!
Speaking of skin, find the best swimsuit for the season!
There are so many different styles of swimwear making their debut in affordable stores like Target and Marshalls, to even more boujee department stores like Bloomingdales. Luckily, for us curvy girls the hottest trend is channeling your inner Marilyn Monroe. One piece bathing suit are a hit, and they do us great justice! With that being said though, do not feel afraid to step out of your comfort zone and rock that bikini as well! Just make sure coverage is a priority, because we all know how easy it is for our curves to make too much of an appearance.
Boob Sweat Is REAL
Couldn't God just give us perky gifts without the strings attached? Unfortunately, no. Summertime means that unbearable sweat in not the prettiest of places. Thankfully, this subject isn't so taboo anymore and companies like "Boobalicious" have made an actual deodorant for your breasts with an array of scents! If you're more into DIY putting thin panty liners in your bra also is a huge help.
Find alternatives to jean shorts, because trust me there is so much more out there!
Let's face it, jean shorts weren't exactly made for our body types. Most of the time they end up riding up due to our thighs and just lead to uncomfortable chafing. Therefore, there are so many more options than shorts. Harem pants. Button-up skirts. Overalls. Plus, they're different from what everyone else is wearing!
Overall, summer for curvy girls like myself can be a bit tough. However, in order to live our best lives, we need to embrace the beauty that is our curves and walk down that beach with the confidence found deep inside of us.