Project Real – Swimsuit Confidence

by Heather on May 23, 2011

in Project Real, Self & Body, Style & Beauty

Have you ever been that person? The one who goes to the beach, but stays in a cover-up? Or the one who swims in the pool with a t-shirt on? Or maybe you’re the one that doesn’t even own a swimsuit because you know you’ll never, ever wear it.

We’re going to change that. In conjunction with Land’ End, we are holding National Swimsuit Confidence Week. To celebrate, Lands’ End and Curvy Girl Guide will be encouraging women everywhere to gather their confidence and get back into the pool! We’ll also be hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, May 25 from 1-2 pm EDT, where Lands’ End will give away 10 Lands’ End Swimsuits and 10 Lands’ End Beach Towels as well as announce exclusive swimsuit promotions!

The swimsuit confidence movement was created to encourage women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies. And because we practice what we preach, check out photos of Curvy Girl Guide writers strutting their confidence in their Lands’ End swimsuits.

Brittany LEBrittany, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Heather LEHeather,  Other Women’s Swimwear!

Ali LEAli,  Other Women’s Swimwear!

Allison LEAllison, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Amy LEAmy, Other Women’s Swimwear!

angie-lands-end-bathing-suitAngie, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Dani LEDaisy, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Emily LEEmily, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Greis LEGreis,  Other Women’s Swimwear!

Holly LE

Holly, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Jen LE

Jen,Other Women’s Swimwear!

Jenny Grace LE

Jenny Grace, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Katie LE

Katie, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Kelly LE

Kelly, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Maria LE

Maria, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Meredith LE

Meredith, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Mishi LE

Mishelle, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Nanette LE

Nanette, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Shauna LE

Shauna, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Tena LE

Tena, Other Women’s Swimwear!

Yvonne LE

Yvonne, Other Women’s Swimwear!

This was no easy task, but I think we speak for all of us when I say, it was absolutely liberating!

Now, because here at Curvy Girl Guide, we go big or go home, some of our bathing suit clad writers will be taking this movement to the masses!  Look for us on national television throughout the week, more details to follow.

Do you have swimsuit confidence? Join the movement! You can get a Twibbon for your Twitter profile here. And if you want to show the world that you’re proud of your body, post a picture of yourself in your bathing suit on your own blog and leave a comment with a link back to your post.

It’s time for women everywhere to take back the pool!

Heather Spohr is an award-winning writer and philanthropist, and co-founder of Curvy Girl Guide. She is a top fundraiser for the March of Dimes and the President and Co-Founder of “Friends Of Maddie,” a charitable organization that supports the families of critically ill babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. She has spoken at numerous conferences, on CNN, and before members of Congress. You can read more from Heather on her blog, The Spohrs are Multiplying.

Continue the conversation online, join the Curvy Girl Guide Community now!

Txtingmrdarcy May 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

You ladies all look like total bombshells. I love the suits and I love your confidence. Rock on, Curvy Girls! <3

Maricris of Zensible Mama May 28, 2011 at 12:08 am

You all look amazing! So proud to be part of this campaign. It was my day of liberation from hiding my mom body!

The Onion May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I have to wear a (gulp) swimsuit for pretty much our entire vacation this month and I have been chiding myself to try to have FUN instead of worrying about what people I don’t know and will never see again think of my body in swimwear. This was just what I needed. :-)

PS. You girls must have shopped together. I love that retro black suit with all of the shirring.

Becky September 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I am in awe of how amazing you women are!

Writing a great article is about flair and passion. You obviously have passion and flair which is evidenced in this article. You keep your readers' interest from the first sentence. December 1, 2011 at 5:40 am

I’ve been re-reading some stories on “No longer quivering”. “Time heals all wounds” is about the author’s encounter with a family that follows the teachings of Bill Gothard. She mentions that in an attempt to be a model-woman, too, she bought some of his books, and in one of them, found details even on hairstyles women should wear, on their dresses, how to act etc.I’d like very much to read this, out of sheer curioity, but Gothard has written several books, does anyone of you know which one is referred to? Cran(Quote)

Lorraine April 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

Your’e right, they all look fab! I think swimwear is hard for most people. Wither you are curvy or slim it is quite daunting to have that much on show and feel confident. It is nice to see some women being able to do so. My personal problem is my large bust size. I wear bra size swimwear for the extra support.It is crazy that the little extra support makes me feel so much more confident and beautiful when i’m at the pool :) X

Lisa Baker May 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Awesome article and pictures! You ladies rock!

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