By ROSIE WATERLAND
So here’s the thing about plus-size swimwear advertising campaigns: They don’t exist.
Or, if they do, they tend to be so heartbreakingly drab and Golden Girls-inspired that it’s almost humorous. Almost.
Where are the sexy plus-size girls in bikinis with perfectly tousled hair laughing like they’re in a 90’s gum commercial? How come all I ever see is a few dusty mature-aged aquarobics costumes hidden underneath a sign that says 80% off?
Well, to be fair, I can’t really blame the stores because, since gaining weight, wearing a swimsuit has actually become my worst nightmare (or at least second to being chased by that lady who feeds the birds in Mary Poppins). And I assume that is the case for a lot of plus-size girls, so why would the stores advertise a product that women are terrified of wearing anyway?
How about, BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T BE TERRIFIED! Whatever your reason for being whatever size you are right now, you deserve to go swimming and to look good doing it, damn it. And maybe if the stores bothered to