Plus-Size Ladies On TikTok Promote Body Positivity By Sharing Their Beach Looks
I love this! There is a new body positive TikTok trend that has plus-size women showing that bikini bodies come in all shapes and sizes. In the videos, the women start off wearing oversized clothing, then transition to wearing two-piece bathing suits. Randi Bosin, a Wisconsin mom of two, started the trend and her video has gone viral with more than 4-million views and over 950-thousand likes.
In the clip, she starts off wearing an oversized t-shirt and black knee-length shorts. She explains that the look is “the type of outfit I wore to the beach/pool most of my adult life,” and says she “was ashamed because society says big isn’t beautiful.” But then Bosin declares that she’ll “never be ashamed again” and trades her baggy outfit for a black bikini. “I always tell people that the self-love journey is long and it’s never-ending,” she explains. “I’m not always confident every single day, but I’m still here.”
It didn’t take long for her video to catch on and inspire other women to give their own take on how they felt at the beach or pool. One of them is TikTok user @pressedbysativa, who starts her version of the trend in a similar style and ends up rocking a strappy colorful swimsuit. Her caption reads: “I will NEVER wear basketball shorts and a big T to the pool/beach again.”