Here's how I honestly feel about wearing bikinis. As members of our church, we have been instructed to not reveal our midriff (or wear tight, revealing clothing). Now yes, I realize that swimsuits are tight pieces of clothing already, but I believe that when you're wearing a bikini, it suggests that you want to show off your body in a revealing manner. I agree, there certainly are some cute bikinis out there with cute prints, but there are also a lot of cute one pieces (even modest tankinis that are cute). I'm not married, so I don't wear the "magical undergarments" haha, but regardless of that matter I feel like the idea of modesty should be applied to when we're swimming too. Why do some female members of our church believe it's appropriate to be wearing such revealing swim apparel? If the Savior stood beside me while I was wearing a bikini, I'd certainly feel uncomfortable and I think that's the question you have to ask yourself. "If the Savior stood beside me, what would he think or say?"
I'll be honest, when it comes to exercising, yes, I do wear a tank top and running shorts, but that's because that's comfortable for me to exercise in. No, I'm not showing my midriff. Yes, maybe that exercise outfit might be a bit revealing or tight (and maybe I'm being hypocritical which some may think), but I certainly don't feel like I'm trying to show off my body. My body just gets overheated when I exercise. However, how can you justify wearing a bikini? I don't really see it. I guess the point I'm trying to make is that, yes, as Mormons we aren't always going to be perfect in our actions, but when it comes to swimwear, that is a matter I feel strongly about. I do feel that bikinis over expose your body. Maybe they don't always necessarily "turn men on," but is there a reason to show off that much of one's body? You're just going to the pool or the beach. Plus, I'd worry about my bikini top coming undone too. I've heard so many horror stories about someone's bikini top falling off while they were at the beach. Eek!
Well, that is all I have for today. Maybe I was too controversial or hypocritical, but that's just how I feel regarding the matter. I hope I didn't offend anyone too much. If you have something to add please feel free to comment below! :)
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Below are some cute suits I just adore!