Vicki in a bikini

While in Jamaica, something a little bit surprising and absolutely incredible happened.

I asked my husband Peter to take a quick shot of me on my phone in my bikini, a red Boux Avenue number I bought last year but had barely worn, so he snapped away, bless him, telling me I looked gorgeous.

This man has always made me feel as confident as possible, at my heaviest and most uncomfortable pregnant, and even when unwell, he never fails to make me feel good about myself.

Like my Dad, he isn’t a man who ever sees body changes, or cares about size or shape, and nor should he. I’m so lucky to have such strong body role models in these guys, and my own Mum, in my life.

This holiday in Jamaica thanks to Beaches Resorts who invited us to review their heavenly resort, marks the first time I’ve REALLY felt confident in a bikini again, now that my youngest son, Alexander is  2 1/2.

I’ve had 2 c-sections (an emergency and an elective), carrying big, tall baby boys both times and it’s safe to say my body is definitely not what is was and why and how could it be.

My tummy has lost definition and I have stretch marks, but here’s the thing, it doesn’t bother me at all. Honestly.

I feel, finally, confident in my own skin, my body made and carried two beautiful babies and I’m pretty proud of myself, and must note that day to day I never, ever think about those marks (I love them) and my body size is actually smaller and firmer than before babies. I’m healthier too.

I feel I can rock a bikini or anything I like, and shouldn’t be made to feel otherwise, and nor should you.

As a real woman (we’re all real right, but someone who is 5’6″ and a UK size 10 not 0) I regularly model for style brands who love me for who I am (I’m also an ambassador for Nova Harley and The Essential One) and even had a swimwear shoot for heidi klein whom I’ve worked with for a while, out in Jamaica, and have another shoot for them back in the UK soon.

I also had another swimwear brand asking me to model for them after seeing my bikini shot on FB too. Just goes to show huh?! Progress. The beauty of reality.

Believe me, I know how hard it is to accept our own bodies, confidence takes a hit particularly when we go through such remarkable change with pregnancy but I welcome the day when a picture of a Mum like me, with stretchmarks, isn’t a big deal, when it’s regarded as completely normal, natural and images like mine are naturalised to the point that all we see is a woman wearing a bikini (or whatever she likes).

That picture has reached over 100,000 people so far on FB, Instagram and Twitter and is still being commented on over on my FB page and instagram daily, with the reaction moving me to tears.

I sat crying reading the hundreds of comments from women saying that because of that shot, they’ll now buy/wear a bikini or swimsuit with pride, will take their kids swimming when they felt they couldn’t before, and are committed to starting a journey of loving their bodies.

How wonderful is that?

That we women, together, have the power to create change and promote body confidence to one another with the ease of one single photograph. Each and every one of us.

I never for one moment expected any of this, I was admittedly nervous to hit publish as I would have felt pre-kids and stretch marks, and I must note and probably surprisingly to my readers, feel that a lot when it comes to photographs generally of myself, but when I asked Peter if I should, he encouraged me, saying I looked great, happy, glowing and radiant.

And you know what, I thought, why the heck not, why shouldn’t I share a picture in a red bikini I love, like many other women do daily on social media, particularly when I feel good about myself and want others to, as well.

I honestly thought that perhaps just a few blogger friends or maybe some family members might comment on the image, so to receive such an overwhelming, positive reaction has touched me.

I hope we’re at a tipping point where every single woman, mother or not, bikini or not, can start feeling proud of their bodies.

No woman (or man) is perfect, we’re all diverse in our looks and bodies, and as you know, the models you see in magazines usually undergo 10 hours or more of photoshopping and editing. Perfection doesn’t exist people.

Imperfection is perfection.

I’ve created a hashtag #proudinmybikini and would love you to share your own pictures rocking your bikinis/swimwear on social media if you feel like it, and I’ll include all the images in a blog post here, at the end of the summer celebrating we wonderful women.

Here are some simply super bloggers: beautiful women inside and out, who’ve joined me so far…

Proud in my bikini

Clockwise: Lizzy of What Lizzy Loves, Sarah of Life with the Munchers, Renee of Mummy Tries, Tanya of Mumaleary’s Blog, Sian of You’re Not From Around Here and Charlotte of What Lottie Loves.

Thanks for your support all, and for making this mama on holiday feel her very best.

We all deserve that, right?!

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138 Responses

  1. Becky

    applaud you wildly I LOVE this post xx
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  2. Jessie

    Very sexy red bikini! I have the same stretch marks…little memories our angels left us when they changed our lives. 🙂 thank you for posting!

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  3. hannah Mums' Days

    I absolutely whooped for joy when I saw your post on FB lady – you look amazing and your mission is amazing! So our bodies may have changed but that’s what makes mums just so darn gorgeous! There’s something about every single one of those photos that just makes me think, wow! I love this so much hun and will be linking to it in my next #MDFitClub post. I hosted a launch party last night on my wall and was balled over by the amount of women wanting to take part, share their challenges and their tips…but something that perhaps stuck out the most was the lack of confidence, so I’m going to be talking about that next and pointing people here!!

    Sorry to be late to this party, darling, but just…YES!! xxx Can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks too at BML…might wear my bikini 😉 xxx love you lady xxx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much darling, sorry I couldn’t make last night, jet lagged and being overwhelmed with deadlines hasn’t been a good combination but I can’t wait to read all about it, you sweetie are an inspiration, a beautiful lady inside and out and I can’t wait to hear all about it and see you soon, love you too Mama x

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  4. MumReinvented

    Love this and I love that pic. I’m sure you thought I was a right weirdo when I tweeted you saying I was glad you were ‘normal’ under all your gorgeous clothes.

    I’m nowhere near being brave enough to wear a bikini (I have several stone to lose before I’d even contemplate it) but seeing your pic has made me think why shouldn’t I wear a swimsuit on the beach or by the pool without instantly swathing myself in a kaftan or leaving a towel by the side of the pool so I can wrap it round me the second I get out.

    I think we’re the ones who set boundaries for ourselves and just assume people will be making horrible remarks about us, when in actual fact they probably couldn’t care less what we look like as they’re far too busy enjoying themselves like we should be. x
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    • honestmum

      Couldn’t agree more and I loved your tweet to me because I am normal and I feel flipping good in my skin and we all should, get yourself in your bikini/swimwear and leave the kaftan at home xx

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  5. Lizzy

    This is such an inspirational post Vicki and thank you so much for including me in your collage. Without doubt, we should all embrace our bodies and be thankful for what they do and to those mamas among us, be thankful that they have carried little people in there.Youlook beautiful in your bikini and actually, the first thing I noticed when you first put it on Facebook was your smile xxx
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    • honestmum

      That is so lovely Lizzy, thank you darling for being part of this, your lovely words and your friendship, means a lot to me x

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  6. Morgan Prince

    I loved this when I saw your picture on FB and I still do. A couple of years ago, while in Florida, I wore my first bikini EVER! I finally felt confident enough to do so. This year, during summer (and in Florida again), I’ll be donning a bikini again. I’ll be sure to include that hashtag.

    Um… okay, now I’m nervous! 😉
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  7. Mummy Fever

    Great post, nice to see a few have already joined in. I haven’t worn a bikini since having baby number four but hopefully one day. I don’t really have an issue with my tummy other than I’d like it to be flatter, it’s more my legs that I have an issue with . #brilliantblogposts

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  8. lianne @ one of each kind

    Good on you, You look great.
    I think we’re our own worst critics and its how we view ourselves that matters the most. #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  9. Mirka Moore @Kahanka @Fitness4Mamas

    Oh darling, only just seen this post and the pic o twitter. You are one hot mama and as you say who cares about stretch marks! You look amazing and it’s so vital to get real mums’ pictures out there like this. Well done for encouraging other women, and hope to get a shot of me in bikini soon over to you too xxx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, ooh would love to have you hot mama, thanks so much for your support and friendship sis x

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  10. Tanya Leary

    Loving the realism of this post and thank you so much for including me in the pics…that was the last time I wore a bikini and that was almost 4 years ago to the day…I have a feeling that this post and the hashtag is going to lead to a lot more yummy mummy tums out on the beaches of Britain this year. XXX
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    • honestmum

      You look fabulous lady, really hope it does encourage lots more mamas to showcase their beautiful bodies x

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  11. Jess Helicopter

    You know I love this. It’s so important for people to realise that everyone is normal underneath. If I wasn’t so hairy, i’d bare all. (But nobody really wants to see that!) Xxxx
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  12. Random Musings

    Good on you for this post! I think it’s past time that women stopped being ashamed of their bodies. You look fab and the bikini is gorgeous! #brillblogposts
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  13. Silly Mummy

    You look great! I don’t have the confidence to do this, but I know that I should, so I applaud those who do.
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  14. Jess Paterson

    You look amazing in your bikini – and it’s brilliant you got such a strong response. It’s such a heartfelt issue for all us women. Fantastic post and I look forward to seeing follow-ups on the hashtag. xxx
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  15. Mama and More aka Zaz

    Darling Vicki, what a wonderful post! My mother always says that red is a power colour, and it’s true, you are radiant! As women, heck, as people we are so quick to judge others and ourselves, seeking out imperfections rather than beauty. It took me a long journey to get to where I am today, of self acceptance, of appreciation, of kindness to myself. Let’s keep sharing it around as you are so beautifully doing by seeking to lift other women up and showing beautiful you! Xxx
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    • honestmum

      Oh darling, you know what an inspiration you are to me, smart, beautiful, a true supporter of women, I am proud to call you a friend and to read your words, lots of love and thank you x

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  16. A Cornish Mum

    Your hubby sounds amazing 🙂 I love your attitude and I’m sure you have made so many women more confident with your post as photos. Truly inspirational hon x Stevie x
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  17. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    May you always feel happy in your bikini and with your body! Wonderful post which I hope encourages us all to look passed the bill boards and see real people. Even more important for the next generation, still at school. Positive role models definitely required. Having a near teen, I’m not sure the message is reaching them yet.
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  18. John Adams

    I hope you’ll forgive me for failing to participate in #proudinmybikini. I’m really not sure it would add much to your blog. Anyway, good work for highlighting such an important issue. I think we all, men and women, can put ourselves under huge stress to look good. Needless to say, women have the added pressure of pregnancy and the impact this has on the body. I am like your husband and father; such changes merely add to the human form in my opinion.

    During the last Government, I was invited into Whitehall a couple of times to discuss the issue of body confidence among men (and on a vaguely related note what men could do as positive role models to push forward female equality). Having spent some time focusing on female body confidence it was at long last being recognised that this is an issue increasingly affecting guys. I hope work to promote body confidence among both genders continues. As you know, I have two young daughters and I don’t want them growing up in a world where stretch marks or c section scars are frowned upon.
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    • honestmum

      That’s wonderful to read John and you are so right, men have a huge part to play in this too and you are an inspiration, thanks for your comment, your daughters are so lucky to have you and your wife as such positive role models.

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  19. Ann Winters

    You look amazing! Again it´s all about confidence, I wish a had a little of that :). I am afraid I am one of those moms who still doesn´t quite feel confident about showing that post-pregnancy body shape… In my case my experience is not that positive, and most harsh comments, guess what, come from close ones (my own mum!)… Should write a post about it…
    But looking what you, showing that beautiful picture, wearing a bikini, and proudly showing off a gorgeous mum´s body, does help me grow a bit of confidence, who knows I might wear a bikini this summer? Thanks for doing this!! x
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    • honestmum

      Oh Ann I’m sorry to hear that, that women close to you and your Mum are not making you feel your best. Please ignore them, remember how gorgeous you are and what you’ve achieved and go get that bikini, please x

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  20. Maddy@writingbubble

    This post makes me smile so much! You look gorgeous Vicki and your confidence, happiness and love for your family shines out. Inspirational. 🙂 🙂 xx
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  21. Sophie Lovett

    Such an inspiring post, and what a fantastic response to your gorgeous pic! There has been so much in the press recently about the whole beach body ready thing, and it really is refreshing to read such a common sense approach to it all. I’m still on a bit of a rollercoaster when it comes to loving my body – I have a way to go till I feel totally happy in my skin, but I’m hoping this summer might bring more time for exercise which will help with that! And I have got as far as buying a new bikini – so who knows, perhaps I’ll have the guts to join in with your campaign before the summer’s out… 🙂 xx
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  22. Sian

    You look fabulous Vicki! You look strong, healthy and radiating happiness (as usual). I last wore a bikini on my honeymoon 4.5 years ago and got pregnant straight after that. We haven’t had any bikini type holidays since but maybe next year!

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  23. Baby Isabella

    Woweeee! You look fab, well done for being so brave to pose. Very inspirational:) thanks for hosting #BrilliantBlogPosts Hope you had a fab holiday x
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  24. Megan - Truly madly

    Wonderful. We can all celebrate our bodies as women, as they’ve done wonderful things. I don’t give a hoot about what people think about my stretch marks – I think I look alright!
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  25. All about a Mummy

    I certainly wasn’t feeling too proud bikini shopping for holiday yesterday but after reading your post perhaps i’ll just say to hell with it and wear what I like! Not sure I’m quite ready to share my photo on my blog yet but you never know I may get there! #brilliantblogposts
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    • honestmum

      Really hope it does make you feel more confident, let me know if you fancy it, hashtag will run all summer and would love to have you x

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  26. K's Mum

    moms should never be ashamed of their post baby bodies because they’ve just created the most precious gifts. 🙂 #brilliantblogposts

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  27. Stine

    Such a brilliant blog post, – and refreshing to see real women with real bodies after pregnancy and births. Wonderful and empowering.

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  28. Hannah Budding Smiles

    Brilliant post Vicki. I’m a size 8 pre- and post-baby and didn’t get stretchmarks, so people assume nothing has changed, yet my entire body is different. I’ve actually been bullied for being my pre-pregnancy weight (I wrote a post about it which ended up on Parentdish, cue more trolling!) I love that you are embracing that every tummy, every mum, looks amazing because it;s the truth xx
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    • honestmum

      I’m so sorry to hear about the trolling Hannah, sounds like the green eyed monster to me, we all deserve to feel good about our bodies, never let anyone make you feel otherwise x

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  29. al Ferguson

    Fantastic – well done to all the mums that have joined so far – I will check with Jen and then post a photo of her 9 months pregnant and rocking a bikini 🙂

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  30. Wander Mum

    Well done Vicki and thank you for pressing that publish button and helping to inspire so many women and creating the discussion! I think you are right, we are changing as a society as the focus begins to turn away from the idolised magazine and TV shots of women.Through social media, ordinary women with all our lumps and bumps, fears and loves are coming to the fore. And you’re right, it’s all about confidence with yourself and with your body which matters. Sometimes we are just very hard on ourselves (I know I am) but I’m going to aim to be brave and join your bikini pic group!! Elizabeth #brilliantblogposts
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    • honestmum

      Yay so excited to have you and agree, we really are too hard on ourselves but by keeping it real thanks to blogs and social media we can all feel empowered and realise just how amazing we and our bodies are x

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  31. Alex

    It’s so great that this post has inspired so many women to feel proud about their bodies. I’ve always been body conscious. Mainly because I have a bum and hips like a Kardashian! (Nothing wrong with that, I LOVE the Kardashians) But, I have an upper body that is 2 dress sizers smaller and tiny boobs. Some people look at me and say “some women would pay to have a bum like yours”, but we are never happy with what we have are we? I try not to cover up my lower half, I try to embrace my curves. But there are days I just wish I was more in proportion. Luckily my hubby’s a bum man (or he hasn’t got a choice to be 😉 ) Alex xx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Alex, I have a Kim K body and love my curves but you are right, we all have areas we have to ‘learn’ to love! Let me know if you fancy joining in, would love to have you x

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  32. Notmyyearoff

    Ahhh you look lovely as does Sian up there, you’re the only people I recognise!! I think this will give a lot of women courage and acceptance of their own bodies xx

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  33. Lucy @bottlefor2

    This is Brilliant Vicki. Well done you. You are braver than I, but also more body confident. I’ve not dared wear a bikini since I was pregnant. I might give it a go but as I am still overweight it might not be the most flattering thing! If I lose a few pounds though, I might. It’s not the stretch marks that put me off as much as the fat!

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  34. You Baby Me Mummy

    Brilliant, just brilliant! Well done you for inspiring so many people. I have never owned a bikini and certainly don’t love my body, but having lost 4 stone, with more to go hopefully I will start to before my daughter picks up on my feelings. Again, well done Vicki, you look fab! xx
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    • honestmum

      Your achievement is amazing lady and you are so right about us instilling body confidence in our kids, thanks for your lovely comment x

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  35. Ickle Pickle

    I think I was one of the first to comment on your Twitter photo – saying how fab you look- and you do! You’re an inspiration, and you rock! Brilliant hashtag idea, go ladies! We are all beautiful. Kaz xx
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    • honestmum

      Yay thanks darling, that means a lot, so proud to showcase these gorgeous mamas and hope many more join in too, let me know if you fancy it x

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  36. Ellie Mulligan

    wow beautiful post! CONFIDENCE is the sexiest thing ever and my love you have it!!!! I think I am going to do a shot of me in mine too when I go away! xxxx

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  37. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)

    Yet again darling Vicki I am blown away by you – you look fantastic and I even saw the fabulous coverage while we were in the South of France last week! I really hope that you’re right and that this is the tipping point – we all have the most amazing bodies that we hide and take for granted. We need to learn to celebrate them in all their shapes and sizes and appreciate how they support and nourish us and our children. To say I’m proud to have you as a friend is an understatement. Huge, huge hugs xxx
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    • honestmum

      Oh honey I feel the same way about you, thanks for all your support and friendship, we really must stand proud about our bodies, I’d love to have you join if you fancy it, you always look amazing x

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  38. Seychellesmama

    I really feel like we are, as you say, at a tipping point. I think society really is changing, standing up and questioning what is true beauty! I think you look fantastic and it’s wonderful reading that YOU FEEL fantastic, because let’s face it that’s the most important thing here!!
    It’s amazing that by you sharing this picture it’s inspiring others to feel the confidence to wear (and share) their bikinis, every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident at the beach or pool or wherever so well done for being part of this movement!! X
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much darling, I totally agree, we all deserve to feel good about ourselves, I love that blogging and social media is another vital platform to share who we are against the often fabricated media shots x

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  39. Mummy Tries

    I adore this post hon and feel truly honoured to be included in your collage. Can’t believe I missed all this hype, it happened while I took a ten day blog and social media break while we were away in Greece and just beforehand.

    You know I think you’re amazing already, and you lady are achieving incredible things. Well done, I hope your hashtag indpires even more women to feel confident enough in their own skin to show their bodies to the world this summer 🙂

    You look stunning in your red number, and I can see why the world went crazy for it. All that yoga and clean eating has clearly paid dividends. Your hubby sounds like such a nice guy. Makes all the difference from a confidence perspective to have people in your life telling you how fab you are.

    Much love xxx
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    • honestmum

      That means so much darling, thanks for your support, friendship and kindness, I cannot wait to meet you in person. You are a total inspiration yourself from how you eat, live, your ethos, book and everything you’ve achieved. You look beautiful in your bikini and I’m so proud to have you join in with #proudinmybikini thank you for letting me share your picture xx

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  40. Sunshine Dad | Mike Smith

    This is fantastic. Women are always getting pummeled in the media about body image. I think it’s wonderful you are trying to change that!
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  41. Trista, Domesticated Momster

    What a beautiful idea….literally. We as women should all encourage and uplift one another instead of trying to pull each others hair out like the trash on those “housewife” shows. Thanks for making a difference and for hosting another #BrilliantBlogPosts.
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    • honestmum

      Totally agree, as my mother always says, ‘women together are strong’, we need to show the world how confident we are in our bodies.

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  42. Kelly

    Whoops! Forgot to put #brilliantblogposts
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  43. Kelly

    Good on you Vicki!! You do look amazing and should be proud. It is Winter over here in Australia, so sorry, you won’t see me in my bikini as it’s too bloody cold! But you look awesome. xo
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  44. Wave to Mummy

    Wow what an amazing response. It is a beautiful picture and you look radiant in it! I am not particularly proud of my bikini body and rather wear a one piece but that won’t stop me enjoying swimming or going to the beach so I guess that’s something too 🙂
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    • honestmum

      That’s so important, I love one pieces too and I bet you look fabulous, I really believe the more we all practice confidence, the more we genuinely feel it x

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  45. Orana

    Look at you! You look great! I have work a fullbody black swimsuit mostly for comfort, because I cannot for the life of me find a bikini top that will suppport big saggy boobs after three babies. But my one and only swimsuit has recently died….you have inspired me to go out there and get myself a nice bikini and rock it! Congrats on all the hype your photo got, you deserve it.

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    • honestmum

      Yay go do it Mama, you will totally rock it, so, so happy this has inspired you, hope you can join in with #proudinmybikini xx

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  46. Mother Mands

    What a fantastic post & so many fantastic women 🙂 Good to read and see something so positive. As soon as I find my bikini, I’m putting a snap up, though I won’t be wearing it in Scotland 😉 I doubt we’ll get the weather 🙂 I’ve never really had a problem with how I look, I just never really cared, and like you I’m surrounded by amazing role models. After giving birth my husband told me I am beautiful 🙂
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    • honestmum

      Go on Mandy, Scotland’s not that cold is it ;). Your comment really touched me, you are beautiful, much love x

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  47. jeremy@thirstydaddy

    don’t think I’m in the target audience for this one, but good for you. I always tell my wife that she is much more concerned with how she looks than I am
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