Read This Mom’s Open Letter to the Swimwear Industry

posted: 07/27/17
by: Kristine Boyd

As summer came around, mother, Katharine Stahl, was on the hunt to find appropriate suits that were still stylish and cute. While she was super excited about the one-piece trend, there was still something drastically wrong with most of the one pieces she was trying on: coverage. She called all swimwear companies to listen up in her open letter about bathing suits.

"I'd like to make a simple request from us moms out there: please continue making on-trend, stylish, and even sexy one-pieces, but could you please also make some that cover our bums?" she wrote in the Pop Sugar article.

Many young girls are into the Brazilian look when it comes to bathing suits, and this mom understands that! These girls are young, fit and who wants awkward tan lines? But when it comes to being a mother, Katharine needs something more appropriate, and she knows other women out there agree! She got real in saying that she just isn't comfortable flaunting herself at her age.

"Beyond the physical realities (thank you, gravity, childbirth, and lessening skin elasticity) that have left my backside less high, mighty, and dimple free than it used to be, there's also the truth of what a day at the pool or beach looks like now versus when my bum was in top form," Katharine wrote.

well hello there ??? PALMA one piece #ku'ulei @gypsy_beach x #stonefoxswim

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Is it so hard to make a cute one piece with added coverage? Moms everywhere are asking this question over and over. We are with you Katharine!

Read Katharine's full open letter here.