Now I'm sure it didn't escape your attention when there was a media frenzy over a particular image and slogan.
I can see things from different angles. Ultimately many people had what I think is a valid reason to feel upset as the above photo doesn't represent the masses but on the flip side I feel sorry for the model, I personally think she has a fab body (really, I'd love her body) and it wasn't fair for her to start being criticised over a companies choice of advertising.
But some good came out of this campaign. It started giving women the confidence to not only speak out but show off their bodies which lets be honest are all beach ready!!
I'm not ashamed to admit that since having kids I've not had the confidence to just don a teeny tiny bikini. Even though I'm proud of the reasons my body have changed, I would say I was almost embarrassed by the way I have been left looking after four pregnancies but lovely ladies around the globe have shown me that this needn't be the case.
Unfortunately I don't have enough money to have a holiday this year but recent posts by Honest Mum and Mummy Tries have inspired me to get that bikini on anyway.
Below is the bikini I normally opt for, it's high waisted so as not to show off all those lumps and bumps.
Next year , when fingers crossed I will have a holiday, I'm hoping I can be brave enough to wear a different kind of bikini and show off my body and all its perfectly good flaws with confidence (not just infront of the mirror).
At the end of the day we are all #beachbodyready regardless of what shape or size we are and if we all start sharing the same sentiment then they'll be no need for embarassment or worry. We all have the right to feel good in our skin, I wish I'd started realising this sooner!!