"Know your shape! Buying the right suit for your shape is important. Don’t be afraid to try on bikini’s and tankinis. A cute, retro hi-waisted bottom with a halter or bandeau top (depending on your bust size) is a great trend right now."

"Santa Rosa" hi-waist bikini, Monif C., $58, monifc.com.

Monif C.

YouTube blogger Loey Lane recently took to her channel to combat commenters that shame her for flaunting her curves. Do you feel comfortable rocking a bikini?

Dominique Hobdy
Jul, 08, 2015

Bikini season is upon us and with more skin comes more...body shaming?

YouTube blogger Loey Lane recently took to her channel to combat commenters that shame her for flaunting her curves, reports Cosmopolitan.

"Why is it that someone else can dictate that you are not allowed to put something on your body?" she asks as she addresses the negative responses she gets about her body and what larger women should and shouldn't be able to wear.

Good question.

Body shaming is a huge issue that has only gotten more fuel with the spread of social media. Women of all shapes and sizes feel uncomfortable showing their skin, especially when it comes to wearing a bikini.

We want to know how you feel. When it comes time to hit the beach or the pool, are you game to rock a bikini or are you not quite there yet? Let us know!

QUESTION:ESSENCE Poll: Do You Feel Comfortable in a Bikini? Yes, I love my body and am not afraid to flaunt it 22% No, I'm not comfortable showing my body 43% I'm comfortable with my body but don't like bikinis 35% Total votes: 203