Woman Designs Absolutely Gorgeous Bathing Suits To Hide Pregnancy Scars (Photos)
As a young woman in sunny Florida, Altrichia Cook spends a lot of time in bathing suits.
After giving birth to her son via C-section, Cook -- who goes by A.Lekay -- realized there were few bathing suits on the market appropriate for young mothers.
Specifically, she had trouble finding fashionable two-pieces that hid the large abdominal scar she felt self-conscious about.
Instead of avoiding the beach or succumbing to a life of boring one-pieces, however, A.Lekay decided to do something about it.
In 2013, A.Lekay worked with a tailor to make a custom high-waisted bikini, one she'd feel both beautiful and confident in.
Originally, she'd planned to keep the design to herself, but after friends expressed interest in the swimsuit on social media, A.Lekay realized she could capitalize on the gap in the market.
Later that year, the mother of one officially launched Allusions by A.Lekay, a swimwear line designed specifically for young mothers.