Bathing suits are easily, the scariest thing next to jeans a woman has problems and fears looking for. As a Plus Size Fashionista, this frustration and trepidation is multiplied times ten! I was inspired by Kate Harding’s Shapley Prose article, Bathing Suit Season, in which she illustrates a fabulous Look here, retailer, she fashions a list of specific requests for the retailer who attempts to accommodate our curves:
“To be fair, bathing suit shopping just sucks, period. I didn’t find it much easier when I wore a common straight size. But at least I knew I could walk into several different stores and find options in my size, even though most of them wouldn’t fit me right anyway. As a fatty, I pretty much have my choice of Target or Wal-Mart which would be fine (ethical concerns about big-box retailers aside), if they carried suits that work on my body. (More on that in a mo.) They don’t. Oh, I can also rent a car and drive to the suburbs to hit a Lands End** Inlet, where they will have about 4 plus-size bathing suits among the 900 non-plus ones. There’s that.
So. I’ve compiled a list of requests I wish everyone making bathing suits for fatties would take into consideration…” (Exerpt from Kate Harding’s Shapley Prose article)
With Kate Harding’s lovely and rightfully expressed frustration, I have lassoed the hottest contemporary Plus Size designers who keep your Curves in mind, so that you can keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic. on the beach, at the pool, or in the cabana!
Do not worry, if you want to buy something you see, just click on the picture, and you will be directed to the site where you can buy or shop around!
New designer who I am in love with, but have the hardest time reaching! They have some of the sexiest Plus Size fashions I have seen to date for the Confident Plus Size Diva. Do not take my word, take a peek:
Never failing to deliver high fashion, style and fit, Always for Me delivers to you everything what your Curvy.Confident.Chic. Curves need! If you like a picture, click on it and it will take you to the site to fashion your lovely curves! I really dig this first one!
Simply Yours (UK)
It is a shame that this lovely Plus Size Site is only available for shipping in the UK, but thanks to Dinsquared over at Shopping Pr0n, she has opened herself open to working somethings out. She gave me a heads up about these amazing sales over at Simply Yours!
While more conservative, Swimsuits for All delivers on all three facets- Fit, Fashion, and Quality! I have chosen my favorites for you, but please feel free to look around the site!
P.S. I have the pleasure to share with you a coupon code for $10 off your order just use this code: 3333 at checkout!
This is only a roundup of my favorite bathing suit companies. While there are others, this is only my opinion of few Contemporary Designers for Plus Size Fashion.
P.P.S. I am still waiting for Monif C and Qristyl Frazier Designs to drop their latest for swim!