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It has been hot outside. HOT. As we reach record temperatures and we have been itching to be outside, the beaches and the pools are calling us. And if you are going to reach for a plus size bathing suit, then you have to give California based swimwear brand, Alpine Butterfly a look see.
We have featured them before, in our indie plus size swim roundups, on Tess Holiday, in her covers, and today, we had to shine a light on this brand who continues to give us bold, sexy, and unapologetic plus size swim options.
Created by Olga Phillips in August of 2017, Alpine Butterfly was created after she realized JUST.HOW.DIFFICULT it was to find cute, on trend, and functional plus size swimwear for her niece. It became Olga’s mission to “start a brand that would make women of all shapes and sizes always feel sexy, included, and represented.”
Okay, Auntie Olga! This care and consideration is much appreciated.
From there, Alpine Butterfly is inspired by “self-love, authenticity, and body positivity.” We all need aunties like this, right? Alpine Butterfly stunningly gives us high-quality swimwear that delivers fashion, form, and functionality.
Rather than tell you all about it, please let us show you our favorite Alpine Butterfly picks from their newest arrivals. Are you ready?
Our Top Picks from Alpine Butterfly
How much fun are these plus size swimsuits? Could you see yourself in a fit or two? Not only do they give us drama and romantic vibes, but they have a kickass coverup collection as well!
You can see the thoughtfulness in their imagery, giving us visibly plus size models in highly editorialized images and campaigns. But not only do we get beautiful and inspired images, Alpine Butterfly goes up through a size 6X!
Even better? Alpine Butterfly takes steps to stay as sustainable as possible. They share their process on their site:
“By releasing small-batch, limited edition collections, we have the opportunity to always be designing exciting new styles for you, while remaining committed to ethical zero-waste practices.”
They go into more detail about their process on their About Us page:
“Every collection is made-to-order with limited quantities of fabric. This means we start making your suits at our local studio in Los Angeles after you complete your purchase. All of our pieces are cut and sewn with love by our in-house employees.
Since we purchase finite amounts of fabric to avoid wasteful overproduction, once our pieces are gone, they are gone forever. Our collections sell out quickly, so we recommend shopping now if you fall in love with something.
We are dedicated to treating all of our employees with the highest levels of integrity by keeping our production local. We are also committed to sustainable, zero-waste manufacturing methods.”
You can shop the full collection now at AlpineButterfly.com!
What do you think about this plus size swimwear collection? Did you find a few new fun bathing suits to play in? Could you see yourself in a few of these swimsuits?
For those of you who are outside of the US, we could not find details about international shipping, but if we do find it, we will update this detail for you!
Let us know what you think in the comments below! Do you see yourself in a few pieces from Alpine Butterfly? Which ones spoke the loudest to you? Do not be shy, let us know your thoughts!