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8 Style Must Haves for the TCFCruise or Fall Vacay!

Headed on a fall vacation? Looking for the perfect plus size fashion must haves for the TCFCruise or fall vacation? Take a look and see our must haves.

It may be the end of summer but that doesn’t mean that you have to put away your summer dresses or your bathing suit just yet! If you haven’t heard, The Curvy Fashionista is heading on a TCFCruise to Cozumel, Mexico, on board the Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas! Yes! We’re gonna be cruisin’ for 5 whole days and this calls for all of the bathing suits and bikinis as we luxuriate poolside and deck side for the TCFCruise, with our fellow TCF cruisers!

Are you coming? Or do you have your own Cruise, tropical vacation (like Cancun for The Curvy Fest) planned these fall months? What are you going to wear? Have you been on a cruise? Do you have a holiday vacation planned before the holidays start?

Marie Denee in Lane Bryant plus size bikini at Miami Curves Week

Marie Denee in Lane Bryant plus size bikini at Miami Curves Week

Well this means that we have to get our holiday wardrobe together! I know that I need to get my holiday resort outfits together, stat. So, what we did is roundup a few suggestions and ideas of what to wear on a cruise and what to wear on a fall vacation, with these 10 style must haves!

Must Haves for the Fall Vacation and TCFCruise! 

The Swimsuit

GabiFresh x Swimsuits for All plus size swim collection

GabiFresh x Swimsuits for All Milestone Underwire Bikini at

1st up we need our plus size swimsuits, not just one, but probably about 4! We need 2 bikinis, a really cute 1 piece and a fancy dramatic piece. You know for options to match your mood!

The Coverup

Need a Summer Plus Size Cover Up or Poolside Look? Jibri Has You Covered!

You can shop the Summer 18 Poolside collection now, at

Now, we need the most amazing cover ups. You need your pereo, you need your easy breezy cover up, and you need something a little sexy. You have to have options, because you never know how you gonna feel!! Maybe you wanna get a little fancy or maybe you wanna relax, at the end of the day, you need options.

The Sunscreen

BlackGirlsunscreen for the TCFCruise

Sunscreen for women of color at

Next, you need your Sunscreen as a woman of color yes we need sunscreen! The same 30 SPF protection as your fairer skin sisters. There have been more than a few innovative brands that fashion sunscreen with our melanin in mind.

The Hat

Hats for Big Hair and Big Heads- Chloe Hat by Sungrubbies

Hats for Big Hair and Big Heads- Chloe Hat by Sungrubbies

Then, you need your hat! The bigger the flop, the better. Go dramatic! Have a little fun! Play around with the options and styles available to us! ANd girl, yes they do make hats for our bigger heads and those of us with bigger hair.

Your Chafe Zone All In One Emergency Kit

ChafeZone for Chub Rub

PlusZone PlusPak Kit at

Now this one’s a little bit of a wildcard. I like to call it an emergency kit. Your must have travel essentials, but thanks to Chafe Zone, they have everything you need. Chafe zone has this whole kit is the perfect traveling essentials for everything that you need- think thighs, burns, blisters, and muscle soreness… this kit has it all!

Your Maxi Dress

Literally Can’t Uneven Asymmetrical Maxi Dress

Literally Can’t Uneven Asymmetrical Maxi Dress at

Now your girl loves a great maxi dress. for this event for our cruise for anything where you going traveling most the time anything after September you’re going to somewhere tropic words warm words breezy with the weather is amazing… you need some amazing maxi dresses, as they double over as cover UPS they give you a lot of drama they’re very easy and they’re extremely comfortable.

The Comfy Shoes

Liam Satin Slides

Liam Satin Slides at

Now let’s get to the shoes every girl needs a great pair of comfortable fancy versatile flats wide with that offer support and there are a couple options Faz Paz, Target, Eloquii, Simply Be, and Lane Bryant all have wide with really cute options for shoes! Take a look!

Your Travel Tote

Millie Striped Tote at

You need a great carryall. Now, I will say when flying and traveling, it’s always best to use RFID cards to prevent someone stealing your personal information with a reader. With a great wallet and great travel bag, this will help all that!

Keep it easy, keep it simple, but always keep it cute!

What are your must haves for travel? Asides from your phone and chargers… what are some additional pieces that you HAVE to travel with?!

PS. Are we going to see you on our TCFCruise?! You coming?

Let us know in the comments below!

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