Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shopping Spotlight: Plus Size Swimwear!

**Check out the 2011 edition of this post!**


That's typically the feeling that most fatshionistas get when swimsuit season comes around. Well, for me at least. lol. I've got all sort of bits that I'd prefer not to hang out, and can get extremely self-conscious about my flabbiness/poochiness/jigglyness! (like flabby arms, anyone? am I alone on this? lol) Growing up in multiple beach towns, however, I've learned to deal with it. Having an awesome swimsuit and some handy cover ups always helps! :D

HOWEVER, I'm seriously disappointed by the selection available to plus sizes. I mean, seriously! It's ridiculous! How difficult is it to make trendy swimwear for plus sizes? I've always had a tough time finding plus size swimsuits that are cute and chic--I feel like the people who decided that plus size women belong in muumuu's also designed our swimsuits, lol. Personally, I prefer all black one pieces which makes things easier (preferably halter top with plunging neckline :P), but that's just me!

Anyway, these are some swimsuits I think are chic and trendy--let me know what you think! :)

Miraclesuit Aurora Swimdress: $152

I love this! It's sort of like the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress but in black swimsuit form. I really like the criss-cross ruching and the asymmetrical top-seam of the skirt is a nice touch. too. I kind of want to buy this and pair it with a massive floppy wide-brim hat and some big sunnies! :D Goes up to 24W.

I looove the top of this swimsuit! The underwire bra is awesome for er.. chesty women, and the shape and straps lend a sort of sexy retro look. Love it!

YESSS. Finally a swimsuit with color. That isn't Hawaiian print.

I love the portrait neckline! super flattering! Love the retro shape of this piece as well. Such an awesome color on a bunch of different skin tones, too! :)

Okay. Favorite color, gold accents, ridiculously sassy cut and length. Done. 

Arrr, matey! lol. I love this--the gold underbust is so cute and JUST flashy enough. Plus, since it's just the top, you can pick what kind of bottom you'd like (skirted, boy shorts, bikini, etc!)

Love bright punchy colors like this for swimwear! while I tend to gravitate toward black (in all my clothing choices) I love this hot pink! The strapless top is super sexy and I love the little ties on the sides of the hips!

Hehe! So many ruffles! Not sure i would actually wear this one, but I love how floofy this swimsuit looks! Must look weird when it gets wet though... I guess it's best for someone who just plans on lounging! :)

Alright, I'm usually not a fan of Old Navy, especially not their plus size items, but I'll admit--this is pretty cute. I'm not saying it's great quality, but cuteness and wearability-wise? *STAMP OF APPROVAL*

What are your go-to styles for bathing suits?
I featured all one-pieces since that's what I typically look for--do any of you ladies wear bikinis?
A lot of you are probably ballsier than me in that department, so let me know! :D 

What's your beachwear?

Yours, Etc.

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