There used to be a time when being “bigger” meant you weren’t seen in a bathing suit. Thankfully now with more retailers (especially ones based online) embracing plus size culture, it’s easier than ever to find flattering and comfortable plus sized swimsuits. There are whole fashion shows from Los Angeles and New York City, to Paris and London that are allowing women to show off their curves and be proud of them.
But this change didn’t happen overnight. There are advocates fighting for equality when it comes to the treatment of plus sized women (and men) all over the world, in every profession. When it comes to modeling however, the two women running out in front, and making sure that the world knows it’s okay for women with curves to be seen in bathing suits, are Tess Holliday and Ashley Graham. Once it became “okay” for a model to be plus sized, then it wasn’t any different to be plus sized in a bathing suit. Check out Ashley Graham’s blog to read her story, and to see all the ways in which she is embracing body positivity. While you’re at it, take a peek at her exclusive line of swimwear – check out swimsuitsforall.com where you can easily find plus size bikinis that will rock your socks off.
Despite the progress though, it is honestly still difficult to find flattering high waisted bikinis and tankinis for plus sized women in department stores, if you can find them at all. It can also feel awkward to take the cute bigger sizes that theydo have into the dressing rooms for trying on. Opting to shop online has the potential of expanding your options, and returns can be made easily. It’s hard to overlook online shopping as a great alternative to shopping in a department store. Furthermore, its great if you need to find something to wear that is out of season. Whether you are going on vacation in August or January, shopping online is the perfect option for you regardless of when you decide to go.
If you’re not convinced yet, let’s talk about the newest fashions to hit the online stores for plus sized swimwear, offering both coverage and sex appeal. Some offer a little tighter fit withruching. Some offer draping for a looser fit. The high waisted bikinis can show off a little skin, while the bottoms offer extra support and a slimming effect. The tops can either help you add to your cleavage or cover it up. There are benefits to each style and it all really depends on what you are comfortable wearing, and what you feel would look best on your body shape.Interested in a sportier style one piece? Swimsuitsforall.com among other fabulous online stores offer lines of both beach and active wear – most of which is chlorine resistant for durability.
Colors and patterns are unique this season and there are plenty to choose from, so be sure to pick something that will also look flattering with the style you’ve chosen, your body shape, as well as your skin tone. If you are looking for some help picking out the right bikini or tankini, the right color or pattern for you and your body, try checking out Gorgeautiful for tips.
At long last, enjoy showing off your body at the pool, the beach, or around any beach-side resort. Get your brand new swimsuit online today – you’ll love the feeling of freedom and confidence the right bathing suit will give you.
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