Are Your Curves Ready for the 2011 Beach Season?

Are Your Curves Ready for the 2011 Beach Season?

We’re in There like Swimwear


The summer of 2011 is about to blast off!  For most, it started around Memorial Day weekend, but the official start of summer is in June, so don’t fret ladies… you still have time to find that perfect beachwear.  Finding the perfect poolside attire can be a pitty for the plus-sized pretty.  Everyone is tired of seeing the typical, slim selection of bathing suits that are available for plus-sized females?  You know the ones that kind of look like mini-dresses.  You know, the hum-drum, bathing suits that cover up too much, and don’t show enough.  They can be described easily in one word, BORING!!!  I mean, who really wants to wear a dress while swimming?

Sheesh! Just because a woman is thicker than gritz, that doesn’t mean that she should have to succumb herself to looking like a hobo in a moo-moo. Thick ladies want to look sexy in their beachwear too, so we’ve made it our duty to applaud the stores and designers that offer a better selection of fun-in-the-sun fashion for all the curves.

“Monaco” Ruched Plus Size Swimsuit

Monif C. Plus Sizes (sizes 14-24, $135)


Visit to see a selection of the swimwear they have to offer.  We give them 4 –Stars!





Isabella 2 Pc Twist Bandeau Skirted Top w/ Brief

Always for Me Sizes (16W-26W, $89.00)

Visit to order





Retro shirred swimsuit Retro shirred swimsuit

Lane Bryant (Sizes 16-26 Was $99.95 – $119.95 Now $69.96 – $83.96)

Available in stores or online at







Profile by Gottex Plus Size Swimsuit, Tricolore Ruffle Skirted Bottom

Macy’s (16W-24W $69.99)

Available in stores or online at



Longitude Colorblock Deep V-neck One Piece Swimsuit

Available on (Sizes 8-16, 39.98)





One Piece With Chain Strap

Jessica London (Sizes 12-26, Was: $89.99 – $99.99 Now: $79.99 – $89.99)

Available on






Ava Convertible Swimsuit

Kiyonna (Sizes 10-32, $128.00)

Available on

If you are more of a custom-made cutie, check out  She creates haute swimwear pieces for plus-size dolls!


Here are a few more styling tips that can be used when trying to pickup out the perfect swimwear for you.

  • Draped fabric or raunching always disguises the bulges and bumps.
  • Halter tops balance wide hips
  • Big busts, use cups! Find a swimsuit that has wire cups or a built in bra to get your busts in place
  • Dark brown, blue and black are the “slimming colors”
  • Large bottom, wear a solid at the bottom and a print on top
  • Confidence is key! STRUT YOUR STUFF!!!

And always remember…The “suit” is not the final part of your beach attire, so don’t forget to add a sexy cover-up, a wrist full of bulky bangles, some over-sized shades or a large beach hat to make your outfit complete!!! Enjoy your summer, sexy divas!

XOXO, C. Monique Washington


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