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 monifc.com 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 alwaysforme.com 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 LaneBryant.com
Profile by Gottex Plus Size Swimsuit, Tricolore Ruffle Skirted Bottom
Macy’s (16W-24W $69.99)
Available in stores or online at Macys.com
Longitude Colorblock Deep V-neck One Piece Swimsuit
Available on Swimsuitsforall.com (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 avenue.com
Kiyonna (Sizes 10-32, $128.00)
Available on Kiyonna.com
If you are more of a custom-made cutie, check out stylesbychimere.com. 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