Friday, 3 May 2013

Summer Style: Plus Size Bikinis

This year I am not going on holiday, which is not a surprise if you know me considering I haven't been on holiday since 2008 (Portugal with my parents- hollaaaaaaaaaa). This year, however, is the first year I have really wanted to go on one. It's probably the obscenely long winter, but this year I am craving sunshine, sandy beaches & pina coladas like never before. I won't be going on holiday this year though, because I need all my money to move to England in September! That hasn't stopped me from spending an awful lot of time looking at swimwear online though.

As a girl with a fuller figure (read: fat), it can be hard to get nice bikinis etc, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. I am also a firm believer in that there is no such thing as the media favourite 'bikini body'. Every body is a bikini body if you put a bikini on it. Simple! And there are some really nice ones out there for plus sized girls.

Evans, as usual, has come up trumps in the plus-sized swimwear department.

This polka dot blue one-piece is so beautiful & I actually almost bought it despite having no holiday to go on- love the halterneck & I am such a sucker for a polka dot. I had to close the tab on my final transaction window to stop myself from buying it. It's £32.00 though which is so reasonable I might have to reconsider!

I also really loved this cute bikini top & swim skirt which has a lovely, girly, retro feel. Normally swim skirts are totally dowdy &  reinforce the idea that fat girls shouldn't get their legs out in public but this one is totally not the case, being the right length to show off a little thigh action. For both pieces it's only £36.00 which is a total high street bargain for such a nice bikini.

Evans doesn't get all the glory though, and if you want an amazing bikini for your holiday look no further than Swimsuits For All.

I know, again, how dull of me, a polka dot halter (and what's with all the identical white, blonde models?!), but the suit is such a classic style, plus I like that this is a two piece so you can get your midriff tanned. It's $68.00 (plus extra for shipping blegh) which is about £44.00 to us UK folks.

What I am super excited about though is the Gabifresh x swimsuitsforall collection launching on May15th! I LOVE this galaxy print piece- everything from the high waist to the cutouts on the top is fantastic. You can view a slideshow of more of the collection plus cute behind the scenes photos from the photoshoot here. Looks like there are some gorgeous neon suits too- the pink one looks particularly amazing. No prices yet but I would happily pay a little extra for such an amazing bikini.