Hi everyone! I am so excited to present to you another plus size swimwear lookbook. If you have been following me a while now, you know that this is an annual feature that I have done on my blog for two years now (previous found here and here). Every year, I select some of my favorite styles of the season and style them to give you a little beach chic inspiration. Each time I try to make it bigger and better, offering different styles and different locations. For this time around, I decided to shoot the photos on my vacation to the Dominican Republic! I couldn’t resist the beautiful landscapes that served as the perfect backdrops for these suits. There are so many more options for plus size swimwear so I really wanted to tap into some new companies that you may not have heard of. When January hits, I am always excited at what new styles/colors/designs are being offered for plus size swimwear. We have come a LONG way and I’m so happy with the direction that it is going in. So without further adieu, here is my 2016 swimwear lookbook!
I discovered La Blanca swim while browsing through Nordstrom’s website. I literally stopped in my tracks because not only did I love the high waist ruched design of these suits but the colors and print choices were stunning! I was even more excited when I received my shipment and was able to try the suits on. They fit like a glove and were even more vibrant in person than online. Adequate support, great design placement and flattering cuts made these some of my all time favorites.
I love to mix and match swimwear to create my own sets. I treat it just as I would clothes in styling them to make it my own. I fell in love with this ruffle top from Becca Etc. because of the color and style. It has an intricate design on the back that is super cute and unexpected. I decided to do a little color blocking with it by pairing the bright pink with neon green bottoms from ASOS. The two played off of each other perfectly, creating a fun and bright palette for the afternoon sun.
Details: Racerback Top
I call Miraclesuit the spanx of swimwear because that’s exactly what they are. I mean, do you see my waist?! I wish that I could say that its naturally that way but I assure you, it is not. This brand’s claim to fame is that you can “look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds” and I think they certainly live up to that statement. The bathing suits are made of a super sturdy material and it also has a lining inside that keeps everything in place. Many women feel as though one pieces can be frumpy or not as cute as bikinis but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. This Oceanus suit accentuated my every curve and matched the beautiful Caribbean water.
And last but not least, I always have to include something from the GabiFresh x Swim Sexy line at Swimsuitsforall. Every year, Gabi pushes the envelope a little more, creating eye catching designs, interesting details and fabulous prints. This year was no exception. I was so excited to see that she was incorporating cover ups into the mix. I’m a huge advocate for them as I feel like they just add that extra element of chic to the whole look. This camouflage-esque print suit and matching caftan made me feel like I was the queen of the jungle.