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outfit | plus size swimwear

July 3, 2015

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Finding the right swimsuit is hard on anyone, but add to it being plus size, the difficulties can become tenfold. Though we are finally afforded more options, picking through them can still be daunting.


When I shop around, I have to keep in mind my style, the colours and patterns that appeal to me, cut, sizing { as every place is different }, how comfortable you feel in a suit, price point, seriously, the list can go on!

But the things I absolutely have to have in a suit are:

  • comfortable to wear
  • east to get in and out of
  • enough fabric and support for my girls
  • pattern/print/texture { I’m very particular with my prints }
  • affordable

I’m loving all the fatkini’s/bikinis babes I’m seeing, but hadn’t found one that works for me as nothing checks all the boxes in my criteria { especially in the boob region wear I need a lot of extra fabric and support }.

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crop – f21+ | jellybean suit – Love this Sunday | cat ears – Cool Gal Blue

I was gifted this jelly bean suit by Love This Sunday last year, but couldn’t bring myself to wear it as a suit as it was too short in the body for me. Like, my boobs would literally pour out. But the print was so cute I couldn’t bring myself to let it go. { just so you know, I am a wearing the 3x and it was small on my 18/20 US body } then I came across this article written by Ready to Stare designer Alysse for Bustle on the history of the “fatkini” and was reminded that I am one crafty bugger!

The next morning I woke up and decided to snip that tank suit into a bikini. I figured the worst that would happen is I would be left with only one half of a bikini, but at least it would be one that is now getting use.

I measured three times and snip snip snipped! I then added a white elastic band to finish off the two pieces. Both worked out perfectly! I do admit, I have to still wear a bra under the top, but it’s still cute as all hell! And look how cute the bottoms work with a black crop!!

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Goddess Cutout swimsuit – f21+ | hat – Ardene | kimono {old} – f21+

I personally have always been drawn to one pieces, black ones at that, but I still want a lil somethin’ special. Details are important!

Now this suit is one I have had my eye on for almost a year. I just never got around to ordering it and the next thing I knew it was winter and swimsuits were placed at the bottom of my clothing priority list.

Luckily, the suit was still kicking around in the sale section of Forever 21 so I nabbed it up so I would have it for my upcoming camping trip!

This suit ticks almost all of my boxes. It’s comfortable to wear, it has detachable/adjustable straps so I can change up the configuration of the suit and it has a saucy little cutout with gold detail.

My only complaint is the straps don’t like staying completely in the hooks. But it was only $22, so its something I am fine with dealing with for now. We’ll see how I feel after a week of wearing it in and out of a lake!

I have to admit earlier this week, after I had converted the jelly bean suit into a bikini, I wanted to share my accomplishment on instagram. I was instantly seized with a terrible nervousness of posting the image, even though I loved the pic, I was scared poopless to post it on such a public platform.

I learned there is absolutely nothing wrong with that though. Because I did it anyway, despite my fear. As my friend Slade said, it shows I’m still pushing myself forward. I’m trying new things and it felt really good!

This post is actually part of an #untamedstyle theme for June, but we all got too busy or hung up on life to post on time, so we agreed to post twice in July to make up for it.  So I’m going to link to each ladies blog and I’ll add the proper link to each post once everyone has theirs posted! { I know Linda has hers up! }

Linda up in the nuves zadry curves a la mode Pia mixed fat chick michelle zaftig times vanessa sweetleigh cid style files aarti curves become her

Go give these lovely babes some love!

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    Zadry | Curves a la Mode
    July 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Is there more than 1 like button on here? Is there? Cause I need it! You are the cutest of the cutest in that jelly bean suit. And that one piece, M&M ALL goddess!

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    July 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    So glad you were able to face your fear! I love the details in the black suit, and the hat really makes the look come together.

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    July 4, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Love them both. You look great!

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    July 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

    You ingenious little lady!! I love the jellybeans!!

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    July 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

    So cute! You crafty little minx! Love your re do on that jelly bean piece.

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      July 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you, Michelle!! I wore it out of A lake this week while floating on my donut, it was pretty great!

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    July 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I really want that donut floatie!!!!! LOVE seeing your refashion! And the black suit is so good too! Fab as usual! <3

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      July 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much, V!! I’m so glad I refashioned it so it can get some real use.

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    July 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love the black swimsuit!!




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    alternativecurves | alter ego | Margot Meanie
    July 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    […] do want to thank you all for the absolutely astounding support for my last two blog posts, “Plus Size Swimwear“ & “A Plus Girls Guide to Wearing Crop Tops: 5 ways to introduce crop tops to your […]

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