If you’ve ever had to look for a bikini in the offseason, it can sometimes be a complete nightmare, but the ordeal of tracking down the right getaway beachwear in fall or winter is downright impossible, especially for plus size women. The bikini is expected to be a skimpy garment, and barely-there bikinis became all the rage in the first 10 years of the 2000s, making it an unhappy experience for ladies who wanted more coverage or did not have the “right” body shapes. However, a slow shift is happening right now in the world of high fashion. Modeling industries, fashion designers and major retailers are starting to embrace the silent majority of swimsuit shoppers — the plus size gal looking for something to make them look and feel great.
In recent years, plus size models like the Sports Illustrated beauty Ashley Graham have also become spokeswomen for body positive acceptance among bigger women. Her efforts are causing waves and the people are taking notice. Thanks in part to her advocacy, as well as her signature plus size swimsuit line over at swimsuitsforall, the world has stood up and taken notice of Ashley and her crusade for plus size women. This era has given rise to some spectacularly talented beauties, like Tara Lynn, Denise Bidot, Philomena Kwao and many others who are paving the way to make fashion for everyone, not just the size threes of the world. With these pioneers in high fashion, designers and retailers are starting to embrace the plus size revolution, and to offer the hottest plus size bikinis available this year.
However, that trend has yet to take hold in major department stores and non-specialty clothing shops where plus size women usually go to pick out swimwear. This is problematic because a lack of availability leaves women with the same old unflattering one-pieces and cover-ups that have plagued them for years. The obvious answer to this conundrum is to head to the internet. Shopping online is a great way to find a variety of swimwear in different sizes. Not to mention, online swimwear is available in the off-season, in case someone needs a suit for vacation or other specialty need.
A site like swimsuitsforall offers bikinis, one-pieces and all kinds of swimsuits in sizes 8 to 34. Now plus size ladies can get bikinis that actually flatter their bodies instead of micro pieces that do not fit. The website offers high-waisted bikinis (that hearken back to the bygone pinup era of Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Loren), tankinis, underbust support, and a great variety of other styles that suit any woman’s swimsuit needs. There are strapless pieces, halter, and swimsuits that fit just like the best bra. Each top piece is specifically designed to support heavier and larger busts. The bottom pieces offer full coverage but are still sexy and breezy.
No woman should feel ashamed of her body at the beach or anywhere else. A flattering swimsuit that actually fits is essential for a plus size lady’s arsenal of sexy clothing. Thanks to Ashley Graham and fashion forward swimwear retailers, you can now hop online to find the best fall season flash sales today.