I have to shed light on this most hated Summer staple when it comes to plus sizes; the cover up. I mean a cover up is supposed to keep you dry, cool and be able to dress up or down but all I have ever seen in plus size version are moo moos, trapeze styles and ugly ill fitting caftans! What’s a curvy girl to do? We have hot dates and Chic places to go after the beach too!
So I scoured the internet to not only find flattering caftans but sexy and Chic cover up dresses and even a cute skirt! So go forth my curvy lovelies; wear that oversized straw hat, Jackie O sunglasses and meet your hot date after you have some fun at the beach ( hopefully rocking some of my choices!)
Hello my curvy beauties!
I know it’s been a while since we have written and as a fellow curvy girl trust me I could never forget about my sisters! Summer is quickly speeding towards us and I want all of you to be bold, sexy and beautiful in your swimwear this Summer! I found some really sexy suits that hug all your curves and support all the yummy giggly bits! These swimsuits are all under $50!
I am shocked to see Forever 21 up their plus size swimwear game offering everything from monokinis to high wasted bikinis! Curvy girls come in a variety of shapes and sizes so it’s nice to see a company take that into consideration as well as understand that plus size swimwear is so expensive we often don’t get to buy multiple pieces..but all of the Forever 21 designs are under $30!! So now we can try out a variety of styles and not break the bank! I can’t wait to go swimsuit shopping!
I am so excited that Project Runway Winner and the most successful contestant to date on the show Christian Siriano has turned his fabulous attention to the plus size world! He has created a capsule collection that features skirts, dresses and tops. His collection features vibrant colors and flirty silhouettes. I wasn’t a fan of some of the pieces so I chose the ones I thought looked the most flattering on all shapes. I hope Lane Bryant will continue working with Siriano to produce more pieces like a jumpsuit or outer wear!
Houndstooth Jacquard Dress $128
Organza plaid circle skirt $108 & tee is $48
Shirt dress $128
Cut out dress $148
I absolutely have fallen on love with the Boho style and have been mixing it with my rocker/punk style for a while now! I am so happy to see it come back in style in different versions every year! So my fellow curvy girls I have put together some cute outfits for you to try out. I don’t like ponchos on curvy girls as it just makes us look boxy so instead go for a kimono or blanket cardigan that you can layer. Leave multi tiered skirts alone as they are too cliché and can make you look older and instead go for a flowy maxi skirt or shorter flared Boho printed skirt. I hate traditional peasant tops for the same reason as ponchos and instead go for an embroidered tank or a short sleeved silk modern peasant style that opens at the neck.
Summer is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate it then to buy new swimwear! With all the new pastel colors and fun candy prints and colors shopping for swimwear has never been more fun!! We curvy girls always need to buy swimwear because new cuts and better flattering styles are always coming out each new season. Keep your eye out for Friday’s post which will feature swimwear for everyone else! As always nothing will be over $70!!
Fringe is the hottest trend this season and the bold color is so fun! $27.80 for the set! www.forever21.com
The color is haute on this Liz Claiborne swimsuit !The ruching and 1940s look give this swimsuit a sexy pin-up feel. On sale for $54! www.jcpenney.com
This two piece from Asos Curve is just sooo sweet!! It even has studs for added punk! Top costs $18.10 but couldn’t find price for the bottom 🙁 us.asos.com/Curve
This adorable one piece from Esther Williams features cherries all over the swimsuit and goes with this season’s candy theme!! On sale for $67 (also available in sky blue) www.modcloth.com
We have decided to do a curvy edition because as a fellow curvy girl it was hard to find swimwear that was sexy and fit my large bust. (I had to settle for a 1x swimsuit from Old Navy that my friend who is a seamstress will cut down to fit my size 16 body so I can have the bust that fits) As always I will keep all pieces under $70!
Flamingo Print One-Piece Swimsuit $27.80 www.forever21.com
Swim & Sun Marilyn Monroe Rose Cross Back Swimdress $61.60 www.onestopplus.com
Monroe Black Cross Over Halter Swimsuit by Swim Sexy $47.60 www.sonsi.lanebryant.com
Chlorine Resistant Crossover One-Piece Sheath Swimsuit $44 www.justmysize.com
Bandeau One Piece with Strip Inserts by Swim Sexy $68.60 www.sonsi.lanebryant.com