If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the arrival of swimsuit season, then you’re not alone. Apparently, ’70 percent of women would rather go to the dentist than go swimsuit shopping,’ but as summer approaches, Culture Trip Melbourne is here to help women of all sizes and body shapes feel empowered as the layers come off. Busty and bootylicious babes should look no further than this list of seven swimwear brands that cater to plus-size women. Embrace your curves and embrace the summer.
Beyond the Sea
Established in 2011, Beyond the Sea is a Sydney-based brand designed by Kylie van Wanrooy for sassy pin-up girls. The glamorous rockabilly line is retro inspired and features flirtatious silhouettes to suit the modern-day Marilyn. Beyond the Sea stocks sizes 10-24 and holds both one-piece and two-piece bathers in a variety of colours and prints. If you’ve ever wanted to look like a 50s doll, then visit Beyond the Sea.
Lowanna is an Aboriginal word for exquisite beauty, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel in one of their swimsuits. With a focus on performance swimwear that maintains a sense of femininity while catering to the curvier woman, Lowanna holds a unique line full of rashies and racer back swimsuits in sizes 14 to 16 for the active woman who wants to get amongst the surf.
If you’re on the hunt for a swimsuit that is classy and reminiscent of an era when screen sirens with hourglass figures such as Ava Gardener and Sophia Loren ruled the roost, then take a look at the collection from Siren Swimwear. Stocking sizes 8 to 20, Siren Swimwear’s collection includes Floral Riviera, Nautical Vintage, Lux Bath House, Clean & Classic, Let’s Go Retro and Summer Days. You can even Try 5 At Home to eliminate the stress of having to buy before you try.
Curvy by Capriosca
Designed in Australia, Curvy by Capriosca aims to create swimwear that enhances curves with panelling and ruching to allow women with hourglass figures to feel confident come swimsuit season. With an extensive collection featuring an array of designs and prints, including a retro checked print, floral motifs and a metallic range, there’s something for every fashionable woman. Curvy by Capriosca carries sizes 10 to 30 and are available online.
Robyn Lawley Swim
Australian, size 12 model Robyn Lawley has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, became the first plus-size model to be shot for Australian Vogue and has even sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, so if that’s not enough reason to check out her swimwear brand, then what is? Perhaps you’ll be drawn to the 50s-inspired silhouettes, cool prints or the fact that the brand, which stocks up to size 20, is flattering on all body shapes.
Curvysea is a plus-size swimwear and lingerie company that is adamant about making women of all shapes feel beautiful at the beach. From floral to polka dot and halters to swim dresses, Curvysea’s swimwear will help to enhance your bustline and trim your waist while looking young and feeling comfortable. Curvysea holds sizes 12-26 and has free postage and same day dispatch, meaning you can get into your cozzie sooner rather than later.
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