Sunday, May 6, 2012

Plus Size Bikini - My Way!




So I'm declaring this week plus size swimsuit week on my blog.  As of yesterday, Dallas heat hit 95 degrees. Side Eye!  It will be another scorching summer, not to worry though as long as I have my AC & the pool right down stairs.  My long time readers know that I buy three swimsuits every summer.  I plan to show them off all this week.  

Plus size bikini, fatkini, plus size cover up
I've been trying to accomplish the fatkini for two years now.  First time was a fail -- I tried to order via etsy and it was just a disaster (badly made).  This year I've have 2 fatkinis and 1 whole piece. The bikini presents the obvious plus size issues, but for me being an 16/18 on top and a 24/26 on bottom presents an even bigger dilemma.  The plus size two bikini is a new concept for companies, so often time you cannot buy the top and bottom separate in two different sizes.  I actually loved the Monifc Black 2 piece, but I knew I needed to buy the top and bottom in two different sizes.  In the country we say there is more than one way to skin a cat. And there is!  I ordered the high waist bottoms from Lane Bryant and the top is from Old Navy and put together my own plus size bikini.  I must say the bottom from Lane Bryant is perfect.  It has a nice thickness and it's firm for keeps everything in check.  I thought this skirt from Asos would make the perfect pool side cover up.  I added a belt from Forever21 that is practically plastic, only cost me $3, and it's a perfect swimsuit add on.  Warning - do not jump in the pool with your leather belt...LOL...only cheap plastic ones.  

plus size bikini, fatkini, and plus size swimwear.

Outfit Logistics:  Swim Top - Old Navy $34, Swim Bottom - Lane Bryant $50. Skirt - Asos, Belt - Forever21 $3, Lipstick - YSL Lipstick Rosy Coral #052 $30
plus size bikini, fatkini, and plus size swimwear.

plus size bikini, fatkini, and plus size swimwear.

plus size bikini, fatkini, and plus size swimwear.

And shout out to Gabi from in her "Fatkini" she looked adorable! Check her out here.  Anyone plan on trying the plus size bikini this year?

48 comments:

  1. ASFKSHGKLSH;LGKHAFS'LKG!!!!!!!!!

    This has sold it for me. I'm getting a fatkini. Gabi looked fabulous but she has a different body shape to me, whereas we're more similar and if I can look 1/100th as fabulous as you do in yours I'll be happy! x

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    1. You'll be fabulous!!! You just have own it!!!

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  2. Love this! Great use of the skirt too.

    I Live at the beach in summer time & always get new suit pieces.

    I am glad you posted about the LB high waist becuz i was going to buy Torrids.

    I mix it up w/my suits...skirted 1 pieces, tankinis, etc but i aml in love with all the high waisted bottoms this yr!

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  3. Love that you gave me a new idea. I wanted a two piece this summer and saw that Old Navy top, but didn't like any of their bottoms. I didn't even think to just get the top and find bottoms elsewhere. So excited for summer.

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    1. Thanks and yes you gotta make it work however you can. Throw those rules out of the window!

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  4. You look fantastic! What a great idea. I might try that this season...

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  5. Words cannot express my love for this look! I have not mastered the bikin....haven't found the right fit as of yet, but I'm working on it. LOVES it:-)

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  6. Love this! I am so inspired! I'm getting myself a fatkini too.

    Stay beautiful! *Smooches*
    Nique

    www.chubbydivaonadime.com

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  7. Well Alright, Alright, Alright!! LOL WERK it Chica! Love it! Girl I have not worn a bathing suit in about 15years!!! You and Gabi are making me wanna purchase one! Awesome plus size representation! Don't you just love this skirt. I have only worn mine once but planned to wear in while in NYC! Kiah

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    1. Don't let that swimsuit scare you! You can do it!

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  8. you look amazing! so good, the addition of the skirt is inspired, i saw gabi's post also and she looked sensational, i would love to do a gorgeous two piece, my stomach however does not love swimwear, i loathe buying them, i'm a uk 16/18 and after a caesarian section my tummy hangs (how glamourous!)slightly below the brief line - i can work most things and am fairly confident but swimwear is my nemesis x

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  9. AHHHHH!! I LOVE the skirt!! You look amazing. Maybe I post this on Tumblr, if you don't have one?

    I remember loving Gabi's swimsuit post last year. She was wearing the he** out of that Monif C swimsuit.

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  10. Love this look! I'm searching for this skirt as I leave your page...

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  11. Simply awesome! Love the use of the skirt as a coverup. You look sensational!!!

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  12. You look AMAZING!
    I'm going to rock a one-piece...Just haven't found one that tickles my fancy though...
    There are some AMAZING options out there though.

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  13. Love this!!!! I just got my bikini top... I'm ready to get my bottoms so I can rock it! You look amazing!

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    1. Alright Alright Alright! I want to see when you get your bottoms!

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  14. Love it!! I am wearing a 2piece this summerfor sure!!

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  15. You look absolutely fab-u-lous

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  16. I don't even have to tell you how AWESOME you look in this bikini. You know!! =D I can't wait to see the other two suits!

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  17. You look absolutely amazing!

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  18. figgin FIERCE girl!!!

    CD xx
    cruiserdolly.blogspot.com
    facebook.com/thechubbycruiser

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  19. One word: Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

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  20. I haven't bought a suit for anything other than exercise in years. The ones I have are perfect for working out, but after seeing you and Gabi, I'm inspired. I want a pretty suit. My next suit purchase will be some variation of the fatkini.

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  21. YEAH! ..and don't be afraid to make it your own. Tailor it to what works for you.

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  22. You look amazing! I think this curvy girl is going to sport a bikini this summer!

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  23. I freakin' ADORE IT! I'm still trying to find the perfect bikini/swimsuit for the Summer....I'm in love with the vintage ones, pin-up types, I've been searching all over. Old Navy's were cute as well. LOVE this navy on you, it all just looks GREAT girl!

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  24. This combo is so ingenius! I really love this, too cute.

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  25. WERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this look & you make it look HAWT!!!! I would like to use your pic in a future post mines about having confidence when wearing a swim suit!!! I love love love this look on you cant say it enuff!

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    1. Feel free to share...all I ask is for is the link back.

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  26. You styled yourself quite nicely Chastity. Tres Chic! And very Hollywood, too! Lovely.

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  27. One word, fabulous. You took a negative {larger bottom, smaller top} and most def turned it into a positive. love the look, can't wait to see the next!

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  28. still on the hunt for a great idea for a bikini. It defintely didn't cross my mind to try different stores to achieve one result! love this! and the addition of the skirt is perfect...and who doesnt love the bright pink belt!

    xoxo
    Shay

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  29. I have decided to take the plunge. This summer I will definately sport plus-kini. Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://psbodybeautiful.blogspot.com/

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  30. wow!!!! another amazing look!!!! i'm not sure about the two piece.....not yet,
    anyway. i feel empowered just seeing you wear this! love, love love the pink belt and the skirt. as you mentioned in the other post, plus size cover ups dont cover the parts you actually want to cover. you are challenging me and maybe, just maybe, i will step into that two piece.....next summer :) thanks, chastity.

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  31. Wow I am so glad to see your page.I am plus size stylist as well.I think it must be a dallas thing(lol).I recently read your book and i was glad to see someone actually put that kind of valuable info into a book.I refer to it quite often.You look amazing in your swimsuit pics. A little mad though Im convinced that you bought the last skirt from ASOS!lol

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    1. Oh my goodness Thank you!!! ...and you are in Dallas...we have got to run into each other!

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  32. Omgosh I looove your style! I just ordered a couple of "fatkini" options (love that term, haha). I'm trying the Monific and I'm also trying these bottoms from Torrid (http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Clothing/Swim//Retro+Chic+By+Torrid+-+Black+High-Waist+Bikini+Swim+Bottoms-567336.jsp). If these options don't work I'll try the Lane Bryant bottoms that you got and maybe a bottom from Land's End. Have you tried a bikini top with built-in bra from Lane Bryant? I definitely need the support and wonder if it's enough!

    I've been a 16 for years now and I had no idea there are workable two-piece options!

    I loooove that you added a belt to your coverup too! I think I'll make something that I can tie around my waist that will match my sarong...

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    1. Thank you Christine. I haven't tried the LB support bikini tops...as you can see I lack in the bust area. I have heard the give pretty good support. Regardless, I am sure you will be fabulous!

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  33. You look so beautiful and you wear that curvy girl bikini so fashionably. I like that. Nice photos.

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