Today is the day!!! My latest swimwear collection for swimsuitsforall is now available to shop here. I am so excited to show you guys my designs, and couldn’t be prouder of this collection. It wasn’t inspired by just one thing–I’m constantly discovering ideas I love and figuring out ways to implement certain design elements into my pieces. As usual, these are statement swimsuits that have fun colors, prints and details that you won’t find in your average plus size suit. We have expanded the number of pieces–this year there are 12 suits and 2 cover ups. 8 of those suits launch today, and 4 more will be coming at a later date… This year we also have expanded the cup sizes! The line is available in sizes 12-24 D/DD and 18-24 in E/F and G/H. (I would love to add even more sizes, and the best way to make that happen is to see the larger sizes selling as quickly as the rest, it helps prove there is a demand to expand even further).
The campaign was such a blast to shoot–the concept was “Queen of the Bikini” and the styling was inspired by Cleopatra. Hope you guys love it as much as I do! I was a bit bummed we didn’t have time to shoot the entire collection, because these suits look absolutely stunning on. I am going to try to shoot the rest as soon as possible and will definitely post here and on social media when that happens.
Before you buy, read the following notes on fit etc:
- swimsuitsforall runs a full size smaller than many of our other favorite retailers. Check their size chart. I generally suggest opting for a larger size on bottom and your normal size up top. BUT:
- If you are a smaller cup size (B-C), the D/DD cup will fit–see the video here. If you are a smaller top size (12-16) with a larger cup (DD+), I suggest sizing up as many people find the cups run small, especially in the smaller sizes. If you are a 16 E/F or G/H, I suggest getting the 18 and getting it altered/tailored as needed.
- All suits have an underwire except the khaki green one piece, which you should be able to fit regardless of cup size!
- Some swimsuits are stretchier than others–it depends on the fabric of the suit. I would say the least forgiving is the floral bikini (The Queen) and the mixed print bikini (The Empress).
- The coverups are amazing! I love them. They are made like a maxi robe with an extra piece of fabric that buttons across the front, leaving two thigh high leg slits and giving the appearance of a dress. You can also button it behind you and wear it as a normal robe/kimono. I am 5’5 and it hits my ankles, so be aware that if you are taller than me, it will hit a little higher on your leg. It does not skim the ground on me.
- IMPORTANT: Please familiarize yourself with the return policy. If you return the items using the shipping label provided, you can only receive store credit, you do not get a refund. If you want a refund, you must use your own method of shipping. This has understandably been unclear for people in the past (I wasn’t aware of it), so I wanted to make sure to let you know.
- If you have any other questions, please tweet me @gabifresh–that will be the best and easiest way for me to respond! I am happy to answer questions where I can, but please do remember I am not customer service. I am not in charge of manufacturing, shipping, etc. I can only give you advice based on my own experience designing and wearing the suits. Swimsuitsforall has their own customer service team that can be reached here.
Photos by Elton Anderson
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