Three inclusive swimwear brands that are changing the game.
Women-Owned Brands Making The Perfect Plus-Size Swimsuit A Reality
Is that you warmer weather and longer days? These last few weeks (and hello, year) have felt like you would never arrive! Looking forward to more sunshine and (hopefully) splashing around in the closest ocean, pool, lake, or whatever body of water you can access is enough to put a new pep in our step. Something about being in a swimsuit under the warm sun is so freeing. It’s like a free pass to jump, play, dance and move your body.
But freedom is the last thing on the brain when your trendy plus-size swimsuit doesn’t fit well. It’s just plain old uncomfortable to be adjusting your swimsuit every five minutes. A nip slip here or a wedgie there can be enough to make you want to run and hide—and no one has time for that! We’ve all been in the house way too long, so when the time finally comes to wear a cute plus-size swimsuit, we are not wasting time on ill-fitting pieces. We are #READYWITHDIA for swimwear that fits—we absolutely deserve it!
The great news is that more brands than ever are creating innovative ways to ensure swimsuit options for plus-size women are functional and fashionable. Women-owned plus size swimwear brands are taking over the fashion space right now and we are here for it! Who knows better than a woman, what makes a great swimsuit. So Dia has partnered with some of the best women-owned plus-size swimwear brands that just get fit! No matter what kind of support or coverage you are looking for from your swimsuit, they’ve got you covered. Yes, pun intended.
We love Andie Swim because they know that enjoying yourself comes naturally when your swimsuit fits perfectly! Their swimsuit line includes varying levels of support for a range of bust sizes with adjustable straps and removable soft cups. The ability to adjust the straps of your swimsuit is a huge advantage when it comes to fit and freedom. It can mean the difference between running with your hands in the air into the ocean, and having to cradle your boobs so they don’t pop out of your suit! And the removable cups let you adjust your swimsuit’s level of structure to your preference.
If you are someone who likes your swimsuit to come with a little extra smoothing, then the ribbing fabric is perfect. This is Andie Swim’s most compressive fabric – ideal for extra support and high-impact swims by keeping everything in place. It also looks really great when worn as a bodysuit paired with jean shorts and sandals or sneakers. With all of this support and comfort you might just forget you are even wearing a swimsuit at all.
Plus-size model and Nomads Swimwear founder Taylor Long was motivated to create her brand when she got tired of seeing the matronly plus-size swimsuit options available. Her trips to Sydney, Australia inspired this bold chic collection that doesn’t skimp on support either. The power mesh inserts of this one-piece swimsuit are just that—powerful! The 4-way stretch has smoothing capabilities that add support. Plus, the sheerness of the mesh is perfect for a little peek-a-boo moment. Now I know you are thinking, how can a one-shoulder swimsuit support my bust? Well lucky for us, as a plus-size model, Taylor has thought of everything. This one piece is fully lined with a power mesh shelf bra and a thin rubber strip that adheres to the skin to eliminate slippage. No more sacrificing bold style for a supportive fit.
Kitty and Vibe
Say goodbye to the dreaded saggy bottom or even worse—the swimsuit wedgie! Kitty and Vibe is revolutionizing the way we think about the booty. Their “Kitty Size” measurement accounts for both hips and butt with two sizes that make finding the right swimsuit bottoms for your plus-size bikini a breeze for every shape. For those amongst us with a fuller bottom, their “2” range provides ample coverage. The smaller bottom sisters can avoid sagging by choosing a size from their “1” range. And if you are in between or not sure where you fall on the booty spectrum, start by testing out the “1” range. No matter the size of your booty Kitty and Vibes’ seamless swimsuit construction fits comfortably with no pinching or squeezing – the relief is monumental! Their inclusive sizing doesn’t stop there, the brand also carries cup sizes ranging from A to G. Look out for more styles dropping on dia.com in April.
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