The world usually progresses in small steps, and the world is now embracing plus-size people in the fashion industry like never before. Plus size models, like Melissa Masi for example, are being used in several forward-thinking magazines. And there are several examples in film and television, where a plus-size person is portrayed as an attractive person, which is starkly different from what we’ve seen in ages past. But progress does occur in baby steps, and many department stores have not caught up in regards to providing stylish swimsuits for plus-size individuals.
The reality is that some retailers simply do not carry plus-size swimsuits, and others carry only lonely, matronly black one-pieces in sizes above 6. Some of these retailers actively refuse to carry swimsuits designed for plus-size people at all because they disagree with the positive body image messages being sent by plus-size models and designers. Luckily, plus-size women can find stylish swimsuits online at progressive retailers like swimsuitsforall. The most sought after options are high-waisted styles which can be found in bunches thanks to the resurgence of ‘50s pinup culture in the fashion world. The reason that plus-size people prefer high-waisted styles is because they help accentuate a more natural and sensual curve as opposed to low-waisted swimsuits. The high-waisted style helps highlight the person’s waist better and hides imperfections. A woman can step out on the beach, or visit a favorite vacation location and feel beautiful. The truth is that waist high bikinis are in this summer and this means that there are more options available than in previous years.
It’s true that wearing a one piece suit is often called the “safe” way of wearing a suit for plus sizes. Plus size women though can wear a one piece or a two piece swim suit and look fantastic either way. If shopping for a plus size two piece it’s important to keep in mind that you of course need to be comfortable enough to wear it. If you are comfortable and confident for a two piece choose ones that will accent your body — like those on offer at the plus-size exclusive retailer swimsuitsforall. Plus size bodies are often curvaceous so it’s okay to get a suit that will define your hips and chest in a flattering way. Vintage “Bettie Page” style swim suits with high-waisted bottoms are incredibly popular for plus size women, even now. If you don’t want to wear a red with white polka dot vintage bikini though there are many newer geometrical and tribal print two piece suits nowadays that are in the same cut as the “Bettie Page” bikini. Another two-piece that is undeniably fantastic for a plus size body type is the tankini. Tankinis have a tank style top and either swim shorts or regular bikini bottoms. These come in a variety of cute colors and can accentuate curves while drawing attention away from problem areas.
Fashion-forward designs have also given women the chance to choose more than just one simple design. Women can find swimsuits that use vertical designs, which help soften curves rather than highlight them. This is nothing new because swimsuits made for smaller women use the horizontal trick to give small-sized women the appearance of bigger hips.There is a reason to rejoice and to step out with a swimsuit that was actually designed by people who think that the plus-size body is a work of art.