Swimsuit season is usually not for for anyone—no matter what your size. It can be hard to find a suit that flatters your curves and makes you feel confident enough to strut your stuff on the sand. It can be even tougher when you’re plus sized. So many plus sized bathing suits sacrifice style in the name of compression and minimizing your figure. That can make for a constricting, uncomfortable, frumpy looking swimsuit that would better belong in the 1920’s era of swimming costumes. NOT CUTE.
Monif C’s swimsuits are such a breath of fresh air in the arena of plus size swimwear. As a designer she’s brave enough to cast aside any of the traditional rules of big girl bathing suit design. We’ve got patterns and cut-outs and mesh and bikinis and sex appeal, here! And as a big girl herself, Monif knows how to cut a suit that fits well and looks amazing. Here are our favorites from her 2013 collection.
Check out our slideshow and let us know which is your favorite!
Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.