Thursday, May 24, 2012

Twin Cities Live-Plus Size Swimwear

Today, I was joined on the Twin Cities Live set by three terrific models to go over tips and tricks for choosing the perfect swimsuit.  Let's face it - 1% of women actually enjoy being in a swimsuit. I'm not even talking just about plus size women.  Size 2 or 22, it's  not anyone's favorite thing to wear, right?  I hope you don't waste too much time feeling self-concious in your swimsuit, and I certainly hope that you don't avoid all the summer activities that call for a swimsuit just because you don't want to wear one.  Because with all the terrific options on the market right now, there's no reason for that.

I didn't wear a swimsuit in the TV segment today, so I wanted to show you my favorite look right now.  It's a really cute halter style - which is a great option for women who have a smaller bust and don't need a lot of support.  I like my shoulders, so the halter helps bring attention to that area.

Swimsuit - Avenue, sometime this past December 
Avenue has really cute styles that fit very well.

Check out this TV segment to get the inspiration flowing, then scroll down to see where I've found the best suits.  Let me know in the comments which styles of suits you're excited about this season.

 Thanks to Sealed with a Kiss for sponsoring my outfit for the segment. 
 I'll show you all the details of what I wore tomorrow!

Best Suit to Wrangle a Large Bust/Create Some CleavageColorblock Swim Tank with Built-in Plunge Bra from Lane Bryant.  This style from Lane Bryant is a double winner- it handles all types of bust concerns.  LB has several styles that feature the built-in bra, which I absolutely love.  It looks terrific and feels comfortable.  You choose the suit not by clothing size, but by bra size.

Best Selection of Retro StylesAlways for Me.   A lot of Bombshells are interested in throw-back styles, and I really like the selection at Always for Me.  You'll find classic silhouettes in modern prints - the best of both worlds!

Best Ultra-Glam OptionsMonif C.  This designer turned the plus size world on its head last season when she introduced her now-signature sexy swimwear.  And she single-handedly inspired the plus size bikini trend that's all the rage this year.   These suits are perfect for the Bombshell who's more interested in sitting next to the pool than diving in and getting wet.  Which I think is perfectly valid!

Best CoverupsBecca.  This new label just launched on the plus size scene this year, and I'm really into her coverups.  They're flattering and sheer, and with such a small offering, she has a nice variety of styles ranging from 2 kimono-sleeve pullovers to a pair of gauzy pants and a convertible strapless dress/skirt.

Here are a few other sources for cute suits at a variety of price points - gotta love all the options!
Old Navy
Swimsuits for All
Fashion Bug

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  1. Good segment, Sara! Your skin was absolutely glowing. You looked great. :) You always give good advice and come across as very down-to-earth. Love watcing you on TV! ~Love, Kimilou

  2. Thanks I found this blog so great talks about swimwear for plus size women. Keep on posting!

  3. very nice. But i think Speedo swimdresses, Miraclesuit swimwear works very well for plus size swimwear as well.


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