Swim season is officially here! Unfortunately, with the warm weather comes insane pressures and unreasonable expectations to shred every piece of body fat. Society only welcomes us to the pool or beach if we are displaying steel-cut abs in a teeny weeny bikini, and of course the endless #beachbody #summerbodygoals posts are making their way onto our timelines. As a plus size woman, I count myself among the lucky generation who experienced the era of Gabi Fresh. A woman who (at least for me) was partly responsible for smacking the swimwear fashion industry with a youthful approach, stylish designs, and a body positive message. Over the years, I've watched stylish options for plus size swimsuits multiply, and discovered brands like Simply Be. I've teamed up with Simply Be for the WE ARE CURVES campaign to showcase some of my favorite swimsuits this summer. Simply Be is usually a go-to for trendy plus size clothing, but they also have a variety of stylish swimwear. Below are a few of my favorite one-piece swimsuits from their current collection.
The off shoulder swimsuit is trending this season. I've always been a fan of the bardot style on blouses and dresses, so this Simply Be swimsuit was the perfect pick for me. This plus size one-piece features a vibrant floral print, a ruffle overlay across the bodice, and a bright pink piping detail. Adjustable/removable straps and built-in bra cups provide much needed support for the girls.
I may not be a surfer, but I can dress like one. This surf/sports inspired swimsuit from Simply Be is one of my favorite pieces for the summer. The fit is absolutely perfect. It features solid blue panels with a stylish mesh overlay, and a simple zip up detail in the front. It also features built-in bra cups and a mesh lining for added support.
Nothing is sexier than a red lip, unless of course you're wearing a red lip and a sexy swimsuit at the same time. There are six different ways to wear this Magisculpt swimsuit from Simply Be. I chose to wear in a halter style. It features a single removable/adjustable strap, and built-in foam cups.
Simply Be style tip: "Wrap the long centre-front pieces across the body in a variety of ways to recreate the looks, from Grecian inspired to a simple swimsuit silhouette, this swimsuit guarantees you versatility."