Last year plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg, whom you may know as Gabifresh, launched a collaboration with Swimsuits for All that made curvy women everywhere jump for joy — and break out their credit cards immediately. The five-piece collection featured neon colors, bold patterns, and three bikinis. Yes, bikinis. And now, Gregg is collaborating with Swimsuits for All once more.
Since 2008, Gregg has been working hard at spreading body confidence through her highly successful blog. Considering this is the gal who in 2012 posted photos of herself in a bikini, coined the term fatkini, and teamed up with xoJane for a round-up of photos of plus-size women in swimsuits, it's no surprise her swimwear was so successful. Women began purchasing the still-legendary galaxy bikini with such speed that it actually over-sold within 24 hours (though a few months later, S4A kindly sent out complementary suits to all the women who purchased the item and were then told it was no longer available).
This year, the collaboration focuses on one piece: the Nala Plus Size Underwire Midkini. And we're already loving it.
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Like the galaxy bikini and paint-splatter one-piece from 2013, the print is loud. It's got a bit of that tribal princess vibe we're already seeing this season (Monic C. is rocking it in her Sao Paulo collection), and is aesthetically perfect for soon-to-be-real-beach-days. The top has underwire, which means it's got support and cuteness. And both top and bottom also have sexy cut-outs.
What's brilliant about this piece (and last year's suits for that matter) is that it's unapologetic. So many plus-size women live in fear of wearing a two-piece bikin because the idea that fat is unattractive is so engrained in our minds. But fuller-figured women can and should be able to feel beautiful in their clothes, including their bathing suits. And this bikini, with its bright colors, bold patterns and sexy slits, may just be the key to looking and feeling good this swimsuit season.