31 Plus Size Women In Bikinis Who Prove That Fatkini Season Is The Best Season
For years, I remember looking at a photo of my three-year-old self on the beach that was hanging up at my parents' house and thinking, "I haven't worn a bikini since then." It wasn't that I didn't want to wear one, however, so much as that no one was really making bikinis for plus-size women.
While I've continued to steer clear of the my three-old-self's bowl cut, I have gotten back into bikinis thanks to the plethora of options now available to plus-size women. This is thanks much in part to the oft-credited inventor of the term "fatkini," Gabifresh, whose collaborative line for Swimsuitsforall makes many an appearance on this list of plus-size bikini babes.
When you're in the plus-size community and part of the body positive movement, it's really not a big deal to see a fat woman in a bikini. In fact, it's common. But as evidenced by the viral explosion of Skorch Magazine publisher Jessica Kane's beach photo, it's still major mainstream news that a fat woman wears a swimsuit to the beach like a "normal" human being.
I realize that most people are still not exposed to so many beautiful fat babes in bikinis enough on a regular basis to find it "normal" yet. So even though I'm still not sure if I should be wearing my winter jacket some days or not, I wanted to share just a few of the many gorgeous bikini photos that I've seen already this year on the 'gram in anticipation of summer, to remind you that bikini season doesn't have a size limit.
Plus Model Elizabeth Taylor (yes it’s her real name) gives me Carmen Miranda gaudy girl fatkini realness in this photo and I am here for it!
Kelsey Rose Weber
Just looking at the palm trees in the background of this photo makes me want to run and put my bikini on and find the closest pool. Plus model Kelsey Rose Weber looks adorable in this floral bikini by Betsey Johnson.
How could you not be happy looking at this photo of aspiring plus-size blogger, Ashleigh Rhoades? Confidence and positivity just radiate from her smile.
When Charlotte Russe released their plus-size line, there sadly wasn’t any swimwear, but that didn’t stop blogger Nicole Simone of the blog Curves on a Budget from pairing this Charlotte Russe top with Gabifresh x SwimSexy bottoms.
Hey, if you can’t get to the beach yet then just make your own! I love the mermaid bottoms paired with a tee here for a streetwear style bikini look.
L.A.-based plus size model and blogger Jennifer Buckingham posted this photo on Valentine’s Day when I was likely knee-deep in snow here in Ohio trying to get my hands on some chocolate covered grapes. Buckingham also penned a post for a blog about her own journey to wearing a bikini that is a must-read!
Plus model Mia Juicy posted many gorgeous photos in her first bikini and I am not mad at it. The bikini is from maven Monif C. and it couldn’t be more perfect.
Because I love a bikini too, damnit.