Swimwear for your curves

 Hej med jer,

(English below)

Dette indlæg skal handle om badetøj til plus size kvinder. Jeg er godt klar over at mange af os ikke er ovenud begejstrede for tanken om at flashe vores blegfede, appelsinhud og muffintoppe på en strand eller ved en pool, men når nu det skal være, så skal vi da også se ordentlig ud, ikke? Og som med alt andet beklædning vil jeg påstå at det handler om attitude og selvtillid. Jeg synes ikke man skal føle sig tvunget til at gemme sig væk i en blomstret mormor badedragt og en sarong (i det øjeblik man rejser sig fra solsengen, ja, jeg er sikker  på I ved hvad jeg mener ;-)) eller værre endnu, sidde på stranden fuldt påklædt, bare fordi man ikke ligner en Sports Illustrated bikini model!

Det er selvfølgelig ikke alle der er kommet til en overenskomst med deres kroppe og stadig gerne ville dække det ene eller det andet og jeg har samlet nogle forskellige muligheder så der er noget for en hver smag. Jeg ved godt at det kan være rigtigt svært at finde noget pænt når man kommer over en str. 48-50 og det synes jeg virkelig er tarveligt! Men jeg har gjort mit bedste for at finde lidt til jer også (selvom I aldrig vil finde noget så frygteligt som en “badekjole” på denne blog!)

Jeg selv har besluttet at jeg er en bikini-pige. For jeg kan godt lide når min mave får lidt farve. Blæver er bare pænere med en tan 😉

Hi guys, 

This post is all about plus size swim wear. I do realize that many of us are not thrilled about the thought of flashing our fat pale, cellulite and muffin tops on a beach or by a pool, but when we have too, why not do it in style! And as it is with all other clothing, swim wear is all about attitude and confidence. You should not feel shamed into hiding you body in a floral granny swinsuit and a sarong/cover up (in the instance you get up from the beach chair, yes, I know, you know what I am talking about ;-)) or even worse sit on the beach fully clothed, just because you do not look like a Sports Illustrated swim suit model!

I know it is not everybody that has come to accept their body as it is and still want to cover this and that and I have collected some different options for you as well. I know it can be very challenging to find anything remotely nice when you are above a size UK 20-22, US18-20, and that is really a shame! I have done my best though, to try and include you as well (although you will never find something as horrible as the “swimdress” on this blog!) .


Me, I have decided that I am a bikini girl. Because I like a little colour on my stomach. Blubber is a bit more attractive with a little tan 😉

Bikini

Selvom jeg tror fuldt og fast på at vi ikke skal stå tilbage for vores tynde medsøstre, så ER der altså ting der ikke er praktiske når man har en stor barm. Glem trekants-bikinien! Vi vil jo helst ikke flashe vores attributter på vej op af vandet, vel? Der skal altså lidt ekstra hold på tøserne.

Even though I am a firm believer that we can wear the same clothes as our skinny sisters, there ARE items that are simply not practical when you have a bigger bust. Forget about the triangle bikini! We don’t want to flash the attributes on our way out of the water, right? We need some extra support for the girls. 

Lucille bikini – Panache (@ Asos or Figleaves.com) goes up to a size 38G/85H in the top and UK20/EU48 in the bottom. (This one is on its way to me ;-))  
Hvis du gerne vil have lidt mere dækning i mave- og numse-regionen, så vælg en shortsmodel eller en model der går lidt længere op i taljen a la Marilyn Monroe retrostilen.
 
If you do want a bottom that covers a little bit more in the bum and tummy area, go for a little short or a higher waisted model a la the Marilyn Monroe retro style. 
 Black and white bikini with high waisted “bum lifter” brief – Resort @ Very.com. Top goes up to 38F/85G, bottom goes up to a UK24/EU52
 
Cross over bandeau set –  Resort @ Very.com. Top and bottom as a set goes up to a size UK24/EU52.
 Polkadot bandeau bikini with shapewear shorts – Resort @ Very.com. Top goes up to a 38F/85G, bottom goes up to a UK24/EU52
Tankini
Tankini’en er en hybrid mellem en bikini og en badedragt. Altså en bikini med en “tank top”. De er gode, hvis man gerne vil dække maven og de kan ofte fåes som mix og match, så man kan vælge en tankinitop og en bikinitop til de samme trusser. Praktisk, hvis man synes det ene eller det andet er mere eller mindre passende i forskellige situationer 🙂
The tankini is a hybrid between a bikini and a swimsuit. A bikini with a “tank top”. They are good for covering up the tummy and you can often get them as a mix’n’match, so you can get a tankini top and a bikini top to match the same bottom. Practical if you think that one or the other is more/less appropriate in different situations. 🙂
Mix & Match tankini top and shorts – Resort @ Very.com. Underwire top goes up to 40G-F/90G-H and short goes up to UK32/EU60
Magic loose an inch tankini set – Resort @ Very.com. Sold as a set, goes up to UK26/EU54.
 Blue floral shapewear tankini with tummy control shorts – Resort @ Very.com. Top goes up to 44F/100G. Bottom goes up to UK24/EU52
                                       
Swimsuit
Badedragten er jo en klassisker. Den er gradvist kommet tilbage her de seneste par år og er nu ikke længere (kun) forbundet med ældre damer i svømmehallen med matchende badehætte. De er blevet meget mere sexede og har en fed retro vibe.
The swimsuit is a classic. It has gradually returned to the swimwear fashion over the past couple of years and now it is not (only) for elderly ladies at the pool with a matching cap. They are much more sexy now and with a great retro vibe.
 
“Dominica” Leopard Mesh Swimsuit – Monif C. Goes up to a UK26/EU54

                                     

“España” Ruffle Plus Size Swimsuit w/Detachable Strap – Monif C. Goes up to a UK26/EU54

“St. Tropez” Fuchsia Fringe Plus Size Swimsuit – Monif C. Goes up to a UK26/EU54.

 Magic loose an inch swimsuit – Resort @ Very.com. Goes up to a UK26/EU54
 Bandeau swimsuit – Resort @ Very.com. Goes up to size UK24/EU52

 Cover ups/beach wear

Selvom jeg er for at man ikke behøver at dække sig til i det øjeblik man rejser sig eller kommer op af vandet, så er det alligevel rart at have noget at tage over sig når man skal have frokost, hente en drink i strandbaren eller tilbage til hotellet.

Jeg foretrækker “almindeligt” tøj fremfor egentlige cover-ups som de der gennemsigtige tunikaer eller saronger. Så jeg har samlet et par ting, som jeg kunne forestille mig at bruge som cover-ups men lige så meget hvis man lige får lyst til at gå en tur ned i byen uden at gå hjem og skifte først. 

Even though I do not believe that you need to hurry up and cover yourself as soon as you get up or out of the water, it is still nice to have something to throw on when you go for lunch, to get a drink in the beach bar or go back to the hotel.

I prefer “regular” clothes over the actual cover-ups like the sheer tunics or sarongs. So I have collected a few pieces that I would use as cover-ups but also if you want to go for a walk in the town with out going home to change first. 

 Aqua jersey maxi dress – Asos Curve
 Blue rope tie jumpsuit – Asos curve
 Leopard print jersey playsuit – Asos Curve
 Lime green racer back maxi dress – South @ Very.com/littlewoodseurope.com
 Pink cheesecloth maxi dress – South @ Very.com/littlewoodseurope.com

Og så mangler man jo kun et par fine klip-klappere og en god strandtaske! 😉

Hvordan har du det med at vise din krop frem på stranden? Hvilken type badetøj plejer du at vælge? Og hvad skal du have i år?

And now all you need is a pair of nice flip flops and a good beach bag! 😉

How do you feel about showing your body at the beach? What type of swimwear do you usually go for? And what will you go for this year?

-Karina

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8 thoughts on “Swimwear for your curves

  1. Ja, dem er jeg virkelig ikke ven med 😉 Men det hænger sikkert meget sammen med at jeg virkelig ikke bryder mig om “budskabet” i dem. Uha, lad os dække de store numser, dem gider vi ikke se på. Man ser dem jo stortset aldrig i de små størrelser, vel?

    Men selvfølgelig skal man da finde det som man føler sig godt tilpas i og det er jo helt individuelt 🙂

    -Karina

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  2. Another lovely post! I am a big fan of Monif C. ruffle swimsuit. Bought it in black ( I am not soooo brave when it comes beach wear in a different colour than black) last year for my trip to the Maldives and absolutely loved wearing it! At first I wasn't sure whether this swimsuit would hold my dd girls, but it worked very well and made me feel really beautiful at the beach, which until then hadn't really happened before! I absolutely agree with you, nobody should hide their bodies, if someone looks funny at you, look back even funnier. Who are they to judge anyway? Be confident! You might have a bigger tummy, bigger legs, a big bum, but that does not mean that you are not beautiful! Let me say it with Pierce Brosnan: ” There is just more to love” ( he said when asked about his wife's weight gain). So love your floppy bits!!!

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  3. Lad mig lige vide, hvordan det går med den der Panache bikini. Jeg meneer, at jeg købte nøjagtig den samme sidste år, og den er MEGET lille i størrelsen.

    Jeg har RIGTIG svært ved at finde en bikini i 40D og en underdel i 18/20 – gerne i samme snit som den der Panache……Kan du ikke hjælpe med det??? 🙂 Jeg synes, at de fleste går op til 38D, og det er åbenbart for småt i omkreds, når det er bikini. (Jeg bruger 90D i BH normalt)

    Må man spørge hvad størrelse du bruger?

    /Paula

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  4. So true, Tini! I am a big fan of the Monif C swimwear as well, it is just waaaay more that I usually spend on swimwear, especially when calculating in the taxes for Denmark. But I am very tempted…

    -Karina

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  5. Jeg bruger “normalt” (“” om normalt, for alle mærker er jo forskellige) en 85E og en 18/20 i trusse. Og det har jeg bestilt, men om den passer må tiden jo vise.

    Jeg har før i tiden været meget glad for mærket Freya, som fås hos figleaves.co.uk (hurtig og nem forsendelse, jeg handler der ofte). Freya fåes op til en 40E. På figleaves.co.uk er det i øvrigt nemt at søge på bestemte størrelser og funktioner.

    http://www.figleaves.com/uk/home.asp?cm_re=header-_-leftlogo-_-logo

    -Karina

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  6. It is an investment piece. I am a student so paying that amount of money for a swimsuit really hurt me, but after extensive use (really bright sunlight, days spent in the sea, not just hours), it still has the same intensive black and still fits like a glove which my other, cheaper swimwear, has only done for the first couple of times. I always have to be afraid to show more than I want if I wear my cheaper costumes. With Monif C. everything is where it belongs and I just feel like a beach queen. And for that feeling I am happy to pay more money (plus the taxes) 🙂

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