Growing up as a chunky kid, I always wore plain one piece swimsuits. I always wanted to wear something else but I was not comfortable being totally exposed and I was already self-conscious about my belly. I remember being at pool parties and feeling like I was the only one with a grandma swimsuit. And when I saw actual older ladies with swimsuits similar to mine, I definitely felt like I was already part of the grandma club.
Thankfully, times have changed and there are all types of cute one pieces out there. But what’s even cooler, it that new styles of swimsuits are coming out for bigger ladies and it’s making a splash this summer. It is reshaping the ideal look for plus size swimwear and are promoting girls to take a risk and make a statement. What is this trend you ask? The fatkini of course! The fatkini is a bikini that has high waisted bottoms. They usually go over your belly button and are pretty secure. It’s a way to get that bikini look without feeling too exposed. There is a great variety and they really bring a flare to your summer wear! Popular fashion blogger/mode, Gabifresh (at http://www.gabifresh.com/) , has created a line of fatkinis that would flare up anybody’s summer wear!
Gabifresh’s galaxy print fatkini has been a fast seller. Gabifresh also believes that girls should wear what they love and not care about “fashion rules” or what other people thing. Her line of fatkinis has influenced girls to go have fun at the beach while feeling and looking their best! I know that I’m going to get myself one because I’m ready to quite the grandma club.