Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Figleaves. I have to confess. I was a just a little bit hesitant when Figleaves first approached me about doing a swimwear campaign. Don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of swim. But, well, it’s been a long time I’ve been on vacation (or even to a beach or pool). And even when I think my plans might include a bit of waterside […]
One of the most significant criteria I use for deciding if I should share a collection to the blog or Patreon is if I absolutely cannot shake them from my head. Most of what I look at tends to run together after awhile. That’s not necessarily the fault of the designers. I simply look at so many pieces that my brain is constantly looking for trends and commonalities. Another brand […]
Growing up, I remember thinking there were only two bikini top options: sports bra style or triangle. While those are totally valid styles for anyone who wants to wear them, they are not necessarily supportive, especially for plus sizes. I wore a triangle bikini top exactly once and spent more time worrying about spillage than actually enjoying the pool. Wearing a bikini top is a lot like wearing a bra. […]
For gender non-conforming folks, going to the beach can be fraught with uncertainty. There are few places where so much of our bodies are visible and few garments so publicly gendered as swimwear. Luckily, more and more companies are coming out with options for a range of bodies beyond your typical bikini or board short. There are many androgynous options out there, no matter your style! Here are my summer […]
Six years ago, I moved from the landlocked Midwest to a city on the ocean and never looked back. I try to make it to the beach every week in the summer (salt water is the cure for everything, as they say). As such, I have amassed a small collection of swimsuits. So many people hate swimsuit shopping, but I love it, especially since discovering swimwear that actually fits me. Seriously, full bust swimwear is a life changer. I’ve stopped buying non-cup-sized bikinis entirely. Nothing is worse than trying on an XL bikini top, only to find the band is too big and the cups are still too small. Well-fitting swimwear is like cute lingerie that’s socially-acceptable to wear outside. In other words, it’s the best.