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 […]
Gabi Gregg has done it again. The new GabiFresh x Swimsuits for All collection is here, and, like the rest of the collective internet, I’m in love. This year’s theme is “New Year, Same You,” and I adore that tagline, especially during a season when people are actively being encouraged to dramatically change (or even loathe) their bodies. The idea that you’re perfectly and worth loving exactly as you are right now is one I can get behind, and I appreciate how Swimsuits for All is going against the metaphorical tide with a message I find refreshing.