After discovering how difficult it was for her plus-size niece to find stylish swimwear, Olga Caro was inspired to begin research into designing for plus-size bodies and eventually founded the company with young women like her niece as the target demographic.
As September winds down, I can’t help but feel sad that summer is basically over, and with it those seaside days that make the season so special. Then I realised: why let the beachy vibes fade with summer?
In July I was lucky enough to visit Croatia and having sized out of last year’s swimsuits, I knew straight away that I wanted the Heka Swimsuit, named after the ancient Egyptian deity of magic and medicine. Priced at £35, this is an incredibly reasonable purchase for something which is made to my measurements.
My upcoming beach holiday (for my 30th in a couple of weeks, eek!) and this European heatwave we’re having have, naturally, got me thinking about swimwear again. I treated myself to a couple of sale pieces and then, because it’s fun to dream, I started researching what I would buy if money were no object.
I recently stumbled across the brand loveJilty on Etsy, and ended up purchasing a very budget-friendly bra set. While researching the company for that review, I found out that they were owned by the Ukrainian retailer yesUndress who also make some other brands. One of them is Keòsme, and I instantly fell in love.
One of the swimsuits I took with me on holiday is this Art Deco One Shoulder style by Gottex, from UK Swimwear. I have long lusted after this brand, whose Couture range includes some truly breathtaking pieces that will set you back £400+.
Some of you may recall the full-bust lingerie brand Louise Ferdinand, which has now closed down. It was owned by Sandra Palmer, and 1st Man 1st Woman is her new venture. It’s a swimwear brand that launched in 2016, and unlike the earlier lingerie, it’s focussed on a core size range of XS to XL.
If you’re sad about the weather starting to cool down, how about injecting a little vibrancy back into your life with one of these bold and bright rainbow looks? They’ll certainly keep that summer mood going for a little longer, even if you’re wearing one to swim indoors.
This is one of the looks I featured in my 2018 swimwear lust list, and the only one I’ve bought so far. It was both one of my very favourites and one of the most affordable, so it didn’t take much to convince me. Shortly after I bought it, this bikini went on sale, making it now an even more budget-friendly £22.50.
Yay, it’s finally summer! Now that the weather is hotting up, my blog post on 35 stylish, modest swimwear options from 2016 is getting a bunch of hits again. However whilst some of those pieces are still available to buy, many are not. So I thought an updated 2018 version of the list was in order.